Here’s a valentine I made which features an out of season theme. I think valentines can be given throughout the year and it’s nice to be able to make some that aren’t all pink and red. This one features two robots from SugarPea Designs and assembled in a Peekaboo Window frame.
SugarPea Designs Love Machine Whimsy Stamps Peekaboo Window 3 Die
For the wheat field, I used the same technique that I use for grass but used golden colors instead. I then added some booting heads to make it more distinct as wheat instead of just golden grass. This was done with the tip of the marker at an angle for that natural teardrop shape. The lighter ones show that the best.
The balloons were a puzzle to work out on what color they should be. With the gear shaped edges, it was hard to imagine them being standard latex. Then I remembered what Amy Young‘s fantastic Mylar balloons and knew that would be perfect! Check our her post as she has some great tips and even a video. I just needed to translate those tips to this shape. I think they turned out well.
Common Supplies SugarPea Designs Love Machine Whimsy Stamps Peekaboo Window 3 Die Copic Markers YR30, 31, 32, 24, E31 W1, 3, 4 R32, 35, 37, 39, T6 Y15, YR16, R05 B0000, 000, 01
Pumpkin? No way, there are no pumpkins found around this time of year. But watermelons? Oh yea, lots of those! For this project I was inspired to take a Halloween stamp and give it a summertime revamp. This is
Kitty ‘n Pumpkin and it was simple to change that pumpkin into a watermelon. After all, they’re both from the same plant family… cucurbitaceae is what Google tells me.
Kitty ‘n Pumpkin
While coloring this image, I recorded the process for the watermelon. Because the watermelon’s coloration isn’t precise, that makes it an easy pattern to duplicate. I started with the darkest color and scribbled on some stripes. Then I scribbled in lighter colors until the it was all filled it. There are a few other things I did but you can watch the video if you’re interested.
After the image was colored, I added a few highlights with the white gel pen. I loved converting this image from a Halloween theme to the summer theme. Plus I’ve been craving some watermelons so this was a perfect fix for me. I can imagine the nice hollow sound this one would make!
I kept the card simple but cut out two layers using some generic dies to make this square card. I then popped one of the layers up with foam tape and lastly added a few gems.
Common Supplies Whimsy Stamps: Kitty ‘n Pumpkin Copic Colors: YG01, 25, 17, 99, BV23, YG67 BG11, 13, 32 BV23, 25 C2, 4, 6 YR21, 24, 27, E04, R02
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HERE. ** I love this card I made using the accessory stamps from Polka Dot Pals Delia and Polka Dot Pals Eileen, the two newest Polka Dot Pals clear stamp releases at Whimsy Stamps. I think it has a magical feel to it. I think it the ferret with the added swirl and stars in the background that does it and makes me think of Harry Potter. This will be one card for sure that my kids will love.
Polka Dot Pals Delia Polka Dot Pals Eileen Card Builder Windows Die
To create this card, I used all the accessory stamps from Polka Dot Pals Delia and Polka Dot Pals Eileen and stamped them randomly around the card. I used the airplane, pencil, crayon and apple more than once. I knew they would help me balance out the colors if I needed that. So I made sure to color those last. Then I could decide which color would be best in that spot which is what I ended up doing with the crayons.
After all the images were colored, then I filled in the rest with the turquoise blue. I wasn’t happy with how that looked and that’s when I thought of the idea to add the swirl in a darker color. It worked out well so I ran with the theme and added some white stars to help complete the magical feel to it. This will be one style that I’ll have to repeat again because it was so fun and I loved the outcome.
Common Supplies Polka Dot Pals Delia Polka Dot Pals Eileen Card Builder Windows Die Copic Markers E41, 43, 44, 47, R12 B12, 16, 18 R32, 35, 37, 39 Y11, 15, 26 YG21, 23, 17, 67 YR12, 18, 16 T1, 3, 5, 6 C2, 4 E04, BV23 BG23, 11, 13
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HERE to win some loot! ** Summer is almost over and school is upon us yet again – this card features the school house from the Polka Dot Pals Delia set plus two of the paper airplanes to celebrate the season. I used the Sun Rays Stencil to indicate how much each of us can shine as we learn. I think this would be a perfect card for a teacher.
