On Wednesday (23 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 29 January the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 30 January.
For my sample today I worked with one of the sets released by a whole new brand at Whimsy Stamps... 2 Cute Ink. Have you had brands that you have followed for a long time and really liked but never got around to actually using one of their images? 2 Cute Ink is one of those companies for me. I have followed the 2 Cute Ink blog for a very long and there have been several images I had seen there that I had promised myself I'd use one day but never actually got around to it. Can you imagine my pleasant surprise when Denise announced to us that 2 Cute Ink would be the new brand being released as rubber stamps through Whimsy Stamps :).
Today I have worked with one of the three images from the Happy Birthday to You set.
Isn't that monkey just adorable? The papers I used are by Basic Grey from the 6x6 Green At Heart paper pad. The flowers are a mixture of Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl. The orange ribbon is from The Ribbon girl and the dotted ribbon is from stash. The rhinestones are Doodlebug and the gorgeous Oval shape is from Spellbinders, floral ovals. I used white ink around the edges of the papers to make the layers stand out and make the whole card a bit lighter and I hand-stitched around the images and the edges of the paper.
A close up of the cute little monkey. As always 3D paper pieced and colored with my Copic Markers. These images are very good to try 3D paper piecing for the first time.
To take a peek at the other fabulous new release creations for todays hop, please click on the links below:
Mariska (you are here already)
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.