It's almost time. All of the products we have been previewing will be available purchase on April 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.
Before everything officially goes on sale, we have two more products to preview. Let's jump in the way back machine and take a look at a set that gives a nod to graffiti.
- is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 13 individual stamps; 7 sentiments, and 6 images
- will be available for purchase April 5th for $14
Epic Dad Companion Die
- contains 7 individual dies that can be easily separated if desired
- Approx. Measurements: (A) - 1 3/5 x 4/5", (B) - 2 3/5 x 1 1/2", (C) - 2 1/4 x 1 1/10", (D) - 3/4 x 3/5", (E) - 3/5 x 1/2", (F) - 2 7/10 x 1 1/2", (G) - 2 3/10 x 1 1/10"
- will be available for purchase April 5th for $13
Ironically, I was most excited to use this set, but ended up with the least time to devote to it. I have so many ideas for this set, but most are technique driven. The companion dies provide a ton of opportunities for inlaid die cutting. Given the little time I had left, I've opted to share some quick and easy samples.
This first card cracks me up every time I look at it. Do you remember the "Archie" comics? That little crown makes me think of the character Jughead. I loved that comic strip as a kid.
I started this card by stamping some ink splats in the background and then stamped the "dad" paint outline in black. I could have stamped the solid "dad" inside, but since I did not mask off my area before stamping the ink splats, I opted to add the the die cut "dad" in instead.
To emulate the graffiti look for the letters, I stamped "dad" onto my die cut once in Lake House Dye Ink. I gave the color a second to completely settle, then I inked up the bottom half of my stamp in the same color and over-stamped directly on top again. The ink is dry to the touch immediately after stamping and will not smear. But since dye in absorbs into the paper as it dries, I wanted to give it a minute to completely cure. This will give me the maximum color pay off on that second impression. For those wondering...a stamp press is a must for this technique. You will LOVE your Fiskars Stamp Press and never stamp another die cut without it again. I promise.
To finish off the card base, I embossed the large dot pattern in Borders & Backgrounds 4 in clear onto a black card base. I'm digging clear embossing on black card stock lately. It adds such great subtle texture and adds instant sophistication.
Stamps: Ink Splats (available 04/05/14), Borders & Backgrounds 4 (available for pre-order 04/05/14), Epic Dad (available 04/05/14) // Inks: Wild Mango Dye Ink, Cranberry Crush Dye Ink, Lake House Dye Ink // Dies: Epic Dad Die (available 04/05/14 // Cardstock: White, Black
Next, I wanted to show you a fun use for this set that could be for Father's Day, or a birthday, or any big day occasion. And, it passes as a masculine card, thanks to the color scheme. Who said masculine has to be boring or kitschy?
I used the same techniques on this card, except I embossed the outline in white this time. I'm telling you, I could make this exact card in every color combo I could possibly think of. I love it that much. And I'm usually an "ok, done that, what's next" kind of person. I just love that paint streak.
Stamps: Epic Dad (available 04/05/14) // Ink: Wild Mango Dye Ink, Lake House Dye Ink, Appletini Dye Ink // Dies: Epic Dad Companion Die (available 04/05/14 // Cardstock: Dove Grey, White
That's all the projects that I have to share with you today. But I do have something else to share.
I couldn't be happier with our new PURECOLOR dye inks. In fact, we have a new collection of colors on the way already!
For a limited time, we will be giving away the 3x4 Ink Splats stamp set as a FREE Gift when you purchase the Original 10 Collection! No coupons necessary, the set will be automatically added to your order when you purchase the Original 10 Collection. Offer is valid from 04/05/14 through 04/12/14.
And, be sure to keep checking back in here frequently. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but things have been much more active around here lately. And starting on the 7th, the new designers will be making their formal appearances here on the blog. They are so excited to share their creations with you. I had to hold some of them back, as I wanted to give them each their own proper debut! ;O)
We have one last giveaway for this release. If you'd like a chance to win today's featured products: Epic Dad and the Epic Dad Companion Die, just leave a comment by 10:00 PM EST tonight, April 4th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.
Thanks for joining us!