Monday, June 27, 2016

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Kay Miller

Hello Friends! Kay Miller from My Joyful Moments here today, and I am super excited to be here on the Wplus9 blog! I have been a huge fan of Dawn's for several years, ever since I discovered Wplus9.

I have a card to share with you today using some gorgeous products that I just love! I don't think I'm the only one who fell head over heels in love with the Free Hand Florals stamp set. I am also using an older set, Lacey Layers, which I've had in my stash for a long time that I dearly love! It's so great for layering and building collage type cards.

So for my card, I started by watercoloring the background using a light tan dye ink on watercolor paper. When this was dry, I splattered some more of that same color ink around. I let this dry well. I then stamped two of the medallions from the Lacey Layers set with that same tan dye ink that I used for the watercoloring. I adhered these to my watercolored panel with foam tape.

I then stamped the roses in three different shades of pink and the leaves in two shades of green. I cut those out with the companion dies. After arranging them just perfectly, I adhered them with foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Strictly Sentiments 2 stamp set. I stamped it in the same tan dye ink that I used on the medallions, and cut it out with a banner die. I adhered this just under my cluster of roses with foam tape. I felt like my card still needed something under the banner for balance, so I added one more bunch of the green leaves just underneath.

I adhered this whole panel to an A2 size top folded white card base and added a few clear sequins.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today and are inspired to create something beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by, and a huge thanks to Wplus9 for having me for a guest!

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How amazingly talented is Kay! I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Kay for showcasing Wplus9 in such an amazing way. I have been a fan of Kay's work for quite some time, so it was extremely humbling to have her as a guest. It has definitely been our pleasure, thank you so much Kay!

For your convenience, here is a list of the Wplus9 supplies that Kay used on her project today, along with links to purchase.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Love and Hugs for A Speedy Recovery

Hello! It's Kara, and today I'm sharing a card featuring the adorable Get Well Gang stamps and dies as well as many other products from this month's release.

I started my little scene by creating a sky with some Peacock Feathers distress ink. On top of that, I layered the landscape using the Tree Border Die and the Fence Border Die. To dress up my fence I stamped, die cut, and copic colored some grass and a potted plant from the Garden Buddies set.

I then added this poor kitty with a broken leg as well as his medicine from the Get Well Gang set. Both were also colored with copic markers. To finish it off, I added a sentiment from the same set. And just for fun, I have him day dreaming about fish! :) I stamped the little fish in a thought/speech bubble that I die cut from the Friends For All Seasons: Summer Die set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a special Guest Artist!



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Friday, June 24, 2016

Friends For All Seasons: Summer with Joni

Hello everyone, Joni here sharing this cute images from Friends For All Seasons: Summer stamp set along with it's companion die.

To begin I did a lot of distressing for this scene using PURE COLOR Dye Ink in Last Leaf for the grass and Bo Peep for the hint of blue sky. For the fence I used the new Fence Border Die. I also used the Landscape Border Die to add dimension on the scene. For the dogs, kite and flowers, I simply watercolored them using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush in 60.

The "bonjour" speech bubble was also stamped and die cut from the Friends For All Seasons: Summer stamp set and companion die. I also added some dots using a light green Copic marker to finish off the card.

I hope you guys enjoyed this cute set. Thanks so much for stopping by!



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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun Hur here from Rejoicing Crafts! I am so happy to be a guest for Wplus9 today! Wplus9 is one of my favourite stamp companies for sure and oh, I am so honored!

Today I am sharing a couple of my watercolour cards with some beautiful flower stamps - Beautiful Bouquet: Mums and Botanical Bunch.

For my first card, I paired the new Beautiful Bouquet: Mums stamp set with the older Botanical Bunch stamp set. First, I stamped the image from the Beautiful Bouquet: Mums set onto watercolour paper with VersaFine Pigment Ink Onyx Black, and then filled in the bouquet even more with a few of the single floral images from Botanical Bunch. I trimmed the finished panel with a stitched rectangle die. Next, I watercoloured them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor using a paint brush. For the sentiment, I stamped it from the Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus set on the watercoloured panel in black. Finally, I mounted the panel on an A2 sized kraft card base using dimensional foam tape.

I have another watercolour flower card featuring my all-time favourite, the Botanical Bunch stamp set. I tried to create a subtle, yet lovely watercolour effect.

First, I stamped the clustered flower image from the Botanical Bunch set at the top & bottom part of watercolour paper panel with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. I then brushed them with a bit of water using waterbrush. Next, I watercoloured the rest areas with Worn Lipstick , Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks using a wet paint brush, then added the Perfect Pearls Mist here and there.

For the sentiment, I die cut the word “Hello” from white card stock using the Hand Lettered Hello Die four times and glued them together using a fine tip glue pen.

Once the panel was dry, I mounted it on an A2 sized white card base using double-sided tape, and then adhered the sentiment die cut at the centre of the card using a fine tip glue pen.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Northern Lights with Kelly

Hello Crafters!

Do you remember on my last post I was talking about a card I had created but couldn't get to photograph well? I decided to share it anyway. Crafting is a wonderful community filled with inspiration at every turn even in the cards we don't love. Here's hoping that one of you finds some inspiration in this one.

I started by laying down the mountain border die and using it to mark how far down my sky needed to go on my card base.

After I had the area marked off, I began laying down color with my Copic markers using flat wide strokes. I prefer to start on the bottom and work my way up. I blended the green into a teal and then a tiffany blue. I moved up and added some more blue then finally pink and violet. While all of those colors really lit the sky up I need to add some dark back in. I picked some navy blues and set to work adding the night portion of the sky.

Copics can be difficult to blend when the colors have a large gap of color depth between the lighter and darker color. Keep adding color until your happy with it. As long as your working on thick quality cardstock it will take a lot of ink before you need to be concerned about the surface of your paper.

Since I had made my sky so bright I knew I needed to back light my mountains. I used distress inks to add color leaving the lightest edge on the mountain tops. I blended the bottom all the way out to black. In order to blend the middle sections without getting the edges I folded my round mini foam blenders in half and held them in my hand.

The sentiment was heat embossed after the distress ink was dry. Super important, make sure your distress ink is dry. Eeep, the mess that happens when you don't wait :/

I used the new dies that match the That is All stamp set to die cut the "amazing" after I stamped it on white. I finished it off with a few clear sequins.

If you're confused by any of the instructions just hold tight. The video will be up next week on the Wplus9 YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

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