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2014 Holiday Release - Part 1
2014 Holiday Release - Part 1
We are super excited to announce that this month's release is our very first HOLIDAY RELEASE of 2014! We have so many fantastic holiday stamps and dies this year that we have split them into 2 releases. We are releasing part 1 of the collection this week, and will release the second part next month.
Over the next 3 days we will reveal 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.
Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen Designs, Elisabeth Bell, and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog!
For today's hop, I have inked up this absolutely gorgeous new image called 'Jungle Bells One - Lion' from Crissy Armstrong. I had so much fun colouring him up, and even I was quite please with how his Santa hat turned out... and I never say that! ;)
I framed my sweet lion with a border of red and a dark brown Whimsy Double Scalloped Doily Die. The papers are from Teresa Collins 'Christmas Cottage' 6 x 6 paper pad, and all the edges inked with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
To embellish I used the Whimsy Vines Die Set, and Holly and Berries from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a strip of red velvet ribbon. Also from Wild Orchid Crafts I've used a gorgeous Red Gardenia, Deep Red Rose, and several smaller Ivory and Yellow Roses. I finished with a few red pearls.
So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne, as well as some of our artists, as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw:
Linda Klaringe (GDT)
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks.
I would like to enter this card in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge - Sketch 27 and Completely Christmas Challenge # 29 Anything Goes.
Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!
Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Jungle Bells One - Lion' by Crissy Armstrong, 'Double Scallop Doily Die', 'Vines Die Set', all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/23/25/27/30/41/42/43/44/47/49, R20/32/35/37/39/89, Y26/28/32, YR21/24, BV20, W1), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Teresa Collins 'Christmas Cottage' 6 x 6 papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Holly Leaves and Red Berries, Red Gardenias, Deep Red Roses, Ivory Roses and Autumn Yellow Roses, Artsy.licious 'Ruby' Splendid Ribbons, Kaisercraft 'Red' Pearls.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Circles STAX, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.