Happy Saturday, friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! It is a very exciting day today for a variety of reasons, 1) I'm home packing right now as we leave tomorrow for our annual craft retreat on the Cape, and, 2) I'm excited to share with you the new February release from Whimsy Stamps! Today I will be focusing on the "Best Fishes" stamp set and Rainbows paper pack. But, if you would like to see more of the new release products, please click here for the Whimsy Stamps website.
I have three very different cards to share with you today that were all created using the same "Best Fishes" stamp set and Rainbows paper pack. You NEED this paper! It is so full of fun patterns and vibrant colors and they will add so much color and WOW to your projects.
The base of this card is made from Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I mounted a piece of black cardstock to the top half of the card and a piece of the Rainbow Paper Pack to the bottom. I then added a small piece of white cardstock to the top again. I stamped the sentiment "Seas the Day" in Memento Black ink on the center of this cardstock. I stamped each of the fish in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers. I added a few highlights to each fish with a white gel pen. I cut the fish out using my Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine. I adhered the fish to the center of the card in a rainbow array using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the fish for added sparkle and a couple clear rhinestones to resemble bubbles.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Whimsy Stamps Peekaboo 1 die, I cut the frame from white cardstock. I then adhered a piece of the Rainbow Paper Pack paper behind the window frame to let the rainbow colors shine through. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped three of the fish from the Best Fishes stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock and colored them using Copic Markers. I cut the fish out using my Scan and Cut 2 e-cutting machine. I added a few highlights to each fish using a white gel pen. I adhered the fish to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the fish for added sparkle and a couple clear rhinestones to resemble bubbles.
And finally, here is the last card I created using these same products. Look at that beautiful rainbow bokeh background and it was all created with just a simple piece of paper!
I hope you have enjoyed this first look at the February release from Whimsy Stamps. I'll be taking next week off to fully enjoy my vacation, but, I will see you back here on Tuesday, February 11th, with MORE of this month's release from Whimsy Stamps!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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