Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Castle in My Dreams

Hello my fellow stampers,

It's time for a new release from Whimsy Stamps and I am using the new Castle stamp from the DoveArt Studios release in honor of my daughter, Madison's, love for Disneyland.  It brings back special memories of her very first visit to Disneyland when she was a little girl and she was scared of all the characters but Cinderella.  I still remember the look of awe on Madison's face when she met Cinderella and the kindness that Cinderella showered upon her.  Her love for this magical place, that allows everyone to dream big dreams, keeps on growing and for that I am grateful!

Here is the picture that inspired my card...isn't it dreamy?!

Copic Colors Used:

Castle ~ T0, T1, T3, T5, T6
          B21, B23, B26
                    Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
Greenery ~ G20 G21, G24
Pathway ~ W0, W1, W2, W4
Water ~ B21, B23, B26
Background ~ Y04, B23, B26, RV34

Supplies Used:
Penny Black Dream Die:  Envision 51-108
Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen
Liquid Gold Opaque Paint Marker by Deco Color
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

To create this card, I first colored the Castle with Copics on Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover, 100lb. and then did some fussy cutting.  The background is created by using the airbrush machine with Copics on glossy cardstock and then spritzed with 91% alcohol in a Mini Mister.  I wanted to really give the Castle a lot of dimension, so I popped the castle up by using a double layer of foam tape.  For the finishing touches, I used my Big Shot to cut out the word, dream, from white cardstock and added some sparkle with my clear Wink of Stella brush pen; and I couldn't resist using these chipboard mini stars in three different sizes from Make It Crafty.  I first colored them gold with my Liquid Gold Opaque Paint Marker and added that extra sparkle with my clear Wink of Stella brush pen.

I am so thrilled how this card turned out and I hope it gives you inspiration to dream big dreams!! 

Happy Stamping,

~ Nicolette ~


  1. Wow great job love the castle and all the detail! Beautiful background.

  2. Ooh, I love the sky - really impressive Nic - I need to work on that technique, was not overly successful at bootcamp 😳
    ........and I love Disney too, WDW is my happy place!

  3. DIBS! DIBS! DIBS! It's Disney related so that means I get it!!! lol I just LOVE it! That background is AMAZING!!! :)

  4. Your card is stunning! The background you created is so gorgeous and perfect for your beautiful castle, I love this stamp! All of the detail on the new Castle stamp is incredible and you did a fantastic job of bringing it all to life.

  5. Wow, NIc. This is stunning and the background is amazing. I'm in love!

  6. Wow! Beautiful card. The background you created is amazing!

  7. Magical scene! Love your gorgeous coloring! The sky you created is absolutely beautiful!

  8. Love the beautiful castle, can imagine a fairy princess living there

  9. Amazing and so gorgeous!!! love thebackground too, looks magical!

  10. Ooooh, love love love this. Gorgeous background and the castle is just so beautiful and detailed. Hugz

  11. Wow.. your castle looks like a beautiful place to be. I just love the colors. Amazing.

  12. What a magical looking castle,it is simply stunning.

  13. this is stunning.. your background so AMAZING..
    truly an awesome job

  14. Beautiful card! We went to Disneyland in September and my 3-year old granddaughter still talks about it as though it was yesterday!

  15. WOW!! What a spectacular background and a fabulous card!!

  16. Oh Nic this is magical. Does my little eye see an ABS background? Beautiful.

  17. Such a great card! So beautiful.

  18. It's magical! Every girl, all young at heart, will absolutely love ❤️ this card. Beautiful Nic!

  19. Beautifully coloured!!! Nicolette :-D
    I love, love, love your background!!!
    xxx Frouwkje

  20. WOW - WONDERFUL card!!!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Disney castle, LOVE your STUNNING colouring too, it's PURE MAGIC!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  21. Nic, how nice it was to see you at Creativation! Be sure to check out a good photo of you at Joanne's table, on her blog Rubber hugs, Jan Francis


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    1. Oh my goodness Kat...thank you so much!!!

  24. Awesome! I am a lover of Disneyland too... it never loses its magic! Hoping to go in the spring! I have pics of myself at the park when I was very small, as I grew up in Van Nuys so we went pretty often!

    1. Thank you so much Denise!!! It doesn't seem to matter how old you get...Disney never seems to lose it's magic! You were really lucky to live so close!!!