Hi everyone, I’m very excited to bring you another set of cards as a guest designer on the Whimsy blog! I created today’s cards with some of the gorgeous Whimsy Stamps digital stamps, digital sentiments and digital papers. This time, instead of my colored pencils, I used my alcohol markers to color the images. So, let’s get started!
I first printed the adorable Whimsy Stamps “Penguin Flies“ and “Penguin Loves Watermelon“ digital stamps onto some Copic friendly paper (I printed the Penguin Flies twice). Then I started coloring these cuties using the following Copic Sketch marker colors (I used the same markers on both images): C00, C4, C7, C9, W00, W1, Y000, YR14, YR18, YR01, R20, R22, R08, R29, G40, YG17, G94 and B0000.
When the coloring was done I fussy cut around the images leaving a small white border. I also colored the second set of balloons and also fussy cut them out: later on I will adhere these extra balloons on top of the first set to create a little bit more dimension on the card.
Next I started working on the background panels: for this I printed two of the papers from the Whimsy Stamps digital “Poppy Fields Paper“ collection and I die cut them with a stitched square nesting die in the size that I wanted. I also die cut some slightly larger mats from matching green (for the Penguin Loves Watermelon image) and red (for the Penguin Flies image) card stock using a slightly larger square nesting die. These square panels I adhered together using liquid glue.
Then I started working on my sentiments: after resizing I printed the Whimsy Stamps “Vintage Sentiments“ digital stamp set onto white card stock. I die cut banner shapes from these sentiments using the largest die in the Crealies Double Fun number 1 banner die set and colored the paper slightly with the W-Copic markers to make them less bright white.
Now I have all the elements for my cards ready and I can put the cards together: on the Penguin Loves Watermelon card I adhered some matching ribbon (adhering at the back using regular tape) to create some distance between the background poppy’s and the penguin image and then I first adhered the penguins to the cards using one millimetre thick foam tape (and for the balloons on the Penguin Flies card a second layer of one millimetre thick foam tape for the additional balloon layer) and then I adhered the banners to the project also using one millimetre thick foam tape, folding them to the back and adhering there using regular tape.
To finish these cards I adhered the combined panels with the colored image on top onto a white linen textured card base and I adhered some Cartwright’s Sequins in the color “Satin Gold“ in different sizes using Ranger Medium Matte for some extra interest in the background.
And that’s today’s project! I love these adorable penguins and it was so much fun to combine them with the other digital products that Whimsy Stamps carries (if you haven’t done that yet you really should go and check them out)!
Thank you Whimsy Stamps for having me as a guest designer, I loved working with these gorgeous products!