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Monday, January 16, 2017

New Pink Your Life and a blog hop

Hey, crafty friends! It's incredible that we are already half way through January in the new year and I'm finally blogging! What better way to start off than with a blog hop with Stampendous!

That's right it is blog hop time with new stamps by Nicoletta Zanella from Pink Your Life! You'll want to stop by the Stampendous blog today because there are so many ways to win stamps throughout the hop!!!!

Here's my crafty project made just for the hop.

I had a little bit of fun with assembling the wagon carts plus a few Whisper friends popping up for a surprise!

I colored these cuties with Copic markers, a list is down below, and the background is made with gesso sponged over Cathedral Windows Metal Stencil, and then a wash of Various Ink refills diluted with rubbing alcohol.

These new stamps are SO much fun to play with, I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop this week, I'll be back on Friday with another fun project.

Stop by the Stampendous blog today for more inspiration and details on the prizes!


Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used on Amazon (AZ) at no additional cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.


  • Pink Your Life Whisper Happy Wagon PCS (AZ, STM
  • Pink Your Life Whisper World PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Stampendous Cake Tiers PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Cathedral Windows Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZSTM)


  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Copic Markers - B12, B14, BG000, BG11, BG13, BV20, BV23, BV34, E50, E51, E53, E95, R20, R22, R24, V12, V15, Y00, Y13, Y18, V12, V15, YR16)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Marker by Tsukineko® (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Gesso
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZ, Blick)
  • Paintbrush
Instructions for a 5 x 7-inch card:
  1. Tape 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch White Paper to board with painter's tape and then tape Cathedral Windows stencil onto a corner. Begin sponging white gesso onto stencil around the corners of the paper. Reposition stencil and repeat. Clean stencil and sponge. Let dry or use a heat tool.
  2. Mix a few drops of BG02 Various Ink with rubbing alcohol (or blending solution) and apply around top corners of stenciled paper. 
  3. Dilute more and fill in the center of the white paper.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with YG25 Various Ink. Dry with heat tool or let dry. 
  5. Remove tape and pen a line around the border of the paper near the edges.
  6. Stamp spirals from Whisper World and sentiment from Cake Tiers in black ink.
  7. Stamp Happy Wagon parts with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color.
  8. Cut out pieces and adhere together with foam squares and then place on background.
  9. Stamp spirals at the end of the wagon train.
  10. Adhere to a 5 x 7 folded kraft cardstock base.

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  1. This is just stunning! What beautiful colors.
    Such a cute set!!

  2. This has to be one of the cutest cards I have ever seen. I LOVE the coloring, and choice of colors. Thanks so much for sharing. 💞💞💞

  3. The stamps are always whimsical and fun.
    Love the train and its occupants.
    The coloring is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing

  4. OOOOOOOOOOO! This is so adorable! It actually reminds me of a candy shop because it is so sweet!!! TFS!

  5. Love these charming stamps! Darling card!

  6. Love your card. That train in adorable.

  7. What a fun and colorful card! I love all the bright, cheery colors.

  8. This pink set would make fabulous Birthday cards for anyone!

  9. this is soooo cute!! love the bright colors! Thanks for the inspiration!!


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