Whimsy Stamps September New Digital Release is Here

Hello friends!  I’m excited to be sharing with you my creation for one of the newly released images for this month from Whimsy Stamps!  Yay!

Every first of the month Whimsy Stamps will come out with a new release and the 1st day of the month begins with their digital release and the products become available for purchase as soon as they’re announced!  You may have seen my creation on the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog along with all of the newly released images and inspiration from the rest of the design team!  So be sure to follow along over there so you don’t miss all of it!  🙂 – CLICK HERE to check out the entire September digital release in the store!!


Now what a cute and clever idea from Crissy Armstrong to come up with a Christmas Mermaid image, don’t you think?!  I love all the different possibilities with this one!  I thought it was a good place to start with the amazing release this month!

I kept her very soft and femine with the pink and teal colors.  Not sure if you can be underwater with snowflakes…but it seemed like the perfect accent to add and I’m pretty sure that’s why the little critters have a surprised face! LOL!

For the image, I have used an oval die and cut around the areas that didn’t fit inside the shape.  I think it makes her look like she’s in a bubble of sorts!  I also layered her onto another teal glitter oval shape and I have also die cut a sentiment that went perfectly with the image.  I’ve paired her with the Whimsy Stamps Christmas So Soft digital papers and some mint colored cardstock.  They seemed to go well with the coloring I did on the image.  I popped the oval image panel up with some craft foam and added some fun tinsel ribbon in the strip behind her.  Then attached some snowflake sequins.


Here’s a closer view of the coloring I did on the image.  I kept the colors more soft with pink and mint/teal.  I’ve used a gold gel pen to color in her gold bells and belt buckle.  I’ve also added some Nuvo clear Crystal drops on the “holly berries” the critters are holding and then went over all of the fur trimmings with a shimmer brush pen.

To get the “texture” in the mermaid’s tail area, I just took my “0” Copic blender and dotted it which also helped to blend in the colors.  Super cute and fun image to color!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today!  Thanks so much for dropping in!

Here are the Whimsy Stamps photos/links I’ve used on my card today:



  1.  My Time to Craft – Christmas in August
  2. The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
  3. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes (Challenge#311)

22 thoughts on “Whimsy Stamps September New Digital Release is Here

  1. How pretty is she and amazing coloring especial the tail. And what a fun image to work with. Usually see mermaids in a summer theme but this winter setting rocks. Have a great holiday weekend.


  2. Such a beautiful coloring of this picture, Vicky! I love all the shades that you have so skillfully created. Christmas mermaid is such a fun idea, but they also have to celebrate Christmas 🙂


  3. Love this sweet image. And the little water creatures have Santa hats too! Love the colors you chose and your coloring is awesome. Might have to check this one out, have two grand nieces that are very much into mermaids and unicorns!!


  4. She is beautiful Vicki..FABulous colouring and I love the wee fish with his hat on holding the holly, and the little octopus as well…so adorable.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. Tinsel, glitter and sparkle, this mermaid is as Christmasy as she can get. Lovely pastel colors. Untraditional yet ultra festive design.


  6. Your coloring ooh woooww Vicki and I love this Image
    so so adorable card and with glitter too
    super colored
    super image
    I believe this is a winner card miss Vicki

    I am sorry I was in Indonesia from 22 July till 26 Augst
    and just have time to open my computer again
    and I miss to visit your lovely post
    for today I visit some friends
    and if I have enough time more I will do catch up
    biig hugs and see you on my Blog again sweety


  7. Your coloring is just amazing! Love all of the details and shimmer. A Christmas Mermaid- what a fun image!


  8. What a fun Christmas make with great coloring and just enough sparkle! I absolutely ADORE the fish and squid with the santa hats – too clever and fun!! Great job on this one 🙂


  9. Your coloring on this sweet image is stellar. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede’s Challenge this week. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]


  10. Stunning and absolutely beautiful. Wonderful image and such beautiful colouring and love the pop of bling. This is one special card Vicki x


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