I love my little whale from the Whale You stamp set (FREE Bloom Benefit choice for $50 order - page 5 in the Spring Catalog) but he needed a mate! Reversing this stamp is very easy, but it does take a little practice. I stamped the whale in Clear Pigment ink on Whip Cream card stock and heat embossed with Journey Black embossing powder and my heat gun. Then, I reinked the stamp with Clear Pigment ink, rolled my brayer over the stamp and rolled the brayer onto a piece of Whip Cream card stock to transfer the mirror image of the stamp, heat embossed with Journey Black embossing powder and my heat gun. Now I was ready to color! I used reinkers, Fusion Blender and my Blending Brush to color the whales. For the blue whale I used Pool Play on the whole whale and then I darkened the bottom with Beach Breeze and highlighted the top with Cool Pool. For the pink whale I colored the whole whale in Bubble Gum, darkened the bottom with Watermelon Fusion and highlighted the top with Banana Cream. I used Whip Cream reinker to color the dots on their bellies and added Journey Sparkle Dust to the pink whale. The base of the card is Cool Pool card stock layered with Whip Cream card stock and a second layer of Whip Cream card stock which I embossed with the Yummy Dots embossing folder. The 'Whale You Be My Valentine' sentiment is from the same Whale You stamp set and is stamped in Denim Days ink (this is a really cool color, the catalog doesn't do it justice!) on a hand cut banner on Whip Cream card stock. I embellished the banner with Whip Cream Journey thread in a bow. I also added to the banner by cutting a piece of Cool Pool card stock with the Border Basics dies and made a little scalloped border on the top of the banner. I cut the whales out, added some Wiggle Eyes and popped them up using Journey Foam Squares. Then, I added the hearts between them (also from the Whale You stamp set) stamped in Watermelon Fusion ink and colored in with my Blending Brush and Bubble Gum reinker. I added Journey Glaze to the hearts and Journey Blue Skies and Pink World sequins randomly around the card for some sparkle and embellishment. Speaking of embellishments - did you know they are buy one get one free this month?! During the month of February you get twice the amazingness! Buy one accessory, receive a second of the same item for free! OR, for every paper pack you buy, you get to choose a different paper pack for free! Give one to a crafting friend or keep it for yourself! To see the list of participating items CLICK HERE.
I have been stamping for 14 years and am thrilled to be one of the first Fun Stampers Journey Coaches in Ohio. It was my honor to serve on the 2016-2017 Leadership Team for Fun Stamper's Journey.