Sunday, June 27, 2010

July 2010 Sneak Peek Day 1: Mehndi Medallions

It is the 28th of the month. And here at Wplus9, that means it is time for sneak peeks at our July Release! We have two sets to share with you this month. I know that I say this every month, but I am super excited about this month's release. Why? Because July, is also Ms. Kerrianne Gwin's debut with Wplus9 Design Studio as an illustrator! Kerrianne will be showing you sneak peeks of her stamp set "Hooked on You" over at her blog everyday during the countdown.

I will be previewing her set tomorrow, but today we will be taking a peek at "Mendi Medallions", an extremely versatile set that is so much more than just a "pattern" set.

Mehndi Medallions

  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 15 stamps; 8 sentiments, 6 medallions, and 1 border image
  • will be available for purchase July 1st for just $13

My first card focuses on the background building capabilities of this set. There are so many combinations and patterns to be made. I started by stamping a medium sized medallion in repeating rows onto Kraft (SU!) cardstock using Fresh Snow pigment ink (PTI). I then came back in and added the two smallest medallions in a bright aqua (Martha Stewart) and Dark Brown (Colorbox). This pattern and color combo was so striking that I wanted a simple focal point.

After cutting a label from Spellbinder's Labels I, I added the "Celebrate" sentiment in dark brown, and paired it with the large butterfly from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions. The sentiments in this set are not huge and not small, I'd say they are just right. Celebrate measures approx. 1.5" wide.

This next card is very Maile inspired. She has opened my eyes to the use of a simple circle. Thanks girl! Here I used the border stamp included in today's set and stamped a 3 inch panel alternating between Ocean Tides (PTI) and Pastel Lime Green (Colorbox). I left an open row between each set and came back in and added some Pure Poppy buttons (PTI).

To finish this clean graphic card, I stamped one of the medallion images onto the lower edge of a 2" circle in lime green, added another sentiment from Mehndi Medallions, and finished with a button added to the center of the medallion.

Clean, graphic, and simple. Very easy to recreate!


For this last card, I wanted to show you how fantastic these medallions look colored with Copics. Isn't that amazing! They look almost like flowers to me, or stained glass. These are so bright and colorful the only thing that was needed was the sentiment. I added some ribbon tabs to the edge, just for some interest, pulling the colors from my medallions. But honestly, I think this card could stand on it's own.

I am having so much fun with this set. What about you? How could you see yourself using Mehndi Medallions? Would you like to win a set? Leave me a comment by 11:59 pm EST Monday, June 28th and I will select one random winner. Winners will be posted here.

For more peeks head over to:

  • Kerrianne's to see a sneak peek of her debut set "Hooked On You"
  • Maile Belles, where she is helping me introduce Mehndi Medallions.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Project Supplies

Celebrate
Stamps: Mehndi Medallions, Woodgrain Silhouette Additions (Wplus9); Wedding Word Print for "kissing off" technique on butterfly (Hero Arts)
Ink: Fresh Snow pigment ink (Papertrey Ink); Aqua pigment ink (Martha Stewart); Dark Brown fluid chalk ink, Cream Brown fluid chalk ink (Colorbox)
Paper: Kraft cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Stamper's Select white cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!)
Other: Labels I (Spellbinder); corner rounder (Fiskars); Scorboard (Martha Stewart)

Thinking of You
Stamps: Mehndi Medallions (Wplus9)
Ink: Ocean Tides pigment ink (Papertrey Ink); Pastel Lime Green fluid chalk ink (Colorbox); Onyx Brilliance Dew Drop (Tsukineko)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Circle Scissors Plus (EK Success); Pure Poppy vintage buttons (Papertrey Ink); needle and thread

Thanks for Everything
Stamps: Mehndi Medallions (Wplus9)
Ink: Onyx Brilliance Dew Drop (Tsukineko); Copic markers
Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: Bordering Blue, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery twill (Stampin' Up!); Lemon Tart grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

45 comments:

  1. Those are lovely!!! I especially like the touch with the ribbon. Great job.

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  2. Holy guacamole, that middle card just sold me on this set! Love that intricate border stamp-it's absolutely stunning!

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  3. Yup... adding this to my must-haves this month! :) Your samples are drop-dead gorgeous!

