Today’s new Whimsy Challenge is to use no patterned paper. That’s a tough one for me. But I did it for my card on Monday and liked it so much,  I used the same dies and embossing folder again.

I picked Brooke the Zinnia Fairy as my image. She was printed out on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut out with the Out of the Box technique and a  Standard Circle Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers ( Flower and Shirt: Y32, Y17, YR15, YR18, E97, E99, E29   Leaves and Skirt: YG01, YG03, YG17   Skin: E0000, E00, E02   Hair: Y23, E31, E33   Wings: YG0000, YG00, YG01   Background: BG0000, BG000, BG01). The circle was adhered to a piece of Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the largest Spendid Circle die.

One 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of white cardstock was embossed with the new Flower Fun M-Bossabilities folder that had been inked up with New Sprout Memento Ink. A 4 1/4″ wide strip of white cardstock was then cut and embossed with a Classic Edge 2 and a Classic Decorative Inserts 5 die. The strip was adhered under the embossed strip, which was then adhered to a 4 1/4″ white cardstock square that had been embossed with the same embossing folder, this time inked up with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The edges were stitched before the layers were adhered to a 1/8″ bigger piece of green cardstock.

Aqua Sheer Ribbon was threaded through one of the openings of the Splendid circle die cut before the image layers were adhered to the embossed layers with dimensionals. The ribbon was tied into a bow. A tag was cut out of white cardstock with a die from the Home Sweet Home pack. A sentiment from The Good Life Tickets was stamped over it in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and the inner part was airbrushed with Copic Marker Y17. The tag was tied to the bow with embroidery thread and a button.

The layers were adhered to the card base which was created out of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die. Rhinestones from the Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones and part of a Fancy That! Border Bling finish off the card.

I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. While not easy (I love using patterned paper), it’s fun and you could win free digital images. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our January Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (18 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until 25 January the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT’s posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 25 January.

For my sample today I stamped the darling Wee stamp image Heidi in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image cut and embossed with the largest Classic Rectangle Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E0000, E00, E01, R20, BV00   Hair: Y11, Y21, E31   Scarf/dots: B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02   Shirt/Bands: E40, YG01, YG03, YG17   Jacket: E43, E44, E47, E49).  I chose the colors so it would work for this weeks Whimsy Challenge, which is the color combo brown/blue. I colored her cheeks really red because that’s how mine always look when I am cold outside on a winter day.

The image was adhered to a piece of Kraft Cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Label 23 Nestabilities die and Stardust Stickles was added over the snow and snowflakes.

A 4″ long strip of white cardstock was cut and embossed with a Parisian Accent die and adhered under 1 3/4″ x 4″ piece of My Mind’s Eye MME 12 Days of Christmas patterned paper, which had the edges sanded.  The strip was adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the same paper pack. The corners of that piece had been rounded and the edges were sanded and stitched.

Green organdy ribbon was tied around the layers and the bow was topped with a button, tied on with  Linen Thread. With the same Linen Thread a sentiment was attached. The sentiment is from the new Whimsy set called Celebration Mini Tickets. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar ink. It was cut out and colored with Copic Markers (B000, B00, B01).

A 2 1/2″ x 3″ piece of 12 Days of Christmas paper was sanded and adhered to the upper left hand side of the layers. The image was adhered to the center of the card with dimensionals. A piece of Canyon Brown cardstock was cut and embossed with the corner die of Parisian Accent die. That corner was adhered to the upper right hand corner. Rhinestones from the 72 Count Rhinestone pack finish off my card front.

To take a peek at today’s fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below…

Ann Vento

Deb Routledge

Dena Concienne

Erin Bailey

Iris Wiechmann

Jacque Beddingfield

Tammy Louise Cunliffe

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!
Have a great day!

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