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Dec 11, 2013

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - Rubber DT Inspiration

Happy Wednesday everyone and thanks so much for visiting! It's time for some Inspiration from the Whimsy Stamps Rubber Design Team for our current Whimsy Inspirations Challenge. There are still about 2 weeks left to play along, don't miss your chance to be entered into the prize drawing. Several Whimsy prizes are up for grabs!

This month it's all about "Partytime". I decided to make a " Christmas Tea-Party" time card, thought this stamp by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps would be perfect for that. And which little girl wouldn't want to have a little tea party with her kitty on Christmas Day?
The image has been stamped onto Copic Xpress Blending card stock, which I finally decided to get, since I almost ran out of Neenah Card Stock. In case anyone is wondering about this card stock, compared with Neenah Card Stock, the ink stays wet longer, which means the markers are easier to blend. I also noticed a lot less bleeding out of the lines, which always annoyed me when using Neenah CS.  The paper is pricy, but I am using it only for my copic coloring, so the 25 sheets I received from Amazon will probably last me some time.

As I do on many of my cards, the image has been cut out using my cutterbee scissors. The bottom part of my background (white) card stock, has been inked using the direct to paper technique and a couple shades of distress inks. Then I stamped the "Christmas Tree in Words" on the right side. I wanted to stamp the girl image before adhering it onto the white card stock, so I could get the steam onto the card that I ended up cutting off. But, as you can see, I forgot to do that before I glued the image on, so now I have no steam. Oh well...

The border on top was made using Whimsy's double scallop border die. I added the two ornaments (seasonal ornaments set) cut out using the ornaments die set and some gold cord. 

Products used:
 Stamps: Apple Cyder Jubilee, Christmas Tree in Words set, Seasonal Ornaments set (all Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: Copic blending card, SU
Tools: Ornaments die set, double scallop border die (both Whimsy Stamps)
Accessories: gold cord, glitter

To play along in the Whimsy Challenge simply click the logo below. 
You don't have to use a Whimsy Stamps to play along, although if you do you will have an extra chance at being invited as a guest designer for a future challenge.

I am playing along in a few other challenges too:
 LEJ Designs  -Festive Fun 
Loves Rubber Stamps-Anything Goes Christmas
 Paper Minutes - Christmas Cards With Typical Christmas Symbols
Twisted Tuesday -Fussy Cutting (by hand)
 Get Inky! - Christmas   

Have a fabulous day everyone, and stay warm!!


brenda said...

Beautifully coloured Ellie and what a lovely design as well.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ellie I just had to tell you how beautiful this card is the image is gorgeous so is the design I love it. Hope you are doing ok.
lorraine x

susiestacey said...

beautiful card Ellie, such a pretty image x Susan x

heidy said...

Beautiful cute card Ellie!!
XXX Heidy

debby4000 said...

Oh your card is so adorable and gorgeous too.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a fab card, your colouring is out of this world Ellie! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

jonim52 said...

Absolutely adorable,fabulous image. Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Amy Johnson said...

What a lovely Christmas card. I love how the sentiments are the ornaments. So clever!

goldie said...

This is adorable!Love the cute image!
Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

Shanna Shands said...

Ellie so glad you played this card, I love this image. I didn't get her but I need to. Thanks for playing wit Loves Rubberstamps!

Kim B said...

Just beautiful! Coloring and design gorgeous!

Diane said...

Just adorable Ellie !! Your colouring is amazing sweetie !! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Weekly Challenge #83 - 'Festive Fun'.

What a wonderful Christmas card. The image is adorable and beautifully coloured. I love the papers, punched elements and the baubles. The mix of bright and rich colours look wonderful.

I hope you will return and join in more of our future Challenges. Keep an eye out for a few New Year changes over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

<3 & Hugs
Lisa xxxx DT Organiser

Kati said...

Thanks for showing your beautiful card for paperminutes.

Majo said...

So cute, thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful Ellie, love all the use of the Whimsy dies!

Tracie said...

Beautiful card. Love the added ornaments and your image is gorgeous. Nice job. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Lynne said...

Stunning card!!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!