Linking Train from Whimsy Stamps

I’m back to making holiday cards and again I’m using the new Linking Train set to create my card. This card is an interactive one which involves a pull tab – read below for more details on how I created it and what secrets this card holds using they featured products:

Linking Train
Tartan 6×6 Paper
Comic Speech Bubbles
No-See Kinetic Basics Die

Sometimes it felt like I was making this card the wrong way or at least backwards. I started with the colored images of Linking Train, which was usual. But then I started to plan out how I could use all the images but only one of each of them. This became a problem with the tracks – there was only one but I had three cars to worry about. That would look odd… but how could I pull it off?
After thinking about it more, I realized I could make the card with the engine and singe track on the front of the card and then the rest of the images on the inside. Then it gradually morphed into a pull-tab card where I hid the extra train cars behind the first. This was going to be epic! I assembled and dismantled the project several time but finally sorted it out.
To describe it, starting from the base layer of red plaid (Tartan 6×6 Paper), I used three layers of foam tape around three sides (top, left and bottom). Down where I wanted the train to pull out, I used two layers of foam tape and created a track for the pull. The train cars were glued onto the small pull tab from the No-See Kinetic Basics Die set – I made use of the hole and tied a small string to tape it onto the base which help the train cars from being pulled completely out. Behind the kinetic piece, I added two plastic slider tabs which would guide the train in and out. It’s slightly delicate, so not good for kids and husbands, but otherwise, durable for the delicate crafter. LOL

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Linking Train
Tartan 6×6 Paper
Polka Dot Pals Uzuri
Comic Speech Bubbles
No-See Kinetic Basics Die

Copic Colors
Y11, 15, 26
R05, 08, 24, 27, 29, 59
E35, 37, 29
N1, 3, 5, 7, 9
C1, 3
YR12, 15, 18
BV25, BV23
E42, 43
YG23, 17, 67 (plus a metallic green Sharpie)

Linking Train from Whimsy Stamps

I whipped out a couple cards today using the new Linking Train clear stamp from Whimsy Stamps and enjoyed making a holiday and birthday card. The holiday one is a bit more complex so I’m going to showcase the birthday card today. This is one of my favorite sets and I always love the cards that are created with it. Definitely a must have! Continue reading for more details on how I created this card using these featured products:

Linking Train
Slimline Card Builder Die

The Linking Train is perfect for all sorts of cards and works well with slimline cards too. For this one, I created a scene using the accessory stamps and added one car. I could probably fit two more cars on a slimline but for this one I wanted to make sure I had room for the sentiment. For this card, I used the Slimline Card Builder Die to cut it down to size after coloring.
After coloring the train and adding white patterns on the flag, I realized the white background would need something more. The white was overpowering to me so I decided to take my lightest colors and create a simple scene. The grass uses two green markers, the mountains are one and the sky is another color – I think the lighter and more simple scene complements the Linking Train well.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps
Linking Train

Copic Colors
Y11, 15, 26
N1, 3, 5, 7
YG23, 17, 67
BG11, 13, 49
YR12, 16, 18
G20, 21, B00, BV20
BV23

Polka Dot Pals Uzuri from Whimsy Stamps

I have a second card that I’ve create for new release using Polka Dot Pals Uzuri. This one uses the snowman and bird accessory stamps to be the main focus. Continue reading for more details on how I used these key products:

Polka Dot Pals Uzuri
Bold ABC Die
Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die

I drew the snowman in this set thinking that Polka Dot Pals Uzuri had made a bunch of snow balls and was pulling them accross the park to build it in the corner. Of course, there was some jossling along the way but it looks like she knows what she is doing, right?
I colored the bird red to bring in some bright contrasting color and then decided to carry on that theme with the letters and dots. For a sentiment, I used the stamps’ sentiment as inspiration and created the CHEER from Bold ABC Die and stamping them with the AlFaDoodles. I thought the styles worked well together.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps
Polka Dot Pals Uzuri
AlFaDoodles
Bold ABC Die
Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die

