Friday, February 8, 2019

ThermOWeb & Whimsy Stamps Collaboration Day Five

This week Whimsy Stamps and ThermOWeb are partnering for a fabulous week of inspiration and prizes!  All week long designers from both teams will be sharing ways to add foils and more to your projects using products from ThermOWeb and Whimsy Stamps.  Read to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

Hello and welcome to this amazing collaboration.
Dorinda with you today.
I've got double delights so bear with the long post.

ThermOWeb products on the first project are:
Gina K Designs Fancy Foilsin Jelly Bean Green

The Peekaboo Windows Die 3 was used to cut out two sets; one in the blue card stock for the base and one in white for the images.
I carefully taped down my base and Farmhouse Greenery Stencil to make sure it was secure.
With the Deco Foil Transfer Gel and a palette knife, I applied the gel smoothly and evenly across the stencil.
The gel dries in about 15 minutes.
When the gel was thoroughly dry, I lay a sheet of Gina K Designs Fancy Foilsin Jelly Bean Green on top and ran through laminator. 
To add back the die detail I'd lost, I placed the piece back in the Windows die and ran it back through my Big Shot. In hindsight, I could have done the gel first but I hate to waste product. 
I cut from the Deco Foil Toner Sheets 3 circles just slightly larger than the pop outs of the Peekaboo Windows Die 3 and placed my copic colored pieces from the Dinosaur Friends Stamp Set over so that there is just a hint of the jelly bean showing. I think it added nice frame to the images.
Taking a tape runner, I carefully ran a strip along the edges of the dinosaur and added the jelly bean to it as well. 
To add some shine to the birds, I added Wink of Stella in clear

Look at that texture from the Deco Foil Transfer Gel and the shine!!!
 That was loads of fun. So much I had to do another.


Thermo O Web Products I've used on the second project are:
Grass and Cloud Edger Die

I've colored up the Mammoth (special shout out to Jenn Dove for the inspiration) from the Woolly Mammoth Set with copics.
For the clouds I've cut out two pieces from the Deco Foil Toner Sheets with the Grass and Cloud Edger Die. A piece of foil was then cut from Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Ocean Blue to just larger than the die cut for one cloud. The same was done with Deco Foil Fancy Foils in Silver. Placing the pretty foil side up on top of the black toner piece; they were placed into a piece of parchment and ran through the Royal Sovereign's laminator. This adhered foil to toner die cut piece. To create the lighter blue shade,  I air sprayed the Silver using copics.

Next, I've cut three grass pieces from the Deco Foil Toner Sheets. Again using the Grass and Cloud Edger Die. The foils applied were Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Green and Gina K Designs Fancy Foils in Jelly Bean Green

I've cut just a bit under Woolly Mammoth's feet to slide a grass layer directly under him and adjusted the grass appropriately.

Below I've applied light to show the brilliance of the metallic from the foils. 

We can't forget the inside of the card so I've taken Gina K Designs Foil Mates Sentiments in True Friend and an extra piece of the sprayed silver and ran it through as before. The Foil Mates have been printed with toner to create a ready to foil piece. The sentiment was then cut out with a stitched circle die. Using a slightly larger die, I've cut a circle of Deco Foil Toner Sheets to frame my sentiment.
 With the Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Ocean Blue ran through the laminator, the pieces have been joined.

Here is the side view showing the shine.

Wow, you've made it to the end.
Thanks for staying with me.
Read on for some exciting news from both companies.


Would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps?  To enter, leave comments on all of the collaboration posts on the Whimsy blog this week.  One winner will be randomly chosen from all of the blog posts, so the more posts you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Monday, February 11th at midnight CST to comment.  The winner will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Tuesday, February 12th.

ThermOWeb is also offering a gift certificate, so be sure to visit their blog each day this week for more inspiration.  Leave comments on their blog for another chance to win!

   *NEW Dinosaur Friends Clear StampsFarmhouse Greenery Stencil  Grass and Cloud Edger Die SetWink of Stella Brush - Clear

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mutley Crew

Happy Feburary.
New release time at Whimsy Stamps is always so exciting.
This month I played with a super sweet clear set by Deb Davis aka Amped2Stamp called 
It was perfect for me because there are five in my family. hehe.

Other Whimsy Stamps Products used:

 I colored up Adopt Don't Shop DOGS with my Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.
Next I cut out two tones of green grass using Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set.
Lastly using Quick Strip Die Set, I cut three of the same stitched strip.
Now, I stamped the Wire Background, scanned and printed it on acetate using a laser printer.
A lot of work but wait for it.
Because of the laser printer, I am able to then use Deco Foil to make my wire metallic.
Assembling the card, I lay down the acetate sheet on a white card stock base, carefully adhering only at the edges so the adhesive doesn't show through. I then placed a frame from the Card Builder Windows Die Set outer piece that's been trimmed.
I placed my puppies and grass, then with two of the Quick Strip Die Set pieces, I punched out holes on one piece, placed a buckle on that and layered it up to make my little doggie collar. 
And finally, added a sentiment to the last  Quick Strip Die Set piece and placed it on top.
Ok, so not finally, cause I had to use those sweet little paw prints.
Popped one on the bottom collar and the larger one on a precut tiny circle.

