Polka Dot Pals Fern

Great news! I’m back to drawing and coloring… and the Polka Dot Pals are back too and now available at Whimsy Stamps.

The new Polka Dot Pal clear stamps (in general) come with a character, sentiment, elements and sometimes a face or face accessory. They’re going to be great for building scenes and changing up the looks with all the accessories. I’m loving these and I think you’re going to love them too.

These accessories and faces can be used with these newer Polka Dot Pals from Whimsy Stamps as well as your older Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I’d love to see your beautiful creations too using any of your Polka Dot Pals – be sure to tag #PolkaDotPals or @PolkaDotPals

For this coloring, I used both of the characters released this month: Polka Dot Pals Fern and Polka Dot Pals Syeda.

After stamping the Polka Dot Pals Fern girl, I added the face from the Polka Dot Pals Syeda set. I used a clear block and aligned the black pupils of eyes on the girl stamp with the center of iris on the face stamp. It took me a couple times to get them just center but you can use the stamp platform if needed otherwise the faces can sometimes look crazy-eyed. If you still want to use it freehand, the eyes that come in the set are on a face-shaped base which can be aligned up with the image’s ears in order to get proper placement.

Between coloring the girl and the background, I had taken a break and was out and about when I noticed an oil painting of flowers and was inspired to create something similar on this.

These are the Copic Markers used:
Reds: R20, 22, 24, 29, 39
Greens: G40, 21, 24, 94, 99
Greys: W4, 5, 7, 9
Oranges: YR20, 04, 07, 09
Yellows: YR21, 23, 24
Browns: E47, 44, 43, 42
Skins: R12, E000, 30, 31, 34, 35, 47
Blacks/Whites/Shadows: BV23, 25, W9, C1, C3

Polka Dot Pals Fern clear stamp
Polka Dot Pals Syeda clear stamp


I’ve been waiting to use the Slip ‘n Slide Die Set from Whimsy – er, rather, it’s been waiting for me patiently sitting on my desk. Well, I finally got around to using it and it’s been so much fun. I used the large circle and combined it with the new GingerSnaps! clear stamp. It’s been ages since I’ve created a motion card so I had a few mistakes here and there that needed to be fixed. The biggest one was adding weight to the spinner so it would spin on it’s own… in this case I used a dime.

Here are the Copic Markers I used on it:
C3, R13, E04
E42, 43, 23, 27, 57
YG01, 25, 67
Lastly, I colored and used the Wishes Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty.

Stained Glass Village

I’m working on a few mail-able Christmas cards which means I’m trying to keep them flat and not square. The new Stained Glass Village rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps fit perfectly for this and I was excited to color the sky on this one. For embellishments, I added a few gems then dotted Liquid Pearls all around for falling snow.

These are the Copic Markers I used:
BG10, 01, B00, 12, 14, 04, 41, 32, 21, 52, 91
E50, 51, Y23, 32, 15
C2, 3, 5, T3, 5, 7
YG01, 23, 25, 63
BG93, 96
E44, 25, 47, 57
R29, E07

Winter Pines

It’s new release week at Whimsy Stamps and I’m excited that the DoveArt Winter Pines is included in the list. This is such a fun stamp and can be used on it’s own but also in the background with other stamps. I’ve already created two cards with it that I wanted to reshare to give some inspiration for the release.

You might be surprised how this first one was create – very quick!
Click HERE for more details.
This one was my favorite using the same stamp from the archives but was stamped on craft paper and colored with pencils. See the details HERE.
These and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Christmas Tree

Somewhere I got the idea to make a gold Christmas card and this Christmas Tree stamp seemed to fit the theme. I stamped the background with the Brushed Stripes Background stamp and then built the card up from there. Both of these are fabulous rubber stamps from Whimsy Stamps. The holly leaves were from my stash and I embellished them plus the accessories on the tree with glitter Stickles.

These are the Copic Markers I used on the Christmas Tree:
YR30, 23, 24
YG21, 23, 25, 67
C7, 9, T3, BV23
I used Scattered Straw distressed ink for the background.
The Christmas Tree and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
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