Thursday, May 25, 2017

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Amy Kolling

Hello everyone! Amy Kolling here and I am seriously excited to be a guest for WPlus9. I have had a love for WPlus9 for many years and only dreamt of sharing a project here! Today I have a layered floral card to share featuring the new, beautifully detailed Modern Anemones stamps and die.

I started by white heat embossing the Modern Anemones images and leaves onto smooth watercolor paper. I did a quick watercolor with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers using Tea Rose, Pink Flamingo, and Light Carmine using a waterbrush. Each flower only has one color on it! I love the results you can achieve with these markers! The leaves were done with more shading using Pale Dawn Gray, Mid Green, and Olive Green. All the images were die cut using the Modern Anemones Die.

To create the panel for my flowers, I used the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles to cut one from white card stock. Next, I did something that some are afraid to do……I cut apart a stamp. I wanted to randomly stamp the tiny “hello” from the sentiment “hello dear”. So I simply cut the sentiment apart! With my gray ink, I also stamped the large script “friend” onto my panel. I also stamped one extra tiny “hello” onto a thin strip of cardstock and adhered with foam adhesive.

I began assembling my floral layout onto my rectangle panel. Once I was happy with the layout, I used Press ‘n Seal to hold my images in place while I added each layer of flowers with adhesive and/or foam adhesive. This is such a great tip!! I then layered my floral panel onto some gray cardstock with foam adhesive for dimension.

To create my landscape notecard, I used a diagonal stencil and sponged gray ink from the center to the edges for a softer look. My floral rectangle panel was then adhered to my notecard. For some finishing touches, I added iridescent sequins across my panel. Here’s a look at the dimension of my card.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

~Amy

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  • White cardstock
  • Watercolor cardstock
  • Gray cardstock
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
  • Waterbrush
  • Charcoal Palette Ink
  • Diagonal Stencil
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Sequins

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Circus Pandas Scene Building with Kelly

Hello Crafters! Today we are talking birthdays. We can all use more birthday cards, especially when they are extra adorable, am I right?

Birthdays are really at the forefront of my mind because my little peanut just had a birthday on Monday. My guy is 4 years old already and I have no idea how that happened. Eeeep! Stop growing.

I embraced the circus theme for today's card because, you know, I was dying to make a one layer scene with all these cuddly circus critters. Decisions had to be made because there's only so much room on a card. So I opted for the panda's today.

You can watch the entire scene come to life in the video below.


Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I love how they look like they're swinging way above the crowd just like at the live circus. This is why I love one layer cards, because when you get it, man it's so cool!

We all know I'm a one layer girl all the way. What's your favorite kind of card to make?

Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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3M CANARY YELLOW Post-It Super Sticky Notes
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
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Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
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Copic Sketch MARKER YG99 MARINE GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
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Monday, May 22, 2017

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Lin Brandyberry

Hello, Lin Brandyberry here and I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer on the Wplus9 blog! Wplus9 has something for everyone, from cute to elegant, and everything in between.

So when I started to think about what I would make for this spot, this Quilt Prints stamp set was one of the first things I thought of. It is a pretty simple set, but the elements in it allow us to make a million variations using it! I went looking through my Pinterest file on quilts, and saw one that used seaglass colors, and that's where I started. I ended up making 2 cards with this set.

For my first card, I filled my panel with the stitched pattern, stamped in a medium grey.

I used 3 shades of blues, punched with a bright spring green, and stamped the large diamond shape in horizontal lines of the same color, varying the pattern as I stamped across. I trimmed the panel down a tiny bit and then ran it through an embossing folder to give a real quilted, dimpled feel. Then I attached it to a light blue base, and added 5 layers of the Hand Lettered Hello die cut along with a stamped panel.

Here's a closer look to see the little patterns this stamp set has; I used a gingham, a floral, a houndstooth, and a dot.

For my 2nd quilt card, I left some white along the edges, adding an inner border, and used the same colors once again.

And a closer look to see the individual patterns, this time using 2 prints and a solid.

One of the things I like best about Dawn's company are her beautiful florals, so I knew I'd have to have a play with them for my last card today. I used a couple of her newest “modern” sets and combined them for my next card.

It was easier for me to stamp, color, and cut out my individual flowers, rather than trying to do a masked card this first time. I'll try that next time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Lin

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