Whimsy Stamps New Release with 2 Christmas Tails

This is the second post from me today.  Please CLICK HERE to see the first post for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies or scroll down below.

Hello friends!  It’s October 1st which also means it’s time for a brand new release for Whimsy Stamps…I’m back to share a card I’ve made for the brand new digital release at Whimsy Stamps!  CLICK HERE to check them all out!

Today I’m sharing a Christmas card I’ve made using an adorable image:


These adorable critters are having some festive fun!  This image is by Crissy Armstrong called “2 Christmas Tails“.  It had previously been released as a rubber stamp, but now you can grab it in digital format starting this month!

This is an unusual size and card opening for me on this card, but I wanted to be sure that the image fit completely on the design I was creating.

So I started with a 4.5″ x 5.75″ side folding white card base.  I took a piece of red foil paper and clear heat embossed the snowflakes over it from the Whimsy Stamps Basic Christmas Backgrounds clear stamp set.  I mounted this over a piece of gold foil paper, added the striped paper in the bottom corner, the oval cut image panel and tied a glitter ribbon around the layers and mounted it to the white card base.

I took the Whimsy Stamps Christmas Large Word die and cut it from some of the gold foil paper and layered it over top of the gold foil banner I created by black heat embossing the sentiment.  I finished it off with some snowflake rhinestones above the critters.


Here’s a closer look at how I’ve colored in these adorable critters.  The photos never show everything about the details of the card, but it’s so cool in person! 🙂

I’ve used Copic markers to color this in.  You can view/purchase Copic markers from Whimsy Stamps or you can click on the underlined numbers below for a particular color that I’ve used to color with:

  • Santa Hats & Candy Cane – R39, R37, R35, R32, BG000
  • Bunny – E35, E33, E31, E30, R20, R00, C3, C1, C0
  • Mouse – W7, W5, W3, W1, R20, R00
  • Bell – Y28, Y26, Y21, YG13, YG11
  • Ground/Shadows – E84, E81, C1, E0000

I used a white gel pen for hightlights on the candy cane and parts of the bunny’s tail.  I also covered the bell with a glitter brush pen.  I took a glue pen and added some clear glitter over the hat trimmings.  To get the blue faded color around the image, I used the oval die I cut it out with as a “mask” to blend some blue distress ink softly over it.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my Christmas card today and have been inspired in some way!

Thanks so much for joining me today and I’ll be seeing you soon!

Please be sure to stop in and check out the Whimsy Stamps blog today and throughout the entire month of October!  Today kicks off the annual “31 Nights of Halloween” blog celebration!  There are lots of fun ways to win…so be sure to check it out!! 🙂31 Nights of Halloween-banner-badge-whimsy-stamps

Here are the following Whimsy Stamps products with affiliate links that I’ve used on my card today:




WS-Copic display


Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
  2. The House That Stamps Built – S2519 Anything Goes
  3. Creative Knockouts – Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Catz – #476 Anything Goes
  5. QKR Stampede – #365 Anything Goes
  6. Simon Says Stamp Monday – Let’s Get Ready for Christmas
  7. Crafty Cardmakers – Add a Critter
  8. Sketch Saturday – (I turned sketch)583


24 thoughts on “Whimsy Stamps New Release with 2 Christmas Tails

  1. OH SO DARLING! (as opposed to YOU are so dahling!) LOL Vicki, this is one peppermint-ily sweet card! I love that you picked up a corner devoted to the candy cane, and that the bell sort of brings out the burnished look in the top DP. And then there is your melt-my-heart delightfulness in your coloring and shading. I am always smiling happily at your coloring. Off to check out the spooktacular blog hop! hugs, de


  2. Great take on that sketch, Vicki, and I love your coloring on these adorable little creatures! Great papers and the little snowflakes are so shiny and sparkly. Great job!


    1. I’m back with my DT hat on my head. 😀 Thanks so much for joining us at QKR Stampede this week and good luck in the draw.
      NanaConnie DT


  3. OH wow, look at your coloring. So much lovely detail and a fantastic card. I only occasionally make a card size that large, but I totally understand wanting to fit everything on the card front! Have a great day!


  4. What a fabulously cute card Vicki. Thank you for entering it in to our Critter challenge at CCM.
    Have a great week. Hugs Kimx


  5. Chrissy always makes the cutest critter images, and I love how you colored this duo of furry friends! The portion of candy-striped dsp looks beautiful with those other rich, red colors of the background and the gold sentiment makes everything work perfectly together!


  6. Awww this is so sweet Vicki!! I love that image and it’s colored beautifully, especially the fur! Gorgeous sparkle and design too!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. They are so cute. Wonderful shine. I never thought to use a white pen for the dimension – the candy cane – I always try to create that same effect with the copics. I like the white pen idea better!


  8. A lovely card, thank you for your paticipation at Crafty Catz cahllange. Hope to se you this week again.


  9. Delightful Christmas card, wonderfully coloured and I love the sparkly snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers ‘Critter’ challenge.


  10. This is sooooo gorgeous!! Your coloring is fabulous and I LOVE the glitter on the hats!! Also, love your take on the sketch and the gold sentiment! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


  11. Too cute for words!! Lovin’ the shimmer and snowflake embellishment with these two delightful critters!!


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