We are back, with day 3 of the Wplus9 Design Studio October Release! Thanks to all of you who are joining in again, and welcome to those of you that are new.
Today, we are introducing our first Holiday stamp set this season. When I started to design this set, I knew I wanted a holiday set that I could truly use year round. Something with a holiday vibe, but not all cutesy and slap you in the face with Christmas. So I started brainstorming and looking at all of the different Christmas elements. I finally settled on the Poinsettia. But again, I didn't just want an obvious poinsettia. So I started to illustrate my graphic interpretation of a poinsettia and then illustrated a ton of background building pieces that all pulled from that original image. I am glad to say "mission accomplished"! I just love this set, wait until you see it in action!
- is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 18 stamps; 12 background building images and 5 sentiments, and 1 frame
- will be available for purchase October 7th for just $19
This is the image that started it all folks.
Is that not gorgeous?!
I stamped the Peace & Joy sentiment from this set in Midnight Black (Versamagic) inside of a frame from this month's "Damask Frames". You'll noticed that most of the sentiments in this set also fit inside the frames from "Damask Frames". Love it. I added a big red satin bow and adhered the panel to my card base in Pure Poppy (PTI).
I added some black pearls (Kaiser) for a little extra elegance. I just love how bold and rich this one is.
Next up is another elegant stunner. And this photo just doesn't do this justice. If you haven't messed with metallic embossing powders yet, this is the set to experiment with.
I stamped another of the images in Versamark onto some Vellum (PTI) and heat embossed it using silver embossing powder (Stampendous) and layered it over Basic Black (PTI) cardstock. In person, this is simply stunning. So much so, that I did it again in gold. I must try this on those clear glass ornaments. If I don't break them...I bet it will be gorgeous. LOL I added the sentiment by embossing it in black on vellum as well. To add the bow, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in either side and then thread it through. Matted the panel on simple white cardstock and adhered it to a Scarlet Jewel (PTI) card base. Such a regal color combo.
My final sample for the night uses a Victorian Holiday color combo. I was still on a tag kick, so I created simple one that is perfect for mass production.
Isn't that background pattern to die for? I looks so intricate and complicated, but it is so easy to create. I simply used another of the images included in the set and stamped it repeatedly in straight lines onto Berry Sorbet (PTI) cardstock in Vintage Cream (PTI) ink. I used a Spellbinders label die to cut the base.
For the focal point, I punched a 1 3/4" circle (SU!) and stamped another of the images from this set slightly hanging off the edge and added my sentiment right over top in Dark Brown chalk ink (Colorbox). I added a pearl, inked the edges, and matted it on a scallop circle (Spellbinders) before adhering it with some dimensionals to the center of the base. Easy! Here is a close up so you can see the details of that pattern.
That's it from me today, but don't forget to check out what some of the other Design Team members have for you:
Want to win Poinsettia Patterns? Leave me a comment by 11:59 pm EST October 6th and I will pick 1 random winner from the comments to win "Poinsettia Patterns". All winners will be posted here, so be sure to check to see if you've won. I'll be back later this evening to post the full reveal before the sets go on sale at midnight!