A Freebie for Whimsy Stamps Fans!

Hello friends!  I’m back to share with you a very special treat from Whimsy Stamps that they’d like to give to their loyal Whimsy Stamps fans!  If you are already a member of the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook Group, then be on the look out for a post with a link on how you can grab it!  If you haven’t yet, why not join in the fun over there?!  There’s a ton of inspiration from the design team as well as lots of other opportunities to have some fun with ‘all things’ Whimsy Stamps!

I have used this special image to share some inspiration with you as I am a Whimsy Stamps fan myself!  🙂

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Isn’t this darling?!  Crissy Armstrong has created this adorable “Christmas Mouse” digital stamp as a special treat in appreciation for loyal fans of Whimsy Stamps!  How cool is that?!

I have colored up this cutie with Copic markers in the following colors: (Click on the underlined colors to purchase through Whimsy Stamps)

  1.  mouse body:  W9, W7, W5, W3  Ear/tummy/cheeks:  R20, R00, W3, W1, W0
  2. hat:  R59, R29, R27, R24 (same as ornament), YG67, YG63, YG61
  3. Shading/Ground:  C3, C1, E0000

I have also printed out this image an additional time to color up the ornament, fussy cut it out and then covered it with some Sparkle N Sprinkle Diamond Dust Glitter using the Nuvo Medium Glue Pen to adhere it.  I then popped it up over the original image with some foam tape for dimension.

I cut the image out with a stitched circle die and added a gold cardstock circle layer behind it.  I found some cool papers to represent the “night sky” that I was looking for.  (I think these are Stampin’ Up! papers.)  I’ve cut a piece out using the Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die and then I attached this piece to a white A2 sized top folding card base and off set it along the right side of my card.  I then cut a thin strip of that gold cardstock to place alongside of the papers.

The circle was attached to the card with part of it sticking off the right which I cut off to align with the card.  I thought this sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Penguin Christmas Sentiments 1 digital set fit perfectly with this image.  I cut it out to form the banner, sponged some light grey ink over the edges and attached it to the top of the card.  Lastly, I’ve added some sequins with some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops in the center of each one.

Here’s a closer look at the design:

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Here you can see the glittery details of the ornament….love these type of ornaments on my Christmas tree!!  I’ve also colored the ornament cap with a gold gel pen and added some ‘dots’ with a white gel pen for his cheeks.  Looking at this, I’m thinking some glossy accents for his nose would be cute too, but didn’t do that for this one!

So hop on over the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook Group right now to check out how to get your FREEBIE today!  I hope I’ve helped given you a little inspiration with it and I look forward to seeing what you do with yours!!

*Also, don’t forget that there is a brand new release starting today!  So go check that out in the Whimsy Stamps store too!  I’ll be back on Monday to share some inspiration using something from the new release!

Thanks for dropping in!  I’ll see you soon!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Watercooler Wednesday -“All About Holidays” WWC198WWC198 - Gail's All About Holidays Challenge
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks – “Crazy Egg” Anything Goes
  4. Jingle Belles – Christmas Cards

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

25 thoughts on “A Freebie for Whimsy Stamps Fans!”

  1. That mouse is absolutely adorable and your coloring is perfection! Love the shimmery ornament with the golden border around the image panel! Such a sweet and cute card 🙂

  2. Oh, yes, Vicki, the Christmas Mouse is so adorable. You colored him so beautifully and the shiny ornament is fabulous. The black and gold papers are gorgeous. This is a magnificent Christmas card and I love it, Vicki! Hugs, my friend!

  3. Gorgeous card Vicki! I love your coloring of his fur and the ornament looks amazing all glittered up and popped up for dimension. It looks great popped over to one side too so the circle is cut off, I love that look! Hope you are having a great weekend! hugs Debxx

  4. Adorable image – especially if you love little mice!!! Love the glitter ornament and the coloring is spectacular. I finally figured out my cards this last week so while hubby watches the football games I am inmy girl cavewith Christmas music and my oil diffuser on.

    1. LOL! Well that sounds like a fun crafty day to me!! I actually enjoy watching football with my hubby, it’s something we can both yell at the TV about!! LOL!! Hope you had fun and thanks for your kind comments! 🙂

  5. The ornament bauble looks stunning and what a cute image. Love the twinkle background, which goes with the sentiment perfectly. Gorgeous card x

  6. Oh my, Vicki, what a sweet image! I love the way you’ve brought it to life with your colouring. What a great idea to have used that glitter dust on the ornament. I love the round die-cut and background paper. A really amazing card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  7. oh, Vicki! Your esz is the sweetest in the world. Beautifully colored and picture so beautifully composed with a black background. And your ornament … amazing!
    BożenA xx

  8. Hi Vicki : )

    AWWWW-dorables!! your cards have gone a long way to convince me to finally buy some Copic Markers! I mean it – you achieve the most incredible results with your markers!!! I will be paying extra close attention to the colors you use from now on!!…. well I haven’t actually purchased any Copics yet but I will before the year is over!! : )

    Any suggestions on tutorials or on-line classes that might be helpful??

    Patti

    1. Thank you VERY kindly about my coloring Patti, I am truly honored about how you feel! To be honest, when Copics first came out I was BLOWN away and had to buy them immediately although I knew nothing. (This was years ago, BTW!) I just captured a few vidoes here and there at the time there wasn’t as many as were out now! I pretty much learned on my own and studying the people’s coloring that I admired the most. To start with off the top of my head: Sandy Allnock does AMAZING things with coloring medium of all types. She does offer classes, but I find her videos on You Tube helpful too. I have previously taken the CardClassesOnline Copic Coloring class which featured Sandy there too. Mind Baxter is a good one to learn from. Faye (Whimsy Stamps DT) and Crissy (image artist for Whimsy Stamps) are incredible Copic coloring artists as well. Whimsy Stamps offers a retreat in May next year and selling tickets now if interested. Faye will be teaching a class there too! And lastly, final advice is to not get discouraged, keep learning and don’t critique yourself so badly that you give up! Give it time and practice! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you color!! HUGS and best wishes!

      1. Thank you friend : ) I didn’t realize you would write back to me here under my comment so I am just now seeing this. I have now purchased a little over a dozen Copic markers and so with this great suggestion I am off to find some Sandy Allnock videos. Thank you forthe tips!!

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