Wednesday, October 4, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Franken Bad Hair Day Stamp and Die Set by Whimsy Stamps

Do you ever see a stamp set and know that you absolutely must have it in order for life to continue??  That's how I felt when I saw a stamp and die set called Franken Bad Hair Day.  It was designed by the flippin' fantastically talented Deb Davis for Whimsy Stamps and I was honored when they invited me to participate in their 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration. Here's the card I made featuring the aforementioned lovable Frank set:

So how did I bring Frankie to life?  I started with a cook book page (cause I never use cook books for cooking) and covered it with acrylic paint and Washi tape.

It was looking a little too festive for Frankie, so I added black, white and green acrylic paint, which I smeared on using my fingers.

Next I added my favorite liquid-y paint: Golden High Flow acrylics in teal, black and fluorescent pink.  I spritzed the paint with water to ensure some blending and drizzling.  Then I let it dry.

Next I worked on Frank.  I stamped his head on white paper, then his shoulders on some plaid paper.  I cut his chin-shape out of the plaid paper so that he would have a stylin' shirt.  I smeared some Distress Ink  and Simon Says Stamp ink onto his shirt to give it a bit more oomph.

I tore a square section out of a grammar book and circle-punched a hole through the middle.  I outlined the circle with a Sharpie and glued it to my background.  I stamped the "friend" and "good" sentiments from the stamp set, glued them to some black patterned Washi tape and put Frank together.

I assembled all the components and cut out a triangle hat for Frank (the set comes with the most adorable selection of hats, too) and I added a Washi tape number to the hat.  I finished off the card with some faux stitching from Whimsy's In Stitches stamp set.

Here are the Whimsy products I used on my card:
Franken Bad Hair Day Stamp Set

Franken Bad Hair Day Die Set

In Stitches Stamp Set

I love the variety of stamps at Whimsy and thoroughly enjoyed this project.  I can't wait to see what else they have in store for their incredible 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration!

4 comments:

  1. This card is just beyond FANTASTIC!! Your artistry skills never cease to amaze me and once again I am in awe with this project!
    Thank you for being a SUPER SPECIAL Whimsy Stamps guest designer and participating in our 31 Nights of Halloween celebration...we are honored to have you Andrea!

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  2. First of all I know SO well what you mean about needing a stamp set so badly-that happened the last time I saw you use that stitched set!! I bought it right afterwards and LOVE it! Sometimes you just don't feel like pulling out the sewing machine:)
    Awesome card! I love that your projects are always so full of color and layers.

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  3. Bootastic. Love this. Another great Frank to add to my collection. Hugz

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  4. Yes, I totally have that experience from time to time! I love whimsy stamps! I'll have to check out their blog hop! I always learn so much from you, you are always so generous with your time! Thank you!!!

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