Teddy bear and love letter!

Hi

I m here with my second card for Whimsiedoodles for this month. Their january release is all about valentine images and I m head over heels in love with them .

What better way is there to show love than with a simple gesture of  teddy bear doll and a love letter. That is the theme I chose for this card . Long ago I was surprised to read that teddy bear is named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Jr. I was happy with the final output as the card looks like a letter and a teddy bear doll is on a wood table.

Here’s the lovable card .

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Supplies:

Paper – Bazzill Peppermint cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock , wood pattern cardstock

Stamps –

Whimsiedoodles Heart String Bear digital stamp    (http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html)

Lawn fawn sophie’s sentiments ( http://www.lawnfawn.com/collections/sentiments/products/sophies-sentiments)

Penny black letter background ( http://shop.pennyblackinc.com/p/letter-background)

Inks – Antique linen distress ink, Copics E37, E25, E40, E0021 , 0  (for fur), Y15 for bow tie, R29 and R24 for hearts, versamark inkpad

Misc: Die lawn fawn stitched journaling card ( http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/stitched-journaling-card ) – for heart border , Glossy accents , red satin ribbon , white embossing powder

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The close up coloring of the bear – This took quite some time to do . Had to do the speckling effect of the fur using colorless blender by doing tiny dots.

The glossy accents really come through so good!

Hope you like the card!

I m enrolling this card for http://blog.markerpop.com/2015/01/12/markerpop-challenge-60-anything-goes/

Have a lovely day

Vidya

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Bare (Bear) Heart!

Hi

Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.,

I m happy to say that I m again guest designing for Whimsiedoodles blog. When i received the digital images of the new stamps that Melyssa had made , I fell in love with them . They are absolutely adorable. I had so many ideas using the beautiful images that I m having difficulty putting them in few cards. So here is my first card of those valentine cuties.

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Isn’t he a cutie perfect for a valentine card?

Supplies:

Stamps: Whimsiedoodles heartbearstring digital stamp  ( http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html )

Paper: Peppermint bazzill cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock

Ink: Copics E37, E27, E25, E40 (for bear) , Y15 for bowtie, C6, C3 for arrow, R29, R25 for heart , Antique linen distress ink

Misc: Stickles red for hearts, Wink of stella clear brush pen for heart on teddy, Hearts embossing folder, Abstract card from silhouette design store , Silhouette machine

Steps:

1. Die cut the card using silhouette machine and attached a white card stock in the inside panel to make the die cut pop.

2. Resized the bear to 2.65 inches X 2.65 inches  and printed onto neenah solar white cardstock . Colored with copics and fuzzy cut it. Used wink of stella for heart on it.

3. Hand cut a circle and embossed using heart embossing folder and blended with distress ink vintage photo. Attached to card .

4. Adhered the bear using foam dots. Used stickles on hearts on card.

I ll be posting another bear card for tomorrow!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog

Vidya

Elf on the window.

If there’s one phrase that we  hear or say very often in December to the kids , it is “Have you been naughty or nice?”

When coming to think of being naughty, its the elf that comes to my mind. Yes, for today’s card it’s about elf on the window.

I made this card from the beautiful whimsiedoodles image (which is so fabulous to color ) . Hoping to create an elf on the shelf, this is how the card turned out to be ! It didn’t turn out like how I wanted, but it turned out good! Its like the elf is on a window with the outdoors behind her.

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This elf seems to be more nice than naughty, isn’t it?

I seriously wish I could take better photography.

Supplies used:

Digital stamp: Elf watching girl ( from http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/christmas.html ) , heidi grace stamp (for snowflakes)

Paper: Green and red paper (from stash), Neenah solar white cardstock

Ink: Copics R29, R24, YG23 (red and green dress ) , E21, E00, 100 (skin) , C6, C3, C1 (hair) , tumbled glass distress ink for background

Misc: Spellbinders nestabilities round circles dies, green and white twine, liquid applique to give the fur effect on cap

Here’s a closer look:

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Totally in love with the liquid applique! Super cool effect it produces when it is heat set.

I m adding this card for

whimsiedoodles challenge (Merry and Bright)  here : http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-new-releases-new-challenge-and.html

markerpop challenge  http://blog.markerpop.com/2014/12/01/markerpop-challenge-57/

http://copicmarkerspain.blogspot.com/2014/12/reto-de-diciembre-december-challenge.html

Have a good day

Vidya

Witchy Halloween!

