the headless horseman rides

It's NEW RELEASE WEEK at Whimsy Stamps and I'm SUPER excited to debut my Sleepy Hollow Collection, two stamp sets and two die sets (and 3 other sets too!).  There's lots of various options with these 4 products.  The headless horseman and the spooky tree are two different sizes for more versatility, both are smaller in the stamp sets and both are larger in the dies sets. You can tell by the package, if a die cuts out an image it will appear as an outline and if it is solid it's a complimentary die.  Check them out, you know I like to give us lots of options :o)!  ENJOY!


For this card I started with a white card base and cut a large paper circle mask for the giant moon.  I heavily sponged around the mask using Baja, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant SU! inks.  I just held the (copy paper) mask down tightly and sponged around it but you could also adhere it using a repositional adhesive such as Dotto for extra security.


I cut the "hill" using the Stitched Border Dies and used it to make a pencil line to help me know where to stamp the cornstalks which were stamps in Versafine black.    


Then I used white embossing powder to emboss the Sleepy Hollow sentiment and glued it flat on the card base.


To complete my card I die cut the Headless Horseman and glued him flat, in the center of the moon.
I love this Sleepy Hollow Collection, it turned out exactly how I envisioned it in my "head".  

Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

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Stitched Border Die Trio   *NEW Headless Horseman Die Set   *NEW Sleepy Hollow

paper dolly polly's getting ready for halloween

 Here she comes, Paper Dolly Polly all dressed up in her Halloween catsuit costume ready to go trick-or-treating.  Pink, black and white aren't typical Halloween colors but I think this set was just screaming for pink and black :).  Of course Polly's pumpkin colored hair and green cats eyes are traditional Halloween colors so I think I'm covered.  


I colored Polly and the pumpkins with Copic markers and cut them out with the matching Paper Dolly Polly dies.  The catsuit was cut from a sparkly black card stock and placed over Polly. 
Tip: When using the catsuit on top of a die cut Polly you'll need to trim her head a little so it fits behind the catsuit.  When using it over a plain stamped image you don't need to trim anything.

I stamped her shoes onto scrap paper, colored them with matching copic markers hand cut them out and popped them up with foam tape for fatty little shoes.


The sentiment was stamped three times across the bottom and colored with copics.  And lastly the plaid border was created using a retired a muse stamp set.  But you can get a similar look with the Whimsy Stamps plaid builder stamp set called "Get in Line",  


Be sure to STAY TUNED for our awesome HALLOWEEN release this coming 
Wednesday August 16, 2017!


Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

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Get in Line  *NEW Paper Dolly Polly  *NEW Paper Dolly Polly Die Set

whimsy stamps open call for new design team members!

                               
Whimsy Stamps has an open Design Team Call throughout the month of August! This is a rare opportunity for you to be on one of the best design teams in the industry! 

If you love Whimsy Stamps and would like to be on a fun and popular team you have the chance to apply until August 31st. You can read about the details and how to apply HERE on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog!

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princess polly paper dolly

Here's our 'lil princess "Paper Dolly Polly" wishing you "Magical Birthday Wishes" in her sparkly evening gown.


I used a cuttelbug swirl embossing folder for the textured background and layered a black oval on top so Princess Polly would really stand out on the card.


I colored her with Copic markers and cut her out with the matching Paper Dolly Polly die set.  Her dress was stamped with Stazon ink onto white glitter card stock and colored with Copic markers.  
CAUTION: using copic markers on rough glitter paper may damage your marker tips, please use at your own risk.


Her crown was stamped onto silver glitter paper then die cut and her wand was stamped on white card stock and die cut but I didn't stamp the star portion I just die cut that by itself.  I stamped an extra set of shoes and cut them out so I could place them below her dress otherwise her shoes wouldn't show.  She looks cute with or without the shoes but but with them she's quite a bit taller so you have many options on how you want your Polly's to look.


To complete my princess Polly card I die cut the word sentiment from the "Magical Birthday Wishes" die set and glued it on top on the embossed background.
Oh and I added tiny rhinestones for her earrings. :)

Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

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Word Die Set - Birthday Wishes and Magical   *NEW Paper Dolly Polly Die Set  *NEW Paper Dolly Polly

what the fang?!

You can check out all the funny sentiments in the "Bite Me" set that go great for the inside of this card here.  And see the complimenting vampire set "I Compel You" here for even more fun options.


I started with a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the card base to make this super easy card.


Then I stamped the lips in real red ink, brushed on a little glue and sprinkled on some red glitter.  I stamped the sentiment and once the glitter was dry I glued the image onto a red mat then adhered it to the card base with foam tape.

Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

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*NEW Dracula Bite Me

bumble bee paper dolly polly

Here's Paper Dolly Polly in her cutie dutie bumble bee outfit.  This stamp set has so many options and combinations, she's so much FUN to dress up! I can't wait for you to get this set and see what I mean...check her out at Whimsy Stamps she's available now with the new July release. 
  

I colored Polly with Copic markers and cut her out with the matching Paper Dolly Polly die set.  The sentiment was punched out using a retired SU! punch and adhered with foam tape.  I used a double stack of foam tape on Polly so she would have extra dimension. 


For the shadow under her feet I made a stencil with an oval die and just sponged on some SU! basic grey ink.  The polka dotted border is from a new Whimsy set called "Polka Dot Fun" and it not only has fun polka dot stamps but also lots of useful sentiments in a super cute font...check it out here

Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

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*NEW Polka Dot Fun  *NEW Paper Dolly Polly Die Set  *NEW Paper Dolly Polly

i compel you to have a fangtastic birthday

 Dracula looks like he's using his best compelling gaze to wish you a FANGtastic birthday.  This new stamp set is part of our Monster Mash Up Collection, it's called "I Compel You" and it has matching dies.  There's another humorous vampire set that released this month called "Bite Me" it too has matching dies and both sets can mix-n-match.

 Our Monster Mash Up Collection is definitely NOT just for Halloween but can be used for birthday's and just for fun cards all-year round.


I started off by heat embossing Dracula with black embossing powder then coloring him with Copic markers and using the matching "I Compel You" dies to him out.

A word of caution, you can see in the photo below above Dracula's left eye some black smudges. That's what happens sometimes when you use Copics and heat embossing (it can also damage the tips of your Copics).  It doesn't happen with all embossing powders or all colors it's really hit and miss but I haven't found a black embossing powder yet that doesn't smudge.  Let me know if you have found one.    


For the bat I just stamped him with Memento ink and colored it in with copics and added some highlights with a white gel pen.  I love the tight grip Dracula has holding the balloon...he's so intense - lol.

Would you like to make your own version of this project?  You can SHOP NOW or click on the product images below for details about these and other stamps, dies and more available at the Whimsy Stamps store.  And be sure to take advantage of  this month's EXCLUSIVE 4x6 CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp set) that you can get for FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! 

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*NEW Dracula I Compel You Die Set*NEW Dracula I Compel You   

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