Copic Colors:
Y15, YR15, 18
E30, 31, 35, E04
E21, 25, 27
N3, 5, 7, 9
E71, 74, 77, 79
B91, 93, 97, 99
E47, 43, 42
R14, 27, 29, 59
C1, 3, 5
BG13, 32, 49

Polka Dot Pals Uzuri from Whimsy Stamps

It’s a new release at Whimsy Stamps and today I have two sets featured – Polka Dot Pals Uzuri and Linking Train. Both are going to be awesome for the holidays and the Linking Train is also perfect for everyday and celebrations cards. I’m excited to show off Polka Dot Pals Uzuri so keep reading for more details on how I used these key products:

Polka Dot Pals Uzuri
Comic Speech Bubbles
Wonky Stitched Rectangles

This was such a fun card to create and it was also one of the more difficult ones. It’s out of my norm to use a title die like this, with the Comic Speech Bubbles, and laying it on top of a colored scene for Polka Dot Pals Uzuri. I was worried it wouldn’t look complete but it turned out so much better than I thought.
I had colored the images first and had planned to color Polka Dot Pals Uzuri in cool colors but honestly, I don’t know how I ended up with reds but I’m glad I did. I liked the result of the bright character against the soft cool background. I’ll mark that as a happy accident.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps
Polka Dot Pals Uzuri
Comic Speech Bubbles
Wonky Stitched Rectangles

Copic Colors:
BV20, 23, B000, 41, C1, C3 (background)
Y15, YR15, 18
E30, 31, 35, E04
E21, 25, 27
N3, 5, 7, 9
E71, 74, 77, 79
B91, 93, 97, 99
E47, 43, 42
R14, 27, 29, 59
C1, 3, 5
BG13, 32, 49

Polka Dot Pals Beau from Whimsy Stamps

Is it time for spring cleaning or renovations? Either way, Polka Dot Pals Beau is ready for the challenge. You might not recognize her, however, you’re not going to recognize this space once she gets done with it, for sure. You go girl. Read below for giveaway details and more details on how this card was created using these featured products:

Polka Dot Pals Beau
Polka Dot Pals Colton
Haunted Parlor

Want the card featured in this post? Dibs it in the comments below!! Be sure to add “DIBS” to be eligible in the random drawing and I will announce the winner with my next post in a couple days. Good Luck!
This card started with the Haunted Parlor in the background. I colored it with non-Halloween colors to make it looks like an old house with the browns and whites. The next step was to add my character. Polka Dot Pals Beau is sitting and she didn’t fit very well in the room and it looked awkward to me. So I stamped her head and then stamped the boy of Polka Dot Pals Colton so she would be standing in the foreground. I used the brush and step ladder accessories to help complete the scene.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Beau
Polka Dot Pals Colton
Haunted Parlor

Copic Colors:
YG93, 95, 99
Y11, 15, 26
E30, 31
E21, 23, 25
W4, 6, 8, 10, N1, 2, 3, C4
YG21, 25, 17, 67
BV23, B91
E70, 71, 74, 77, 79

Polka Dot Pals Brianna from Whimsy Stamps

(Winner announced below with another change to win.)

I’ve made it back and I have a fun winter card to share. This card is brought to you by Bunny who asked about coloring a winter scene, “night sky, snow, something like that.” Hopefully this fits within that request. This project uses the little Christmas lamb in Polka Dot Pals Brianna with the winter scene I created in the background. I was able to record it too so that’s something you can enjoy on YouTube. This card was created using these featured products:

Polka Dot Pals Brianna
Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die

The winner of the slimline Christmas card previously posted is … cartwaycards! Congratulations! Email me your mailing address and I’ll send it on it’s way.

Want the card featured in this post? Dibs it in the comments below!! Be sure to add “DIBS” to be eligible in the random drawing and I will announce the winner with my next post. (Be subscribed and get email notifications so you don’t miss out.) Good Luck!

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Brianna
Polka Dot Pals Uzuri (for sentiment – sneak peak)
Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die

Copic Colors:
B41, 60
BV29, 25, 23, 20
T1, 2, 3
C4, 5, 6, 7, 8
V15, 20, 22, 25