Sunday, July 8, 2018

Flocking Fabulous with Joni

Hello Everyone! Joni here using the new Flock Yeah! stamp set and companion die.

I started by creating a background by blending Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough and splattering it with water to create a little water-like texture.

For my images, I stamped them all with PURE COLOR Dye Ink in Black, and colored them using Copic Markers. Then I die-cut each image with their coordinating dies. I mounted the flamingos using Action Wobbles for a little fun wobble action!

And really that's it! Super simple, super fun!

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by!

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Flock Yeah!
Flock Yeah!
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Flock Yeah! Die
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Monday, July 2, 2018

Big Tropical Birthday Wishes With Kara

Hey guys! I'm still on a birthday card making kick. It makes me so happy to see my birthday stash grow knowing I'll have the cards ready to go when I need them.

This new Birthday Wishes stamp set makes it so easy to turn any design into a birthday card. I love the gorgeous ;font and the variety of sentiment sizes included in this set. It's so easy to customize the perfect sentiment for your design. I don't know about you, but my sentiment usually comes last and has to fit into my design. I do occasionally start with the sentiment as the focus of the design, but not typically.

I started by die cutting this large stitched circle from Love Mom Layers, a classic WPlus9 die set. I then stamped the Hibiscus Bouquet around the circle in Copic friendly ink. If you wanted to create a custom bouquet, you could use the individual flower images from Tropic Fever as well. I colored the leaves with YG11, YG13 and YG17. I colored the flowers with Y13, Y15 and YR04. Then I decided a colored background would really make the colors pop! I used BG13 and BG23.

Finally, I added the sentiments from Birthday Wishes in black. One, I stamped on the large circle and inset it into the opening and another directly over the Copic coloring.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Love Mom Layers Die
Wplus9 Love Mom Layers Die
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Birthday Wishes
Birthday Wishes
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Hibiscus Bouquet
Hibiscus Bouquet
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Lea Lawson

Hi WPlus9 friends! Lea Lawson here, and I am super excited to have a guest post on the WPlus9 blog today! I’m a big fan of WPlus9 stamps & dies and can’t wait to share my projects with you today!

One of my favorite things to do is mix my older items with newer items to freshen them up! I took a fairly long break from the crafting world to deal with personal things in my life, which left a lot of beautiful items I purchased unused. For my cards today I have combined Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus with the following items from the two newest releases: the Trellis Background 1 Die, the Fierce and Fabulous stamp set, the Fabulous Die, and the No One Else stamps and companion die.

I started by stamping the flowers twice onto white cardstock, then applied watercolor loosely to them. I wanted to see the difference between two watercolor mediums, so I used watercolor pens on the first card and liquid watercolor on the second. I felt like I was able to get the loose watercolor feel better with the liquid watercolor than with the pens. Once the watercolor was dry, I applied shimmer to them with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and then fussy cut them.

Then I applied a pink & aqua ombre wash of liquid watercolor to panels of white cardstock. Once it dried, it was time to do all the die cutting. I die cut the word "Fabulous" from the pink wash, the phrase "Thank You" from the aqua wash, and the Trellis Background from white cardstock twice.

Next, I stamped & heat embossed the rest of the sentiments in white on black cardstock and trimmed them into thin strips. Finally, it was time to start putting the cards together. I added glitter paper blocks to the front of two A2 card bases, then mounted the trellis backgrounds to them with foam adhesive.

I added the die cut words to the front of each card, using the opposite color of the glitter paper. Then I added the watercolor florals to each corner. I covered the die cut words to protect them while I added some black paint splatters to the front. Once the splatters dried, I finished by adding the rest of the heat embossed sentiments to the card fronts. And finally, I added my signature jewels tucked here & there.

I hope that you liked my cards today, and that I inspired you to break out some of your old with some of your new!

Thanks for joining me today! Have an awesome day!

