Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whimsy August Rubber Stamp Release Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps August new rubber and die release BLOG HOP!

On August 10th, Whimsy Stamps released our August rubber designs and new dies. Today we are hosting a blog hop to celebrate this release and to share creations made using these 15 fabulous new Rubber Stamps and 3 wonderful new Shapeology Dies. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Elaine Hughes, Zoe McGrath, Alberto Gava and Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been showcasing these fabulous stamps for the past 6 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new August release rubber stamps and dies:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Butterfly Sympathy ~ Hang In There

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 stamps from Kenny K
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

4 stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)


Today is also the release of the second edition of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! The magazine features never before seen samples and tutorials from our DT members as well as some creations from our customers and fans too! This issue is crammed full of crafty goodness and best of all it's FREE! Just click the link below and you will be taken to the magazine where you can read it online or download it and save to your computer.


If you would like to hop along with us today and you didn’t arrive from Elaine's Blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Zoe’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday August 17th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday August 24th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 7 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 5 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

I am using a beautiful set by Crissy Armstrong called Butterfly Sympathy. It is one the most amazing sympathy stamp sets I have ever set my eyes on and I did not really do it justice. :(

I decided to try stamping a bit differently - I embossed the image in white and used vibrant shades of watercolour. When I was finished I realized it wasn't really suitable for a sympathy card like that so I used  postage stamp sentiment set instead.

I used a lot of heat embossing on that card. I stamped one of the background papers with butterflies from the same sympathy set and embossed them in sparkly powder. All the edges of the papers were embossed with a mix of UTEE and pearly powders. The metal butterfly charms and resin flowers were dyed with white Stazon ink.

Congratulations! You have arrived to the end of our fab hop and boy do I have a treat for you - a whopping grand prize! 
ALL those stamps could be yours:
Film Markers, School Yard Fun, Butterfly Sympathy, Hang in There, Penpal Mouse,  Monkey Toes, Wanda Wicked and Buggin'Drummer
Pop your name to the linky collection at the end of the post and keep your fingers crossed!

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Don't forget to sign up for the candy!



67 comments:

Toni said...

oooh love what youve done with the embossing Annika its awesome think I need to get my heat gun out again love it

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Very pretty withe your butterfly and flowers. Love the colors you used.

Penni said...

Gorgeous card - I love the bright colours.

Hugs
Penni
X

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card.

Shazza said...

such an amazing card, love all the texture Annika. I adore the Butterly Sympathy set, it is fabulous.
Great hop
x

CraftyLoops said...

I love this card, the embossed butterfly is incredible. Really beautiful. Lee xx

Lena said...

so pretty! Love the bright cheery colors and the butterflies. Awesome!

Sara I. said...

Wow! What a work of art! Love all the heat embossing and fabulously funky colors!! There is so much to enjoy on this card! xx

Kathy said...

WOWZERS Annika!!! This card is brilliant!!! Such fabulous colors and all your embossing is fabulous!!! Such a work of art!!
:)Kathy

Crissy Armstrong said...

What a creative way to use the butterfly set Annika! The bright water colouring looks amazing with the white embossing. Superb eye candy!!

Heidi Brawley said...

Fabulous card! Love all of it!
hugs!

Tanya said...

wow, this is gorgeous! I love the bright colors and I love how your embossed and water colored the butterfly, sooo beautiful!

jackid said...

this is such a pretty card love it and what a great hop well done all of you

Leanne said...

HI Annika,
Wow! Love all the colors and the butterflies are awesome! TFS!

Astrid said...

Hello Annika, beautiful card you have make. Lovely colours.
Hugs Astrid

Babette said...

I love your colorful card, great coloring on the butterfly.
Hugs,
Babette

Deonna said...

Stunning card. I love the beautiful colors the embossing and all of the details.

susy said...

bellissimi colori!!!!!
ciao susy

Maria's Treats said...

Very nice card. WOW!

Frea said...

Hi Sweetie, I'm hopping along today!! Really enjoying myself, wow great release. And no, this definitely is NOT a sympathy card, but it does show the versatility of this stamp. Wow hun you made a piece of art with this butterfly, I mean look at the shading on that flower and I just love how you did the background, wooohooo you're good!!! You know the 1st thing that came to mind when I saw your card was Hawaï LOL!! It's just all those lovely colours, wouldn't you love to go there and sit in the sun (they have sun over there you know! LOL). I think it's time for bed, I'm rambling utter nonsense...hugs Frea

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Last, but surely not least, this is soooo beautiful. You made that butterfly pop, and I love the colors and embellishments...gorgeous!!!