Its all about spooky cute images today. There’s a wonderful set of digital images for halloween that I simply cant get enough of.

You can find them here. http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

I just cannot choose which of the image is my favorite. I chose to do a witchy card and I m entering this in the whimsiedoodles challenge of the month (Here it is – http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2014/10/winners-and-october-monthly-challenge.html)

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Please click on the image for a larger view.

Supplies :

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock (for witch), black cardstock (for cardbase) , Patterned paper (from stash – magazine) , Vellum 40lb

Ink : Copics (100, C6, C3, E21, RV06, Y15, YR04, Y11, Y15, R24, B26)

Misc: Tombow multi glue, orange ribbon, foam dots

Steps:

1. Make an A2 size top folding card from neenah solar white cardstock.

2. For the panel –  Cut 4.25 inches X 5.5 inches black cardstock and adhere patterned paper ( 4X5.25 inches size) over it. Attach a one inch X 5.5 inch strip of vellum over the card. Run through the ribbon over all these and attach to the backside. Attach the entire panel over the cardbase.

3. Print the digital stamp in neenah solar white cardstock and color with copics. Handcut with scissors and attach to the card with foam dots.

Isn’t this an adorable cute little witch?

Vidya

Here I come!

Hi

Its the time of the year when the chill is in the air , the kids get to enjoy carving pumpkins and trick or treating! Halloween is long over but I love the kids coming in costumes with their pumpkin bags asking Trick or Treat! This Halloween my neighbors kids came over and one boy was dressed as a vampire and a cop. I got a bit confused as he was dressed up as a cop with an uniform whereas he had these false fang teeth. When asked, who he is , his answer was I m a vampire cop! Hmmm that was definitely new to me. What can I say? Kids are curious thinkers , I guess.

For today , its a vampire card. (not a vampire cop card, lol)

I m entering the whimsiedoodleschallenge for this  month in the last minute.

http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2014/10/winners-and-october-monthly-challenge.html

The theme for the challenge is GETTING KINDA SPOOKY. This card was perfect for it and its cute to give to kids who enjoy Halloween

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I had to use the perfect vampire colors (the Christian louboutin colors) – Red and black . Its one of my favorite color combos.

The image I used is a digital stamp from Whimsiedoodles shop. Its a super cute image that I had to make the second card. Here’s my first one : https://www.flickr.com/photos/94013869@N06/15491531117/

You can find them here under Little boos. http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

Supplies used:

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Black cardstock

Ink : Distress ink barn door , versafine onyx black ink , wink of stella clear pen

Copics 100, C6, C3 (vest); R29, R24 (red cape); E21 for skin; 100, C3 for hair ;YR04, Y11  for pumpkin

Stamps: Whimsiedoodles little boos digital stamp (vampire) ( http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html)

Lawn fawn (http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/happy-everything)

Hero arts leaf and floral background (http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=90517)

Die: Spellbinders labels four nestabilities

Misc: Enamel dots from recollections , glossy accents, foam dots.

Steps:

1. Make a cardbase from neenah solar white cardstock  – top folding card A2 size.

2. Make cardpanel 4.25 inches X 5.5 inches from neenah solar white cardstock . Inkblend with distress ink. Stamp with hero arts stamp to create the floral background.

3. Cut a small hexagonal white cardstock and attach to cardbase. Use two consecutive die cuts and make the frame from black cardstock and attach it above the white and red panel with small foam dots.

4. Print the digital image of vampire and pumpkin and color with copics . Use wink of stella pen to give the satin shine to cape. Put glossy accents over pumpkin. let dry. Hand cut both images. Use foam dots and attach over the white panel .

A close up view: (see the shine of the cape and glossy accents over pumpkin)

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5. Stamp the sentiment using versafine inkpad and attach enamel dots on both ends.

Hope you enjoyed!

Vidya

Love you to the moon and back

When we are asked how much do you love me , the response will be a wide open arms and we say “This much” or else we say ” Love you to the moon and back”. Love can never be measured but still we go to wide extents to describe it. Its made more beautiful with descriptions.