~Lea

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Black Cardstock
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Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus
Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus
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No One Else
No One Else
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No One Else Die
No One Else Die
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Fierce And Fabulous
Fierce And Fabulous
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Fabulous Die
Fabulous Die
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Trellis Background 1 Die
Trellis Background 1 Die
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Monday, June 11, 2018

A Tropical Birthday With Kara

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Did you find some time to get creative? I did and I'm still exploring all of the fun ways to use the newly released sets.

Today's card mixes soft pink, bright green and bold black images in a design that really speaks to my style. I love the uncolored lined images stamped in the background. I used leaves from Tropic Fever and also used the dot cluster stamp from And Many More.

On top of that I placed Copic colored images in a cluster at different heights for dimension. In among the leaves and hibiscus flowers I nestled a pretty pink flamingo from Flock Yeah! I cut off it's legs (that sounds terrible!) so that it appears to be sitting among the tropical foliage. Everything pink has a coating of clear Wink Of Stella for a subtle shimmer.

I finished it off with this awesome stamped sentiment from the Birthday Wishes stamp set. I love it! I can't seem to get enough of black cardstock. It brings such contrast and gives a design a lot of 'pop'. I can't remember the last card I created that didn't use black. I'll have to challenge myself not to use it next time!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Black Cardstock
Wplus9 Black Cardstock
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Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die
Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Tropic Fever
Tropic Fever
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Tropic Fever Die
Tropic Fever Die
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Flock Yeah!
Flock Yeah!
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Flock Yeah! Die
Flock Yeah! Die
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And Many More!
And Many More!
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Birthday Wishes
Birthday Wishes
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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Adding Drop Shadows w/Feature Guest Artist CYNDE WHITLOW

Hey folks!

Cynde here, and I’m so happy to be back with another Guest Design post for Wplus9!

For my card today, I’m stamping a simple background, coloring it in and finishing it off with a drop shadow. I think adding drop shadows is one of the easiest and coolest ways to finish of a card. In fact, I think it makes such a huge difference that I rarely make a card without one.

I wanted to use the Color My World Stamp Set for a couple of reasons. For starters it's super cute! Also, I like the size and shape of the images. I knew that I wanted to stamp a pretty simple background on my card panel and these were perfect! The paint tubes aren’t symmetrical, but the lines of the image are mostly straight and that helps a bunch when stamping a full background!

You can watch the video below, where I walk you through the whole process.


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I started by stamping the sentiment on a 4” x 5.25” piece of white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and the one bent tube first then built the background around that. Since I was going to be coloring with Copic’s, I used a Copic friendly ink.

Before I started coloring, I used a pencil and I lightly noted on the panel what color I wanted each tube to be. I knew that I wanted them to be in rainbow order, but I wanted to make sure that the colors would be pretty even across the panel.

After I had the panel colored in, I wanted to add a drop shadow to each of the tubes. Drop shadows are hands down the easiest way to finish of your cards. You could skip it if you like, but I think adding a drop shadow gives your images or scene a more finished look.

I colored all of the tubes in as if they had a center light source, but I added the drop shadow as if my light source was in the top right. When you have a background as busy as this your light sources don’t necessarily need to match. The eye can take it all in as a whole, but it won’t rest on anything in particular that tells you that your light sources don’t match. More importantly what you will see is that your finished card will look three dimensional. That’s my favorite part!

Since I feel that adding drop shadows are a nice finishing touch to my cards, I typically skip adding any embellishments. However, what’s a card without a little (or a lot) of glitter? So I did add a bunch of glitter to the highlights on all of the images.

I think black and rainbow are perfect together so I adhered my card panel to a top folding notecard of Wplus9 Black Cardstock and called it good!

That’s it! Easy peasy. I hope you enjoyed my card today and as always I enjoyed being here for Wplus9!

Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Cynde

Featured Supplies

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Wplus9 Black Cardstock
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Color My World
Color My World
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