I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying the previews so far. I have had so much fun with this release, I actually had to narrow down which projects to post! If you are just joining us, be sure to start here at Day 1. All previewed items will be available for purchase on February 5th at www.wplus9.com.
Today, we are introducing another new stamp set and one more die.
- is a 3X4 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 4 stamps; 3 images and 1 sentimet
- will be available for purchase February 5th for just $6
Layered Butterfly Die
- contains 4 stackable shapes to build a layered butterfly
- comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
- will be available for purchase February 5th for just $7
Easter Greetings is my take on the traditional Easter egg...with a not-so-traditional twist. I have always loved those intricately carved and painted egg designs. So in keeping with the Folk Art theme, I decided to create some Easter eggs to compliment the rest of this release.
For this card, I paired one of the Easter egg designs and the sentiment from Easter Greetings with many of the images from Spring Tags. As I showed you earlier this week, these designs are actually quite simple to create, the key is repetition. Just make sure to mirror your design horizontally, vertically, or both.
I really love the detailed design in these eggs. I think they're a little more sophisticated than your average easter egg. I decided to make it the focal point of my next card.
I started with a Label Layers 2 die and framed the egg with the leave bough from Folk Art Florals. This is quickly becoming my most used die. I and added a bow from Kisses & Cuddles to the top and bottom. The background was stamped using triple flower and leaves images from Folk Art Florals, and topped with a woodgrain panel using Woodgrain Silhouettes.
The panel was sewn on three sides, leaving the top open to tuck a gift card into.
I am so excited to share our Layered Butterfly Die with you. You may remember this post where I created a vellum butterfly using the Hearts & Clouds Die. Well, that inspired our Layered Butterfly Die.
I started by cutting the butterfly from 2 different patterned papers and Kraft cardstock.
Now you can use as many or as few of the layers as you would like. I used just the base in a card yesterday. But for this card, I used all 4 layers and stacked them one on top of the other as shown below.
Having the multiple layers really allows you to create lot's of depth and movement. They are especially gorgeous in vellum. I matted the colorful butterfly with a Circle Stacker and added some leaves from Folk Art Florals stamped with some text from Defining Words.
Next I wanted to share a much more elegant design using just the base of the Layered Butterfly Die. I think this would make a gorgeous gift set.
Here I stamped the entire card base with leaves from Folk Art Florals and embossed them in white. I die cut the butterflies from black cardstock and stamped the same leaf in white onto opposite corners. A banner stamped with Easter Wishes from Spring Post and flanked with rhinestones is the finishing touch.
That's all I have for today. But the Design Team has more to share, be sure to stop by their blogs to see what they have done.
Would you like to win Easter Greetings, and the Layered Butterfly Die? Just leave a comment by 9:00 AM EST February 4th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.
I will be back tomorrow with the full reveal and a chance to win the entire release! Hope you can join us!
Stamps: Easter Greetings - available 2/5/12, Spring Tags - available 2-5-12 (Wplus9)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Natural White cardstock (Wplus9 beta); Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Easter Greetings - Gift Card Holder
Stamps: Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12, Spring Tags - available 2/5/12, Easter Greetings - available 2/5/12, Kisses & Cuddles, Woodgrain Silhouettes (Wplus9)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!); Green (Martha Stewart); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Kraft, Natural White cardstock (Wplus9 beta)
Dies: Label Layers 2 (Wplus9)
Other: sewing machine (Singer); thread (Coats & Clark); crochet trim (Simplicity); 1 inch punch (Stampin' Up!)
My Dear Friend
Stamps: Spring Tags - available 2/5/12, Defining Words (Wplus9)
Ink: Close to Cocoa(Stampin' Up!); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Layered Butterfly, Timeless Tags, Circle Stackers 1, Folk Art Florals - available 2/5/12 (Wplus9)
Paper: Natural White, Kraft (Wplus9 beta); Patterned paper (Authentique, October Afternoon)
Other: twine (May Arts); buttons (Papertrey Ink); Pinking shears (Fiskars); sewing machine (Singer); thread (Coats & Clark); crochet trim (Simplicity)
Stamps: Folk Art Florals, Spring Post (Wplus9)
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: White cardstock (Wplus9 beta); Black, Lavendar Moon, Vellum cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Layered Butterfly - available 2/5/12 (Wplus9)
Other: rhinestones (Kaisercraft); sewing embossing powder (Stampendous)