Today’s card is one such – an outer space card made from a digital stamp from whiimsiedoodles (rocket and astronaut)

To find the stamp – please click on the link : http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

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Isn’t he an adorable little astronaut ? This astronaut can also be used for halloween cards ( a boy with a costume)

Supplies used:

Paper: Black and gray cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock

Stamps : Whimsiedoodles digital image space cadets , starburst stamp from hero arts, Hero arts magical background

Dies: Spellbinders circle (colored and fuzzy cut)

Ink: Copics – C3, C6, C1, N1, B26, B24, perfect pearls powders, Distress inkpad antique linen for moon

Steps:

1. Cut an A2 size card from gray cardstock ( 8.5″ X 11″- scored at 4.25″)

2. Card panel from black cardstock – size 4″ X 5.25″ . Attach to cardbase .

3. With versamark ink , stamp magical background(selectively) and use perfect pearls powder with brush over it. Wipe excess . Also stamp starburst on lower edge and do the same. This gives the outer space effect. I wish I had a better stamp to give the effect.

4. A die cut colored with distress ink and hand cut – spritz with water to give crater effect. Attach to left lower edge.

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5. Print the images and color them with copics and fuzzy cut . Attach the rocket and the astronaut with foam dots. The rocket also looks like an arrow pointing the sentiment.

6. Sentiment taken from silhouette design store and printed and colored with copics and glued to card.

Time to take off for me! Hope you enjoyed!

Vidya

Have you seen the cutest batman yet?

Hi

Batman is known for his strength, secrets, gadgets and super cool vehicles. But have you seen a cute batman yet?

This post is about the cutest batman card. The image is from Whimsiedoodles.

Please click on this link to find the batman image-  http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

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Isn’t he cute hanging in the dark with his bat friends with the moon behind him?

Supplies:

Paper: Neenah solar white card stock, Black card stock , Patterned paper printed from Skelly soiree papers from Snap click supply ( http://www.snapclicksupply.com/skelly-soiree-papers/)

Die: Spellbinders circles

Inks: Memento tuxedo black ink, Distress ink- Mustard seed and squeezed lemonade , Copics – 100, C6 C3 , Y11 for coloring batman

Font : Batfont (printed in paper and flag cut with hand)

Steps:

1. Make A2 size card (4.25″ X 5.5″ folded card) from black cardstock

2. Cut cardpanel from patterned paper of size 4″X5.25″. Die cut a round circle from the patterned paper.

3. Cut a bigger size circle from neenah solar white cardstock – and color with distress inks . Sprinkle water drops to give a crater like effect for moon. Attach it to cardbase.

4. Place the card panel over it with 3dfoam dots

5. In neenah solar white card stock, resize and print the batman image . Color the batman. Give the wings a batty effect using C3 on C6. Use wink of Stella clear pen over the wings. Attach this over the moon in hanging position with 3d foam dots.

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6. Print the sentiment Happy Halloween (using bat font) . Color with distress inks and attach to card with 3d foam dots.

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Have a batty knight (night) !

Vidya

Let’s go Trick or Treating!

Hi ,

With Halloween around the corner, its time for the spooky yet cute cards.

The little boos digital stamp set from Whimsie doodles are utterly cute for making Halloween crafts. You can find them here.

http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

Today’s post is about little boos going for trick or treating!

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Don’t they look like little kids out to have fun! I love using bright colors on my card .

I was thinking of kids going for trick or treat at evening times and as the Halloween colors are usually black, yellow and purple , I wanted to mix both themes together on this card.

Supplies :

Paper: Black cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock, purple cardstock

Stamps: Little boos digital images from whimsiedoodles

Ink: Copics 100, C6 (for grey) ,Y13 (yellow), N1 for ghost , R29 and B26 (for purple – mixed color) ,

Distress inks – mustard seed, spiced marmalade

Misc: Wink of stella clear pen, Black and white ribbon, glue and foam dots.

How to:

1. Cut a 8.5″ x 11″ inch black cardstock ; Score at 4.25″

2. For card panel, Cut the white cardstock 4″ 5.25″ size and color them with distress ink by blending .

3. Cut a small road size (0.5″x5.25″) road shape in silhouette (if not available, use a black strip and mark white lines on it for road)

4. Attach the ribbon to cardpanel in bottom, and then attach the road above.

5. Digitally print the little boos and color them with copics . Fuzzy cut them and attach to the card using 3d foam dots.

6. Print the boo banner on purple cardstock. Fuzzy cut them and coat with wink of stella clear pen and attach with foam dots.

