You Warm My Heart

11/18/2011 03:00:00 AM

Hello everyone!  Sorry for the lack of posts.  We are in the process of moving from California to Oregon and we've had a heck of time trying to figure everything out.  I'm sure it'll all be worth it though :)

Anywho, for today's post I cheated a bit and combined my Shop Pumpkin Spice weekly post with my Whimsy Stamps showcase post!  I used some gorgeous Bo Bunny papers from the Blitzen 6x6 paper pad.  I really like the non-traditional colors that are in this collection.  There are definitely a lot of color combinations that I would not have thought to use for winter/holiday cards, but I think it came together perfectly!  I also tried my hand a coloring on kraft again, something that I hadn't done for a long time, and I was actually somewhat satisfied with the results.  The image looks better in real life.  If you need kraft paper, Shop Pumpkin Spice has it available here: Bazzill 8.5 x 11 Kraft Cardstock.

As I mentioned, today's card is also for the Whimsy Stamps Showcase Day #2 for the November 2011 Release!  On Wednesday, November 16th, Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until November 23, the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 23 November.

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cool PonyWinter Notables 1 sentiments, Sleigh Ride sentiments; Coloring medium: Prismacolour pencils on  Bazzill 8.5 x 11 Kraft CardstockPaper Bo Bunny papers from the Blitzen 6x6 paper padEmbellishmentsEcho Park Happy Days Brad Assortment, sheer ribbon, stiff twill ribbon stamped with sentiment from Sleigh Ride set; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Notables 1 and Layered Snowflakes, Cuttlebug

For my card, I've used several of the new release stamps and dies.  It was so difficult to choose which image to work with, but I went with Crissy's Cool Pony.  I think the little girl is so cute and Crissy's horses are always the best.  If you've never seen her line of carousel horses at Whimsy, you MUST check them out.

The sentiment that you see on the top left corner of the image is a new line of sentiments and dies that we have called "Notables."  This particular one is from the Winter Notables 1 sentiments set.  I cut it out by hand, but there is also a matching Notables 1 die to go along with it.  The fancy frame that holds it is cut out using the new Elegant Notables 1 die.  This die is current sold out (geez, that was fast), but maybe you can find one at a your favorite Whimsy retailer?  I'm surprised, yet pleased, that it has sold out so quickly :)

I cut out a ton of snowflakes using the Layered Snowflakes die set.  In the center of the snowflakes are brads from the Echo Park Happy Days Brad Assortment.  I stamped the twill ribbon with a sentiment from the Sleigh Ride set.  Stamping on twill was really fun and you will for sure see more of this in the future once all my stuff is out of storage :)  The sentiment was stamped using StazOn Stamp Pad in Jet Black.  This is the only stamp pad I trust on different types of surfaces - it really just "stay on" very well!

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below:

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

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