Hello friends! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!! It’s really starting to feel like Summer now with the warmer temps!
Today is a new challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday! This week we have our “Anything Goes” challenge with our sponsor Whimsy Stamps! So of course I am using a cute image from Whimsy Stamps for my card today:
Tee hee! This little guy holding the tiny “sea creature” makes me smile and giggle! I’m not really sure what reaction he has about it! His name is just as cute too! This is Curly from Whimsy Stamps. I thought he needed a scene, so I made one for him.
I started with some Bristol Smooth watercolor paper and masked off the line between the sky and the sand. I used my Distress Inks to blend in the colors. After doing the sky, I thought that it was a bit too dark, so what I did was take a baby wipe and swiped it across which lightened up the colors the way I wanted them for the sky. The bottom “sand” portion was also masked and I blended the bottom blue color into the sandy colors which created a nice shore line. I then took a water bottle and spritzed some water droplets over it to create “texture” for the sand. I also took some Copic markers to create more texture with the pointilism technique, plus added some white ones with a gel pen. the water at the bottom was covered with a glitter pen. (You can see better details in the photos/description below.)
So I’ve got him all colored up in the following Copic markers: (CLICK HERE to see all in the Whimsy Stamps store or click underlined color below.)
- Flippers/water gear – B32, B34, B37, Y11
- Swim Trunks – R32, R35, R37, Y11, Y15
- Sea Creature – BV23, BV29
- Hair – E41, E43, E44, E47
- Skin – E000, E00, E02, E11, E21, R20
- I used gel pens to color lines on trunks and cheeks, I’ve used a glitter pen over the “sea creature” and his flippers along with the bottom water area.
I fussy cut this image and used some liquid glue to attach over my scene.
For the scene, I stamped the birds in the sky and a star fish image from an older Whimsy Stamps clear stamp set. I then took the sentiment from the WS Everyday Mini Sentiments and white heat embossed it over a black strip of cardstock and then used my scissors to cut out a banner to attach over the scene. I layered this over another piece of black cardstock that was attached to an A2 sized top folding white card base.
Lastly, I’ve taken some WS It’s a Party enamel dots and added them to the card.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today! Please be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and play along with us, plus you get a chance at winning something from our sponsor too! Thanks for stopping in! I’ll be seeing you tomorrow for some fun news!
Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used on my card today:
Challenges for this card:
- A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
- Crafty Friends – Men/Boys
- Sweet Stampin’ – World Ocean’s Day/Anything Goes
- Use Your Stuff – Summer Fun
- Always Fun – Summer Fun
- Unicorn – For the Men/Boys
Good evening friends! Just swinging by to share a card I made with some cute animal star gazers! 🙂 I thought evening would be an appropriate time to post it:
When this set first came out from Lawn Fawn called Upon a Star, I knew I had to get it as I fell in love with it. I really hadn’t used it all that much, so it was great to get it out for a play as I needed to make a commissioned card. I have created a scene for these critters using masks that I made with my circle die set and some ink blending with my distress inks. For the stars, I took a brush and splattered some “Super Sparkle Lumiere Paint” watered down a bit while masking off the moon and hill. The moon was created with some watered down distress inks and a brush.
I then stamped the critters sitting on top of the grassy hill where I wanted them and colored them in with my Copics. I took a brush filled with clear water to “take out” the inks on the critters before I did that. I also took a gray Copic marker to create shadows on the animals as well as draw in my own shadows on the hill. I took a white gel pen to add some highlights on the animals where I thought the moon would be shining on them. I also put dots in the center of the bunny’s eyes to make it appear as if a star is reflected in them.
To cut out the image panel, I have used a rectangle frame die which was used to cut out some watercolor cardstock. I then used the same die and cut out a piece of this gorgeous black glitter cardstock and popped the frame up with foam tape to go around the edges of the image panel design. I mounted everything over a black A2 sized top folding card base.
Here’s a closer look at the details. Here you can better see the shimmer on the moon. As always you have to get just the right angle for the photograph, but I covered the moon with a Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen.
