Helping Hands Thank You

As promised here is a clean and simple thank you card using the Helping Hands stamp set from Whimsy stamps.  All proceeds from this set go to hurricane Irma relief.  And this card is a thank you to all of you who have already purchased this set and who have helped in so many other ways.  It's all our helping hands together that can make a big difference.
THANK YOU!


To start off with I cut a stitched rectangle from white card stock and glued it onto a real red mat.


I stamped the heart first with SU! real red ink then stamped the thank and the you with versafine black ink, then stamped the "for lending a helping hand" sentiment in real red.



I stamped the hand print last with versafine black.  Then I used foam tape to pop up the panel on a black card base.  I love how this set has a paintbrush feel to it, I hope you've enjoyed today's post and thank you again for YOUR helping hands! XO

and as a special thank you, be sure to come back on Thursday night 10/19 at 6pm for a chance at winning one of my stamp sets.  I'm hosting a giveaway for the 31 Nights of Halloween on the Whimsy Stamps blog!

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 Helping Hands  Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Helping Hands Hold My Heart

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a card made using the Helping Hands stamp set.  When you purchase this stamp set from Whimsy Stamps you are not only getting a quality and versatile stamp set but you are giving ALL the proceeds of the $14.00 cost directly to hurricane Irma relief.  I hope you will also pass the word along on social media to help this worthy cause.  And now for today's project...


For the background I used SU! re-inker Calypso Coral and Tim Holtz Distress Inks, weathered wood and salty ocean, to watercolor it.  Then dried it with my heat tool and cut it down in size so there weren't any white edges.  Then I glued it onto a SU! calypso coral mat then onto a white card base.


I stamped the Helping Hands and part of the sentiment on the banner with SU! Marina Mist.  I used Calypso Coral to stamp the second part of the sentiment and also to sponge on a little ink around the card builder Hearts of Love heart.  The banner is from Spellbinders and both it and the heart are popped up on foam tape. 


Come back tomorrow for clean and simple card using this stamp set.

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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   Card Builder - Hearts of Love  *NEW Helping Hands  *NEW Helping Hands

Hilarious Grumpy Holidays

Have you seen the newly released Grumpy Holidays stamp set yet?  If you haven't I'd run over to the Whimsy Store and grab him up because they can't keep them in stock.  
This grumpy guy has become an overnight celebrity - lol. 


For this card I used a combination of distress inks and SU! inks to watercolor everything.  I don't always list my colors because my painting process is often quite hap hazard as was the case with this card.  I find the more I try and be precise and controlling the worse the outcome, so I just slap color on as I'm going and don't typically plan it out in advance.  And by the time I'm done I have forgotten what colors I used.


For the background I taped off the edges and wet the Canson cold pressed watercolor paper generously with plain water.  Then I used a wet paint brush loaded with a single green color and just touched color on here and there and let it float where ever it wanted.  Then I used a second yellow/green color to do the same and finally a third aqua/blue color.  I used a heat tool to dry it because I rarely have the patience to let something dry on its own.


The grumpy dog (what should we name him...I'm thinking maybe Spike or Butch?) was also water colored on Canson cold pressed water color paper but I used SU! ink and reinkers on totally dry watercolor paper leaving a lot of white space with the exception of his Rudolph red nose.  then I added shadows where I wanted them with some grey ink/watercolor.  All three images were fussy cut and I popped up the dog and present with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink and the card was mounted onto a black card base for framing.   


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 Grumpy Holidays

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery circa 1640

Sleepy Hollow was founded in 1640 and so was their cemetery Mwaahaaahahaa.  So I made a spooky cemetery scene using Whimsy Stamps Sleepy Hollow Collection along with the Dracula's Coffin die set and a dash of Grim Reaper for this project.  
Just right for (tomorrow's) Friday the 13th wouldn't you say?! 


I just cut a plain oval from SU! Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  Then on white cardstock I used a sticky note to cut out a circle and used it to mask a moon.  I sponged on some blue and purple inks for the background and glued the tree to the background.


I used the Dracula's Coffin dies for the tombstones and skull (lots of good staple Halloween dies in that set).  For the road sign I colored it with copics and stamped my directions to the cemetery.  The road sign has many different options to create your own weary directions ;).


Be sure to check out Whimsy Stamps's Spooktacular 31 Nights of Halloween going on over at the Whimsy Inspiration Blog all this month!

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's Coffin Die Set    *NEW Sleepy Hollow   *NEW Sleepy Hollow Die Set   *NEW Grim Reaper

Christmas Angel Blessings

Here's a sweet new stamp set called Angel Blessings released this past week at Whimsy Stamps.  The set is versatile for several occasions including, birthday, Easter, St. Patty's Day and more.  Today I made a Christmas card with it.  It's really a great all-occasion stamp set and the new Peaceful Words die set complements it beautifully.  


I started with a Hand Stitched Rectangle  and stamped the angel, wand and star with Stazon black ink.  This set is really fun because there are lots of options for the wand or decorating the angel's dress...I love having lots of options with my stamp sets!


I used Prismacolor pencils with a blending stump and (unscented) baby oil to color the angel.  You first color with the pencils then use the stumps dipped lightly into baby oil and go back over what you colored to blend the colors smoother.
For the star I stamped it onto gold glitter paper and hand cut it out and glued it to the wand.
The sentiment was cut using the Peaceful Words die set from the same gold glitter paper.


I embossed the Christmas sentiment with gold embossing powder, then cut it at an angle (that's angle not angel) and popped it up with foam tape.  Then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base with foam tape too.

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 Angel Blessings  *NEW Peaceful Word Die Set  Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Believe in St. Nicholas

It's here the Whimsy Stamps October release and it's chock full of wonderful Christmas and winter stamping goodness.  
Let's kick things off with the new St. Nicholas stamp set and Wonderland Word dies


I started out by stamping all my images and coloring them with Copic markers.  Then I fussy cut everything out.  


I used the Wonderland die set to cut the word Believe out of silver cardstock.  
I love the font on these word dies!  
The font also matches the St. Nicholas and the Oh Holy Night stamp sets.

I used a silver Sharpie and drew a straight line from Santa's hat so his star could dangle from it.  Santa is popped up on foam tape and the stars are glued flat (except for the one on his hat).


To complete the card I matted it onto the same silver cardstock as the sentiment.  
Check the rest of the awesome Whimsy Stamps holiday release! 
And don't forget to visit the Whimsy Blog all this month for their 
31 Nights of Halloween extravaganza!

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 St. Nicholas  Wonderland Word Die Set

Whimsy Winter Wonderland

Here's a clean and simple Christmas card using the Oh What Fun stamp set and Oh What Fun die set, complemented by the Wonderland Word dies. 

And get ready for the new Whimsy Stamps release on Sat. 10/7...it's AWE-some!  
You can see sneak peeks now on the Whimsy Stamps blog.


I stamped the trees in the background twice to "stretch" them out.  You don't even have to mask them off since the main image tree covers up the ugly over stamping in the center.
I colored the trees with Copic markers and used the Oh What Fun die set to cut out the main tree. 



For the Wonderland die I cut it out twice, once from SU! bashful blue cardstock and once from white fun foam then I glued the bashful blue on top of the fun foam which gives it lots of dimension.  
You can get the same effect by cutting 3-4 white pieces of cardstock and stacking them on top of one another but the single layer of fun foam is mucho easier.


For the finishing touch I added a little bit of blue glitter to the star and ornaments on the tree and popped it up on foam tape then matted onto a bashful blue card base.

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! 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,


Oh What Fun  Oh What Fun Die Set  Wonderland Word Die Set

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