Welcome to Day 1 of the Wplus9 December 2010 Release! For those of you joining us for the first time, we will spend the next couple of days giving you some peeks at projects using the stamps from this month's release. All sets will be available for purchase at www.wplus9.com on December 1st.
We are introducing 2 new stamps sets this month. And both are sure to be a hit! First up, So 80's, is a set that I am personally in love with. It is different from anything I've seen out there.
- is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 14 stamps; 8 sentiment builders, 5 background accents, and 1 image.
- will be available for purchase December 1st for just $19
This set is so much fun. It has a definite 80's pop art vibe and is a perfect set for really exploring your artsy creative side.
For my first card, I chose a vibrant colored patterned paper and used several of the images included in the set. I started by stamping one of the color half-tone background images onto white card base in red and added a scattering of stars also in red. I then stamped the "Awesome" sentiment in black on a 3.75" circle cut from transparency. I cut a 3.5" circle from the middle of my patterned paper, adhered the transparency to the backside and adhered the whole thing to the card base. I LOVE the font in this set, so fun and great for guys, kids, girls, and teens.
To finish this card, I added the "hope your day is" sentiment and a star, all included in the set.
For my next card, I used the same patterned paper, but wanted to show you another option for this set. These sentiments are perfect for masking. The font used, and large scale, make it a cinch to trim out. Here is a quick tip: Stamp each of the large sentiments onto a post it. Trim them out and store them on the back side of your stamp set. Now you have a set of masks that you can use over and over again.
Here, I stamped the "Rock" sentiment first. Then layed down my mask and stamped over it with the grungy paint stroke background accent from the set.
I added some circles with more patterned paper, inked all of the edges and added some white dashed lines. In the background I used another color half-tone image and stamped it randomly so that it would peek out from behind the patterned paper.
This one happens to be both of my boys favorite...so definitely a hit with the boys.
My last project today, is probably my favorite. I can see myself using this a lot for my friends, both guys and girls.
How much fun is that?! Paired with the other sentiments, there are a ton of occasions you can use this for. I started by stamping the paint stroke in Versamark onto pink cardstock and embossing with clear powder. I then used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot and sponged all over my tag. The embossed area resists the ink. I added some color half-tone patterns in white. To finish the background I added just a few stars.
To finish, I added the "Kick Ass" sentiment, paired with the "your so" sentiment and the star. This time I trimmed out "Kick Ass" and split it onto two separate lines. Love it!
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Want to win "So 80's"? Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EST November 28th and I will pick 1 random winner from the comments to win "So 80's". Winners will be posted here, be sure to check to see if you've won. I'll be back tomorrow with a new set and another chance to win! Thanks for joining us and hope to see you tomorrow!