Monday, July 16, 2018

Let's Celebrate With Kara

Hello! It's Kara and I'm back to share a birthday card with you that mixes some classic WPlus9 stamp sets with some that have been newly released. They work together beautifully.

The Birthday Wishes font is really timeless and works with so many design styles. I chose to mix it with the beautiful flowers from Southern Summer Florals.

I started by stamping the Big Top Background in Fairy Dust dye ink to create subtle interest and movement behind my focal point. I clustered my flowers and leaves in the center of the card front. The rays seem to be radiating out from behind.

The flowers have been stamped in various shades of pink including Shell Pink, Little Piggy, V.I.Pink and Sweet Gelato. For the leaves I used Mojito and Last Leaf. On top of my floral bouquet I added a banner from Oh My Gostrich! stamped with a sentiment from And Many More.

A simple, but beautiful floral birthday card. Thanks for stopping by!

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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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Wplus9 V.I.Pink Dye Ink
Wplus9 V.I.Pink Dye Ink
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Little Piggy PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Little Piggy PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Sweet Gelato PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Sweet Gelato PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Last Leaf PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Last Leaf PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 1
Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 1
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Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2
Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2
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Fairy Dust PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Fairy Dust PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Mojito PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Mojito PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Oh My Gostrich! Die
Oh My Gostrich! Die
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And Many More!
And Many More!
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Birthday Wishes
Birthday Wishes
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Big Top Background
Big Top Background
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PURE COLOR Shell Pink Dye Ink
PURE COLOR Shell Pink Dye Ink
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Southern Summer Florals1 Die
Southern Summer Florals1 Die
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Southern Summer Florals 2 Die
Southern Summer Florals 2 Die
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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
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
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
Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Black Cardstock
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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