Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Try It Out Tuesday # 36 - for Whimsy Stamps

Hi all, another Tuesday and my inspiration today came from a drawn image in my "Smash Book" of ideas.  I don't know where it originally came from but I have a big note to myself to use a MS punch called Cherish. This is a free standing card supported by the side flaps.
I am using an image from the November release of the Little Cottage Cuties Collection called SugarPlum Faery", illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps.  P1030134  
This card looks very sparkly in real life as I used my favorite Sakura Stardust Pen and Shabby White Frantage.  If you haven't tried using Frantage -- it is something to put on your list. 
Materials used:  White Lynx Cardstock, Memento Ink, SugarPlum Faery" stamp, Copic Markers:  Skin: R00, E02, R20, Hair:  E40, E42, E31, YR31, Other: V04, V05, V01, V17, Y06, Y18,YG03, G20. Ranger Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Dusty Concord), Versamark, Shabby White Frantage, MS Cherish punch, Sakura Stardust Pen,  DP (Basic Grey - Plumeria), Perfect Plum ink and Elegant Eggplant C/S.
I started with 2 sheets of white cardstock cutting each in half at 5 1/2".  a,b,c,d cut in the following lengths.
a)  5 1/2" x 7 1/4"  - Score at 1 1/2" and 5 5/8" - Border punch - this will leave a center section of 4 1/8". 
b)  5 1/2" x 6 1/4" - Score at 1" and 5 1/8" - Border punch - leaving a 4 1/8" center section.
c)  4 1/16" x 8 1/2" - Score at 5 1/2" (This becomes the front flap that holds the image) - Border punch the edge of the largest section.
All edges were sponged with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
d)  Used for stamped image.  After my image was stamped, I stamped another image onto Post It, masked my image and sponged all around the image with Squeezed Lemonade, then randomly sponged versamark to sprinkle Frantage onto. Heat set the Frantage from the underside and brushed off any excess.  Sponged Perfect Plum around image. The image was cut 1/2" smaller than the inside panel of the card, matted and adhered to the front flap.
a is the back of the card,  c (the shortest section) is adhered P1030137to the center section of a.  b is then adhered only at the center section to a and c.  The flap with the image attached flips down.

I added a matted sentiment over DP and Cardstock.  To add some bling to the sides, I sponged and frantaged strips and adhered them to a thin mat.
I hope my card has inspired you to stamp up a storm and ink up a wish and send it on to someone to make their day.
Rubber hugs and Whimsy wishes,
madge0902 (1)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Try It Out Tuesday #35 for Whimsy Stamps

Hi all, and a Happy Tuesday it is!! My "little boy" showed up around 10 pm after a very long drive from the frozen north.  I was so happy to see him! He didn't even tell his Dad, as he didn't want me "fretting" (yep, I'm a fretter) about his drive through nasty weather. Totally a very nice surprise!!
As much as I dislike snow, it is inevitable that it will happen.  I've decided to  create my favorite type of snow --  ARTIFICIAL!!  I used a sweet little image from the Crissie Armstrong collection for Whimsy Stamps, called Penguin Happy Mail, an October release.  Cute as can be!
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Materials used:  Penguin Happy Mail Lynx White Copic paper, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers:  YR23, YR24, R24, R29, B23, B28, B79, B60, Y28.  Ranger Distress inks:  Stormy Sky and Barn Door.  Sakura Stardust Pen, Glossy Accents, Art Deco Snow Writer, Snowflake punch, misc. Snowflake stamps, Alphabet Stamp and 1/4"  and 1" circle punch.  Circle Scallop die. Red, White and Navy Cardstock.
After coloring my image I die cut it into a scalloped circle, sponging with Stormy Sky while still in the die. The image was then popped onto a piece of white cardstock (randomly stamped with snowflake stamps, using Stormy Sky) and matted with Red cardstock..
I decided against chopping the width  of the navy card base and added a colorful border of a snowflake background layered with 1" circle punches and additional snowflakes to finish off a 5 1/2" square card.  Punched snowflakes were all sponged with Ranger Stormy Sky.
P1030130 copyIn my collection of stamps, I found an alphabet stamp (another rescued stamp), stamped it with (Ranger) Barn Door and used a 1/4" circle punch to pop each letter in the center of the snowflakes.  "Let It Snow"  (not until December 24th, I say under my breath)   
Three products that I use often are my copic markers, Sakura Stardust Pen and Glossy Accents.  Layering the trio gives the effect of a twinkling Christmas Tree Light.P1030132 copy

OH!  If you look closely, you will see little outlined circles......  they are made by stamping off the tip of a pencil eraser inked with (Ranger) Stormy Sky.  The entire image was outlined in these little circles.
I hope my card gives you some inspiration to stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, Whimsy wishes,
madge0902 (1) 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Whimsy Try It Out Tuesday #34

Hi all, I'm huddled in my house looking up at the hills all around with a skiff of snow - but that's ok......as long as it stays up in the hills. On the bright side, there are fun things to do in the winter, and I'm leaping ahead to January and February when outdoor ice skating is possible. 
With full intention to add some sparkle to your day with my creation, I've usedP1030128 copy a pretty image called "Skater" from the Time 4 Tea Collection illustrated by Jo Davies for Whimsy Stamps. Love the big bright eyes. The card base is a 6" x 6" tent card matted.  Visions of doing something entirely different was set aside and a 5" x 5" box frame was added, cutting an oval to give more contrast for the image, which is fussy cut and popped up with 3-D foam dots. Also had some fun playing with "fran-tage" and two "old" snowflake punches rescued from my give-a-way punch collection. We all tend to forget about some of those "oldies, but goodies" and head for the new dies.
Materials:  White Cardstock:  12" x 6", 6" x 6" (frame) 6" x 5" for die cut oval.  "Skater" from the Time 4 Tea Collection illustrated by Jo Davies for Whimsy Stamps,  White Copic paper (Cougar), Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers:  R00, E11, R20, E40, E33, E35, R22, R24, B01, C01, C00.  Oval Die,  Floral Oval die, Designer Papers, scraps of white and turquoise (snowflakes), DecoArt Snow Writer for snow, VersaMark, Shabby White Fran-tage, and a ton of Clear glitter. This card sparkles so much in real life you need sun glasses!P1030127 copy
If you look closely, you will see that her scarf is sheer..... or at least, I tried to make it look sheer.   I punched the snowflakes, sprayed them with adhesive and dipped them in glitter.  My tweezers are beautifully glittered also.
Hope my card has inspired you in some way to stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
Rubber hugs, Whimsy Wishes,
madge0902 (1)