Welcome to Day 2 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.
You've been requesting more sentiment sets, and I've been listening. Today I am pleased to introduce to you "Sweet Nothings".
- is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 11 stamps; 8 sentiments and 3 accent images
- will be available for purchase December 1st for just $10
This set is just that...sweet. Each of the eight sentiments are centered around the words "love", "joy", "believe", or "hope", each in my own handwriting. A great set for those everyday and just because cards, you'll be sure to get a lot of use out of it.
For my fist card, I paired it with Ever After.
To start, I stamped the large Gardenia and leaf outline onto vellum and embossed with white detail embossing powder (Stampendous). I then used some Tim Holtz distress inks in Marmalade and Peeled Paint and added ink using a blending tool. To blend the colors I just dipped my finger in water and rubbed over the inked areas. I absolutely love the way this turned out.
Such a simple card, but it makes me happy, so I thought the sentiment was appropriate.
Next up, I've been really yearning to try the whole shabby chic thing. Now if you follow me, you know it's just not really my style. Maybe that is why I am so determined to create a shabby chic card that I am happy with. LOL
And...I think it's a winner. I paired the "believe" sentiment with the Woodgrain Silhouette Bundle. I started by stamping several of the leaves onto the bottom of a Rustic White card (Papertrey Ink) in Spring Moss(Papertrey Ink) and Old Olive (Stampin' Up!). I added some butterflies in Lilac (Momento) and a Fine Linen panel stamped with the woodgrain background from Woodgrain Silhouettes.
For the focal point. I stamped the Crocus image in lilac and matted it with a scallop die (Spellbinders). I layered the "believe" sentiment directly over the flowers. To finish the "shabby chic" look, I used a dry paint brush and some white acrylic paint and brushed all around the edges. I love everything about this card, the sentiment with those crocus, the color combo, the composition. Swoon.
And last, a peek at one of the "hope" sentiments.
To create this background, I used a bunch of distress inks, and different stamps. I started by stamping the music score background stamp (Hero Arts) in Antique Linen (Ranger). To get the mottled background I used my blending tool with Walnut Stain, Broken China, Antique Linen, and Peeled Paint to add different areas of color to the background. I added a bunch of random images from Damask Frames, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, and All Occasion Tags.
A Spellbinder's label, my sentiment, and some seam binding finishes this one off.
Want to see more? Stop by to see what some of the Design Team has been up to:
Want to win "Sweet Nothings"? Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EST November 29th and I will pick 1 random winner from the comments to win "Sweet Nothings". Winners will be posted here, be sure to check to see if you've won. I'll be back tomorrow with the full reveal and another chance to win! Thanks for joining us and hope to see you tomorrow!