Whimsy penguins with snowman

One of the great advantages of digital stamps is how you can split and resize and remove things to fit your project. That is what I’ve decided on this time. All of these penguins are part of the same digital stamp. The stamp is part of the new digital release at Whimsy Stamps and is called Penguins Build a Snowman.

I opted for a slimline card this time using the great slimline film strip die. I digitally cut the digital stamp into the sections I wanted and resized them accordingly so each would fit in one of the frames. Then I erased the lines that was a part of the other sections of the original image to make them look like stand alone stamps.

To finish it off I used an inverted colour version of Merry and Bright sentiment stamp and some sparkly enamel dots.

Copics used: N0, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9, C0, C1, C2, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, YR31, YR23, E34, E97, E41, E42, E43, RV10, RV32, RV34, BV23, BV25, BV29

Whimsy Sugar cupcakes

A fun girly card today using Sugar from the Pollycraft collection at Whimsy Stamps. The cluster is made by using various die cuts on bits of scrap paper. The Quick Strips die setΒ is great for this! The sentiment is from Enjoy the Little Things which is one of their clear stamp sets. I really quite like that stamp set as it has loads of lovely little sentiments.

Whimsy penguin with reindeer

My Prismacolor pencils came out to play for this Whimsy penguin as well. I seem to have a thing for Whimsy penguins in pencils for Christmas cards this year! I cut a rectangular panel slightly narrower than the card base and used a piece of semi-matching paper as a stripe on the side. I used one of the labels from the Quick Strips die set (which is great, by the way!) along with the Bold ABC die set.

Whimsy Oak Tree boy

It’s August, can you believe it? Time has flown by so quickly this summer! It also means that Christmas is going to be coming up fast, like it does every year. Therefore I’ve opted to make a Christmas card out of my new release card for Whimsy Stamps. The stamp is from the Wee Stamps collection and is called Oak Tree Boy. It is also available as a rubber stamp. I first cut all the three layers of papers into panel sizes. Then I die cut first the darker blue background using the Wavy Edgers set and then used the same die to cut the coloured panel a bit smaller. I kept the angles slightly differently so there’d be more of the darker paper on one side. To finish it off I used a sentiment from the Merry and Bright set along with some of their enamel dots.

Copics used: (skin) E00, E02, E13, E15, (rusty red) E08, E18, E49, E97, (green) BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, (blue) B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, (white) N0, N1, N3, (black) N3, N5, N7, N9, (brown) E70, E74, E77, (hair) E23, E27, E29, (yellow) Y32, Y35, Y38, E34,
(red) R24, R29, N7

Colouring video (pencils) Penguin Candy Cane

It is time for my first colouring video using pencils. It is nothing fancy and I don’t feel ready to talk you guys through it yet, as I still haven’t coloured up loads of images using pencils, but you can watch me colour and hopefully pick up a trick or two along the way. You can watch as I colour up this entire image by Whimsy Stamps called Penguin Candy Cane (digital stamp). It is also available as a rubber stamp here.

I have used the digital stamp version and printed it out on Bazzill cardstock in the colour Kraft. And as you can see in the video I’m not exactly crazy about sharpening my pencils constantly. I think it works well enough like this and it means I can keep my pencils for longer.

If you’d rather view the video directly on YouTube, click here.

To show how this could look as a completed Christmas card, I’ve made a very simple one.

I have used Prismacolor Premier pencils and the colours are:

White: PC938
Orange: PC1003, PC118, PC122, PC947
Grey (cold): PC1059, PC1060, PC1061,
Black: PC1063, PC1065, PC1067, PC935
Grey (warm): PC1072, PC1074, PC1076
Blue: PC1087, PC1024, PC1025, PC1101, PC901
Purple: PC1026, PC956, PC1008, PC996

Here is a quick photo of the colours I used to colour this image: