Candle Light by Whimsy Stamps

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back with another edition of Nancy and Jill Color Together! If you saw last month’s post, you know that Jill Killeen of Killeen House Studio asked me to participate in a monthly challenge with her where we would color the same image and see how we each interpreted it. This month we are featuring the Candle Light Digital Stamp by Whimsy Stamps. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Here’s my interpretation of this month’s image!

Rowhouse Greetings | Candle Light Digital Stamp by Whimsey Stamps


I wanted soft colors and a simple card design and that’s what you see here. I printed the image on Hammermill cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. After coloring the image, I trimmed the panel with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set. I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages stamp set using Versafine ink. The stamp set appears to be retired, but is available on Etsy and Ebay. I cut a A2 cardbase from Neenah Classic Crest, adhered a piece of Princess Pink cardstock cut to size, and assembled the layers as shown.

The coloring was a little tricky because I wanted the colors to be soft yet have some dimension. I underpainted the darker areas of the hat and scarf with V20, V22, V91, and V95 to provide some shape and then glazed with R81, R83 and R85 to get the final color. Since I had so many shades of pink, I used V0000, V20, and V91 to add contour to the snowman rather than my usual cool blue tones. This way, the snow has some shape while reflecting the tones of the hat and scarf. I just kept blending them until I got the softness I wanted.

We use digital stamps in our challenge and I know that some of you find that in and of itself to be a challenge. So I’ve got a video over on my YouTube channel showing how I print digital stamps for Power Poppy. Check it out!

So with no further ado – here is Jill’s interpretation!

Similar colors but she went darker, selecting her color palette from the design paper. I love how we can work with the same image, but come out with two different interpretations. Be sure you check out her blog post describing her card and give her post some love!

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads


COPICS: V20, V22, V91, RV95, R81, R83, R85 (hat & scarf); V0000, V20, V91 (snowman); Y35, YR04 (carrot); YG01, YG07, YG09 (leaves, mittens & candle); Y32 (candle glow); E70, E71, E74 (vest & branch); B41, B45, B63 (birds); W00, W0, W1, W2 (background)

Rowhouse Greetings | Candle Light Digital Stamp by Whimsey Stamps | Color Map

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Christmas Dreaming

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations blog today with a holiday image by Whimsy Stamps called Christmas Dreaming. I colored this stamp originally when I attended Advanced Copic Boot Camp last May and Whimsy Stamps graciously provided all the attendees with the stamp. I colored it again yesterday, trying to incorporate what I learned in Boot Camp. (Coloring hair still needs more practice!). I textured the background with colorless blender and a piece of terry cloth and added dots with a white gel pen and a Spica pen in silver.

Whimsy Stamps is the sponsor of the week over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. See the group banner for a discount code for 20% off your purchase August 21st-25th.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Treasure from the Miss Match Collection by Kaisercraft; Holly Jolly 12 x 12 paper pad by American Crafts
Stamps: Christmas Dreaming (*) by Whimsy Stamps
Dies: Double Stitched Circle Dies (*) by Creative Basics; Basic Stitched Flags (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20 (skin); (hair); BG70, BG72, BG75 (shirt); B91, B93, B95 (pants); R35, R46, R59, C3, C1, C0 (candy cane); B000, B00, B01 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.