Hello and welcome to Day 7 of Whimsy Stamps January Rubber & Die Release Showcase!
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.
Today I have a sample with a second image from the Happy Birthday to You set by 2 Cute Ink.
Isn't this hippo funny? I have to admit that I have a weakness for hippos though :). The sentiment is also from a newly released set, Simple Everyday Greetings by Raindrop Echo Designs. The gorgeous corners are also newly released by Whimsy, they are the Lace Doily Corner 1, LOVE those! And the lace used on this card is also by Whimsy Stamps, it's the Lace Tape-White no.6, the adhesive to this lace is already attached so you stick it on like tape and it's gorgeous and delicate I have inked both the sentiment and the base image (people who follow me for a longer time will know what I mean) while they were still in the die. And I have hand stitched around both the image, the sentiment and the design paper on the card. The ink I used is Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I used the same paper pad I used for my monkey card which is Green at Heart by Basic Grey and the flowers and pearls are all by Wild Orchid Crafts.
And a close up of the little hippo, as always colored with Copic Markers and 3D paper pieced.... but I had so much fun putting this little guy together that I forgot to take a picture of the little pieces :(.
To take a peek at the gorgeous creation made by the other DT members in today's hop, please click on the links below
Mariska (but you are here already)
Hope to be back soon with a new creation!!