Polka Dot Pals Ophelia from Whimsy Stamps

For this project, I used the cake, an accessory stamp from Polka Dot Pals Ophelia, and created a birthday card. I wanted to go for a boy card so with the color choices then I hope it worked. This cake makes for a simple and quick card and I like that. The accessory stamps are great!

I made this an action card too. You can see that below where I placed the cake on an Action Wobble.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Ophelia

Copic Markers:
Y21, YR23, 24
E41, 40
R17, 14, 12
YG01, 23, 17, 67
BG10, 34
W5, 7

Polka Dot Pals Ophelia from Whimsy Stamps

I’m interrupting the Lunar New Year cards this week for another one I created using Polka Dot Pals Ophelia. This is a good Valentine card but I’m going to be using it for a birthday card later on – or given as a promotion to a lucky customer. This marvelous girl is available at Whimsy Stamps!

This is one of those colors that sat on my table for a while and I worked on it a little here and there. After a week, she was finally finished and placed on a card. I enjoyed coloring the dress with pleats and sparkles and I also enjoyed coloring her hair with YR colors on the Desert Storm paper. I had some problems with my markers and got some great ideas and help through Facebook – so thank you everyone who responded. 😉

List of Common Supplies
Sharpie Metallic Emerald

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Ophelia

Copic Markers:
Y04, 26
BG13, 32, 34, 57
BV23, N5, 7, 9
YR21, 12, 27
E30, 31, 35
E37, 39, 27, 29, W8
T1, 3, 4
R32, 35, 37, 39

Polka Dot Pals Ophelia from Whimsy Stamps

I made a card – it’s been a while but I made one. This one is a Valentine card using the two bunny accessory stamps from Polka Dot Pals Ophelia. These two make a great couple and I decided to create an action card. Read below for more details on how I created this card using these key products:

Polka Dot Pals Ophelia
Connected Hearts Frame Die

The base of this card was created with decorative paper and a grass die for the green. Then I used the Connected Hearts Frame Die for the heart in the background. The sentiment was created using the AlfaDoodles stamp and Bold ABC Die lettering. Then finally I added some sequins and Nuvo drops.
The action comes from a wobble action spring and I placed it under the brown bunny. It was placed towards the bottom so when it springs, the bunny looks like he’s giving a bunch of kisses to his girl bunny. It’s cute.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Ophelia
AlfaDoodles
Bold ABC Die
Connected Hearts Frame Die

Copic Markers:
W6, 5, 4, 2
E33, 34, 35
R12, R01

Hare Bear Friends

Part of the new digital stamps release this month are these cute friends – Hare and Bear Friends. I drew these friends for Valentines but then as I was coloring the card, I thought it would be a great “hello spring” card too. Continue reading for more details on how it was created using these key products:

Hare Bear Friends
AlFaDoodles

With the original artwork, I didn’t want to toss it out and my pile of drawn images is getting high – so I thought I would color it up and use it on a card. It’s on sketch paper so I had to make sure to take care coloring it with my Copic markers. For the longest time, I colored all my digi stamps on type paper because my printer doesn’t handle card stock very well. Lately, I’ve been taking it to FedEx to print but sometimes it’s easier to revert back to those skills and color on whatever kind of paper I have.
With Hare Bear Friends colored, I wanted to create a fun yet simple scene. I decided a little cave would be fun and then I added some tall whimsical trees on top. To help the cave look like a cave, I added tree roots. The sky I decided I would keep it simple and have a split warm (the lower half) and cool (top half) card with the color choices. Lastly I stamped Hello using the AlFaDoodles and some sequins.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Hare Bear Friends
AlFaDoodles

Copic Markers:
(sorry, none recorded)

Linking Train from Whimsy Stamps

Here’s one last Christmas card that I made this year using Linking Train and it has quite a story to go with it. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but just like life, it’s surprising. Read below for more details on how this card came about using these key products:

Linking Train
Polka Dot Pals Brianna
Polka Dot Pals Uzuri

The Linking Train set is one of my favorites because it can be used all year around and the empty train cars give it “loads” of possibilities. For this project, I started with the train engine and three empty cars. Then I grabbed the accessory stamps from Polka Dot Pals Brianna and Polka Dot Pals Uzuri for two of the cars. The middle one was a Whimsy Stamp’s retreat freebie this year and worked great to complete the theme. I then added the train tracks on the bottom.
Coloring the train went quickly and I stuck with a simple color theme – red and green, gold for accents, and browns and grays for the rest. After it was colored, I added some details with the white gel pen by giving patterns to the presents, ribbon and pie dish; and adding accents to the baubles, candy, berries and scarf.
Next was to tackle the background and I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that… so I posted the unfinished picture on Facebook and asked for suggestions. Most of the suggestions were to keep it simple – maybe some hills or trees and a light sky. But one suggestion cracked me up and I had to go with it…
Annabel suggested: “Station, bedecked with fairy lights. Pop a reindeer/Santa in the cab, have it floating thru the night sky? Delivering gifts? Long line of fir trees covered in snow, occasionally one dressed like a Christmas tree with baubles. Inside of the tunnel it is going thru, with icicles hanging down… Field behind filled with festive sheep and bemused sheep dog?”
I wasn’t sure how I was going to get that ALL in there but I added as many details as I could. The bemused sheep dog is currently behind the pie laughing his ears off at the festive sheep. This was one fun card and the background was just as much fun as the Linking Train. Thanks Annabel for the inspiration. 😉

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Linking Train
Polka Dot Pals Brianna
Polka Dot Pals Uzuri
Slimline Card Builder Die
Slimline Scallop Peekaboo 1 Die

Copic Markers (train):
B60, C2
R37, 29, 14
YR18, 16, Y17
Y26, 13, 15
E43, 42, 41, 40
E57, 55, 34, 31
E39, 37, 35
N9, 6, 4, 3, 1
E79, 77, 74
G28, 07, 03
BV23

(background):
E50, 51, N0
N1, 2, 3, C2, BV20, B0000, 60, 41, 91, BG10
E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
R14, 37, YG00, 23, Y11, 15

Country Bike Ride

Winners are announced below. For this project, I pulled out the Slimline Card Builder Die and created a scene with my markers. No stamps used on this one. Continue reading below on how this card was created using they featured products:

List of Common Supplies
Slimline Card Builder Die

Winner of the Polka Dot Pals Raden winter-fication card previously posted is … earthtofaye! Congratulations Faye! Email me your mailing address and I’ll get it in the mail. 😉

All other winners from the DigiMojo event are posted on Facebook.
I created this scene by first sketching it out lightly with a pencil. I started coloring the sky and most of the background elements then worked my way forward. The trees in the foreground, I knew was going to be darker so I didn’t mind coloring the whole background before they were added. The bike was small so I used a marker then added some highlights with a white marker. Lastly the image was cut down to size using the Slimline Card Builder Die and placed on a card front.