Monday, February 7, 2011

Whimsy Stamps February Rubber Release - Sneak Peek Day 4

Welcome to Sneak Peek Day 4 of the Whimsy Stamps February Rubber Release!
Today we're showing sneaks of new the Sentiments and Dies by Raindrop Echo Designs
For a full list of all of today's sneak peekers, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog

Today I'm sneak peeking the upcoming Balloon Set Dies and Birthday Postage Stamps which I've designed.  I mentioned on Day 2 that the dies can cut felt and after I found that out, I went FELT CRAZY!  You can see the aftermath below, lol.  I cut several shapes from different colored felts, but most of the felt was ivory and I just did a bit of sponging using the Ranger Inkssential Blending Tool and my stamp pads to give them a bit of color. It was super easy to and quick to make these birthday cards!  I even actually have one for a guy ready now.  Oh, I also went baker's twine crazy and you will see the aftermath for THAT on release day :)

The simple circle postmark sentiments that you see on two of the cards are from the Birthday Postage Stamps set, which will also be releasing on Feb. 9th.  The main feature of the upcoming Postage Stamp set and Birthday Postage Stamps set are actually four postage stamps, but each set also comes with four circle postmarks each to match.

Hope you come back tomorrow to join me for Sneak Peek Day 5: Prerelease Sneaks - our choice of artist!  Hint: I'll be sharing another image of Crissy's using a new-to-me coloring technique!

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Birthday Circle Postmarks and Balloon Set Dies 
Papers: SEI Jocelyn, Cosmo Cricket Wanted 
Accessories/tools: EK Success punches (the NEW slim line!), striped twill ribbon, baker's twine

These cards are for a few challenges:
Sew Many Cards - anything goes
Stampin With The Dragon – anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - in the roll of a die (use die cut)
CCEE Stampers - use your punches
Some Odd Girl – scallops galore (2nd card)
Sisterhood of Crafters - anything goes
Bearly Mine - for men/boys (3rd card)
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes, optional: flowers
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Spots and Stripes (3rd card)


Tracey said...

I love those balloon dies! Fabulous projects Ann!!

Marie-Anne said...

What a fantastic set of cards you've made with the great balloon dies.


*Vicki* said...

Ann, these really rock girl!! I just love these fun balloon dies and the sentiments are so fun to use with the balloon images!! Your creations are just darling!! :) Great job hun!!HUGS

Deb said...

wow, your felt balloons look amazing, very clever idea! hugs Debx

Patricia Garcia said...

Love this die, the cards look so heart warming!!


downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

carol said...

fabulous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFT this week, x carol

Crystal said...

These are FANTASTIC Ann WOW girl LOVE LOVE the felt!!! FABULOUS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all gorgeous Ann!! I just love all the texture of the balloons and your designs!

stephanne said...

"Because I felt like it!!" Love these Ann, the bakers twine makes for fabulous strings and the colours and punches are lovely!!
hugs, stephanne

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

Doreen said...

What a great collection of cards.Thanks for sharing this with us at Bearl

Inspired By Friends said...

How cute! Love them. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Linda said...

Great cards! I love the balloons. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

Crafteezee said...

I love the balloons, so versatile and have enjoyed guest designing this week and I ordered another set, lol. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Amazing card ………. Great idea ..............Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....