Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Be My Friend

I've been in love with Buffalo Plaid Background since it came out.
When I saw Friend Word and Shadow Die Set, I knew it was a match in heaven.

Other Whimsy Stamps products used.

This was so quick to make. I stamped Buffalo Plaid Background out in Burgundy Red. Cut that out with Hand Stitched Rectangle Die Set
and added the Friend Word and Shadow Die Set and a couple of strips of ribbon and rhinestone.
Boom! Gorgeous!

Whimsy Stamps Product Links.
*NEW Friend Word and Shadow Die SetHand Stitched Nested RectanglesBuffalo Plaid Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Monday, February 25, 2019

Little Angel

Wow, February is getting away from me.
Who knew those extra few days made such a difference.

This little angel is going to help me endure.
From Whimsy Stamps, this is
Angel Nevaeh

Other Whimsy Stamps products used:

I colored Nevaeh up with my copics, then created her background with inktense pencils.
She was cut out with Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set.
Finally, taking this gorgeous gold paper, I embossed it with Wire Fence Embossing Folder

I think she's such a doll.

*NEW Angel Nevaeh Rubber Cling StampWire Fence Embossing FolderBasic Stitched Ovals Die Set

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