Butterfly Sunset


It's Linda here today with some inspiration for you and today I'm sharing a couple of cards using the clear stamp set Flight of the Butterflies.

I just love this set it's perfect for so many different occasions and the fact that you get several different stamps and sentiments makes it extremely versatile.

To make my cards I did a blended background using 3 colours of Distress Inks, and split the finished piece into 2 strips to use on my cards, so making both cards didn't really take much more time than making a single card.

As you can see I used 2 different sentiments from the set, plus the flight of butterflies and a single butterfly stamp, all from the same set.

To decorate I used some enamel dots including some from the Summer Breeze set and some lovely butterfly embellishments I had in my stash, but you could use a medium/large die cut butterfly if you preferred or any kind of butterfly embellishment you might have.

If you would like to know more details of how I made these cards, see some more photos or links to where those butterfly embellishments are from, please visit my blog here
Thanks for visiting.

Beau & Bashful

Hey everyone! Jessie here today with my first ever post on the Whimsy Stamps blog! I can not tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of this fantastic team! 

I coloured up Beau & Bashful with my copic markers, giving these two lovely rainbow manes and tails! Once I created the super clean card base I added a little bit of twine and some of the Summer Breeze enamel dots. A giant hello chipboard piece from my stash finished it off!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wee Poppy

Hi there, for my DT post this month I thought I would share a card made using the super sweet Poppy from Whimsy Stamps, new out this month. I also used the In Stitches stamp set and randomly stamped some stitching around the edges of the papers.  The sentiment is from the Flight of the Butterflies stamp set.


I coloured Poppy with copic markers.  I also stamped some lavender from the new Lovely Lavender stamp set (also Whimsy).  How neat are they!?!  This stamp set is going to be super useful, especially that chicken wire stamp which I have used on the card I will be posting next week.
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E55, 53, 51, 50
Clothes/Flowers: RV95, 93, 91
Toadstool: E43, 42, 41, 40
Ladybird: W5, 3, 1, 00, 000; R20: C9, 7; R46, 35


Thanks for stopping by
Bev x

Sketched Elephants

Hello Whimsy Friends, happy Tuesday!
So did you fine peeps like the last release, they were all just too cute,
 must have's very last one of them. I have something old and 
something new to share with today. 

For my DT inspiration today I have used Sketched Elephants 

form the Clearly Whimsy Stamps collection the artist and illustrator is 
Nina-Marie Trapani, I have had these little beauties in my collection for a 
good long while so I thought it was time to ink them.

I used the co-ordinationg Elephant dies to raise the dear little
Elephant out of the frame. The papers are from the new 
release and they are called Fresh Rose they seemed to set of 
the image and the Honeycomb Pattern die perfectly, and for the finishing touch
I used Summer Breeze enamel dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope that I have inspired
you to have a go at making a card today. Take care good people 
and I will see you fine ladies & gents here again next month.
Hugs Bridget :) xx

Inspiration from the Rubber Team

Today we are showcasing lots of beautiful cards using many of the new rubber images that were released in January. Isn't the team so talented? There are some mad coloring skills going on here.  
Click on the stamp name to be taken directly to the store to purchase. You can also see more inspiration there.

Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting!















Emily wishing you to have a lovely birthday

Hello Whimsy friends, It is Yenni here.
 I hope you are enjoying this month's new releases.  

Today i am sharing with you one of my favourite card which i created with Whimsy Stamp Emily

A yummy colour combination between peach orange and teal will makes you feel happy. This card does makes me happy to be honest. 
For the image, I have colored her with zig markers and distress markers. The beautiful pattern papers from authentique old collections. 
And here is the close up of the card.

Be sure to check out other talented DTs works in the next few days. 

Have a lovely day ahead.

Yenni ^_^


Hi everyone I hope you  are enjoying the new WHIMSY STAMPS releases, today I have a fabulous card to share with you  made with the super

She is coloured with copics
SKIN E08,E11,E53,E51 R22 AND C5 SHADOW
hand made Digital sentiment

Have a fabulous day big hugs xxx

Love Bots!

Hi Everyone!

It's Shannah here today to share some Whimsy Inspiration with you!

For my card today I've used the adorable new stamp from Krista Heij-Barber called Love Bots, and the included sentiment, available from Whimsy Stamps.

The image is stamped with Momento Tuxedo ink and coloured with Copic markers, then fussy-cut and added to the card with 3D foam.

I hope you like it! You can see more details on my Blog;  Embellished ExpresShan's.

Thanks so much for visiting today and hope you have a great week!

Birthday with Poppy

HI, Céline here with my first DT post here.

I fell in love with this "Poppy" stamp of the January New release.
And as a fan of red I have to make her in red.

