HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

It's been so much fun celebrating with everybody all month long over at Whimsy Stamps blog.  Thank you for all your comments, posts and support of Whimsy Stamps we appreciate each and every one of you and hope you had a great time too! 

And so it's with great pleasure (and a little sadness that's it's over) that I get to post the final 
31 Nights of Halloween Whimsy Stamps Blog Celebration post on Halloween night!  

And I get to announce ALL the winners of ALL the prizes tonight too!

HAVE FUN and HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
  Mwwwaaahaaahaha! 


I started off by water coloring the background with distress inks and once dry I sponged on some vintage photo and black distress inks around the edges.  For the creepy twigs along the bottom I used the top of the tree from Falling Leaves stamp set.  Then used a black marker to darkened in the leaves.


The tombstones, skull and largest bat were all cut with the Dracula's Coffin die set (a must-have, staple Halloween die set) then I sponged their edges with white and black inks .  The RIP's and Halloween sentiments are from the Grim Reaper stamp set and they were stamped with Encore silver ink and Versafine black ink.  And the small bat is from the Dracula Bite Me die set.

and last but not least the zombie hand reaching up from the grave is from the Zombie Trio die set.

I hope you all had a great time with the Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween festivities and that you come back and share often!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

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,


Grim Reaper Dracula's Coffin Die Set Dracula Bite Me Die Set Zombie Trio Dies Falling Leaves

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Sleepy Hollow Scarecrow Greetings

 This Sleepy Hollow scarecrow looks like he takes his job pretty seriously.  I'm not so sure I'd want to be in a cornfield with him at night or even during the day for that matter - eek!  

For the background of this card I used distress inks on watercolor paper.  I started with a wet paintbrush and loaded it with purple and a tad of burgundy watercolor.  I made broad sweeping strokes starting each stroke at the top and "swept" each near the center of the paper.  I did not wet the paper first.  I dried that coat with a heat tool then did the same from the opposite end with orange and a little yellow mixed in.  
I love how it turned out...spoooooky. 


I used black ink and stamped the little line of grass from the Sleepy Hollow stamp set across as a horizon then I sponged in the (blacked) bottom portion.  I used a black marker and made additional/longer grass sticking up.  The scarecrow's jacket was colored with watercolor pencils and his face with SU! markers.  I think his eyes look like candy corns or perhaps on fire if you prefer your jack-0-lanterns burning aglow ;).
  

I used the matching Sleepy Hollow die set to cut out the scarecrow and blackened the bottom of the stick he sits on.  This die set is super cool, it cuts out the scarecrow from the stamp set but the tree is a die on it's own and is much larger than the stamp image.  
The "Spooky" word die is also included.  It's a very unique die set combo ;).

   I glued the scarecrow flat to the card but I left his creepy hands free so he can reach out and 
GET YOU!
I stamped the sentiment from the Grim Reaper set and matted onto orange then onto a black card.


HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN!!

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,


Sleepy Hollow  Sleepy Hollow Die Set  Grim Reaper

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Headless Horseman and Sleepy Hollow stamp sets at Whimsy Stamps aren't just for Halloween, they are also great for (year round) birthday and belated birthday cards.  Here's one that could be either a Halloween card or a fun birthday card.


For the background and barn I used distress inks to water color everything on Bristol watercolor paper.


The Headless Horseman was stamped in versafine black and the pumpkin head was fussy cut and I colored in the face with a SU! marker.  The sentiment and the cornstalks were also stamped with versafine black ink for a nice, deep, rich black.


I used the tree from the Sleepy Hollow die set and just snipped off branches to make all the smaller spooky trees for the background. the tree in this die set is over 3" tall and you can stretch it like I did in this post to make it larger too.  For the last touch I added some shadows under all the elements with SU! watercolor crayons.

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,



Headless Horseman  Sleepy Hollow  Sleepy Hollow Die Set
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Caution ZOMBIES! And a stamp set GIVEAWAY!


Tonight's giveaway is an..."It's a Nail Biter" clear stamp set! 

For your chance to win all you have to do is follow me on Facebook then share any of my cards or stamp sets onto Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest and post those links HERE 
The more individual posts you share the more chances you have to win! 

Already follow me on Facebook?  Then just share any of my cards or stamp sets onto Facebook, Instagram and/or Pinterest and post those links HERE.  

The winner will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Halloween night...good luck!

And now for my second post for the SPOOKTACULAR 
Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration...


This card was really easy to make using the Zombie Trio , Dracula's Coffin and Caution Dog Slobber die sets.  After I cut out all the zombie images from black card stock I added a bright orange paper behind the zombies eyes.  Then I cut the caution sign with the same bright orange paper but added black paper behind that for the exclamation point.


The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink and is from the It's a Nail Biter stamp set (tonight's PRIZE!).  This is a totally funny and must-have stamp set to make cards all year long for the zombie lovers in your life.  And it's a great complementing set for the zombie trio dies.  


There's a lot of dimension on this card...I glued down portions of the die shapes and popped others up with foam tape but I left the zombie hands dangling freely...I mean after all they are almost ready to fall off anyway ;).  

Be sure to check the Whimsy blog every night so you don't miss out on all the Halloween Happening!

  Disclaimer: Always use CAUTION when approaching any zombies they could have just come back from dinner but are still craving dessert - snort!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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,



Zombie Trio Dies  Dracula's Coffin Die Set  Caution Dog Slobber Die Set  It's a Nail Biter
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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! 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,


*NEW Helping Hands  Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

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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! 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,


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

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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! 

Thanks for stopping by...see you soon,


*NEW Grumpy Holidays

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