Jan 20, 2014

Whimsy Stamps - January Rubber Release SNEAK PEEK day 1

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the January Whimsy Stamps Rubber and Die release Sneak Peek!!



We are having a little change this year. Instead of the monthly release, Whimsy Stamps is now releasing every other month instead. So there won't be a release in February, but of course we will still show you plenty of Whimsy projects throughout the next month and into March, using goodies from the January release. If you like whimsy stamps be sure to follow all the amazing Whimsy designers so you don't miss any projects (I have all DT members listed on my side bar.) And don't forget about our Facebook page, where you can share your own Whimsy creations too!

This year we have 3 amazing new artists join us! Cathy Delannsay, Sandy Allnock, and our own Design Team Member Simonne Clay.

We are also having 5 days of Blog Hops planned starting today up until Friday. All products will be officially released on Wednesday! I hope you'll join us each day. There will be prizes to be won, but the blogs and days for the prizes are secret, so be sure to hop along each day and leave comments too. The prize winners will be announced sometimes after the last hop, probably next Monday, on the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog.



Today we are showcasing creations made with stamps from two of our new artists,
 Sandy Allnock and Kathy Delannsay.



To make my card I used the gorgeous stamp "The Little Bird", illustrated by Cathy Delannsay. Isn't this stamp absolutely gorgeous!! I knew right away that I wanted to paper piece her gorgeous gown!

Her hair and skin were colored using Copic Markers.  As you can see, the image has been cut out. I used my super sharp cutterbee scissors for it. They work wonderfully for fussy cutting! To paper piece I stamped the image again onto my designer paper, and cut that out separately.

The castle in the background was made using the new castle die, which will also be released on Wednesday. I thought it would work perfectly with the stamp. Whimsy Stamps will also be releasing an all occasion stamp set, "Everyday Moments",  designed by our amazingly talented DT member and new Whimsy artist Simonne. If you are looking for a basic, many occasions sentiment set, this one would be it.

The paper I used is from my stash, probably from one of the My Mind's Eye stacks. I added a die from the die set "vines". I finished the card off by sewing around the edges, and added a little flower. 

Oh, and in case you are wondering, I created the circle behind the castle by applying some distress ink with an ink applicator tool, and then I stamped a silhouette stamp onto it.



To hop along with us today, just visit the links below, and don't forget  to leave comments along the way for a chance to win.

 Iris
Ellie (me) , 
Shelby,
  Deb,
 Jodi,
 Kathy,
Sandy


Have a fabulous day everyone and
Happy Hopping!!




Products used:
Stamps: The little bird, Everyday Moments (whimsy stamps), a silhouette stamp (Penny Black)
Papers: My Minds Eye, SU, copic xpress
Inks: several distres inks, memento tuxedo black
Tools: Castle die, vines die, nestabilities circle, cutterbee scissors, janome sewing machine
Embellishments: prima flower, brad, ribbon

45 comments:

Deb said...

This is so beautiful Ellie, I love that you paper pieced her dress to match and the vines work perfectly!
Debxx

Jane said...

Such a clever card I love her dress x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is beautiful paper piecing. Love the whole scene.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, beautiful stamp and a lovely layout x Susan x

byAnnette said...

Great Card!
Image is perfect with castle!
Really like the paper piecing of her dress!

heidy said...

What a beautiful card Ellie!!
XXX Heidy

Karina said...

Such a sweet card. Love the bright colors you used and the paper piecing look great. Such a cute new image.
Hugs, Karina

Tami B. said...

Pretty card and such a beautiful image. Looking forward to seeing more of Cathy's work.

canadian_liner said...

Perfect stamp set for all the princesses in our lives...You've created a magical setting for her!

Danni said...

How beautiful!! What a fabulous card!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Love the design of the card!!! The little girl & bird are so sweet!!! Love the paper piecing on this image. Good job!!

Vicky Scheiber said...

Such an adorable image! Geary choice to paper piece the dress! Thank you for sharing

Anneke said...

Beautiful card Ellie! Hugs Anneke

Iris said...

So pretty - love the paper piecing.
isoscia@aol.com

Valerie said...

Love the stamp and card!

Patty said...

Fabulous card..love the papers you used! A super sweet image!

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous hun and i so love the paper piecing on the dress too, Luv Sam x

Melissa T. said...

I love how you paper pieced the dress, very nice. Thank you for sharing. :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wow!!! I love the paper piecing of the dress. Fabulous card. TFS

meine-bastelarena said...

Such a pretty image. Love your paper piecing. Hugs, Bastelarena

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card. Love how you pieced her dress too.

Laila B. said...

Wow...very creative...love the paper piecing and the little bird is sooo sweet... Love it!!!

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

So very sweet. I really like how she is paper pieced. Beautiful coloring - that hair!!!

JoanneO said...

Love your paper piecing and the way your colored the image. The castle makes me think of a fairy tale! Beautiful card!

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Gorgeous image!! Love your card, great idea with paper piecing, it looks gorgeous!

Elaine said...

Wow this is fab. So fairytale x

PoJo said...

Love Whimsy Stamps!
Love, love this card!

Carla S. said...

This is beautiful, Ellie! Love the sweet image and wonderful details! Great paper-piecing!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

W0W. Love how you have paper pieced her dress to match the background paper.

Nikki C said...

What a pretty dress you have made :)

Phi said...

Wow I love this stamp by Cathy Delannsay. So sweet. The die and the sentiment looks great too. So many wonderful elements to this card.

Ardilla said...

Such a cute card, lovely image and dies!
Ardilla :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

oh my..this card is beautiful!

Tona M said...

Very pretty, love the use of the die cut.

loulou said...

Fantastic card. Great design elements. I love the magnificent paper piecing and the shaded circle behind the castle

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Your card is so amazingly gorgeous Ellie! I love everything about it :)

Amy Johnson said...

Oooh, what a beautiful and magical card! I love how you did the dress and tree!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely beautiful and beautiful coloring!!

Noelle Martin said...

Beautiful!

Shari said...

such a pretty card! Love the paper pieced dress and the added castle make this proncess shine! Great card!

Hugs;
Shari

Sharla said...

Love the castle die and the paper piecing...very pretty!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

Christin Myhre said...

Loove the paper piecing.. great card..

Norma Gomez said...

Wow, great job. luv how u did the paper piercing. TFS

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Love the paper pieced dress.