Welcome to Day 1 of the Wplus9 Design Studio June 2010 release! I will be releasing two new sets this month at The Studio and I am very anxious to show them to you.
This month I am bringing you the ultimate summer set! If I could only purchase one set for the summer, The Birds & The Bees would be the one for me. I am absolutely in love with this set. The sentiments are so fun, and the font....looove it! I was so excited when I got the My Mind's Eye paper "Quite Contrary" as I knew it was the perfect paper for this release.
The Birds & The Bees
- is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 28 stamps; 9 sentiments and 19 images
- will be available for purchase Tuesday, June 1st for just $13
For my first card I've paired the flower and bee images with Design Basics: Backgrounds I. The images work great together! I stamped the stems of the flowers in a row along the bottom, and came back in with the separate flower image and stamped it alternately in orange and yellow. To get the sky effect the lazy way, I just used a sponge and some Spring Rain ink from Papertrey Ink to randomly ink the egdes of the cardstock, coming in a little further here and there. Then I added the dotted trail and two little bees buzzing around the flowers. I pulled it all together by stamping a background pattern from Design Basics: Backgrounds I in Fresh Snow onto Summer Sun cardstock and adding a piece of that My Mind's Eye patterned paper to the bottom of the focal image. Don't you just love that font? Here's a close up shot.
This next card features what just might be my favorite image, and of course, the perfect paper from MME's "Quite Contrary". Yes, I have become a huge MME fan!
See, how perfect is that? This card is so simple. That fun little rain cloud really makes a great focal image all on it's own. Fist I stamped the raining hearts in Stampin' Up!'s Real Red. Then I stamped the solid cloud image in Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist, trimmed it out and popped it on dimensionals above the "rain". A sentiment; "showering you with love", some twine and a button is all that was needed to finish this card.
So what do you think so far? Hopefully you feel a little inspired. I will be showing you the second set tomorrow, so be sure to stop back by.
Want to win a set? Leave me a comment telling me what about summer inspires you most when crafting by 11:59 pm EST Friday May 28th. I will select 1 random winner to receive The Birds & The Bees and Design Basics: Backgrounds I. Winners will be posted here, and will have 1 week to claim their prize.
You Are My Sunshine Project Supplies
The Birds & The Bees, Design Basics:Backgrounds I by Wplus9 Design Studio
Only Orange, Summer Sun by Stampin' Up!; Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Fresh Snow by Papertrey Ink; Black by Colorbox
Quite Contrary patterned paper by My Mind's Eye; Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain cardstock by Papertrey Ink
Scallop border punch, White Grosgrain ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Showering You With Love Project Supplies
The Birds & The Bees by Wplus9 Design Studio
Real Red, Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!; Aqua Mist by Papertrey Ink
Quite Contrary patterned paper by My Mind's Eye; Real Red, Kraft cardstock by Stampin' Up!; Stamper's Select White cardstock by Papertrey Ink
Twine, Vintage Buttons by Papertrey Ink; Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers by Stampin' Up!