Check out below the wire effect.
So worth the extra steps.

Whimsy Product links:

*NEW Wire Background Rubber Cling Stamp*NEW Adopt Don't Shop DOGS Clear StampsQuick Strips Die SetGrass and Cloud Edger Die Set
Card Builder Windows Die Set

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wonky Love

January at Whimsy Stamps brings a lot of really fun new products.
Both of these items, A Boy's Dream and
Wonky Window Die 1, are from the new release and so cool.

Other products used
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Copic Markers

The fun design of Wonky Window Die 1 is from both Denise Lynn and Deb Davis aka Amped2Stamp. The frame can be used alone as well as the inside cutouts. The inside comes with the stitched design to add some extra coolness.
I've used A Boy's Dream from Dustin Pike to create an out of this world scene.
These little monsters in this set and a blast. (pun not intended) 
All images are colored with Copics
How I made my background; I've stamped the stars and embossed them in gold powder.
Then I took purple and dark blue pan pastel and with a flat paint brush zig zagged a bit of outer space.
Super easy.

Whimsy Stamps Product Links.

*NEW Wonky Window 1 Die*NEW A Boy's Dream Clear StampsGold Embossing PowderImage result for copic markers

Monday, January 28, 2019


I really love the new shadow words at Whimsy Stamps.
They just look so elegant.
I've used it on a previous card but thought it perfect with another January release item.

Other Whimsy Stamps products used:

This was so super easy and quick. 
I took the new  Quick Strips Dies and cut out a few different sizes/shapes. Attached them with any edge hanging over to prepare for a straight edge on the end
My original intent was to do this design all around but once I started the brain kicked in and ohhhh I love that Thanks Word and Shadow Die.
Once I got the strips attached, I ran through with the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Die Set to keep the design constant.
That's it. 
So many possibilities.

Whimsy Stamps product links

*NEW Thanks Word and Shadow Die Set*NEW Quick Strips Die SetHand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Havin' a Blast

Blastin' off for FUN!!!!
How cool is this set from super man Dustin Pike?
AND this background stamp is AWESOME!!!

I really did have a blast with this one.

Whimsy Stamps products used
A Boy's Dream Clear Stamp Set
Moon Background

I think this stamp set is all that is needed. No fancy dies, although you could...
I do really struggle with "pretty"
This one was interesting for me to place the little guys on the planet where I wanted them before adding the background. So what'd I do? :D I put the preview image (cause I get to see it hehe) in a word doc and cropped the little monsters and moved them around a bit.
I inserted a rectangle the size of my card to make sure everything would match up.
Then using that as a guideline, I stamped my images from A Boy's Dream Clear Stamp Set, masked them off and then added the Moon Background.
tricks of the trade lol.
Hope your day is outta this world too.

Product links:

*NEW A Boy's Dream Clear Stamps*NEW Moon Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Thanks in Bloom

We sometimes forget to fully appreciate the little things in life.
Today's project is a big thanks for all those things.

Whimsy Stamps products used:

I am absolutely in love with how this turned out and sooooo easy to make.
I took coordinating card stock, cut a top and bottom with Wavy Edgers Die Set. Fit those together and then trimmed to size. I added a simple background border to pop my colors. With pearl strips, I outlined those two pieces.
Finally with the same colors of coordination, I cut out all three layers of the Thanks Word and Shadow Die and I am all set to give thanks.

Whimsy Stamps product links:

*NEW Thanks Word and Shadow Die SetWavy Edgers Die Set

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Forever in my heart

I love pushing the limits with product to see what it can really do. 
I had a blast doing that today with this incredible stencil, perfect for loads of occasions.

Other Whimsy Stamps products used:

What I've done is take the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl, put a little in a paint palette, drop about 5 drops of a red shade copic refil and create an iridescent color. I created 3 different shades. Next, I added the darkest color the the outer edge and worked in. I did add a few darker spots to break of the light center but keeping it overall light as I was adding some Sparkletz - Love Hearts to make a shaker.
Once I was finished and my color had dried, I distressed the edge and took a red pan pastel to pop the outside.
Using some red foam strips, I formed around the white, heart portion that the Speckled Heart Stencil creates. I used 3 layers of foam tape to give clearance to Sparkletz - Love Hearts. With another strip of the red foam, I glued around the outer edge to give a finished look.
I added a few of the Sparkletz - Love Hearts to the base of my card and a tiny little rose.
You're My Always Clear Stamp Set sentiment finished off my project.
Super fun!.

Whimsy Stamp product links:

*NEW Speckled Heart StencilYou're My Always Clear StampsSparkletz - Love HeartsNuvo - Embellishment Mousse - Mother of Pearl