This card is for the very first Whimsy Challenge on their new blog! The challenge was to make a card for a special occasion or celebration. So I made this for a special friend on Splitcoaststampers because it is her birthday soon. This is my very first time using the Whimsy Stamps and I am really glad I got this cute turtle. I also ordered the adorable frog one. I am really into frogs and turtles. All of my outdoor garden decorations are frogs and turtles!
My cardstock for this card is a whisper white base, the mat layer is some retired river rock and soft sky, and the scallop circle layer is wild wasabi (notice how I'm still using up all my retired paper and the tons of stash paper that I have, yahoo!). I have no idea where the designer paper comes from. I have mentioned before that my mother-in-law gave me tons of her stamping stuff when she decided not to stamp anymore, so this paper is from a huge! pile of paper that she gave me.
I stamped the turtle on water color paper and cut him out with my Cullozle (retired SU). He is watercolored in with soft sky, wild wasabi, and certainly celery inks using my ink pads and a blender pen. I also sponged some soft sky around the sky part and edges. The rocks are close to cocoa.
On the turtles shell I have used my Sakura Glaze pen, which adds a little dimension and shine to his shell. There is also some outlining with my white gel pen, from SU! The photo didn't come out so well, but they are very bright happy colors IRL.
Also, the turtle is wearing a party hat for the birthday celebration! It comes from the Stampin' Up! stamp set A Little Birdie told me! The saying is 'it's your birthday!' And the inside says 'it's time to celebrate!'
Hope you all enjoyed this cute little Whimsy turtle today!