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Spring 2016, Issue 1

Welcome Spring

Whimsy Inspired e-magazine Tutorials, Special Projects, Cards, Sneak Peeks and more!

Meet the Whimsy Illustrators

April Release week - April 11th 1st Annual Craft Retreat - Sept 30th

Tips For Using Scraps

CAS Stamping

Project Ideas and more‌


Contents

Inside this issue‌ Meet the Whimsy Illustrators - pg 3 Spring Time - pg 17 Clean and Simple Designs - pg 23

Tutorials - pg 27 Using Scraps - pg 27 Ghost Masking - pg 33 Creating Sky - pg 38 Project Idea - pg 39

Anything Goes - pg 44 Current Trends - pg 46 Sneak Peeks - pg 47 Craft Retreat - pg 49 Credits - pg 50

Just a Note Welcome to our new Whimsy Stamps e-magazine. We hope you will enjoy the content found in it’s pages, we want you to be inspired by our designs and the creations our team have shared. We plan to release new editions quarterly, which will focus on the current season and/or holidays. This e-magazine will be free to read online any time, however it will not be available in print. The pages of this issue are overflowing with creativity and passion for the art of rubber stamping and card design. You will find one of a kind cards, project ideas, and unique tutorials. Whimsy is proud to share this online publication. We wish you happy reading from all of us at Whimsy Stamps! Denise Lynn - Editor www.whimsystamps.com

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Meet the

Whimsy Illustrators Criss� Armstrong Crissy Armstrong is living the dream of her youth; creating art every day. Whether that art takes the form of drawing, coloring, painting or creating a card, she is never more relaxed and content than when she is in the process of creating. She took some drawing courses at the high school level as well as painting courses through her local college and art clubs, and has kept her skills sharp by constant practice. Most days find her in her bright, spacious studio that has a beautiful view of the surrounding Northern Ontario forest and the lake near her house. She loves to take her dog for walks in the bush where she often sees wildlife. She has always loved observing and interacting with animals; their cute and often humorous antics serve as great inspiration for her drawings. In 2009, Crissy started drawing images for Whimsy Stamps, and has been illustrating for them ever since. “Drawing for Whimsy is one of my greatest joys. I get to reach into that endless well of childlike wonder again and again. I really enjoy adding humor to my images too, and sometimes I find myself laughing even as I draw. I think, if it makes me laugh to draw it, perhaps it will make other people laugh to use the image on a hand made card, and then perhaps also make the recipient of the card laugh too. If I think of it that way, the joy gets multiplied many times over.” She considers it a high compliment when crafters purchase her images to use on their own creations, and she loves to see the end result, which she feels is a “collaboration” between her and the Whimsy customer. “I can’t pick a single favorite image that I’ve drawn,” she says, “but I can say that I generally favor my horse, dog, cat, and penguin images, and anything to do with the Christmas theme. Crissy feels so blessed to say she has been very happily married to Mike for over 30 years. Together they raised four children who are now fully grown and on their own. They are so proud of their kids and their two grandchildren, whom they visit as often as they can. “I have so much to be thankful for, I cannot begin to tell you. Every day I get to do what I was made to do; create art. And all the while Mike spoils me rotten too. I am a lucky girl, and I know it.” She hopes that joy and gratitude comes across in her drawings because she would like nothing more than to spread that joy to others. www.whimsystamps.com

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Card by Jeanette Comerford Whimsy Stamps Products: Doggie and Kite, Up Up and Away, Up Up and Away Additions; Materials used: watercolor paper, Zig Clean Color brush markers, Archival ink, Hero Arts Inks, Embossing Powder; Tools: die cutting machine, Zig two way glue pen, Scotch Sticky Adhesive, tape gun, heat gun Video Tutorial: https://www.yout ube.com/watch? v=ZMHVeD63U3Y

