Thursday, September 13, 2018

Celebrating Autumn w/Joni ft. AUTUMN BLESSINGS

Hello Everyone, Joni here sharing my take on this gorgeous flower set from Wplus9 X Stephanie Low Creative - Autumn Blessings. Autumn tends to get overshadowed by Christmas in the card making world. Don't you think? The Autumn window seems to last a week or two and then it's on to Christmas for what seems like months!

But, the autumnal color palettes are so stunning! It's such a shame not to take advantage. And the sunflowers in this set scream "cover me" in all of those beautiful colors!

I know we typically see sunflowers depicted in yellow. But did you know that they actually bloom in gorgeous shades of yellows and golds, oranges, reds and rusts, and even some corals?

To begin my card I first stamped the images on a white cardstock with a Versafine Onxy Black Ink. To color the images, I used Copic Markers and then die-cut each image with it's corresponding die.

Next, I distressed my background using Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feather and then splattered the background using Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Frayed Burlap.

To finish this card I added some Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. Here's another look of the finished card.

I hoped you enjoyed! And I hope this inspires you to do some Autumn inspired crafting!

Thank so much for stopping by.

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Autumn Blessings
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Autumn Blessings Die
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Simple Copic Coloring w/Dawn ft. HELLO & THANKS

The thing I really love about flowers is that they can be used year round. Simply swapping out your color palette can transform a bouquet to be appropriate for any season. Especially when it comes to the more whimsical illustration style - because they are recognizable as flowers, but not any particular type.

Our new Hello & Thanks stamps and dies are the perfect all occasion set. I send out more "Hello" or "Just Because" cards than any other kind. I think it's always nice to receive a card when you least expect it...for no particular reason.

The little bouquets in this set are perfect for whipping together quick and easy cards that look like they took way more time than they actually did. For this little duo, I stamped out several of the images in the set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then used Copics to color in the images. Again, I went super simple with my coloring to push these images a little more towards the modern side. I just used one Copic for each color and laid in a simple flat wash. I left white breaks in some areas to separate some of the areas and add a little more interest.

Those white breaks act as a highlight without any additional work or color blending. I die cut everything using the companion dies and then adhered to a panel die cut with our Stitched Rectangles Die.

The bold sentiments included in the set are the perfect contrast to the thinner more delicate illustrations. You know what they say...opposites attract!

I hope you enjoyed today's post and this look at Hello & Thanks as much as I enjoyed illustrating it! As always, thanks for stopping by!

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Wplus9 White 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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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Sizzix BIG SHOT
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Sizzix Magnetic Platform
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Hello & Thanks
Hello & Thanks
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Hello & Thanks Die
Hello & Thanks Die
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Friday, September 7, 2018

So Very Kind With Kara

Hello everyone! I'm sure you have been enjoying this new release. There are so many wonderful new stamp and die designs. I have been sharing many projects on my blog, but I am excited to share a project with you here and I saved one of my favorites!

Have you ever seen hexagon shelves? I love them! I wanted to recreate the look of those shelves on my card using the new Clear Cut Stackers Hexagons. I used two dies nested together to create a frame. I adhered one full hexagon in the center as my focal point and several partial hexagons to give the illusion of more shelves.

Then, I needed to decorate my shelf. I used the Thanks & Hello set to create a stack of teacups. I simply cut along the rim of the bottom cup so that I could place the other inside. I colored a bright floral cluster to place inside the top cup using my Copic markers.

Using the new So Very stamp and die set, I added the "So Very Kind" sentiment.

I love the versatility of the Hello & Thanks set. With the floral and teacup images you could create something with a very vintage feel or a modern look like I have done here. I wish this was on my wall!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Black Cardstock
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Hello & Thanks
Hello & Thanks
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Hello & Thanks Die
Hello & Thanks Die
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So Very
So Very
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So Very Die
So Very Die
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Clear Cut Stackers: Hexagon
Clear Cut Stackers: Hexagon
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Gayatri Murali

Hey everyone, Gayatri Murali guesting here today. Wplus9 has been one of my top favourite company for it's designs and more so for Dawn’s colouring videos. Being a visual person I love learning through videos. Also I love, love all of Dawn’s floral themed stamp sets. I love the Beautiful Bouquet and the Modern series. I chose The Ranunculus and Modern Anemones stamp sets for my projects to share today.

I did some loose watercoloring here. I am no expert in watercoloring but I am not afraid to experiment. The loose watercoloring look appeals to me a lot and I can do that. So here is a video of how I made these cards using Zig clean colour brush watercolour markers. Hope you enjoy.


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I am working on using the traditional watercolour but Zig clean colour brush pens give me more control when watercoloring. It is ironic considering I did some loose watercoloring and there is no control needed for it. LOL! I used Bristol smooth cardstock to stamp and watercolour the images.

I love masking and stamping to make floral clusters on the background. But you could always use the Beautiful Bouquet stamp sets to avoid masking and stamping and takes less time because these sets are beautiful floral cluster already.

Spatters on the background adds to artistic feel to card. I love fine black spatters on floral backgrounds.They also add contrast and ties the other black elements together. Speaking of contrast, I love a nice contrast on, both are awesome on black cardstock. Also the watercolored floral images shows through the negative die cut which is beautiful and cuts through the big block of black panel. Similarly, the secondary sentiment from That is All stamp set is simply stamped in black on white strips of cardstock and adhered. The white Nuvo crystal drops also adds to the contrast and texture to the card.

Thank you so much to Wplus9 for giving me an opportunity to share my creativity. I feel privileged to your guest. Hope you are inspired by my projects and video.

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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Modern Anemones Stamps
Wplus9 Modern Anemones Stamps
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Fabulous Die
Fabulous Die
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Beatiful Bouquet: Ranunculus
Beatiful Bouquet: Ranunculus
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That Is All
That Is All
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Distress Oxide Stamping w/Dawn ft. BEATIFUL BUTTERFLIES

Who doesn't love hexagons and butterflies?

I know I do. Put them together, and it's a recipe for design success as far as I'm concerned. Throw in a little watercolor and it's a trifecta of fun!

Today's cards are not only fun to create, but easy as well. I used the "stamps from dies" technique along with our new Beautiful Butterflies stamp and dies with our Clear Cut Stackers: Hexagon Die to create a modern card set with a slightly vintage feel.


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I stamped the all-over background pattern using a little water and Distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint onto watercolor paper. The stamped pattern looked so stunning all on it's own, that it didn't require much fuss after that to pull them together into cards.

I die cut the "BEAUTIFUL" stacked sentiment from one of the medium sized hexagons and adhered a die cut "birthday" from our Happy Birthday Die on top. I colored each using an ink blending tool and matching Oxide Ink color to match each background. I finished off the sentiment with "wishes" from our Birthday Wishes stamp set stamped in PURE COLOR dye ink in Warm Wool.

I may have found a new favorite Autumn color palette!

Thanks much for stopping by today!

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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip
EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack
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Warm Wool PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Sizzix Magnetic Platform
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Birthday Wishes
Birthday Wishes
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Happy Birthday Die
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Fiskars 4 Acrylic BLOCKS SET w Storage
Fiskars 4 Acrylic BLOCKS SET w Storage
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Beautiful Butterflies
Beautiful Butterflies
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Beautiful Butterflies Die
Beautiful Butterflies Die
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Clear Cut Stackers: Hexagon
Clear Cut Stackers: Hexagon
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Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush
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