Animal Tiles Across the Pond from Whimsy Stamps

Here’s a take two from a card that I made last week using the Animal Tiles – Across the Pond and Make a Wish Clear Stamps with coordinating dies. Since these were for siblings, I wanted them to be similar yet different. Therefore, I used the same stamps and layout but just changed a few things around especially the colors. I also used paper from the Blurry Flurries 6×6 Paper Pack.

From the Animal Tiles – Across the Pond, I decide to use the frog and lily pad but to color them in non-traditional colors. The last card was oranges and teals so for this one I chose the yellows and blues. I also colored the numbered balloons from Make a Wish Clear Stamps as Mylar balloons and did those in yellow. I don’t think these worked out as well as the oranges one so I’ll have to reconsider my color choices for next time.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps
Animal Tiles – Across the Pond
Make a Wish Outlines Dies
Make a Wish Clear Stamps
Blurry Flurries 6×6 Paper Pack

Copic Markers
BV23, E04, R12, E08
Y00, 23, 26, 35
YR16, 27, 31, 21, 31
BG23, 57, 75

Ups & Downs Tin Game

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.

I had no idea how I was going to approach coloring fireworks but knew I needed a dark sky. After coloring the elephant and ground, I jumped in with super dark blues and blacks and colored the night time sky. Then I used gel pens and added the fireworks. From the photos I took the night before, I tried to add four different types of fireworks. I liked how it turned out and hope to return to coloring them again.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Ups & Downs
Celebrate Word and Shadow die set
Notched Rectangles die set

Ups & Downs Tin Game

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.

To create this card, of course the elephants from the Tin Games – Ups & Downs take up the center stage but I also used other Whimsy Stamps products which I thought made this a perfect card to send to a friend in the mail. The card base was created using the Extreme Postage die set and another square layer of white that I colored with a brown Copic marker. Then for the sentiment, I used the Best Friend Word die set.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Ups & Downs
Extreme Postage die set
Best Friend Word die set

Ups & Downs Tin Games

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!

To create this card, I used the Tin Games – Ups & Downs and colored the game for the inside of the tin. Then I also used the same set to decorate the outside using the sitting elephant. I colored the background with simple greens and blues to create the scene. Then I used the Bold ABC dies and AlFaDoodles Alphabet stamps to create the sentiment PLAY. Lastly, I mimicked the doodles for around the scene to complete the look.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Tin Games – Ups & Downs
AlFaDoodles Alphabet
Bold ABC

Animal Tiles Across the Pond from Whimsy Stamps

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.

Behind the Animal Tiles – Across the Pond, I used a stamp from the Doodle Frames set. Those stars and fireworks are accessory stamps from the Make a Wish Clear Stamps so it was nice to have those already handy to use. Even though this is done on a kraft card stock, I think the colors make it bright enough for a cheery birthday card. Would you agree?

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps
Animal Tiles – Across the Pond
Make a Wish Outlines Dies
Make a Wish Clear Stamps
Doodle Frames Clear Stamps

Copic Markers
BV23, E04, R12, E08
Y00, 23, 26, 35
YR16, 27, 31, 21, 31
BG23, 57, 75

On a Roll from Whimsy Stamps

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. 😉

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps
On a Roll clear stamp
Awesome Large Word die
Twinkle stencil
Simple Sentiments Strips clear stamps