Friday, August 19, 2022

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "Boo" and "Hill House" Die Sets

Happy Friday!

I've got an all-die card design for you today that features these two die sets from Whimsy Stamps - the "Boo" Die Set and "Slimline Hill House" Die Set! These two sets work perfectly together and the slimline die can be trimmed down to work on any card size with some selective die cutting!


I started with a swirled, ink-blended background created with Distress Oxide Inks that was heavily spattered with pearl watercolor. The haunted house was die cut from heavy black card stock, trimmed to size and backed with a piece of aqua cardstock to shine through the window/door openings.

I die cut the ghosts and lightly inked them with the same Distress Oxides to give them some dimension and allow them to fade a bit into the background. The word was die cut from silver metallic card stock and glued onto a black die cut to give it an offset shadow. The house was popped off the inked background with foam tape and the ghosts/word die were glued into place. I adhered a skinny white mat to the back of the inked panel and the finished piece was attached to a 5" x 7" black card front. Some shiny silver stars were added to finish up the card! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "Zombie Party" Stamp Set



Here's a super fun card featuring lots of dancing zombies partying it up under that sparkly disco ball - courtesy of Whimsy Stamps' "Zombie Party" Stamp Set! This slimline card measures 4" x 9" and started with an ink-blended panel that was attached to the card front. Two panels were cut from black card stock, (using the "Wobbly Windows" Slim Line Die)  glued together and spattered with paint & watercolors.

Single zombie images were stamped onto card stock and they were adhered behind the top & bottom window openings. Sparkly holographic paper was adhered behind the middle window to provide the disco-ball feel and the trio of zombies were stamped/die cut and popped up with foam tape. The sentiment words were stamped, die cut and adhered into place. This entire panel was glued onto the front panel and I some pearlescent bubbles were added to finish up the card! This card just makes me smile!


Thanks so much for joining me today and happy crafting! - Rachelle

Monday, August 15, 2022

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "Hocus Pocus Kittens" Stamp Set



I'm not sure what's cooking' in this creepy cauldron but I don't think I'm gonna like it! This great image from Whimsy Stamps' "Hocus Pocus Kittens" Stamp Set is the perfect scene for this window card! I stamped, watercolored and die cut the image and backed it with one extra die cut. The circular window was die cut from the front of a top-folding A2 card base and the slime green card stock was attached to the interior.

I die cut two banners - one from orange glitter paper and the second from black card stock, which was heat embossed with the sentiment. The banners were attached to the card front and the cauldron scene was popped up with foam tape. I added some die cut bats (from the "Haunted Graveyard Border" Die Set) and a few bubbly green gem stones to the inside to finish up the card! I ended up adding a second window panel to the back of the card front since it was kind of heavy and it really helped stabilize the card! 


Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting! - Rachelle

Friday, August 12, 2022

Halloween Card | Whimsy Stamps - "UFO" Die Set & "Wait For Me" Stamp Set



I confess - I am a Sci-Fi nerd! Anything UFO/space alien/Area 51/Star Trek related, I'm a true believer! I even dragged my hubby to the International UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico, last fall so that I could see the evidence myself! So I am VERY excited to share an out-of-this-world card with you today featuring this little green man! Whimsy Stamps has an amazing selection of space/alien/UFO products and I used the "UFO" Dies and images from the "Wait For Me" Stamp Set to create this project!

I inked up an A2 background panel with Distress Oxides (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch & Black Soot), spattered it with water/white paint and set is aside to dry. Then I created my space ship by combining matte silver, glitter and holographic papers together on top of an acetate base. This gave me a "glass windshield" to tuck my little alien behind! You can see how the pieces of this die set work together in the product shot below! I added some specialty gemstones to the exterior and this space ship was ready to take flight!
I attached the inked panel to the front of an A2-card base and stamped the alien & sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I left the alien in my MISTI and re-stamped the image after I painted it with opaque gouache. The space ship was popped up with foam tape on the card front and using metallic watercolors, I painted a light beam leading down to the alien, who appears to be desperate to escape this planet! Sometimes, I know exactly how he feels!


Thanks for joining me and happy crafting! - Rachelle