Whimsy Stamps ~ World Cardmaking Day Blog & Instagram Hops

Hello, hello, I'm back again already, with an exciting post, as it's World Cardmaking Day today and we are celebrating this at Whimsy Stamps with not one but two hops! The first is a Blog Hop and half the team is contributing to this, while the other half of the team is doing an Instagram Hop. I'm sharing here on my blog, so that you can find your way to our Instagram Hop, which is what I'm joining in with.

In honor of World Cardmaking Day, @whimsystamps is having a spooky Instagram Hop with a $25 prize! To be eligible to win, all you have to do is:

1. Like the Instagram post.⠀
2. Follow @whimsystamps.⠀
3. Follow each designer on the hop.⠀
4. Leave a comment, tagging friends in separate comments.

My spooky creation has been made with a whole host of gorgeous Whimsy Stamps goodies. I used the too cute to spook digital image Vampire Henry from our Rustic Sugar Range at Whimsy Stamps. How sweet is this image? Way too cute to spook, exactly how I like 'em! 

That sweet bat on his head just makes me smile so much. I coloured these cuties with my Copic Markers. I added some silver to his medallion to make it shine, which shows a wee bit better in the image below. 

I coloured up his eyes to look hypnotising and added the fun sentiment from the fabulous Dracula I Compel You stamp set. Don't you just love those lavender eyes?! I thought that'd be a really fun look.

I stamped the sentiments with white ink to look a bit like chalkboard writing, I thought it would be kinda fun, but in retrospect, I think I'd go for white embossing powder next time, it stands out just a little clearer. My kiddos love Hotel Transylvania, so of course, there had to be the Bleh, Bleh, Bleh on there too!

I used the fabulous Halloween Creatures Stencil to create the flight of bats in the top right hand corner of the card. The image below shows the stencil right after I'd inked through it. Such clever and quick elements to use! I really need to use my stencils more.

I added a subtle final touch to the cool tombstones with an older stamp I had in my stash, that had a fun take on the traditional British war time slogan, Keep Calm and Carry On. I wanted it to be a subtle effect as the other sentiments are the featured ones, this is just a lil' cherry for those that stop and look closely. I say stop and look, because I use my Halloween Cards as decorations and props during Halloween. I couldn't resist adding a Poe Raven to finish.

The next stop on the hop is @embellish.craft.love. Be sure to hop along and leave comments at each stop, as the giveaway winner will be chosen randomly from all of the comments! You have until Saturday, October 12th at midnight EST to enter. For another chance to win a $25 gift certificate, head over to the Whimsy blog!

Instagram Hop List:












This giveaway is open to all; however, unfollowers/giveaway accounts do not qualify. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram or Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use.⠀

I've used lots of gorgeous Whimsy Stamps goodies to create this Halloween themed card. You can click through on the thumbnails below to be taken straight to the store. Happy Hopping and Halloween Ya'll!

Check out the rest of Whimsy Stamps Fabulous Halloween Goodies HERE.

Challenge Entries:
Love To Craft: #39 ~ October Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenge: #35 ~ Pink or Halloween
Crafting With An Attitude: #56 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Masculine or Halloween/Autumn
The Fairy & The Unicorn: October ~ Anything 'Fantasy' Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October ~ Autumn Colours/Halloween
Creative With Stamps: #43 ~ Tree (Halloween tree on left of image)
Mix It Up Challenge: Anything Goes + Open Technique (black on black)


Pat said…
Fabulous Halloween card Wends, really cute image and great design. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx
Sarah said…
What a "fang" tastic card...LOL!! Brilliant in very way Wends. Love that cute character and you have coloured him perfectly. As always, your attention to detail is spot on xx
Chris said…
Fun and fabulous Halloween scene Wends! A great combination of stamps die-cuts and stencils, love your little monster and his hypnotic eyes, perfect with the sentiment!
Bev said…
What an absolutely fantastic Halloween card, sweet-pea. Wow the detail is beyond phenomenal. LOVE!!
meg said…
Fabulous Halloween scene, the vampire is far too cute to spook, he looks great against the grey/black background with all of the die cut embellishments, thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar
Gale said…
Fabulous Halloween card Wendy! Love the scene you made. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for
Whimsey said…
Adorable; so many tiny details, thank you for showing all of those. I LOVE the flight of the bats!!

Thank you for joining us at Mix It Up!!
~Michele, DT
Dorlene Durham said…
The details of this card are so great. Love it. Love the cute vampire too. Thanks for joining the tree challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS
Helen F. said…
Such an adorable Halloween scene. Love the color-combo and the the dies and fun images. Thanks for joining us at Creative With Stamps for this month's challenge~TREE!
chanya13 said…
Beautiful work.
Thank you so much for taking part in our Love to Craft Challenge Blog.
Agnieszka chanya13 DT

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