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Elisabet� Bell Childhood is a magical moment in life. A child is a wonderful person. She is free. She is unapologetically HER, vibrant, adventurous, inquisitive, fun loving, happy, fearless. A child has no inhibitions. She believes in herself. She is loved for who she is. Her heart is as big as the world. She loves to learn new things, and has a million questions and seeks to find all the answers. She is authentic, filled with love, and a love for discovery. When we shine like a child, we are our Best selves. We are strong, beautifully charismatic and absolutely irresistible. We are not soft, or weak. We are happy, and subconsciously learn to adapt to our strengths. Childhood is an enriching, magical moment of our lives, and today is no exception. By honoring the child within you, you tap into the REAL you. You begin to discover who you truly are today. You understand your journey so far, where you want to continue it, and how amazing you are in the process. We each have what it takes to fulfill our dreams, to reach out, to make a positive difference. To be successful. To be happy. A child can teach us so much about ourselves. This is why my mantra is, "Honor Your Inner Child." This is why so much of my art focuses on children, and the beauty, the innocence, the fearlessness, the "Peter Pan," even the magic, that lies within this part of ourselves. Because childhood is ageless. It is timeless. And it lives within each of us right now. Childhood is the foundation of my art. And the art of being YOU. So BE You. Be Unapologetically You. Be your Best Self. Be your own kind of Magic. And Honor your inner child™, and all your possibilities. Because You make the Difference. Lots of love, xo Elisabeth www.whimsystamps.com

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Card by Linda Levoir Whimsy Products Used: Strawberry Dreamer from our Little Cottage Cuties Collection; Materials Used: Langton Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper, Versafine Black Onyx Ink, Distress Ink Markers, Clear Wink of Stella Brushpen, White Cardstock, Design Paper, White Shabby Ruffled Ribbon, Charm, Assorted Ivory & Pink Mulberry Flowers, Flat Back Pearl Trim, Flat Back Pearls Assorted, Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad, Glue, Scor-Tape, Lo-Tack Tape, 2 mm Foam Tape; Tools Used: Size 000 Sable Watercolour Brush, Glue Gun, Small Rounded Square Die, Oval Fancy Frame Die, Small Flourish Die, Scissors, Bone Folder, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine

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Kristďż˝ Heij-Barber

I Love to Draw. That about sums it up. It is all I've ever wanted to do. I was lucky enough to live that dream and work in Animation for over 15 years. Almost a decade of which, was as an Animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida. I had the pleasure to work on such films as, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Atlantis, Lilo and Stitch and Brother Bear. After the studio closed in 2004, my husband and I relocated to the mid-west. Since then I have concentrated on raising my 2 beautifully spirited children, while making a new career in Illustration and Design. From my body of work, you can see I love drawing fun, happy animals and children and food. There is no object safe from me! When I hear my drawings made you smile, it just makes my day!

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Card by Shelby Thomas Whimsy Stamps Products: Cookie from our Krista Heij-Barber collection, sentiment included with stamp; Matericals Used: cardstock, designer paper, circle cutting dies, Copic markers

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Lee Holland Hi my name is Lee Holland and I am a children's book illustrator who has a passion for cute illustrations and character design. I love spending days out in the woods with my family and this is where I get a lot of my inspiration from when coming up with new characters and images. I've enjoyed being part of the crafting world and designing images for Whimsy Stamps. It's great to see crafters using my images and bringing them to life in their own unique way.

Card by Faye WynnJones Whimsy Stamps Products: Bunny with Daffodil from our Lee Holland Collection; Materials used: 15cm (6 inch) top folding White Square Card Blank, Design Paper, White Card, Hessian, Button Twine, Double Sided Sticky Tape, 3mm Foam Pads, Copic Markers, Brown Multi Liner Pen; Markers Used: Light Grey; W00, T0, T1, Darker Grey; T0, T1, T3, T5, Green; YG01, YG13, YG03, YG17, Black; W3, W7, W9, Pink; RV91, R81, Red; R35, R37, R89, Orange; YR14, YR18, Yellow; Y21, YR31, YR23 www.whimsystamps.com

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Card by Linda Levoir Whimsy Stamps products: Elephant with Bouquet from our Lee Holland collection, Shapeology Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles, Stitched Border Trio Dies; Materials used: cardstock, designer paper, enamel dots, distressed inks, paint brush.

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M� Ra� Jung Hello I am Mi Ran artist of Art by MiRan. I was born in Seoul, South Korea. I grew up with Korean and Japanese Manga. In my childhood, I loved drawing and making my own little stories. I moved to Canada in my late 20s, where I reside with my husband. My hobby is drawing and reading a lot of manga and novels. Also, I love making cards. I found my new hobby of making cards after I start drawing stamp images. Now I’m totally addicted to playing with stamps and collecting paper crafting supplies. I love sharing my art and creating new images. I receive so much joy seeing others make them into beautiful works of art.

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Card by Bridget Curnow Whimsy Stamps Products: Calantha from our Art By Mi ran Collection; Materials used: cardstock, designer paper, lace doily, die cut flower shape accents, Copic markers, Memento ink.

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Nina-Marie Trapani Hi there, I’m Nina-Marie! I am a fun, quirky artist in my mid-twenties; illustrating and designing is my job and I love everything about it. I grew up my whole life by the ocean, along the coast of the Mid Atlantic and New England; to this day, I still enjoy spending my spare time looking for sea glass and seashells while listening to the sound of the waves hit the shoreline. I hold a special love in my heart for both cats and horses alike, and my favorite colors are turquoise and purple. I have been making cards since 2007, perfecting my skills and techniques every day; no matter how new or advanced an artist is, you discover new things all the time. Whenever I'm asked to define my style, I simply say "eclectic". I do not follow a set design style; rather, I simply design whatever my mind feels like creating at that time... which can be quite varied depending on the day! If you asked what my favorite types of cards to make are though, I would have to say critter cards... I cannot resist the cuteness! :) What I enjoy most from my artistry is sharing my love of life through my creativity; bringing joy and smiles to people's faces, and spreading laughter amongst those I interact with. Life becomes dull without love and laughter.

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Card by Yoonsun Hur Whimsy Stamps products: Sketched Elephants and Sketch Elephant dies designed by Nina-Marie Trapani for our Clearly Whimsy collection; Materials used: white card stock, ink, watercolors, sequins, ribbon, twine

Card by Rubeena Naz Whimsy Products used: Sketched Elephants from our Clearly Whimsy Collection; Materials used: white and black card stock, Turner watercolors, Antique Linen distressed ink; Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, paint brush

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Sylviďż˝ Zet Sylvia was born in Poland but lives in Scotland. Thought to be a Polish language and literature teacher but chose to be an artist. A bird and fairies lover, so basically everything that has wings. Also a parrot and a husband owner.;) My passion for creating cute characters with lots of details resulted in a few children's book published in Poland and my Wee Stamps digital shop opening in 2011.

Card by Bev Rochester Whimsy Stamps Products used: Cindy from our Wee Stamps collection, Love Mini Ticket sentiments, Mini Ticket Die; Materials Used: card s tock, designer paper from Studio Light, Copic Markers, lace trim, paper flowers, pearls, Noor vintage flourish bloom die 6, Noor viewmaster die, peeled paint distressed ink, Rosy Owl die,; Copic colours used: Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20; Hair: E49, 44, 42, 40; Dress/flowers/wings: RV95, 93, 91, 0000; YG95, 93, 90

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Card by Linda Levoir Whimsy Stamps Products: Iris form our Wee Stamps Collection, Fairy Tale Dreams from Whimsy Sentiment Collection; Materials : Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper, Distress Ink Markers, Pumice Stone Distress Ink Pad, White Cardstock, Design Paper, Cheesecloth, Seam Binding, Lace, Organza Ribbon, Butterfly Embellishment, Diamante Embellishment, Self Adhesive Gem, Pearl and Diamante Flourish, Glue, Scor-Tape, 2 mm Foam Tape, Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen, Glamour Dust, Mulberry Paper Flowers - White, Pink, Black; Tools: Size 000 Sable Watercolour Brush, Bone Folder, XXL Shaped Die, Stitched Rectangle Die, Bow Easy, Blending Tool, Scissors

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Spring Time

Card by Linda Levoir Whimsy Products: Elephant with Flower Rubber Stamp -from our Lee Holland collection; Materials Used: Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper, Versafine Ink - Black Onyx, Distress Ink Markers, Sentiment Stamp, White Card Stock, Bright Pink Cardstock, Designer Paper, Pink Top Stitch Thread, Bright Pink/White Spot Organza Ribbon, Pink Enamel Dots, Glue, 1/4 inch Scor-tape, 1 mm Foam Tape, 2 mm Foam Tape; Tools Used: Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Size 000 Sable Watercolor Brush, Scissors, Scalloped Rectangle Die, Stitched Rectangle Die, Piercing Tool, Mat & Needle or Sewing Machine, Die Cutting Machine

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Card by Ellie Stover Whimsy Stamps products: Bonnie from Wee Stamps collection, Shapeology Stitched Border Trio Dies; Materials: Stampin’ Up!, the paper studio, snap, Neenah, copics & faber castell

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Card by Bridget Curnow Whimsy Stamps products: Rose Garden from our Art by Mi Ran collection; Materials: card stock, designer paper, Copic Markers, die cut flowers

Card by Bridget Curnow Whimsy Stamps products: Bunny Got your Back from our Crissy Armstrong collection; Materials: card stock, designer paper, Copic Markers.

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Cards by Tracy Wray Whimsy Products Used: (top card) Donkey and Friends, (bottom card) You Moove Me both from our Crissy Armstrong Collection; Materials Used: cardstock, designer papers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, distressing tool, Copic markers, ribbon, sentiment tag; Tools: sewing machine for stitched edges

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Card by Linda Levoir Whimsy Products Used: Cindy from our Wee Stamps collection, Whimsy Shapeology Lace Doily Mini Corner 1 Die; Materials Used: Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper, Versafine Black Onyx Ink, Distress Ink Markers, Clear Wink of Stella Brushpen, Post Mark Stamp, White Cardstock, Design Paper, Top Stitch Thread, Medium Pink Satin Ribbon, Thin Pink Satin Ribbon, Lace, Charm, Assorted Pink Mulberry Flowers, Cheesecloth, Self Adhesive Pearls, Walnut Stain Distress Ink Pad, Glue, Scor-Tape, Lo-Tack Tape, 2 mm Foam Tape; Tools Used: Size 000 Sable Watercolour Brush, Glue Gun, Piercing Tool, Mat and Needle or Sewing Machine, XXL Shaped Die, Postage Stamp Die, Scissors, Bone Folder, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine, Glue Gun

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Card by Iris Wiechmann Whimsy Stamps Products: Spring Chick from our Krista Heij-Barber collection, Shapeology Stitched Tag dies, Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles, Handmade From Me Clelarly Whimsy set; Materials Used: cardstock, Basic Grey designer paper, Versafine ink, Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper, enamel dots, sequins, adhesive, ribbon, die cutting machine; Distress Markers: antique linen, gathered twigs, squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade, festive berries, picked raspberry, spun sugar, salty ocean, tumbled glass, evergreen bough, broken china, twisted citron, crushed olive, forest moss, mowed lawn www.whimsystamps.com

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Clean and Simple

Card by Iris Wiechmann Whimsy Stamps Products: Sketched Elephants, Sketched Elephants dies, Basic Border Trio dies; Materials Used: cardstock, My Minds Eye designer paper, Versafine ink, Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper, adhesive, foam tape, die cutting machine, Stickles glitter glue, Wink of Stella glitter pen; Distress Markers: hickory smoke, black sooth, spun sugar, peacock feathers, tumbled glass, fossilized amber, brushed corduroy, festive berries, abandoned coral. www.whimsystamps.com

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Card by Faye Wynn-Jones Whimsy Stamps products used: Doggie and Kite from our Crissy Armstrong collection; Materials Used: 12cm (5 inch) top folding White Square Card Blank, Design Paper, White Card, Scalloped Circle Aperture Die, Double Sided Sticky Tape, 3mm Foam Pads, Copic Markers; Markers Used: Light Brown; E31, E33, W3, W5, Dark Brown; E25, E57, E59, W5, Black; W5, W7, W9, Yellow; Y13, Y15, Y35, Orange; T35, Y38, YR16, Green; YG01, YG17, YG67, Turquoise; BG53. BG57, BG49

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Card by Iris Wiechmann Whimsy Stamps Products: Hand Lettered Encouragement; Materials Used: cardstock, designer paper, pigment ink, adhesive, foam tape, enamel dot, sequins

Card by Irubeena Naz Whimsy Stamps Products: Hand Lettered Encouragement; Materials Used: cardstock, watercolor paper, gold glitter embossing powder, Couture watercolors, Versafine, clear embossing powder; Tools: heat gun, powder tool, paper trimmer, scissors, paint brush

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Card by Iris Wiechmann Whimsy Stamps Products: Hedgehugs, Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles dies; Materials Used: cardstock, designer paper, vellum paper, Versafine ink, Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper, adhesive, foam tape, die cutting machine, enamel dots, love paper clip; Clean Color Brush Pens: mid gray, light gray, gray brown, warm gray, light blue, beige, light carmine, yellow, mustard, haze blue

Card by Yoonsun Hur Whimsy Stamps Products: Handmade From Me, Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles dies; Materials Used: cardstock, ink, watercolor paint, ribbon, twine; Tools: Die cutting machine.

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Tutorial I often get asked what do I do with all my scraps of card and paper. One idea is to make card toppers. These are quick and easy to make and will definitely come in handy some time when you need a quick card.

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step 1 Pick some cardstock and papers that mix and match. You dont have to use big pieces, you can have small strips. As you can see in photo 1 and 2, I have used all sorts of sizes. I tried to keep them rectangle or square as these are easy shapes to work with. You can make them what ever size you want, my sizes for the base matts are, green card 13cm x11cm, black card 13.5 x 11.5 cm, grey card 14x11.5 cm.

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step 2 Once you have your base card, then you can just add bits of paper that will fit onto the card. Again, you dont have to use full sizes, use several layers to cover your base matte. This is the idea behind using all the scraps. You can also distress the edges or use some white paint to add a bit of texture. Another idea would be to add stitching before you stick everything together, but you dont have to, they look great without any added details.

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step 3 Once you have all your papers sorted, you can stamp a simple message or use an odd stamped image you have colored but have not used yet. This is a perfect project for something like this. Simply matte it onto another bit of card either matching or a different shade. Final step should you want to, you can add embellishments such as ribbons and bows, die cuts or flowers. As a tip: I kept mine plain until I was ready to mount them onto a card, this way they store flat until i use them. Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial f or using up scrap papers. hugs Tracy x

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Card by Tracy Wray Whimsy Products Used: Chalkboards 2 from the Whimsy Sentiments Collection; Materials Used: Scrap cardstock, scrap designer papers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, lace ribbon; Tools: sewing machine for stitched edges

Card by Tracy Wray Whimsy Products Used: Chalkboards 2 from the Whimsy Sentiments Collection; Materials Used: Scrap cardstock, scrap designer papers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, lace ribbon; Tools: sewing machine for stitched edges

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Card by Tracy Wray Whimsy Products Used: Butterfly Sympathy from our Crissy Armstrong Collection; Materials Used: Scrap cardstock, scrap designer papers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, distressing tool, Copic markers, die cut flourish; Tools: sewing machine for pierced edges

Card by Tracy Wray Whimsy Products Used: Birthday Greetings from the Whimsy Sentiments Collection; Materials Used: Scrap cardstock, scrap designer papers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, distressing tool, Copic markers, die cut flourish; Tools: sewing machine for pierced edges

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Tutorial An easy way to give CAS or one layer cards some dimension is the ghost masking technique.

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Whimsy Stamps Products: Clearly Whimsy Stamps set Feeling Fruity; Materials used: Circle paper punch 1 3/4" (or die, depending what kind of stamped label you'll be using), Vellum paper, Cardstock, white, yellow and black stamp pads (or whatever colors you prefer), Acrylic block

Step 1: I used the circle label from the 'Feeling Fruity' stamp set and stamped it with black ink onto my piece of white cardstock.

Step 2: Now onto our first mask. I punched out a circle from the vellum paper. Keeping the rest of the vellum paper, you'll need it later as your second mask! The punched out circle should cover the stamped circle completely. In my case I had to use a 1 3/4" inch circle punch. I adhered it using repositionable tape.

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Step 3: Using yellow ink I stamped a row of lemons onto my white cardstock; also right over my vellum covered circle

Step 4: Removing the vellum circle and making sure there's no tape residue left. Any sticky leftovers are best removed using an eraser

Step 5: The leftover piece of vellum paper is our second mask. It's kept in place again with repositionable tape.

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Step 6: Using the lemon stamp again I stamp the two wedges connecting with the circle again. After inking my stamp I remove most of the ink by stamping on a piece of scrap paper first. This way the color is much softer. Thanks to the clear stamps and the acrylic block aligning the image is easy.

Step 7: Removing the vellum paper mask and any tape residue. Now you have a softer colored image shining through your label.

Step 8: Which gives a little bit the effect of looking through a frosted glass. Stamping the sentiment with black into right into the label over the soft image.

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Finished card using the ghost masking technique.

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Tutorial Using Copic Markers to create beautiful sky backgrounds on your hand stamped projects.

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Card by Bridget Curnow Whimsy Stamps Products: Elephant with Bouquet from our Lee Holland Collection. Materials Used: card stock, ink, Copic Markers

Supplies Need for tutorials: Copic Markers: V20, BV31, C01, C00, BV20, B0000, B00, B01 and a Colorless blender pen; good quality blending cardstock such as Make it Crafty blending card or Express-It.

Creating a Cloudy Sky by Bridget Curnow Staring with the small wispy clouds at the bottom of the image, use the C00, then you have to hold the pen very lightly and very lightly touch the paper, with what is best described as a shaky movement, and map out the outline of your clouds Repeat for as many clouds as you want in your sky, then take the C01 and starting underneath each cloud, use the shaking movement to trace along the previous outline. Then using BV31, trace your outlines to give more depth to the bottoms of the clouds. Continue with the light shaking movements using BV20 and V20 to complete each cloud and blend into the sky. Adding these colors will create some texture and additional depth.

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Card by Bridget Curnow Whimsy Stamps Products: Spring Chick and When it Rains from our Krista HeijBarber collection; Materials Used: card stock, ink, Copic Markers

Creating a Blue Sky by Bridget Curnow Using B01, underline your clouds to give a darker blue, then once this is done, go to your next shade down, which is B00 and use this to fill some of the sky, working away from the B01 and the clouds. Then lastly for your sky use B0000, which you can then blend with B01 to tone it down a shade, almost using it as a blender, then go ahead and fill in the rest of the sky with this color. The final step is to use the Colorless Blender to go over the clouds to remove some of the color and give them their light fluffy appearance. Small circular motions with the blender help to create the fluffy finish. Try and make it so the clouds get progressively larger as you move toward the top of the image and always put in half clouds as well to give the impression of a little movement. And just remember to use light touches, you can always build the colors up gradually, which is better than laying too much color down to begin with.

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Project Idea Note Card Gift Set

Created by Cindy Hoesel Whimsy Stamps Products: Teddy Best Friends from our Lee Holland Collection, Handmade Letter Seals from the Whimsy Sentiments Collection, Everyday Mini Sentiments and Happy Hello clear stamps; Materials Used: Design Prima Fairy Rhymes paper, white cardstock, white copy paper for the inside envelopes, Neenah Solar white cardstock for coloring with Copic Markers, Dye ink, Versafine pigment ink; Embellishments: sequins. Stickles, flower punch, Sticker Velcro for the closure; Tools: 2 inch circle punch, 2.5 inch circle punch, Envelope punch board; Copic Markers Colors: Bears: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, Butterfly: V91, V95, V99, Grass: G28, YG61, YG63, Pink ears and flower: R000, YR01, Nose and feet: W0, W4, W6

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Anything

Goes

Card by Shannah Bartle Whimsy Stamps Products: Julian & Friends from our Wee Stamps collection; Materials: Kraft Bazzill cardstock, Tropical Punch Kaisercraft 6x6 papers, Tuxedo Memento ink , Copic markers, Antique Linen Ranger Distress Ink, Love Lives Here Step Card (Silhouette Design ID #61421), Adhesive lace tape, Wild Orchid Crafts roses & sweetheart blossoms, 3D mounting foam, White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls; Tools / Other: Electronic die-cutting machine, Tim Holtz Tonic scissors.

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Card by Bridget Curnow Whimsy Stamps Products: Lamb Hugs from our Crsissy Armstrong collection, Shapeology Butterfly Border Die; Materials used: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper: card stock base and designer papers, Other: paper flowers, ribbons

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#Trending N� Line� Colorin� Technique

Card by Cindy Hoesel Whimsy Stamps products: Look Whoo from our Krista Heij-Barber Collection, Shapeology Double Scallop Doily Die, Sentiment from stamp ‘Look Whoo’; Materials Used: Desert sands Memento Ink, Neenah Solar White cardstock, black cardstock, Kraft cardstock, designer paper, ribbon, home-made enamel dots; Copic Markers used: Blue: B52, B00, Eyes: B0000, C2, C00, Orange: E97, YR14, YR20, Green: G28, G07, YG17, G12, Owl: E41, E43, E44, E49, E87, E81, E55, Beak: W8, W6, W4, W2, Background: W0, B0000 The No Lines Coloring Technique became popular after the talented Zoe McGrath, of Make it Crafty, shared her creations using this style of stamping. The trick is to use a light colored ink when stamping your image so that once your image is colored, you no longer see any ink lines. www.whimsystamps.com

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Sneak P eeks Coming in April

April Monthly Card Kit Welcome Baby

April card kit projects by Cindy Hoesel Whimsy Stamps products used: April monthly card kit - Baby Animals Clearly Whimsy set, designer papers, card stock, ribbon; Other Whimsy Stamps Products: Painted Sayings; Materials Used: Copic Markers, ink, adhesive, die cutting machine and circle dies. www.whimsystamps.com

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Card by Maria Sabina Whimsy Stamps products: Bunny on Present from our Lee Holland Collection, Everyday Mini Sentiments from our Clearly Whimsy collection, Shapeology Pierced Border Trio dies; Materials used: Speech Bubbles dies by X-cut, Pattern paper, Kraft cardstock, Red cardstock, Wax twine, Inktense pencils, Memento Cantaloupe ink pad, Archival Jet black ink pad, Sequins / Wood Veneer Stars

Card by Ellen Haxelmans Whimsy Stamps products: Spring Wreath Clearly Whimsy set and Coordinating Spring Wreath Dies; Materials Used: distress ink Mustard Seeds, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, brown twine and floral ribbon

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Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd at the Marriott Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona Resort Join us for 3 days of classes, crafting, friends and more! Hosted by Denise Lynn of Whimsy Stamps and our amazing team of artists and designers. Classes will be held daily with nights free to enjoy the Orlando area dining, shopping, and attractions. What you can expect at the retreat: Daily classes and projects taught by our talented teachers – including coloring tutorials with Copics and Distressed Inks, Technique classes and more; Whimsy Gift Bag of exclusive products not yet available to the public (valued over $75); Games and prizes and lots and lots of fun!

Event Cost $359 - 36 Spots Available $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. *This pricing is the cost of the event only and does not include hotel, food, or transportation. Crafters must bring a basic craft tool kit to all classes – (scissors, paper cutter, adhesive(s), coloring mediums, etc.) A full list of supplies will be emailed to all attendees a few weeks prior to the event date. Please be sure to give us accurate email contact information. Payment Options: $100 DEPOSIT* will hold your spot until August 1st - purchase at Whimsy Stamps online store $259 Remainder is due by August 1st - invoice sent via PayPal $359 paid in full by August 1st or if paid by June 1st receive a special gift *Deposit is not refundable and if full balance is not paid by August 1st your spot will be given to someone else. Cancellation Policy: First $100 is non-refundable. Cancellations made on or before August 1st will receive a refund of the amount paid, less $100 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be given after August 1st . Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis, transfers may be considered. To Purchase Your Ticket: Visit the Whimsy Stamps website (www.whimsystamps.com) to secure your spot by paying your $100 deposit now. An invoice for the remaining balance will be emailed to you within 48 hours of deposit and must be paid in full by August 1st. Please remember there are only 36 spots available. We will take names for a wait list but have no guarantee of fulfillment. Make FULL Payment of $359 by June 1st and receive a special gift* *gift will be given at event. If you have questions, please contact us at whimsystamps@gmail.com

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Credits Whimsy DT members: Bev Rochester, Bridget Curnow, Cindy Hoesel, Ellen Haxelmans, Ellie Stover, Faye Wynn-Jones, Iris Wiechmann, Linda Levoir, Maria Sabina, Rubeena Naz, Shannah Bartle, Shelby Thomas, Tracy Wray, Yoonsun Hur Tutorials: Bridget Curnow, Iris Wiechmann, and Tracy Wray

Special Projects: Cindy Hoesel

Whimsy Illustrators: Crissy Armstrong, Elisabeth Bell, Krista Heij-Barber, Lee Holland, Mi Ran Jung, Nina-Marie Trapani, and Sylvia Zet

Fine Print Copyright Information: All content contained within this magazine is the sole property of Whimsy Stamps, LLC and is subject to protections under all applicable copyright laws. This includes but is not limited to intellectual property, graphic designs, and images. Card creations are meant to be used for inspiration only and are not to be sold or directly copied in any way. For questions regarding our angel policy and/or copyright information please contact us at whimsystamps@gmail.com. Whimsy Stamps Angel Policy Whimsy Stamps, LLC is an “Angel� Company. We welcome our customers to use our stamps on any HAND MADE artworks. Items which are hand made are those which have been HAND STAMPED, created by hand, and have not been mechanically reproduced. Appropriate credit should be given to Whimsy Stamps, its artists, and our design team members whenever possible. For more information about our policies, please visit: www.whimsystamps.com www.whimsystamps.com

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