Hello friends! I'm very happy to share that I am a Guest Designer over on the Whimsy Stamps blog today! This is a new-to-me company and there are so many adorable stamps of theirs that I love!
I have two card projects to share with you today. First up is my card featuring the oh, so adorable Happy Owlidays Too set! When I saw this stamp set, I had to have it! There are two other cute owl images in this set with several fun sentiments.
To begin, I used the Whimsy Stamps Twinkle stencil. After placing the stencil on some dark blue card stock, I applied some Deco Foil Metallix White Pearl Gel through the stencil. I set it aside to dry. I stamped the owl and the holly leaves with some Copic safe ink and colored the images.
Next I used Whimsy's Pierced and Stitched Circles die set to cut the owl out. I wanted it to look like he was perched on the sentiment strip so I used a ruler and drew a straight line on either side of the bottom of the image. I used my paper trimmer to cut the straight portions and fussy cut along the bottom of feet and hat. I also fussy cut the two holly clusters.
I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of card stock and adhered it to a silver glitter strip. I adhered the stenciled piece onto an A2 top-folding card base, added the sentiment strip, the owl and the holly clusters.
I love the starry night look this stencil gives to this adorable owl scene!
Ok, now on to my second project. I used the beautiful Floral Oval stamp for this next card.
Once again I used the Twinkle stencil on a die cut panel (it's a die I've had for a long time) and applied some Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel through the stencil. I set that aside to dry.
I stamped the Floral Oval with Copic safe ink onto some Neenah 80# card stock. After I finished coloring it, I fussy cut it out.
I adhered the stenciled piece to a top-folding A2 red card stock base. I added some thin foam tape to the back of the oval and put in onto the card. This stencil looks so pretty with the glittery gel! I was going to put a sentiment on the card front, but I just ended up feeling like I wanted this floral image to be the focal point.
Thank you so much Whimsy Stamps for inviting me to Guest Design for you! I really enjoyed creating with your stamps, dies and stencil!
These are the Whimsy Stamps products used:
|Happy Owlidays Too|
|Pierced and Stitched Circle dies|