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  4. Another pretty set Dawn! I think I'm going to add this set to my must buy list. I have a friend going to US this week and have ask her to bring back some stuff for me. And your stamp will be one of them :)

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  5. OMGosh!!! A really cool new set my Wplus9 and a chance to win. I can't imagine all the possibilities as of yet but I would love to play around with it for sure.

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  6. Dawn, this set looks absolutely AMAZING! I just love all the samples and those designs are out of this world gorgeous! I cannot wait to see more of it!

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  7. I am loving these Dawn! Gonna hop around and see the other "peeks"! Too cute!

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  8. beautiful stamped background on the first card and the design and colors on the second card is fabulous!!

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  9. Looks like an awesome set. I love having the ability to create my own backgrounds with a stamp set. Very affordable too!! I look forward to tomorrow's sneak peek .
    Kara

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  10. Wow, Dawn, these are fantastic!! what an awesome set. I LOVE the border stamp and the circles could be used for just about anything!

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  11. LOVE everything about your kraft card, dawn! and the lacey borders are too die for:)--and congrats on your dt spot at cutting cafe!

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  12. Gorgeous!! Think I'm going to need to have this - the cards are beautiful - my fave is the first one. I love how you layered the stamp in the background :)

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  13. This set looks totally amazing! I think it is my favorite WPlus9 release yet, and I haven't even seen the whole thing! Gorgeous cards, Dawn!

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  14. Soooo gorgeous! Love what you did on your cards! I'm sold and saving my pennies!

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  15. Of course I'd like to win it! How exciting is was to wake up to this peek! Gorgeous creations!

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  16. Wow, this set looks amazing and so versatile!

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  17. beautiful..oh I would love to win this set.. it's fabulous!

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  18. this set looks great from the sneak peeks i've seen so far. definitely can see the possibilities!

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  19. Wow Dawn! What gorgeous samples and pieces to your set! Just exquisite!

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  20. The very word mehndi got me inquisitive..... Very Indian & so are the designs.... Lovely & beautiful..... I loved them all.... Vibrancy with colors & elegant patterns to go with..... We get nothing here & that makes me feel so frustrated.... God Bless!!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  21. Super images! I love the color combos on these cards and the border stamps.

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  22. Oh these images are so cool Dawn. Love them! Can't wait for the release. :)

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  23. Looks like another winner Dawn, I love that first card with the patterned background it is beautiful!

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  24. Wow, I can't believe all three of those cards from the same set. How versatile. Love it!

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  25. Love this new set Dawn. In addition to making cards, I could see myself using these Mehndi Medallions in scrapbooking for creating beautiful borders. Great work!

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  26. Aaah!! So so pretty!!! Love the peakies!! I wish I have my stamps. URGH APO mail!!!! I am hoping tomorrow/Wednesday!!!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful!! What a fun new set...and your prices are amazing!!

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  28. I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for a different medallion set, and this one just hits a perfect cord with me! Love it!

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  29. Beautiful set! looks like lots of possibilities!
    Thanks for a chance to win one!

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  30. Oh i just love all of your cards here but my favorite is the second one! I love love that border stamp used like this on this layout!

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  31. all of your cards are great! love the first one with the background stamp! but then the last one is so simple yet beautiful!!

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  32. Love love love this set girl! Now I'm regretting the new savings goal my husband and I just set. If only I had waited until after the 1st! Ha ha.

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  33. Lovely cards and this looks like it is going to be another fabulous release!

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  34. Your cards are so beautiful!! I love the medallions on the first one, and the border in the second one looks just awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win such a great set!!

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  35. I can't believe I didn't see this come in through my feed. I LOVE THIS ONE!!! Beautiful first card especially!

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  36. WOW! Fabulous cards... I really love how awesome those medallions look colored in!

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  37. Oh, I can't wait to see the set!!!! This is fab!!! Love it!

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  38. awesome!!!! Super love this set! :D

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  39. In the dictionary, under ELEGANCE.... yep, there's a shot of THESE STAMPS and your use of them! I'm certain of it! Yee Haw! PURE GORGEOUSNESS!

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  40. This is a beautiful set! I love the border especially! Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous card sample too!

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  41. I love backgrounds and this one is quite beautiful. It's definitely going into my cart!
    Thanks so much

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  42. Wow, absolutely magnificent! I've never seen medallions like these ones and you've done an incredible job of enticing us, Dawn!!

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  43. Wow, I so want that lacey border, LOVING the colors that were used on all of these goodies.

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