Monday, November 29, 2010

December 2010 Release Day 2: Sweet Nothings

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".

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!

63 comments:

  1. Yippee! So happy that you created a sentiment set with some of your handwriting, Dawn! :) This set looks like a lot of fun!

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  2. I love the look of this new set!! The font and style are so fun! Your samples are very pretty!

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  3. Love this Dawn!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  4. These are POSITIVELY breath taking, Dawn! Oh, my heavens = I'm in LOVE! Individually, they are FANTASTIC! Can't help, though, that I'm SO swoony over the first: golly golly GOLLY gosh, that technique is EARTH SHATTERING! In a GREAT way! Cannot wait to try THAT! I'm adoring this set in SO many ways! I love, love, LOVE your handwriting and extraordinary use of font! You are SO gifted with your design skills - MAN! What a fun release! I'm feeling WELL equipped for all of my card making needs for the next SEVERAL months, at least! DYNAMITE inspiration, and STUNNING collection of stamps ONE and all, darlin'! Yipeeee!

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  5. What gorgeous cards... really love the distressed ink background on the hope card. Awesome projects, looks like a versatile stamp set!

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  6. These are all so stunning and I love your shabby chic look!

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  7. What beautiful sentiments! I love the handwriting mixed with the typeset.

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  8. These are lovely! I always need a variety of sentiments! This set can be used in so many ways! Yay!

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  9. wow, I`m the first!I'd be happy to win this set :) Pozdrawiam

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  10. Another beautiful set - Dawn your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

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  11. I love these sentiments in combination with your handwriting!!! Very inspiring!!!

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  12. Love the sentiments Dawn..very versatile set!!

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  13. Wow- those sentiments are beautiful!

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  14. Oh, I am really loving this set... I am loving the handwritten fonts too. Those kind of fonts are my absolute favorite.

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  15. These sentiments look so much fun!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  16. Great idea! I love the highlight of a focus word!

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  17. Beautiful! Love the sentiments and handwriting!

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  18. ooohhh...this is going to be a great one...I adore sentiments!

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  19. I LOVE the sentiments and how you made those cards with those tree sets, they are the ones on my wish list :). I also love what Maile Belles did with Sweet Nothings, I don't have to see the rest to say I have to have it! then I saw the price and just wanted say thank you! Dawn.

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  20. Your cards are so sweet and soft. I think they look like lovely shabby chic cards. I'm so happy you made a sentiment set. I love sentiments and this one doesn't disappoint. The handwriting intertwined with the print is just fabulous.

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  21. willythewimp@mchsi.comNovember 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    Sweet Nothings will be right in the front of my stash of sentiment stamps. The plaid background is so versatile.

    Joyce

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  22. So beautiful, as always, Dawn! Love their style, technique, use of so many other of your fantastic sets, and sweet sentiments. This set will get a lot of mileage in so many craft spaces!

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  23. Awesome! I love sentiment sets and this one looks gorgeous!

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  24. The colors you used are beautiful with the set!

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  25. I think you rocked the shabby chic look with those cards. Love the new sentiments too.

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  26. Dawn, you have some FABulous handwriting! This set seems like it would be so versitile, a must have for sure! Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

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  27. I love the combination of the handwriting along with the typing. Can't wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. Sigh. These are absolutely lovely. As is your writing. Love the colors in all your cards today.

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  29. these are sooo stunning-- such a perfect size!!

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  30. Omg I already know i am going to love this set!!!! Love your cards beautiful as always!!!!!

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  31. What a great set! Your handwriting is the perfect touch & I love the words you chose to focus on! The background images that I've seen on the DT's cards look so fun and artsy- cannot wait to try them!

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  32. Lovely cards. This set is so beautiful. TFS.

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  33. Love the distress inks you've been using lately. Need to get some... and they'd be great with this new sentiment set. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  34. lovely cards today, dawn! love the dual font sentiments!

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  35. what a gorgeous sentiment set! i love the mix of your writing with that font!

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  36. I love this set! it's gorgeous, Dawn! :)

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  37. You had me at Sweet Nothings...OH I am in love!

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  38. Your handwriting is amazing!!! I adore those sentiments and your samples are stunning!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  39. Great sentiment set Dawn and your creations are stunning. Thanks for a chance to win this set.
    Hugs, Neeti

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  40. beautiful sentiments and the images are stunning

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  41. I'm smitten for that typewriter font mixed with your handwriting. Beautiful! Can't wait to see what all the sentiments say. I can already tell this set is moving up to the top of my wish list!

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  42. Everyone of these cards are wonderful Dawn, this set looks like a must have!

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  43. Wow, I love your handwriting mixed with the font! Gorgeous!

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  44. Goodness gracious....this set is fabulous!!! LOVE the handwriting!!!!!

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  45. love that first card!! just gorgeous!

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  46. So great to have sentiments for everyday use. Awesome handwriting btw!!

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  47. OOOOHHHHH! I LOVE the font of this set - wonderful sentiments!

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  48. Love these stamps. Can't wait to order -- thanks for the chance to win them!

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  49. ooooo wow!! these are beautiful!!

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  50. Love these sentiments!!!! What a great mix of fonts! Your cards are absolutely spectacular too - loaded with inspiration!

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  51. These sayings are just perfect! I love your handwriting, it's beautiful!

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  52. I love your handwriting in these beautiful sentiments! Your cards are LOVELY!

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  53. What a beauty! I love this set and would love to win it......I never win anything! It sure would be nice for this to be the start of my luck changing. Awesome Set so far !!!!!

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  54. Beautiful samples, Dawn! Your touches of handwriting in the sentiments are gorgeous!

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  55. Dawn, I can see I will definitely be placing an order now! (I missed the Thanksgiving sale) This set is right up my alley!! Beautiful handwriting!

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  56. Hi, I just joined your blog and love your creations! I need inspiration and ideas
    Would love to win your prize, so please,pick me, pick me!

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  57. Oh my goodness! These samples are incredibly beautiful! I love the new Sweet Nothings set! Timeless and very elegant!

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  58. Very beautiful cards Dawn! Your colors are fabulous and the sentiments are wonderful!

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  59. OH how much do I LOVE all of those sentiments - they look fabulous on everyone of those cards.

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  60. Yeah, shabby chic was never your style but you nail it, gal!! These are absolutely beautiful in a shabby way of course!

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