Whimsy Stamps Adopt Don't Shop DOGS Stamp Set

Hello and happy weekend!  I recently mentioned about a fun facebook event being hosted by Whimsy Stamps (see post here) to help provide support for animals that need adoption.  Today, I have a card to share with you using one of their "Adopt Don't Shop" Stamp Sets.  There are two versions.  One for cats and one for dogs. (Affliate links used.)


My card today features the Adopt Don't Shop DOGS Set and I just love this sweet image!

Adopt Don't Shop DOGS Stamp Set

To create my project, I used my MISTI to stamp this image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with Copic friendly black ink.


I then colored my image and background using Copic Sketch Markers.  This is a single-layer card but I love how this stamp set makes it look like I put in a lot of effort and masked some of the images (even though I didn't, lol).


Copic Colors Used:

Dog on left: E30, E31, E23, E27, E29
White Dog: 0, C00, C1, C2, C4, C5
Black Dog: C2, C4, C5, C7, C8
Medium Brown Dog: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Reddish Brown Dog: E97, E08, E19, E18
Grass: G20, G21, G24
Sky: B0000, B000


I then added a lovely stitched white frame around my image using the Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set.  I love all of the Shaker Maker Dies from Whimsy Stamps.  The stitching and wide frame bring a lot of elegance to your cards as well as make it super easy to create shaker cards.


Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set


For every Adopt Don't Shop Stamp Set that is purchased, Whimsy Stamps will donate $1 (per set) to the Gulf Coast Humane Society!


Here's a look at the adorable Adopt Don't Shop CATS Set as well.


There's still one day left to participate on the fun Facebook party and have a chance to play some fun games and win some prizes!  Click HERE for more details. 

Whimsy Stamps

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Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

Staggered Circle Die - Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a project that features the new Staggered Circle Die from Sunny Studio Stamps.


I decided to go with an underwater-themed card and used the cutout circles as shaker windows.  To start, I first trimmed a piece of white card stock to 4.25" x 5.5" and then cut out the stitched windows with the Staggered Circle Die.  I then blended a separate piece of smooth white card stock with some Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire) to go behind my top panel.


I used images from both the Oceans of Joy and Magical Mermaids stamp sets and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers and used the Oceans of Joy and Magical Mermaids Die Sets to cut them out.  I adhered them to the ink blended panel after lining up the windows and deciding where I wanted to place them.


I then glued a piece of acetate over each of the windows (except for the top left one) and added some clear 3mm sequins and white seed beads for my embellishments.  I used some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape to give my shaker elements room to move.


I cut a piece of Velum Paper with one of the Wavy Border Dies and glued it within my top circle to make my dolphin look like he's popping out of the water.  Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto black card stock and added it to the front of my card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

MFT Color Challenge #111

It's time for a new Color Challenge from My Favorite Things!  This week's color combo is a gorgeous combination of reds, gray, and white.  You don't have to use the exact colors listed to play along but simply use ones inspired by the colors shown on the challenge palette.



I put together a fun little shadow box featuring the SY Joyful Heart Bears Stamp Set.  I first created the base of my box by trimming two pieces of Smooth White Card Stock to 7" x 4.25".  I scored these pieces along the long side at 1.5" and 5.5" so that the final dimensions of my shadow box is 4" wide, 1.5" deep and 4.25" tall.


I diecut a circle into the front of one panel using the Circle STAX Die-namics Set 1.  To get a frame around the outside, I used both the Circle STAX Die-namics Set 2 along with the Inside & Out Stitched Circle Die-namics with a piece of Red Hot Card Stock.  To get the dimension on the inside of my shadow box, I trimmed two more pieces of White Card Stock to 4.75" x 4.25" and scored along the long side at 3/8" and 4 3/8".  I then diecut circles (using a smaller circle than the panel in front of it) for each panel.


I stamped all of my images with Copic friendly Black Ink and used Copic Sketch Markers to color them.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I added some foliage in both Red Hot and Electric Red Card Stock using the Fab Foliage Die-namics.


I used clear acetate to add the butterflies.  Lastly, I heat embossed the my sentiment on a piece of Electric Red Card Stock with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  I used the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics to cut out my sentiment and then trimmed off the fishtails with a pair of scissors.


Come join in on the fun for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!  Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see what the rest of the participating DT Members have created.

I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #424

Hello friends!  I have a super fun Sketch Challenge to share with you today from My Favorite Things!


I followed the sketch layout as closely as possible when creating this fun, watery shaker card.  For the inked background, I blended some Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  I spritzed this panel lightly with water and blotted it dry with a paper towel.


I stamped all of my images with Copic Friendly Black Ink, colored with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Colors Used:
Browns: E30, E31, E23, E25, E29, E47
Oranges: YR00, YR04, YR07, E34


 For my stitched circle around the center circle, I simply used the Inside & Out Stitched Circle Die-namics to cut out a stitched circle, and one of the Circle Die-namics to make it into a frame with a skinny, single stitch.  Prior to adding my frame, I added a strip of patterned paper from the Fresh Squeezed Chevron Paper Pad.


