Whimsy Stamps Special Guest
Hello friends! Today I am excited to be a special guest on the Whimsy Stamps blog and I'm thrilled that the ladies behind Whimsy Stamps invited me back to be a guest for all things Halloween, because it my my favorite time of the year to make cards! Whimsy Stamps has some of the best Halloween themed products around from zombies and aliens to gravestones and haunted houses. Today I am sharing a card made using the oh-so-spooky-cute stamp set, Candy Corn Dress Up.
I just love these cute little candy corns and I wanted to color them in non-traditional colors, hence the addition of pink. But wait, there's more - it's a shaker card too! Because cards are just infinitely more fun when they move and shake!
The base of this A2 sized card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Wonky Window 4 die, I die cut the frame from the same white cardstock.
I lined the back of frame with a piece of acetate:
I then made sure to line over the the acetate with foam adhesive, end-to-end so that no sequins could fall out:
On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Bristol White Smooth cardstock, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry:
I placed color sequins in the coordinating color section of the background (so that they would remain separated when I added my shaker frame). I stamped the Candy Corn Dress Up images in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored the images using Copic markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine to cut the images, in lieu of fussy cutting.
Using a piece of black glitter cardstock, I cut the haunted house using the Slimline Hill House die. I only wanted the haunted house portion, so I cut it down to size. I adhered the haunted house to the card using a Tombow adhesive runner.
I adhered the candy corn characters to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "Hauntingly Sweet" in Versamark ink on black cardstock. This sentiment is also included the Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder and adhered it to the top left side of the card using 3M foam adhesive.
I hope you have enjoyed this fun Halloween inspired shaker card. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
P.S. - Are YOU ready for Whimsy Stamps annual 31 Nights of Halloween?!
Get ready for Whimsy's creepy Creative Team and spooky Special Guests sharing 31 haunted Halloween projects and inspiration all month long! It's seriously spooktacular!
Hello friends! Thanks for visiting my website today! If you are new here, welcome! I hope you will find inspiration and creativity while you are here. I'd highly recommend starting with my photo gallery to see images of the variety of cards I've made over the years. You can also view my videos if you are looking for a step-by-step tutorial in seeing how the magic of cardmaking happens!
Today I am sharing two colorful and fun rainbow themed cards using products from Whimsy Stamps. Perhaps you might recall that last year I was on the Design Team for Whimsy and I'm always happy to help promote their products, because they were such a wonderful and cohesive team to work with. Let's take a further look at these cards:
This first card is a slimline card. My slimline card measures 8 1/2' x 3 1/2" and fits inside a regular #10 business sized mailing envelop requiring no additional postage. And did you know that Whimsy Stamps is the innovator of slimline cards! Best. Creative. Invention. Ever. The base of this slimline card was made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Whimsy Stamps Slimline Marquee Die, I cut the frame also from the same white cardstock. I placed pieces of the 6" x 6" Rainbow Paper Pack and placed it behind the windows of the frame.
I stamped a variety of images from the Artist's Toolkit stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on white cardstock. I colored the images in rainbow colors using Copic Markers. I die cut the images using my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine. I adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment "listen to your art" in Memento Tuxedo black ink on a thin strip of white cardstock and I adhered that to the center of the card also using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
Here is the second card I made using similar products:
For this A2 sized card I use 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock (linked above) for the base of the card. I used a 5 1/4" x 4 " piece of the same white cardstock and die cut a partial circle out of the center. I lined the back of the hole with paper from the the 6" x 6" Rainbow Paper Pack. I stamped a variety of images from the Artist's Toolkit stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on white cardstock. I colored the images in rainbow colors using Copic Markers. I die cut the images using my Brother Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine. I adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive.
Using the Thanks Word die and shadow set, I die cut the bottom shadow layer of the sentiment from white cardstock and I die cut the thinner top portion from paper in the 6" x 6" Rainbow Paper Pack. I adhered the two layers together with a fine-tip liquid adhesive and then mounted both to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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