Jul 24, 2013

Whimsy Stamps July Rubber and Die RELEASE DAY!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope your week is going good so far!

Today is the official Whimsy Stamps July and CHA Rubber Stamp and Die release day! And of course we are back with another fun blog hop! Hope you were able to join us yesterday in the sneak peek hop for a chance to be entered into the prize draw. If not, you still have today and tomorrow, and don't forget the amazing giveaway of a $50 Whimsy Shopping Spree to celebrate our over 4000 facebook fans is still going on until July 28th!

Don't forget to leave comments on all the designers blogs to be entered into today's prize draw. Lots of us showcasing today, so there is going to be lots of inspiration!

HeidyEllieIris, PatriciaShelbyMarilyn , Shannah, Ann-Marie , DebAnn, Debbie, Tracy, Sylvia 

Here is the card I created for today, using the stamp set "Welcome to the Big Top" from Whimsy's Raindrop Echo Designs. 


Thought these balloons would be perfect to create a little "vintage style" card with. It has been a little while since I actually made it, as it is another one that I sent to Denise for use at the Whimsy Booth at CHA in Las Vegas.  So I am not sure what ink colors I used, but I think it was Mustard Seed and Walnut stain Distress inks. To create the look of two different colors on the balloons and sentiments, I simply inked the stamp first with the lighter color, then slightly inked it with the walnut stain. 

The white background was made by stamping an old script background stamp, as well as some postage stamps from Whimsy - Vintage Travel Postage Stamps- in "old paper" ink, and then also in walnut stain/mustard seed. Sorry but I don't remember exactly what Designer Paper I used, it's something from my stash probably by K&Co, or My Minds Eye. The edges were all inked with walnut stain ink, I did some machine sewing and distressing.The main sentiment is part of the set "Welcome to the big top. I used the slider 1 die from Whimsy to cut it out.



I made another card using this stamp set, but will post that at another time. This is such a fun and versatile stamp set to create cards with, not to mention it's perfect for scrapbook pages too!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have fun hopping and good luck everyone!

32 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just stunning and I so adore the monochromatic vintage colouring.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Noelle Martin said...

Love the vintage look!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Ellie! Love the vintage colors and style!

Glynda and Kelli said...

Very cute card. I love the vintage feel

Beth F. said...

All the elements on your card are a perfect vintage look!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Linda Palmer said...

Fun image, love the vintage feel of this card. Beautiful!

heidy said...

What a beautiful card Ellie!!
XXX Heidy

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card, great design x

CraftingMum said...

Love the design x

Heidi said...

Like your card.

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card here too, and certainly very different from what we´ve seen sofar, but not less great thoug. Awesome coloring too.

Marilyn said...

What a great card! I love the papers and colours you've used... so elegant and vintage!

Tamara D said...

What a beautiful card! TFS!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Very, very pretty!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Love the colours and design of this card. Those balloons look fab
Hugs Kelly

Lynne said...

Beautiful monochromatic coloring. Up UP and AWAY!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful card!!!

Pat K said...

Wonderful card so very creative. Pat Kx

Sabrina said...

Your card looks very elegant and vintage! I love it!!

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely vintage card hugs xx

Laila Bianca said...

Love the vintage style, very different from what I'm used to do. But I will challenge myself doing one after seeing your card. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

this is great Ellie. Love the background paper you created and the tag and balloons look gorgeous.

Patty said...

Wow...didn't notice this set..clearly surprised me..it is wonderful just as your card is!!

LindaS said...

Amazing stamping and colors. Love it.

Debi said...

Hot air balloon stamps are a favorite of mine. Nice color choice, machine stitching is always a nice finishing touch, and the paper ribbon looks great. TFS

up, up and away to the next blog I go

DebiB

Ea Christiansen said...

What a great card - love your use of the postage stamps.
Hugz
Ea

Shannah said...

Beautiful vintage card! Love those balloons! Hugs, Shannah xox

Ardilla said...

Beautiful project!!!!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

WOW! Stunning card! Truly love the old feel! TFS!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful! Love the aged look. TFS

Trena Johnson said...

What a great idea!!

lee marshall said...

very nice