I added some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape to the back of my front panel so that the card could hold my sequin embellishments.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Black Ink across the front.


Here's a view of Sketch #424.  Come play along for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!  Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for the link-up and for more sketch inspiration.


Thank you for stopping by; I hope you enjoyed my card today!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you a lovely day!

♥ Rachel

Whimsy Stamps Adopt Cats & Dogs Campaign

Hello everyone!  I wanted to quickly drop in and tell you about a great campaign that Whimsy Stamps is running.  Recently, Whimsy Stamps debuted two new stamp sets called Adopt Don't Shop Dogs and Adopt Don't Shop Cats.  For every purchase of either one of these stamp sets, Whimsy Stamps will donate (per set) $1 USD to the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

Whimsy Stamps Adopt Don't Shop Party!

Also, join the online Facebook Adopt Don't Shop Party (Feb 14th - 17th) for some fun, games, giveaways, and a chance to win some crafty prizes!  Receive a FREE digi stamp when the count reaches 250!  So, invite your animal lover friends to come play along!

 Adopt Don't Shop Dogs


Adopt Don't Shop Cats


More details can be found HERE.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel

Party Pengins - MFT Tips & Tricks

Hello everyone!  I am here today to share a few tips and/or tricks with you using the newly released Party Penguins Stamps Set from MFT Stamps.


I have been creating a lot more slimline cards lately but they really are so much fun to do!  I love how it gives you a lot more room to create a scene without looking too bulky.


I have a few tricks to share with you today.  The first is a quick and easy method to bring character and more dimension to your penguins.


Here is an image of what the penguins first looks like when you stamp them with black ink.


To give the penguin a little more dimension, I took some Cool Grey Copic Sketch Markers (0, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4) and blended them in a circular motion over the penguin's belly, going from darkest to lightest from the outside in.


Secondly, if you want to add some cartoon-like eyes, it's simple on this type of image which resembles an image that is done with no-line coloring.  Following a fun technique that I learned from the ultra-talented Jane Allen, I first blended some circles around the stamped black eyes with the blue B01 Copic Sketch Marker once the belly of the penguins were dry.   


Once this was dry, I then blended dark circles for the pupils using W8.


Lastly, I added some highlights with a White Gel Pen.



I learned this trick the hard way after my first set of penguins with this stamp set were way off.  If you want feet that are perfectly lined up with the stamped feet, simply diecut your images FIRST and then stamp the feet into the white space for a perfect fit.


Now these penguins are ready to be added to my card base.


My card base was cut to 8.5" x 3.5" with the top layer cut to 8.25" x 3.25".  I blended the background with some Distress Oxide Inks (Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac) and then splattered this background with some Opaque White and Purple paints.



I actually used the triangular stamp, meant for the party hat, as my banners today.  I stamped a number of triangles with Tickled Pink and Razzle Berry Prestige Inks and then quickly fussy cut these triangles with my scissors.



Lastly, I attached all of my images with 3D Foam Adhesive Squares and heat embossed my sentiment onto a sheet of Purple Rain Card Stock with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.


Stop by the MFT Blog for some more Tips & Tricks


I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel

Wreath2stamp and Elephant Pudgie - The Stamps of Life

Hello, crafty friends!  I have another card to share with you today that showcases the new and lovely Wreath2stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  This time, I combined it with the adorable Elephant Pudgie Set.


As I mentioned in my previous guest post, the new Wreath2stamp set is so versatile.  It can be dressed up or down, stand alone, or be combined with so many other stamp sets.  Today, I have the cute Elephant Pudgie popping up to say hello from the center of the wreath.


To start, I first created my background panel.  To do this, I blended a couple of Distress Oxide Inks (Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac) onto a 5.5" x 4.25" sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock.  Once dry, I then splattered this panel with some Opaque White Paint for added interest.


I then diecut a stitched rectangular panel from some Powdered Sugar Card Stock using the Exclusive Stitched Rectangle Die Set.  I love the distinctive and gorgeous stitching on this set!  Once complete, I added a circle in the center of this panel by diecutting it once more with one of the Circle Dies and then stamped my sentiment with Grape Ink.  I then added my elephant, whom I had colored with Copic Sketch Markers (C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5), in the center of this circle.  Once done, I then adhered this panel to my card base with some Double Sided Adhesive Foam.


Lastly, I added my wreaths.  For the first one (the green wreath) that sits subtly below my purple one, I stamped it with Mint Chip Ink and then cut it with the coordinating die.  I then stamped my top wreath with Grape Ink and added it with some 3D Foam Adhesive.  I added some flowers and leaves (diecut from Mint Chip Card Stock) to my wreath to finish off my card.

Wreath2stamp

You can look HERE for more details and inspiration using this beautiful set.



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Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel