Thursday, August 22, 2013

Goldfish Kid

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps August 2013 rubber stamp and die release BLOG HOP!

Our brand new August release Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, Whimsy Shapeology Dies, Shape EZ template and Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!! To celebrate our new release, the DT are holding a blog hop today and are sharing creations made with some of the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Elisabeth Bell and Kenny K stamps! The blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

 For my card I used a new Kenny K image called Goldfish Kid.
 I realised the last time my daughter had a boy's birthday party to go to, that I had no good boy stamps that weren't babyish!  (She is 8 and was not impressed with the card she had to give :(  Very uncool!)
So I thought this one would be a perfect addition to my stamp collection :)  Great for boys of any age I think.

I coloured the kid all in greys to try to give it a real comic strip feel. And I put the emphasis on the cute goldfish by giving it all the colour and  using crystal effects on the bag to make it shiny.
I printed the O'fish'ally saying on the computer and used the great "smile" saying from the Treasured Moments Tickets set.  I think it's perfect for the goldfish and kid.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Goldfish Kid (KK), Treasured Moments Tickets
Card : x-press it, pumpkin coredinations, grey
Ink : memento black
Other : crystal effects, ticket die, big shot, alphabet press ef, copics

Copics used :
W00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Y13, 15
YR14, 16
BG000, 10, 01

This is also my Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge card. Today the Whimsy Stamps rubber team are posting their challenge creations on the challenge blog. You have until September 3rd to join this month's challenge which is "Clean & Simple" and as always we have 3 prizes up for grabs: a $15 gift certificate, 5 digi stamps, and 1 surprise rubber stamp. To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy blog on Friday. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
For a full reveal of the wonderful August release, please visit the Whimsy blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!



  1. You did a wonderful job on your card and I am sure your daughter will be proud to bring it to her next boy birthday party :)
    Beth's Beauties

  2. Love that the image is in black/white. Neat idea for a "cool" card.

  3. Wow, love your card! Great design and fabulous colouring :)

  4. WOW! Love the black/white coloring with the pop of color of the fish bowl, and embossed background! Gorgeous!!!

  5. Cute cute cute!
    Love your saying.
    Great boy card.
    Carla from Utah


  7. Gorgeous card, amazing colouring and I love the sentiment! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  8. love the comic strip look - looks awesome :)

  9. Amazing coloring and love the crystal effect on the goldfish sack... It made it pop!!! Fabulous...

  10. Fantastic design! What a great way to colour the image and that touch of crystal effects is perfect. What a great sentiment too.

  11. Oooh I LOVE how you've coloured this! And I am definitely going to have to get some of that Crystal Effects now! Looks awesome! Hugs, Shannah xox

  12. this is fabulous Kathy, love how you coloured the image to make the fish stand out, amazing!

  13. Love your card Kathy and especially how you coloured your boy in cartoon shades and put the focus on the goldfish bowl, very clever. We must catch up some time soon.


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