Saturday, 5 March 2022

Whimsy Stamps - Time to Retire the love bug

Hi Everyone, 

I'm so sorry for my sabbatical from the crafting world, I've had some personal stuff going on that I have been dealing with.

I have a few videos and cards made that I'm hoping will give me the push I need to get back up and running. 

Today I have used an image from Meljens over at Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection called Love Bug, a super cute image that can be used on various cards. As you can see on my card instead of going with the tradition Valentines card, I went with a Retirement Card and made it out all manly. 

I began by printing the image onto Kmart Anko Watercolour Paper, this is new to me and I actually really like it, I don't have a lot of brands to compare it to but it was lovely to work with using my Watercolour Pencils. I used watercolour pencils from Faber Castell for my image. I have a small collapsable cup on my desk from Faber Castell - love this thing if you don't have one you need it :-) I used some round brushes I picked up from Kmart the last time I was there, I will also link up some other brands for you. 

Once the image was all coloured up I trimmed it down so that it would fit onto my card. I cut down a layer of American Crafts Black Cardstock to use as a matting layer using my Cutterpillar Pro. I purchased 2 new dinner sets (because they only come with a serving for 4 and we have a family of 7) recently and they had all this corrugated card between each of the plates. I quickly popped it all into my craft room knowing I wanted to try and use it on one of my cards. 

I trimmed the corrugated sheet down to be slightly smaller then the black then really carefully tore a spot on the top and bottom to fold in and just manly up the card a little. 

I grabbed some stars from the little leftovers tub I keep on my desk and adhered them around my card to finish it off. These stars were from EK Success Star Confetti Punch. 

For all the adhering I used three different adhesives - Helmar Acid Free, Helmar Quick Dry 450 and Scotch ATG Tape Runner. 

The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps, It is from the Everyday Banner Collection, I will have everything linked up in the picture links below of products I have used plus alternatives if the products are for Australia only. 

Oh I forgot to mention before I adhered the image down I used a Vintage Photo Ink Pad from Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink to ink the edges up with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. 

For the inside of my card I used some leftover black cardstock and some more stars, and added a white rectangle to be able to write a message. 

I hope you have enjoyed my video, if you are yet to watch it, all the links are below and I would love for you to hit subscribe and leave a comment on the video :-)

I hope you have enjoyed my post today, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message or contact me via facebook (all links can be found below).

Watch the You Tube Video Here


Products Used On My Card (Affiliate Links Used Where Possible)

Thanks for stopping by, Deni

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1 comment:

  1. Such a cute creation Deni! LOVE that you gave it a grown up twist and turned it into a retirement card. Fabulous hun. Hope you're having better days my lovely friend. Hugs, Wends xoxo


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