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Ta da! The little boos are set to go their Halloween walk !

Wait till they knock on your door pretty soon!

Love

Vidya

Tag the penguin in detail

Even the smallest of gifts when wrapped beautifully, makes it so elegant that the person opening it would feel happy even before opening it, don’t you agree with me ?

Here are some gift tags that can be used for Christmas gifts , or for birthdays in winter.

Supplies used:

Brrr stamp set ( http://stores.ajillianvancedesign.com/brrr-stamp-set-by-whimsie-doodles/ )

Ink : Memento tuxedo black ink, Copics 100, C6, C3, R29, R24, white gel pen , Distress ink broken china, tumbled glass , versamark inkpad

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Patterned paper ( Mitten background from silhouette online shop, Snowfall from Joann)

Misc: Red satin ribbon, Tombow mono multiglue, lacey white ribbon, dimensionals, 1/4″ EK success punch, white embossing powder

First tag:

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1. Cut a 3.5″X2.75″ strip of patterned paper (snowdrop) and attach to same size white cardstock.

2. Punch 1/4″ tag hole in left top corner

3. Cut a piece of may arts lacey ribbon for tag

4. Cut a curved slope from neenah solar white cardstock , use glue and stick distress rock candy over it. Attach with dimensionals.

5. In a small piece of neenah solar white cardstock, Stamp the penguin (mask the cap and then stamp penguin over it)  . Color with copics. Use white gel pen to make starry effects on cap. Fuzzy cut and attach with dimensionals . Use any black pen to make strokes like he’s sliding.

6. Use liquid applique on the cap poof and heat set it.

Mittens galore tag:

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1. Cut a 4.25″X2.5″ strip of patterned paper and adhere the same over the same size white cardstock. (The mitten paper was printed from silhouette online shop) . Cut the edges on sides with scissors . ( You can use any tag shape you like)

2. Punch a 1/4″ tag home . String red ribbon through it.

3. Cut a piece of lacey may arts ribbon and glue it to base.

4. Stamp sentiment brrr below it with memento tuxedo black ink.

5. On neenah solar white cardstock, stamp scarf (mask it) . Stamp penguin over it. Color with copics . Use white gel pen to make polka dots over scarf. Separately stamp mittens, color, cut  and attach with glue .

6. With dimensionals, attach penguin.

Isn’t he all excited and jumping with joy?

For the third tag:

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1. Cut a 3.25″ X2.75″ white cardstock. Cut a small strip of slope . Apply glue and pour distress rock candy glitter .

Attach with dimensionals over the base.

2. Stamp snowflake background with versamark inkpad and pour white embossing powder and heat set it.

3. Blend distress inks to give the background blue color.

4. Stamp the penguin on neenah solar white cardstock and color with copics. Fuzzy cut (Be careful about using xacto knife to cut the area beneath ear muffler) . I used liquid applique over earmuffs and heat set it and colored with copic E21 to give furry look. Coat penguin with clear wink of stella brush pen. Attach the penguin with dimensionals.

This can be used as gift cards or mounted over card base and used as a greeting card.

Hugs

Vidya

Tag the penguins

Hi

I just adore the cute images from Brrr  stamp set available at http://stores.ajillianvancedesign.com/brrr-stamp-set-by-whimsie-doodles/ and  I’ve been itching to make more projects since I got them.

For today , I m tagging the penguins 😉 Yes, Its gift tags made with these cuties.

You can see the post in whimsy doodles blog too –

http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2014/09/more-cuteness-from-our-guest-artist.html

There are three gift tags in total – made with the same stamp set. They would be perfect with gifts like mittens or caps or scarfs.

They also go together with the cards I made previously.

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This gift tag is about the penguin sliding down a snow hill. Whoosh!!! Just make some strokes and it ‘d look like he’s moving downhill .

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Mittens galore! The patterned paper for this penguin is so perfect and the lacy ribbon completes the look . I tried using all accessories like the mittens, scarf and ear muffs in these gift tags.

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Snow is falling! The snowflake stamp is pretty to use. A wink of stella clear brush gives the shimmery look of the penguin’s fur, isn’t it? The ear muffs are all puffed up with liquid appliqué. Pick a ribbon of your choice , its a gift tag or attach it to a card base, it’s a card.

Look for the details of making these on Thursday!

Love

Vidya