Thursday, May 15, 2014

Crafty Squirrel May 22

Hi welcome back to my blog!

Today is a cooler day here with a bit of wind and some showers, a perfect day to be inside creating something.
I made this card a couple weeks ago for my husband for his birthday but never shared it with you yet, seems like a waste not to here goes.  I made a vertical stair card. I have seen these type of cards on the internet but have never created one for myself. I tried to get a template but the sizes of them didn't seem to match the size of card I wanted to make. I typically make 6 x 6 cards, so when the templates never matched I sat down to create my own. I'm not going to lie it quite sometime to make it work and have all the measurements the same on the stairs but I finally got it and love the outcome of it.
I create this card using a sure cute image from Whimsy Stamps by designer Miss Rach called Crafty Squirrel, colored it with copics and used earthy colors to match  to make the card.

 My card is a 6 x 6 card, the front piece is a piece of cardstock  measuring 7 5/8" wide by 5 7/8" high. From the top left corner I measured down 1" and made a vertical line( which you score), from there I made another line horizontal this time 2 " long ( which you cut with your trimmer). This is the format that I used all the way down the stairs until I was at the bottom right corner. Once I cut and scored all the stairs I then center it on the front 6 x 6 piece of my card. I hope that you understand what I am explaining. It's hard to explain a template, but if you  think of the way stairs work it does make total sense.
I think the picture helps as well, then I added pattered paper to each of the stairs so it complimented my card.

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I hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2 or more dies challenge

2 or more dies!
That is the challenge this month on the Whimsy blog.
I definitely hope to see you create a card and enter it in the challenge. You have a chance to win some fantastic digital images from the Whimsy store, you can flip them re- size them the possibilities are endless with what you can create.
I created this wonderful card with numerous dies on it. The image is called flower girl from Whimsy stamps designer Lia Stampz. I colored her with copic markers and added the following dies: Whimsy shapeology die vines, Spellbinder dies: Holly Motifs, ribbon banners,  and classic scalloped large circles.
You can click here and jump over to the Whimsy blog to check out all the other fantastic creations from the Whimsy digital team.

 A wee bit closer

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Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 1 Digi hop

Welcome to the May digital release blog hop!!!! 

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by 

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300 dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to 
fit your own project To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store 

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each 
be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! 

These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the 
hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Michelle 

This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store  
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Thursday 7th
 May at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners 
will be announced right here. 

Here is my card using this stunning image called Grace from Whimsy digital designer Marrika Collins.
I wanted this image to be a bit vintage. I decided to go with a color that I really haven't used very much, a coral with a little touch of black and dark red to accent. I added a small amount of liquid pearl to her head piece and around the image it's self.

Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way 


Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping!