Welcome to the Whimsical Designs Sneak Peek, Day 2! In case you've not yet heard, Stephanie of Whimsical Designs has a new line of stamps coming out! Today all of the Whimsical Designers are sharing sneak peeks of two stamps sets. (Yesterday we gave sneak peeks of the other two!) Tomorrow morning at 7:00am EST is the stamp reveal blog hop! (See note below regarding this time change!) All of the stamp sets will be available for purchase on Stephanie's blog in her new shop. :o)
For my project today, I used Stephanie's stamp set Everyday Sentiments. As I have expressed oodles of times, I love these stamps. They are such a joy to use, which is what crafting is all about. They have already proven to be a source of inspiration to me, including this sweet card:
"May all your wishes come true"
The Paper Shelter and was determined to give her a festive and magical backdrop. I used Flower Soft to make a fuzzy carpet for her to rest on as she waits for Santa. I love how Christmas trees look in front of a window, so I decided to make one. I cut out a section of K and Company paper that had this lovely Santa scene and placed my frame atop it. To make it more realistic (and super fun in person), I filled it all in with Glossy Accents and embedded microbeads in the corners to mimic built-up sparkling snow. I also coated the glass of milk with Glossy Accents after coloring the stamp with my Copics.
Given my love for this fuzzy and happy scene, I knew I had to resist adding a million things around it. (It was so hard for me!) I wanted to keep the focus on the center, so I chose two of my favorite Christmas/winter papers and topped it with a layer of wide ribbon. There's a good amount of dimension to this, as I used mounting tape for the center scene and pop-dotted the digi stamp. To complete the card, and fully capture its purpose, I stamped the beautiful sentiment onto a slightly lighter section of the snowflake paper. The tree is filled with Stickles (though the sun somewhat washed it out!), including a super thick layer of gold for the garland. Sparkly, textural, dimensional, and full of Christmas wishes... and so appropriate that it was created to celebrate Stephanie's new journey. :o)
Who wants some blog candy?! All of the designers will be giving away one stamp set for the sneak peek week. I am giving away the incredible With Love set, which I used in yesterday's project. In addition, Stephanie is giving away the entire release to one person. That is a total of 11 prizes! :o)
In order to be eligible for the prizes above, you must leave a comment on all of the designers' blogs on both sneak peek days. This is the adorable header for the set I'm giving away!
Want two extra chances to win? Post about the two-day Sneak Peek and the Stamp Release on:
1. Facebook~ Then return to the Whimsical Designs blog and leave a comment under the sneak peek post, saying that you did.
2. Your Blog~ Then return to the Whimsical Designs blog and leave a comment saying that you did.
Note: Blog Hop Changed to Tomorrow Morning!
In order to give everyone more time to leave comments under the posts for the two-day stamp sneak peeks, the blog hop will start tomorrow, December 3rd, at 7:00am EST. You have until 12:00am EST tonight to leave comments under all of the designers' posts for the sneak peeks from yesterday and today. All of the winners of the stamps will be announced, along with the winner of the entire stamp release, tomorrow morning on the Whimsical Designs Blog.
Be sure to skip on over to the rest of the Designers' blogs to see their marvelous creations using Stephanie's fabulous stamps. :o) Thank you for swinging on by and sparklifying my little blog with your mere presence. Have a beautiful day! :o)
Challenges entered, because it's so fun to share:
* Crafty Catz~ The colors of Christmas, with the option of Sparkle
* My Craft Spot~ Christmas through the Window
* The Paper Shelter~ Anything Goes!
Key Recipe Components:
* Sentiment stamp: Whimsical Designs (Everyday Sentiments)
* Digi stamp: The Paper Shelter (Cookies for Santa)
* Coloring medium: Copics
* Paper: DCWV, K and Company
* Flower Soft in Fuchsia