Main supplies at a glance:
Polka Dot Pals Delia Sun Rays Stencil Card Builder Windows Die Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die
I began this card by using the Sun Rays Stencil and my Copic markers to create the rainbow rays. That piece was then cut out using two sets of stitched dies so I could layer them and give the card more of a 3D effect. I used three from Wonky Stitched Rectangles and the large one from Card Builder Windows (which is useful for that 1/8″ border around the outside of the card and the bonus part is it also has stitches on it. I really like this size die and use it all the time.)
After the background was layered on a card base, I then start with the front. The school and paper airplanes are accessory stamps from Polka Dot Pals Delia. Then I used some other dies to cut out the scalloped circle, circle, tree and ground so those could be layered in the background too. I colored the tree and ground but chose to keep the circle white so the focus would be more on the school than having it look like a rising sun. It’s more for calming that area down than anything else. Lastly, I added some dashes for the airplanes to indicate they were flying.
Polka Dot Pals Delia Sun Rays Stencil Card Builder Windows Die Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Snowy Trees Die Pierced Border Trio Die
RV93, BV01, BG11, YG11, Y21, YR21, R02 YG21, 23, 17 E43, 44 Y15, 26, 21 B12, 16 R02, 05 T1, 3, 5
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HERE! Have you seen the new releases yet at Whimsy Stamps yet? This is one collection that you don’t want to miss and so much inspiration from the Design Team. For my project, I chose to use Polka Dot Pals Eileen and create an outdoor scene with her reading her little buddy.
Polka Dot Pals Eileen Card Builder Windows Die
I started this card by stamping the Polka Dot Pals Eileen character on the stack of books. I used the add-on face that is include with this and stamped it on her face. Then I added her little ferret friend next to her. They’re enjoying a good read together. Yup. In the background I added the schoolhouse and finally the sentiment at the top. That’s all the stamping I did and got right into coloring.
There are other elements to this set so quiet a few options for scenes especially if you mix and match them with Polka Dot Pals Delia, the other set that was released yesterday. Those two would be adorable together and good study pals. Anyway, back to this card – after coloring the stamped images, I colored in the bushes, sidewalk and grass to complete the scene. The flag I chose to day was the Texas flag with it’s lone-star in the center of the blue.
Common Supplies Whimsy Stamps Polka Dot Pals Eileen Card Builder Windows Die Copic Markers: YG21, 23, 25, 17, 67, 99 T2, 4, 6 E71, 74, 77, 79 R30, 32, 35, 37, 39 YR21, 23, 24, 27 B12, 14, 16, 18 Y11, 15, 26 E30, 31, 23, R02, E04 B91, 93, 95, 97 C1, 2, 3, 4 BV23, 25 BG10, 11 G24, YG61, 63
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It’s release day at Whimsy Stamps and oh my, you’re going to love all the New Stuff! There are so many fun products but I chose to show off Polka Dot Pals Delia on my project with a few elements from Polka Dot Pals Eileen. The two Polka Dot Pals clear sets released this month are school themed and I’m sure everyone is ready for that to start… well, almost everyone. LOL
Polka Dot Pals Delia Polka Dot Pals Eileen Card Builder Windows Die
Polka Dot Pals Delia is all set for school and has her backpack in hand. I thought it would be a fun scene to make with books all over and the globe in the background. So I created a shelf, which turned into a cabinet. I used a ruler to sketch that out then stamped the items sitting on the counter.
The globe is from the Polka Dot Pals Eileen set and the face that I stamped on is from Polka Dot Pals Syeda set. I had to use the turtle on this one as it looked like the perfect class pet. I loved coloring this scene and the bright colors make it a cheery card. Lastly, I used the Card Builder Windows die and framed it with black cardstock to layer this card.
Common Supplies Whimsy Stamps Polka Dot Pals Delia Polka Dot Pals Eileen Card Builder Windows Die Copic Markers: YR14, 27, E07, 18, 49 (hair) E0000, 30, 31, R12, G43, 46 R32, 35, 37, 39 YG21, 25, 17, 67 C0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 B12, 14, 16, 18 T2, 3, 4, 6 Y11, 15, 26 YR12, 16, 18 E42, 43, 44 BV20 G20, 12
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