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!


  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!

  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.

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

  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!!!