I know the 4th of July has passed but this is a card inspired from the 4th of July and so I’m finally able to share it during this release time. This is using one of the elephants from the Tin Games – Ups & Downs from Whimsy Stamps. I’m traveling at the moment so I was planning to skip any 4th of July celebrations this year. However, one of the roads we took just so happened to lead us right to the most spectacular fireworks show that I’ve seen in decades – and we were right under them! It was so amazing! So that evening inspired this card and to figure out how to color fireworks.
Here’s one of the card I made using the Tin Games – Ups & Downs from Whimsy Stamps. I love these little elephants and these two can be used for so many different themes. Here I was using them as a friendly hello card. I’ve been wanting to color some Baobab trees for a while so this was my chance. I mixed up happy and fun (with polka dot purple elephants and blue plaid ones too) with the realism of life in the background. It was a fun card to color.
Life is full of ups and downs but this little tin game adds some a bit of fun to it. Introducing the Tin Games – Ups & Downs from Whimsy Stamps. This little game is based off the classic children’s game of Chutes and Ladders – land on a ladder and you can climb forward or land on a slide and you’ll fall backwards. All you need is a small tin (you know, like the Altoids mints), a small die and two playing pieces. But the game is not all this set is fun for! You’ll see other projects this week with this same set – they’re adorable!
How about some birthday cards using the Animal Tiles – Across the Pond? I wanted to go for a sweet and simple card so I only used two of the tiles. Then for the sentiments, I pulled in the Make a Wish Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, all from Whimsy Stamps. I thought those tiles would be the star of the show, but for me, it’s the Mylar balloons that steels the show. With a little patience, it was just a matter of using a Google reference photos – after all, there a a gazillion numbered Mylar balloons out there.
I’m excited to share a new release from Whimsy Stamps featuring Dustin Pike’s fun animal characters. This is On a Roll and I colored two of the three animals from the set – so all together you have the giraffe, flamingo and panda. I was also able to use a great combination of tools to create this card including the Awesome Large Word die and Twinkle stencil. To try and keep the card simple, I layered it on a card front with a colored layer in-between. I think these two look like they’re having so much fun and I wish I was following them on my bike. 😉