I've made a square base card with an insert card where a message can be added in the double scallop doily.
On my square base I've added a piece of paper with some ruffle ribbon bordures.
To frame the image I've used Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles, layered on a piece of red cardstock.
As it's a birthday card I've used Birthday large word die.
To decorate, I've added some flowers with Honeycomb pattern and vines set dies.

I've colored poppy with copic markers :
Skin : E13, 11, 21, 00, 000
Hair : E59, 57, 55, 53
Clothes : R89, 85, 83, 81, C1, 00
Mushroom : R56, 46, 29, 27, 24, E44, 43, 42, 41
Ladybug : R29, 27, E43, 42, 41, 40
Leaves and flowers : YG67, 63, Y35, V95, 93, 91
Grass : YG25, 13

I hope you like my first card shared here ;)


Betty & Bob

Hi! It's my turn to showcase one of January's new Clear and Rubber stamp releases! How awesome are they? So many to choose from!

So, i just LOVE this cute image by Sylvia Zet -  'Betty & Bob'.

I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and used the Happy Sayings Stamp Set for the sentiment. I used a variety of papers from Authentique and some bakers twine from my stash. I added a little hand stitching for more detail.

Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting :)
Kerys x

January Release Clear Team Inspiration

Wasn't last week's January release so amazing? Today, we are showcasing some DT projects using the clear stamps from the release.  Click on the name of the product to be taken directly to the store to purchase.  And then make sure to come back later in the week when we will be showcasing some DT projects from the rubber team










Ideas how to use the NEW Whimsy Stencil

Hello Whimsy Friends, today I am here to share with you some ideas on how to use the new Whimsy Butterflies Stencil.

The stencil is 4 x 6 inches in size and 0.188mm in thickness. It is made using a smooth plastic and both sides have a slightly shiny surface which makes clean up real easy. To enjoy your stencil for a long time I recommend storing it flat and clean it up right after each use.

*NEW Butterflies Stencil

Sponging with inks, paints and stains are one of the most common techniques to use stencils. While you can achieve beautiful effects with these techniques, I love to add dimension to my cards and projects.

Here I am using a 3D paste with a nice pearlescent pink shimmer (Nuvo Embellishment Mousse). I've placed the stencil over my cardstock and secured it with some Washi tape to keep it from shifting. (I always work on a Teflon sheet covered work space - makes cleaning up ink and pastes a breeze as well as tape/glue removal.) Applying the paste with a spatula is best but a popsicle stick will work too if you don't have a spatula.

Carefully lift the stencil from the cardstock not to smudge your image. Let the 3D paste dry. Clean up your stencil with warm water and soap immediately.

Another way to achieve a dimensional effect is using modeling paste. Apply it the same way as you would the 3D paste.

Leave it like it is and let dry for a more simpler look - or after it's dried you could re-attach the stencil and sponge the butterflies with ink.

For some more bling add glitter to the still wet modeling paste and let dry. Clean up your stencil with warm water right after you're done. Don't let the modeling paste dry on the stencil. This might ruin your stencil.

Using your stencil with the heat embossing technique gives a nice dimensional effect as well:
Prepare your paper for heat embossing and then place your stencil over the paper. Secure it with Washi or masking tape so it wont shift.

Thoroughly apply embossing ink - I used Versmark. Carefully remove the stencil and applu embossing powder immediately. Heat set from underneath.

Depending on your choice of embossing powder you can achieve different effects - metallic, pearlized, opaque, distressed etc.

Use the stencil together with the Copic airbrush system:
I used Washi tape again to hold the stencil in place and to cover the areas (in my case butterflies) I did not want to add color to.

 It works quite well, what do you think? I used two different shades of  teal to get some more effect.

The smooth and shiny surface of the stencil is easy to clean. Just use rubbing alcohol to clean your stencil from the Copic over spray. This will not damage your stencil!

An absolute fun technique is "Stamping through your Stencil":
First use the sponging technique to apply color the the butterflies. I used distress inks in yellow and a darker orange color. Let dry.

Now choose a stamp with a pattern that will fit your stencil. I chose a flower stamp set called "Friendly Flowers".  Yes, it is a clear set from Whimsy and will be released in February *sneak peek* ;-) Text or script stamps work well too. I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Remove the stencil and voila! You have a very nice contrasting effect. I used Memento and Distress inks, both dye inks, which will clean up nicely from your stencil. Pigment ink might leave some stains on your stencil and StazOn for sure does.

I stamped more grass at the bottom to match the butterflies and added little antennas to the butterflies with a very fine Copic Multiliner Pen.

Here's the finished card. The sentiment is from the newly released "Flight of the Butterflies" clear stamp set.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you liked my stencil tips. Don't forget to share your Whimsy creations over in our facebook group. Can't wait to see what you create!