Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Try it Out Tuesday for Whimsy Stamps

Hi all.  I took a little break from stamping for a bit - my little furry friend has been under a great deal of duress, but he's still hanging in.  Such a trooper, but is in need of a "human elevator" to get up and down our stairs......  which are EVERYWHERE in our house and outside. A reason to get snuggles all day long.
I'm featuring a September release today - actually two stamps. Under the Mistletoe Boy, and Under the Mistletoe Girl from the Time For Tea Collection at Whimsy Stamps. It is inevitable - Christmas will be here sooner than we know.  If you are feeling the crunch already, check out the pre colored images in the Whimsy Store.  They are awesome and you can add your own take on them by adding glitter, gems, stickles, or glossy accents.
My card is a gatefold card with a little bit of a difference.  Instead of scoring a regular 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock at 2 1/8" and P1020046 7 1/8", I scored at 2" and 6 1/2" using a border punched mat to fill in the gap between the closure. I also finished off the inside by matching the scallops of front edges front and back. 
I love using DP's and slashing into the pattern to slip the images in. 
I also cut a bookstand for the card and glued it on the back of the card in case the recipient would care to display it standing alone.P1020045
Materials used:  Burgundy Cardstock  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 2" and 6 1/2".  DP cut to mat and cover. The poinsettias were cut to hide the feet of our images feet and because I dislike covering up beautiful elements on DP. This particular paper was in my stash.  White Copic Paper, Black Memento Ink, Copics:  R22, R24, R29 E70, E71; B00, B01, E70,E40, E42, E49, E43, E47, E40, E43, E35, E37, E19. Skin:  E00, R00, E11, R20.  Lace Doily Corner 1
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I used the Lace Doily Corner 1 for the back of the card and sandwiched it between two layers of cardstock.
Although I enjoy coloring, for those of you who don't or do not have time look at the Whimsy Prints Collections, the images are reproductions of Whimsy DT Simonne Clay's absolutely stunning coloring...................and DIE CUT for you.  Such a timesaver and wonderful for those of you who do not desire to spend time coloring.
Next week I will have a beautiful box tutorial for you.....................  See you then.  I hope I have inspired you to:  Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish, and send it on to make someone's day.
Rubber hugs,
madge0902 (1)


Gail said...

Beautiful card. Love the images and the fold is so perfect with the mistletoe hanging from their hands. Great card!

Hope Michou gets better soon. He's in my prayers...my 11 year old beagle is my best friend and I shudder to think about......

Hugs, Gail

Lynn said...

I love your work, but am new to stamping and don't know what DP's are--please explain.

scrapperdiane said...

Such a beautiful card,beautifully done i love your coloring.

Madge H. said...

Hi Lynn, DP's are Design Papers design on one side - white on the other side. DSP's are Double Sided Papers (pattern on both sides). Hope this helps.