Sandy G said...

What a lovely card, love all the butterflies

Uta said...

Wow, what a poerful colourful card. Great.

Hugs, Uta

Mallika said...

wow .. urs is gorguss one loved the entire hop
hugs
mallika

Starla B. said...

Your card is just gorgeous...I don't even know where to look! The entire thing is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors you used. You must have put so much time into this!

Thank you for the fabulous hop, and the chance to win so many amazing prizes!!

Jamie said...

love the card so bright and colorful. had a great time on the hop thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Patricia Garcia said...

Annika this is stunning!! Love all the different colors and you are right this image is gorgeous!!Big Hugs my friend!!

Patricia

Tami B. said...

Pretty colors. Love the butterfly!

Jenn said...

I love the embossing and the way you coloured the butterfly and flower.

Littlehamsterz said...

Wow!!! I love the butterfly! Your card is so beautiful and colorful ^^ It is stunning.

Littlehamsterz said...

By the way I have popped the blinky into my sidebar to advertise the hop ^^

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful work Annika!! Love your colorful butterfly and all the added textures!! Stunning! Missed joining you all for the hop...you have all done stunning work!
hugs,
Chris

MaRyKaY said...

pretty card. Love the watercoloring you did and embossing. thanks for sharing again

Carly said...

You did do it justice! Its stunning! What a gorgeous effect! Wow!

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous card I love all the different elements you used to assemble your design. Hugs, Lori m

Indy said...

Beautiful colors!

scrappintlc said...

Wonderful texture and love all the elements/layers.

Naomi said...

Beautiful card! I LOVE the white embossing and vibrant colouring!

Zannukene said...

Preatty, preatty :)

Have a thing for butterflyes at the moment and you made may hour!

Minna said...

Awesome!

stampencamper said...

I hadn't thought about white embossijng a butterfly, but, it's adorable

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful floral card you made ​​with this new stamp.
Thank you so much for the chance to win this new stamp.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Queen B said...

Oooh, that is so cool! Great job with your creation!

Caroline said...

Beautiful card!! Cool collage effect and I like how the mail butterfly pops out with the white embossing... nice!

Glo said...

Love all that butterflies!

Aartje said...

Wow, this bloghop ends amazing. Realy gorgeous.
Thank you and all the other dt members for al the beautyful and inspiring things you showed us.
Love Aartje

lydiawalker said...

i love your card xxx

Lynn said...

Love the splashes colours and all the perfect detail on your fab card:)
Huggs
Lynn xx

Anita said...

Stunning card!

LaJanette said...

AWESOME card! Love how your butterfly and flower look with the white embossing; and all those fun and bright colors...SUPER!What a great finally to this hop:0)

Hugs;

Janette

Shime said...

Fantastic card! I can not combine so many Technics in one card, don't have skills yet :) But your work is gorgeous! Hope to win stamps!

Ilona said...

Your card is absolutely lovely!

Hugs
Ilona

EmbossingQueen said...

Wow Annika! I love the UTEE and pearly powders. The colours you have used are so pretty.

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous texture and details Annika. All these new goodies are just too precious. "Hugs" Carol

Mary M. said...

Awesome coloring. Very inspiring hop. There was amazing talent.

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful butterfly and love the background, very colourful!

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is beutiful....I really love the colors of the butterfly. Thanks for inspiring more ways of using my Utee and pearly powders.

Big Hugs.

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card!! Love all the fun colors and beautiful embossing! TFS! ;)

Xushenka said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! So colorful... And love the embossing detail on edges! :) The coloring of the main butterfly is also great. :)

Mint... said...

wow...A very colorful card. Adore all the details you spent on the card!

Sammibug said...

Wow, this is fabulous! So bright and colorful with some wonderful added elements!

Kathi said...

Hi,
I think you did a wonderful job on your card :-)
XX Kathi

Tine said...

Hi Annika. Fabby pastel shades. Very feminine.
Tine :)

Charlene said...

Love all the embosssing, great effect on the card nicely put together. Love your card.

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous; love, love, love the colors! Saw your blog listed over at CMC. :)

kbrandy4 said...

Stunning creation Annika!!

Hugs Hazel xx

Deonna said...

Annika,
I have a question about your embossing on this card. How did you get the embossing powder to have the "splash" look? Did you use a mini mister with embossing fluid? I really like the look, but can't figure out how to get it. Thank you!
http://ilovetomakecards.blogspot.com
Deonna B

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