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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Balancing Elf

Hello!

I have a little Whimsy Stamps inspiration for you today, but please excuse the lighting on my photo which isn't as great as i would like. The nights are really drawing in now, especially since the clocks went back an hour here and it really is very dark by the time I get home from work now.

Anyhooooooo.............I made this CAS card using last the rubber stamp 'Balancing Elf' from last month's release, which I stamped onto some Bristol Smooth paper and watercoloured with my Zig Markers, I really do seem to be using these all the time now.
Once finished I cut out my image with one of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles dies and stamped in green with one of the Fadoodle stamps.


I cut some green gingham patterned paper with the largest of the Hand Stitched Rectangles, and adhered that to my card base, then I glued my image directly on top.
I stamped a sentiment from the Oh What Fun stamp set, masking off the first part of the sentiment, and cut a little banner in bright pink card stock to match the colour of the wrapping on the top present. To finish off I added a few Christmas Cheer enamel dots.

I do think that this year I've managed to make more Christmas cards than ever before, how about you, are you ready for Christmas, getting there, haven't even started yet?

I've included links to the items in the Whimsy shop below, you can get there by clicking on the image.



Balancing ElfHand Stitched Nested RectanglesOh What FunFaDoodlesChristmas Cheer Enamel Dots

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

MFT Woofing you a Happy Birthday

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I have a fun little card to share with you today.

Using an older MFT Stamp Set, Birdie Brown's Lucky Dog, I first randomly stamped my little dog all over a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Black Versafine Ink, also stamping some paw prints from the same set.

I coloured these in with my Zig Markers and trimmed my panel with a large rectangle die and adhered it to a card base made with some Limelight card stock.
I coloured up an extra dog and cut that out with the matching Die-namics.


I stamped a sentiment from the set in black ink on a scrap of Limelight card stock cut out with a banner die from Blueprints 20.
I cut a panel of heavyweight vellum and adhered that, centering it over my base, and hiding the glue b
behind the elements. I added my banner and my little dog with some foam tape, and finished with a few enamel dots.

I hope you like it, this one was lots of fun to make.


Friday, 3 November 2017

Whimsy Stamps November Release Countdown Day 3

Hello!

It's day 3 of the countdown to the November release over at Whimsy stamps, and today my cards used the Leaf Foliage 2 die set and card 1 also uses the Happy Headlines stamp set from Wednesday's countdown. 

I also used this die set on the card I shared for day one, but I used the dies to emboss rather than cut.


For the first card I used Distress Oxide Inks to colour my leaves and then used sprays made with Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals. I used some splatters of the liquid metals to decorate the white panel and also some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Copper Penny.

For my 2nd card I made a background panel using yellow and orange distress inks. I used some spatters of water and some white paint and also added a few spots of shimmer. I cut a circle from my panel of black cardstock and cut some leaves in black cardstock to look like silhouettes
I added the die cut word Serenity using one of the dies from the Gratitude die set
I popped up the panel with some foam tape on a black card base and
 finished with a few clear sequins..



Gratitude Word Die Set

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