I took a couple of the tiny solid stars from the stamp set and heat embossed them with (a new favorite of mine!) Sparkle N Sprinkle Vanilla Ice EP [EP265]. Love the way it gives a bit of extra sparkle! I think the stars really show up beautifully and it always looks better in person of course! 🙂
I do not have a sentiment on this as waiting for instruction on how to proceed with that if necessary. I’m happy with the way this turned out and look forward to playing with more starry sky creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by this evening and I wish you a wonderful weekend my friends!
- Lawn Fawnatics – Bling It Out!
- AAA Cards – Moonlight
- Sunny Day Crafting – Animals
- The Creative Crafter – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Monday – Starry Night
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Animal Antics
Hello friends and happy Thursday to you! Tomorrow is Friday and we are about to get started on the weekend! I am ready for it too!
We have another brand new challenge up for you this week at Cute Card Thursday and the theme is “Magical“. This will be fun to see how you interpret this one! 🙂 Here’s the card that I made for the challenge:
I have used one of the sponsor’s images this week from Oddball Stamps which is Kawaii Big Eye Unicorn (with and without ornaments) Twinkles. I have used the image without the ornaments on him, but it comes with both! I think it’s adorable!
I printed out the image and used a wonky stitch rectangle die to cut out the panel with the image in the bottom right corner. I printed it out a second time so that I can cut it out with some masking paper. I placed the cut out masked paper unicorn over my card panel unicorn and stenciled the colorful cloudy background. I colored the unicorn and the the grass he’s sitting on with Copic markers. Lastly I stamped a sentiment from a My Favorite Things stamp set at the top with black ink.
So looking at the unicorn from a different angle, you can see that I’ve added tons of shimmer and glitter to it. I used a glitter brush pen for the muzzle, the hooves, the inside ears and around the eyes. I’ve also went around the unicorn on the grass for a bit more shimmer too. I took some clear dazzling diamonds glitter to add to the rainbow horn and tail using liquid glue. Of course there’s even more sparkle with the sequins. I had a couple of heart sequins to add around the unicorn as well.
So please be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the creations from the design team! I hope you can join in the magical fun with us this week too!
Thanks for stopping in today!
- Papercraft Challenges – animals
- Addicted to Stamps & More! – Make Your Mark (stencil and Copics)
- Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Goes
It’s that time of the week again, my friends, for another CUTE CARD THURSDAY CHALLENGE! The theme for this week is an appropriate “Sun, Sea or Sand” challenge. As hot as it’s going to be this weekend, I think I’d take the sea waters out of those three choices! 🙂 But since I’m inside the air conditioning, I decided to go ahead and use all three of them for my card today:
Our sponsor for this week is All Dressed Up Stamps. I have chosen to use this fun Summer Time digital stamp for my card. I first printed out my image and colored her in with my Copics. I then used the Molotow masking liquid -(Dick Blick was the cheapest found for me in the U.S.) to cover it up (yeah, it gave me a bit of a heart attach, but it worked!) and once it dried, I used several different stencils and distress inks with a blending tool to create the beach scene behind her.
I have used a craft knife to cut a small slit in one of the waves just enough for the beach ball (MFT Penguins in Paradise) to fit inside so that it looks to be floating along the water. I just used my Copic markers to make the dotted lines for the beach sand. The sun (Lawn Fawn Spring Showers dies) was die cut from some glitter paper that I also colored with a yellow Copic marker. The sentiment along the edge is from a Tim Holtz sticker book. The front panel cut from MFT Wonky Stitched dies and mounted on a top folding A2 sized white card base.
I hope you will stop by the Cute Card Thursday challenge and check out the rest of the inspiration from the design team and join along with us this week! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!
These are the challenges I’d like to enter this card for:
- All Dressed Up Challenge – Anything Goes + ADU image
- Stamps & Fun=Creativity – Travel/Holidays
- Fab ‘n’ Funky – Bring me Sunshine
- Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
- Addicted to Stamps & More – Anything Goes
- Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + sentiment
- QKR Stampede – Anything Goes