Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Whimsy Stamps and Tombow Collaboration Day 1

All week long Whimsy Stamps and Tombow will be joining forces to bring you some amazing inspiration combining products from these great companies!  Be sure to visit both companies’ blogs each day this week to see all of the incredible projects the designers have created AND to enter the giveaways!

I have always loved the Tombow’s Dual Brush Water-based markers for my watercoloring needs and now they have ventured into making new alcohol marker sets (like copic markers)!

For this card, I used these Tombow products and Whimsy Stamps products together:

For the background, I first heat embossed the Curly Q’s in white on watercolor paper.  I then colored the water-based pink marker #743 onto a piece of acetate and used a water brush pen to color in the swirls after dipping into the color on the acetate.

I die cut two stitched clouds and stamped the sentiment in black on the bottom cloud.  For the frame, I used the negative from thePeekaboo Window 1 die and trimmed to fit over the card.

Next, I made the shaker window by adhering the acetate to the back of my frame, gluing the clouds to the frame behind the acetate, and then adding the sparkletz listed above into the center.

I decided to combine water coloring and alcohol coloring on my images to add different vibrancy to my pink colors because I went with a monochromatic design.

For the bottom balloons, I used the new pink tones alcohol-based markers and I love how vibrant the colors are!  They really help the balloons to pop!  For my bunnies, I first heat embossed them in black and then used the dual brush markers #743 & #947 on the acetate and dipped the water brush in to color the images.

I hope you continue to join us this week as we share more inspiration using the Tombow products!

To enter to win the $25 gift certificate from Whimsy Stamps, simply leave a comment on each of the collaboration posts on the Whimsy blog.  All comments must be left by midnight EST on Friday, December 13th.  One commenter will be randomly selected and announced on the Whimsy blog on Saturday, December 14th.

Don’t forget to visit the Tombow blog each day, also, for more inspiration and for a chance to win an amazing prize package from Tombow!

Thank you!

Candice

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Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmouse

Welcome back this fantastic Friday!  Candice with you today sharing a sweet Christmouse scene with you today using the adorable Merry Mice stamp set!

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I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits perfectly into a standard or size 9A envelope.

For the background, I first heat embossed the snow in white using the Frosty Flurries stamp set and lightly inked with squeezed lemonade and twisted citron.

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I then die cut three snowhills from the Woodland Borders dies, two of them at an angle to get the dip in the center of my card.

Next, I stamped all the adorable mice, trees, presents, and accessories from the Merry Mice stamp set, colored with copic markers, and die cut out using the Merry Mice coordinating dies.

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To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiment in white and inked over with milled lavender and trimmed into a long banner.

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Holiday Bearmail

I always enjoy using my stamps in different ways and Create a Smile Stamps sets are perfect for that use!  One of my favorite sets from them is the Bearmail stamp set and I wanted to use it for a Christmas card to send to family.

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I used a few Create a Smile products for my card:

My card base measures 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 and is the perfect size for a standard or size 9A envelope.

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For the background, I first heat embossed the large snowflakes and happy holidays in white and inked over them with evergreen bough & iced spuce.  With a white pen, I filled in the snow using the snow stencil.

I then die cut two snow hills and stamped the sentiment in the corner of one.  I adhered them to the bottom of the card with pop dots.

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Next, I stamped the images from the BearmailFavorite Cookie stamp sets, colored them with copic markers and fussy cut out.  I glued some down and pop dotted the rest to add dimension to the card.

To finish, I simply added some white pearls in varying sized among the snowflakes.

We would love to see your creations using Create a Smile Stamps and if you need some more motivation, their is a current challenge going on and you can enter to win!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Christmas Door

Did you know that it’s the yearly seasonal sale at Purple Onion Designs?!  You can get 25% off ALL rubber stamps in the shop!

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I made this fun card combining some of the older sets with the new to celebrate the sale!

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I used these fabulous sets to create my card:

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I first stamped the background front door in versafine black ink and die cut out with a stitched border.  I then used a larger stitched border die to cut the red cardstock to go behind my scene.

I added some stitched snow hills along the bottom of the door to put some of my images on.

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Next, I stamped all the accessories from the list above, colored them in with copic markers and fussy cut them out.  I pop dotted some and glued others to give dimension to the card.

To finish, I die cut a stitched banner and stamped the sentiment in versafine black ink and pop dotted along the bottom.

If you are needing to make multiples of Christmas cards, this a great way to do that with a black and white background and popping color in with the accessories.  Makes for a quick card with a lot of wow factor!

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to take advantage of the sale through 12/13 here!

Candice

Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Holiday Postage Stamp

The new December release for Whimsy Stamps is now available and I created this fun postage stamp scene using the Glitter Globe stampscoordinating dies!

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I used these fabulous Whimsy Stamps products for my card:

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which is a perfect size for the standard or 9A envelopes.

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For the background, I heat embossed the falling snow in white.  I then die cut the Postage frame from red glitter paper and pop dotted over the background snow.

Next, I stamped the images from the newGlitter Globe stamp set, colored with copic markers and then cut out using the coordinating dies.

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To finish the card, I simply stamped the sentiment on a rounded banner in black ink and pop dotted over the frame.

I love the size of these images, they are perfect to fit into the globe found in the stamp set or to use on their own, as I did!  I love versatile stamps!

You can see the whole new release for yourself here.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Candice

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WS glitter globe stamp set

Glitter Globe stamp set

WS glitter globe coordinating dies

Glitter Globe coordinating dies

WS christmas ellie-ments stamp set

Christmas Ellie-ments stamp set

WS slimline postage die

slimline postage die

WS lots of dots rubber background stamp

Lots of Dots background rubber stamp

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Quick Strips dies

 

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Oh What Fun!

There is a fabulous new illustrator that has joined the Purple Onion DesignJulian Charlton and he has made these adorable silhouette designs!

I used some to make this fun Christmas Eve night of santa over the city!

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To begin my card, I created the background by blending antique linen, evergreen bough & black soot.

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I then stamped all the images with versafine black ink right onto the background.  I stamped onto separate pieces the skyline and the quote bubble sentiment and fussy cut out.

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Next I put down a snow stencil, and using a white pen, I added the snowflakes.  For the last finishing touch, I drew the rein using a circle die as a guide.

You can check out the whole new line at the Purple Onion Design store!  Don’t miss the Black Friday sale with all stamps at 25% off thru Friday, December 13th!

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts

Piggy Party!

Today we are celebrating Vanessa’s birthday from Butterfly Reflections, Ink on IG and I made this fun birthday card to share with Vanessa and you!

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I am completely smitten with Hello Bluebird products which can always be found in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store!

I used these products:

My slimline card base measures 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 and fits wonderfully into the standard or 9A size envelopes.

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For the background, I first inked black sootchipped sapphirepeacock feathers & mustard seed for the sky and using a toothbrush I sprayed white paint for the stars.  I then die cut the grass and inked it with pine needleslucky clover & evergreen bough, pop dotting the bottom grass.

I then die cut multiple cheers, layered and glue to the center of the card base.

Next, I stamped the pigs, cows, little barn & large barn, colored with copic markers and cut out using the coordinating dies listed above.

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For the fence, I used my cameo silhouette to get the style I wanted and cut it out of kraft cardstock.

To finish it, I die cut a couple of banners from navy cardstock and heat embossed the sentiments from the stamp sets listed above, in white.

I wish Vanessa a super happy birthday and you can take advantage of the huge sale at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store with 40-60% off lots of products!

Thanks!

Candice