Wednesday 10 April 2024

Little Ballerina


Hello, today I'd like to show you one of the new digital stamps from Whimsy: Little Ballerina, from the Krista Heij-Barber Line.

I printed it and cut it out, then colored the image with my markers, I wanted to go for a ginger haired girl, but I think it shows up more as a brunette. of course the tutu had to be pink.

The sentiment is from Whimsy also: Simple sentiment strips, a clear set.

For the background I masked off the background with strips of masking paper, I thought they could be stage lights beaming down on the little ballerina.

To make them I've used Distress inks: Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers, then splattered with gold watercolor paint..

The sentiment I've stamped with Versafine Morning Mist. Mounted the Ballerina with foamtape and adhered her to the card.

You can find the digi here:

And the sentiment :

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Friday 5 April 2024

Little Swimmer girl


Hello, today I wanted to show you one of the newest Whimsy Stamps digi release: Little Swimmer Girl from Krista Heij-Barber.

I printed it out on alcohol paper and made sure all the lines were connected as I wanted the Scan n Cut to do it's magic. and the hand drawn style sometimes trips up the machine. It cut it perfectly, but I cut off the  puddle around her feet in the end as I  imagined here on a beach about to go into the waves, no no puddle I cut it off ;-)

Colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and Graphit Brush markers. added detail in the hair with pencils to deepen the shade.

For the background I made a mask with one of the Boho Circle dies from Whimsy.

Applied Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Mermaid lagoon for the sea, and Scattered Straw and Gathered Twigs for the same. I then splattered the background with metallic inks, removing the mask to get water splatters outside the mask as well.

Mounted the image with foam tape.

The sentiment is from Whimsy also (digi set Dragon Beach Fun.

You can find the digis in the Whimsy Store:

Little Swimmer Girl:


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Monday 1 April 2024

AAA Birthday Cards Challenge April: Shaker card #60


Hello, this month the challenge prompt is shaker, I made a  shaker card, but I was thinking a cocktail shaker or wobbler also shakes, so....

I again made more than one card, that's the danger of having them done in plenty of time and then second guessing yourself ;-)

So for my second and final rendering: 

I cut this little die from Dutch Crafts it from black cardstock.

Matched the moon with a circle shaped die and diecut that into a panel.

Stamped the Happy Birthday (Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiment Strips) with Versafine Black ink and let it dry

Built up the shaker part with acetate, 2 layers of foamtape and filled it with gold stars confetti, maybe a few too many, but I liked the idea of golden stars  behind the Moon as if it's space. Closed the shaker with the same black cardstock and adhered it to a cardbase.

For the first card:

I started by diecutting the cloud shapes into a card panel (Joy Crafts)

I Inkblended the cardbase in different  Blue Distress inks. Adhered acetate to the back for the cloud panel and  built the wells up with thick foamtape from Heffy Doodle and added the confetti, closing the shaker with the cardbase.

The Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the image with dies is from MIntopia (Voy Volando), stamped it with Extreme black ink and colored it with Copic Markers, cout him out and adhered it to the card with foamtape.

To play along the AAA Birthday Card Challenge, see this.


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 #Handmadecard  #Cardmakers  #Designteam  #Blogspotchallenge 

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