Whimsy Stamps ~ June New Digital Release ~ Day 3

Hey there my lovely crafty pals. I'm here with my Whimsy Stamps Digital New Release creation on Day 3 of our New Release launch for June. I am using a super cute image by our talented Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong called Make a Splash Duck. I've coloured this cute image with my Copic Markers and then trimmed the image with a Whimsy Stamps Handstitched Nested Rectangle Die

I used some cute papers from the last release and matted the image with the ditsy red paper from the Going Dotty paper set. I diecut a lovely lighthouse from a much older Whimsy Stamps die that I have in my stash. I love pulling out my older stash, it's a long while that I've been a Whimsy fan, so it's really fun pulling that stash out now to use in my DT creations. 

The lighthouse was perfect for this creation and I also used an older Whimsy Stamps sandcastle die too. I've tucked a sweet lil' sea-star and two little scallops around the sandcastle that I cut with dies from my stash (Doohickeys) from some fun sea themed papers also from my stash (Kaisercraft - Sandy Toes). 

The lovely sentiment is from an older clear stamp set called Ocean Journeys, which if you're quick you can snap up from the Retiring section for only US$5! It's a lovely set, with some great sentiments and nice bold finish. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat set it with clear embossing powder. I added the sentiment to vellum, so you could still see the layout behind. I like using vellum in this way.

I thought the white card base a little plain when I was mounting all the layers, so I added a simple embossed line running around each side and overlapping in the corners, just for a bit of interest and a simple finish. The rest of our awesome Digital Design Divas team have been hard at work on their designs too, so head over to the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page and check out what the rest of the talented team have been up to. All the links to the products I've used in this design are linked at the foot of this post. This is not an affiliate link, just a straight link to the store, so you can easily take a peek at the full collection. I'll be back again soon, with another Whimsy Wednesday Inspiration post, but in the meantime, enjoy checking out the brand new June releases and happy crafting. Hugs xoxo


Challenge Entries:
Card Mania: #105 ~ Nautical
Creative With Stamps: #27 ~ Cute Animals 
Cute Card Thursday: #532 ~ Hello Summer
Crafting From The Heart: #209 ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: #405 ~ Crazy Egg ~ Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers: June ~ Elemental Challenge. I've used Stripes, Waves of Blue and Sand(castle)
As You Like It: Flora or Fauna ~ I still think I'm more of a Flora girl, but after my first entry, I decided I'd be brave and have a go at colouring some Fauna! And then another! ;)

Daring Cardmakers Elements


Fikreta said…
its so adorable!
Sarah said…
A fantastic seaside themed card. Love the image, love the paper and the die cut elements are spot on xx
Such a fun image nd love the matching dies, fab card
Dawn Turley said…
Awesome Wendy. All the elements together make it one stunning card
Maxine D said…
What a beauty Wends - love that image and all the wee details you have added around it are perfect. Who would have thought to cut the lighthouse out of the pp!! That was genius!
Brenda said…
What a darling image and such a fun design. I'm loving the hand stitched dies! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight!
Tracy Freeman said…
Such a cute and fun card, love the little die accents.
Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x
*Vicki* said…
This image really makes me smile! Beautiful coloring and I just love the fun accents you've added to this design! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)
Squirrel x said…
Thanks again for playing along at AYLI - this so made me smile! Xx
Svenja said…
Fun maritime take on the moodboard - I love the striped trunks of your little duck. Thanks for playing along!
Kati said…
Beautiful card and your colour work is amazing.Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and hope to see you again! Hugs, Kakichka DT
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Helen F. said…
Your card is just too cute, Wendy! Love the coloring and added layers of embellishments! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative With Stamps this month! :-)
Ileana A. said…
Beautiful funny creation! I love image and dies!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge. Sorry for the late comment.

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