Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!
Here are some super last minute Valentine's that I colored using the "Valen-Tinies" Whimsie Doodle digital stamps
, and my colored pencils.
I used Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to blend & shade these images. If you want to see more information on coloring using Prismacolor & Gamsol, check out my blog post & video here.
I punched most of these out with a 1 3/4" circle punch, layered on top of a 2" circle punched circle. The sentiments come with the stamp set - so I just trimmed them down and adhered to my Valentine. These measure the standard size of other Valentine's - so they are great to hand out to classmates, etc. Who needs store bought Valentine's, right?
If you're like me, you're always in need of boy themed or masculine cards. I never have enough on hand!
I am sharing this "Epic Birthday" fun digital stamp
from Whimsie Doodles today - it makes the perfect embellishment for any boy card:
I cut some baker's twine and adhered it to the card with liquid glue to give some added dimension. The stamp was lightly colored with some Copic markers, and then I used some Glossy Accents to make those buttons pop! It totally looks like an XBOX controller...how fun! Because these are digital stamps, I printed them directly onto my cardstock. I knew I wanted some color in my greeting, so I printed the sentiment directly onto my yellow cardstock.
To be fair, this would also make a great card for a little girl or older guy, too. I know my hubby loves his XBOX games
You can find this card in the "This and That" section of the Whimsie Doodle online store.
Recently I've placed a few big orders for some new stamps and other fun crafty goodies. It had been so long since I treated myself to some new stuff!
One of the new stamp companies I decided I had to try was Paper Smooches. I purchased Birthday Buddies and Chubby Chums, and made a whole slew of cards from these ADORABLE little guys. (Please note that I am in no way affiliated with this company - I just LOVE their cute stamps and I can't resist sharing/bragging about them with you all...!)
Here are all the cards I've made so far...I have been having way too much fun coloring and creating with these critters.
I used quite a few different coloring techniques for these images. The fish above are colored with Copics, while this little doggie below was stamped on Kraft cardstock and I just used some watercolor pencils and blending pen to add shading. I paper-pieced the white eyes back onto the dog to make them nice and bright.
I just LOVE this little guy!! I used some Copics to color him in...not going to lie, it took a while. I need to invest in more/better brown Copic colors I think...it seems to take me so long to blend my browns!
More Copics on this little chickie...
...and this cow could not be any easier. Just a small amount of grey shading.
Another doggie that I stamped on Kraft and shaded with some watercolor pencils. I wanted to make a SUPER simple card with him as the focal point. I love how he pops against the white. I added some Glossy Accents to the balloon to give it a fun look (hard to tell in these photos).
This card layout is the same as the chickie card - I really like it and it's easy to mass produce. I added some woodgrain stamping on the white circle this time for some additional color.
Whew, that was a lot! Thanks for reading! Full supplies are linked below (they won't show up if you're reading this in Google Reader, sorry!)