Thursday, February 23, 2012

Whimsy Stamps February 2012 release - Showcase Day 2!

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our
February Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (February 22) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, and ShapeEZ templates. From then until 28 February the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous products 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 on February 29.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below:
Ann Vento (me!)

For my card today, I've done some merging and watercoloring again!  This time, I've used two of Meljen's new images: Party Time Cat and Party Penguin.  The sentiment is from the Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 set (cut out using the Notables 1 die) that was also just recently released.  Do you see that awesome chipboard frame around it?!  Well, of course it was designed from the oh-so-talented Zoe and is also available at Whimsy HERE.  The balloons were cut out using the Whimsy Stamps Balloon Die Set and given a little character using various Cuttlebug embossing folders.  I thought it would be fun to use some twine to tie up the balloons to the die cut :)

The big die cut behind the image is a Cherry Lynn die and I actually broke my Cuttlebug trying to cut it out :(  Luckily, I have the Grand Calibur as a backup, but that thing takes forever to roll through something.  As soon as I have some money, I will be replacing my dear old Cuttlebug.

Anywho, hope you enjoy my creation for today!  Make sure you come back again tomorrow for card!

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Party Time Cat, Party Penguin, and Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 sentiments; Coloring medium/ink: Distress reinkers stamped on Arches hot press watercolor paper using StazOn ink; Papers: I don't remember; Embellishments: Make it Crafty chipboard, twine; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Balloon Die Set and Notables 1 die, Cuttlebug (sniff sniff), Cuttlebug embossing folders, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cherry Lynn Sunflower die, Tim Holtz distressing tool

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for more new release creations!


46 comments:

Glennis said...

A lovely card Ann, great balloons, and love those dies

Deonna said...

WOW! What a great card! I love your balloons.

tweetybugshouse said...

what a stunner.

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the balloon dies and the image is so cute.

Hugs, Uta

Craftyanny said...

oh wow, love those dies, the balloons are fab too. A great card
Anne x

Sara said...

That´s really cute =)Love the balloons!

Donna said...

Wonderful card Ann, love your embossed balloons!!
hugs
Donna

Beate said...

Ann, I love how you combine the stamps to create super adorable cards.
Hugs and smiles

Hanneke said...

Great card! Love the images and your coloring is great! Those balloons are wonderful details. Hugs, Hanneke

stephanne said...

They are so darn cute!!! Love the colours and chipboard, it's magical!!
hugs, stephanne

Mary J said...

That is such a fun card - love it!

Claudia said...

Great idea to emboss the balloons.

Hugs

Claudia

Deb said...

gorgeous card Ann, love how you put the cat and penguin together!
Debxx

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Loving all the layers and texture with embossing on this adorable card

MILA25 said...

Super pomysł z tymi balonami . I kolejna piękna kartka .
Pozdrawiam Mili

Sue said...

A lovely card.

Aartje said...

Great card with this image and the beautyful balloons.
Hugs Aartje

Iris said...

Wow Ann another super adorable card and I love the embossed balloons!

Hugs,
Iris

Tammy Ortiz said...

Very cute card really enjoy it
Hugs tammy

Lorraine said...

wow this is so fab i just love those balloons they work so well with the image xx

cebelica said...

Your creation is fantastic! :)

mags said...

Brilliant card. Love the images together and those balloons are fab.
Mags
x

zehra said...

this is a n amzaing card, so preetty, love the balloons, sorry to har about your cuttlebug but the vagabond is wonderful too. i have both the vagabond is awesome.
i love the colors you used and all the great elements int he card.

Frea said...

Hi Ann, what a cute card, love the combination of those two images and you just gotta love those Make it Crafty chipboard shapes. Hugs, Frea

Tami B. said...

I love that you combined 2 of the critters, sooo cute!

wahixane77 said...

Love the card and all those special touches. Great job. Olivia

MagsB said...

What a great image, how good those two look together! The doily is just fabulous - but how awful to lose your Cuttlebug like that! I'd be lost without mine! I hope you find a new one soon.

love Mags B x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love the balloons.

Wendy Thompson said...

Great interpretaton of the stamp and just love the background.

Sol said...

Lovely!.. Great colors!. And Great Design.. I love the die cuts!.. And how you have used them! :o)

kim.scrapper said...

This card is fabulous, tfs

Lisa R. said...

Wow, love this card! Great layers and dimension. Embossing wonderful. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Happy Day 2...Love, Love, Love the embossed balloons and the fabulous sunflower die pattern behind the cute image!
:O)
Jessica

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Ann its sad to hear that your cuttlebuggy broke over a die. Hope you'll be able to get another one soon. Wonderful merging! I would love to know how to do that in word! Gorgeous coloring!

Shime said...

Very beautiful card! I like coloring and all embellishments

Sherry said...

too cute!! the new stamps are adorable!

Marjorie said...

Wow!! STunning card Ann, love how you have used the balloon dies, and your colouring and interpretation of this fun image is amazing..really makes me want to have all of these so I can have a go myself lol!! Just had to become a follower!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

DQ said...

Oh my, sorry to hear you broke your Bug, but your card is so sweet, thanks so much for sharing it with us

Helen said...

Great card, makes me want to party as well. Regards

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is so great! You are so creative - I love it! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Evelyn vasquez said...

Love the balloons and embossing

Pambi7 said...

I love your card. It makes me want to join the party!

Sonia said...

How cute! I love the balloons!

Manderly said...

Ann, I really like how you were able to use brown with the stamps and have it all so cheery! Such talent. Love the new release too!
xxxooo

Anonymous said...

Love your card. The balloons are great!

Playing with Paper said...

This card is just fabulous! Those balloons are awesome. I just love all the detail!