Jun 19, 2013

Whimsy Stamps June - Release Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by!
It is time again for the Whimsy Stamps monthly rubber stamp and die release as well as Designer papers and Shape EZ templates for your electronic cutting machines. You can find all the new goodies at the Whimsy Stamp Store today!

As always we are having  blog hops with prizes to give away. Hopefully you were able to hop along in yesterday's sneak peek hop. If not, you still have two days of showcases left to be entered into a chance to win. Don't forget, you only have 24 hours to enter each hop, starting at 12 noon EST. To be entered into today's hop, simply leave a comment on all the participating designers' blogs posted below the card.


To make my card I used the super cute stamp "Hay, whatzup Buttercup" illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.

I had so much fun coloring this cutie!! Not sure if you can tell, but the head was stamped twice and cut out popping it up with dimensionals. I colored the image using my faber castell polychromos pencils. The sky and the edges of the card front were inked with an ink applicator tool. 

Products used:
Stamps: Hay whatz up buttercupSun Moon Stars sentiment set (both whimsy stamps)
Papers: Designer Paper Winter Blues (Whimsy stamps), Neenah white card stock, SU yellow
Tools: double scallop circle doily die, Sun Moon Stars die (both Whimsy), ink applicator tool
Embellishments: prima flowers, twine, brads
Coloring Medium: Faber Castell Polychromos pencils

If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win a whimsy prize in today's hop, simply leave a comment on the following designer's blogs.

Ann, Debbie, Gina (June GDT), Heidy, Iris , Deb, Ellie (me)

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I also have another card to share today. This one was made for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge. The theme this month is "shaped cards". Just make a card in a non-traditional shape and you're good to go. Hope you get to play along for more chances to win Whimsy Prizes. There are two weeks left to play along.


I decided to make a flower pot shaped card using the gorgeous flowers from the new release set " In my Heart" from Whimsy's MoMa's collection. I stamped the flowers twice and colored twice, then cut them out using my cutterbee scissors. The flower pot template was found on google.com. I added a border using Whimsy's double scallop border die (which coordinates with the double scallop doily die I used on the first card). The sentiment on top was stamped onto a half circle, then I created a tag out of it.


 As you can see on the photo, the flowers were adhered onto the circle. To finish it off I added some ribbon and another sentiment tied onto the ribbon with some twine. Both sentiments are also part of the same set. 
Oh, and just in case you are wondering, I used the direct to paper technique (swipe ink pad over card stock) on the flower pot.

Products used:
Stamps: In my heart (Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: SU, neenah
Tools: double scallop border die (whimsy), circle nestabilities, oval punch, cutterbee scissors
Embellishments: ribbon, twine, glitter
Coloring medium: Faber Castell Polychromos

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!!

32 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome creations. I just adore the little farmyard scene on the first and the flower pot design is so creative.
{I would love you to take part in my 600 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Mojca said...

Oh the firs one is sooooo cute and funny, and the flower pot is just divine. hugs! MOjca

Glennis said...

Beautiful cards today - I love that cow image

Kelly Lloyd said...

Lol... I love this adorable image, made me smile and you have made it into a beautiful card. Really enjoying the hop so far,.

You other card is gorgeous too. Those flowers look beautiful
Hugs Kelly

Kerys said...

Adorable cards! I love the Crissy Armstrong image and the die you used. Awesome coloring too! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

brenda said...

Two stunning creations Ellie, the first one is such an adorable image and the design and colours of the second lovely.

B x

heidy said...

2 fabolous cards Ellie!!
XXX Heidy

Marianne said...

They are both very great!! Lovely cards.
xxx Marianne

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Both are absolutely lovely cards..adorable sweet cow and the potted plant card is awesome. I am loving all these great stamps and design papers.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. Love that cow. TFS

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Ellie, love the Whimsy stamp x Susan x

Gina L said...

I love both of your cards. I have been meaning to make a flower pot card for ages. Thanks for the reminder. I love how yours turned out!

Maryann Laursen said...

Both are beautiful cards, but I admit, I´ve just lost my heart to that little cutie cow here ha ha ha

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous card love the farm look and image is so cute. Also your shaped card is wonderful too hugs xx

Stephanie R/S said...

That cow is so cute n super pretty flower pot

Bettina L. said...

Love them both. That cow is adorable and the flower pot is sooo pretty. Bettina xx

Mary said...

'Hello Sunshine'- so bright and cheerful it would lift anyone's spirits. Take a bow Ellie! Your 2nd card is a great design, colourful and uplifting. Well done you.

Mary Mac

Carla S. said...

Wonderful projects, Ellie! I love them both! Great designs!

Brenda Lee said...

Love, love, love both cards. When I saw the image of Hay, whatzup Buttercup, I knew it would make an awesome card.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards with great coloring! Love that flowerpot card and the beautiful flowers1

Patty said...

WOW!! Both your cards are adorable! Can't help favoring your cow card...Just a perfect picture of him hanging his head outside the wooden gates!!

Sande said...

Love both of your cards. The flower pot is just gorgeous. Fantastic coloring.

zehra said...

love both of them, very pretty

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

both cards are great...love the first one...your coloring rocks!

Michele I said...

both of them are just so cute

Ea Christiansen said...

The first card is uber cute - love this little cow sticking its head out.
The second card is absolutely gorgeous - love the detail where you pull out the flowers and its a tag.
Hugz
Ea

alethea said...

Both your cards are fabulous! I especially love the cow one!! His head would be perfect on those wobble things! HUgsxx

loulou said...

I love your Buttercup card to bits. Fantastic colouring. I think this stamp is my favourite of the whole release. It is just so adorable. I love your flowerpot idea too - wonderfully creative.

Louise said...

Fabulous cards, so love the cute cow image

Ardilla said...

Both projects are awesome!
Love the fun image for the first card and the pot shape in the second one...

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! What gorgeous coloring!!! Both of your cards are phenomenal!!

Patty said...

OMG..both of these are fantastic! Can't decide which one is cuter!!