There is a new mini release at Whimsy Stamps today and, though I’m not featuring anything from this release, I thought I would feature some of the past releases that I missed… specifically with the Reindeer Games Jingle Shine Bright clear set and Holiday Snowglobe Outlines die set. This is one of four new reindeer to join the team of reindeer games and one of my favorites! This week, I’ll be showing cards I made with the others too – it’s certainly a set you’ll want in your collection especially if you have the other reindeer.
I have several projects to show this week featuring the work we did at the Coloring Toolbox Retreat. This one is similar to yesterday’s where I showed how to change/add long hair – this one shows removing the baseball cap and just having short hair. This is Polka Dot Pals Colton and was the featured stamp at the last Coloring Toolbox Retreat. There are several examples how how he has been colored and the many different ways he, or she, will turn out to be. And the limit is as endless as your imagination.
Are you interested in learning more? Come join me at the next Coloring Toolbox Retreat. It’s like no other and there are two different dates open for next year. Check it out!
Registration is open for the next two Coloring Toolbox Retreats in 2023 – one is in May and the other in September. It’s a retreat like no other! Take this for example – this is Polka Dot Pals Colton like you’ve never seen him before. LOL
I demonstrated part of this at my Coloring Toolbox Retreat then decided to finish it up in my free time. She started out as Polka Dot Pals Colton and I changed the stamp to have long hair. You’ve seen something similar as I have colored this stamp as Freida Kahlo and Bob Ross but I have two more that I’ll be posting this year too.
I had a few watercolor images left over from last year that I needed to get into cards. This is one of them. Yep, that’s watercolor. I kept this one simple as I didn’t have a lot of time. I used two different dies to layer and make a frame then added some glitter glue and holly leaves. ‘Tis the season and it’s coming up fast! Soon it’ll be 2023 and we’ll be making card for the next holiday season.
The background for my #FloridaStrong project was custom made for that card. I dug out the tools for carving rubber stamps and decided I was going to make a hurricane symbol. Below are a few photos of how I did that. When it was done, I stamped it randomly on the background in a blue then I used distressed inks in lighter colors to color the whole paper blue.
All the artists at Whimy Stamps have come together to create a limited edition #FloridaStrong themed stamp to help in relief efforts of Hurricane Ian. 100% of sales will be donated to a SW FL local organization. This is the image that I created which depicts a girl who is returning baby sea turtles to their habitat after rescuing them from an unsafe beach location. She would also be good for just plain ol’ sea turtle love. This is the original drawing that I colored up and then created a card