Friday, April 4, 2014

Wplus9 April 2014 Release Day 4

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.

If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 to catch up.

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.

Epic Dad

Details

  • 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

Details

  • 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.

Wplus9 Supplies:
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.

Wplus9 Supplies:
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!

98 comments:

  1. and again great masculine designs!!!

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  2. So much going...you make my head spin! lol!!!
    I love it all!!

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  3. Such a fun masculine set that isn't stuffy but instead trendy and modern! Yeah!!

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  4. Wow. That is all I can say. Wasn't sure if that was a set that appealed to me, since my own father has passed away but I can totally see other possibilities now that I have seen what you did with it. Love, love, love the graffiti look! And that Lake House? To die for - seriously. . .

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  5. Amazing set :) love the card!!

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  6. Oh I love this set!! The epic and dad sentiments are awesome!!

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  7. What a fun stamp/die set. LOVE the epic!

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  8. Such a great set another must have x

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  9. What fun sets...I just love how you have taken a masculine slant to this release. I feel this area is lacking in our craft.

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  10. great style and fun sets!

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  11. Epic it is great sets and those cards are amazing love your style. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  12. love the font on these! And the dies are awesome!

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  13. I'm always looking for cool masculine sets! Love the look of this!

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  14. How much fun are these stamps and dies. Fantastic cards. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  15. A wonderful masculine set, love it!!!

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  16. Cool masculine card! Love the stamp set :)

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  17. i think this may be your best release to date!!!!

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  18. There is never enough dad stuff out there….but this stuff set and die is super fun, love the cards you made with it!

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  19. Super cool graffiti look! I am so intrigued to try the new inks with copic markers like you did on day 1. The bonus offer is awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. what an awesome set!! love your cards!

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  21. Absolutely love every single card you've made this release! Can't wait til I can place my order!

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  22. I've loved this ink in all the samples, so now you're really GOT me!

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  23. AWESOME!! LOVING the FUN Release!! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these Products!! YIPPEE for New Inks!! I had gotten a few colors to try and I LOVE them!! I look forward to seeing the New Colors and I hope you'll run a promo with them as well, because I would have went with the deal you shared today if I hadn't already bought some of them!! =) THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  24. These are so fun! I love the paint-splattered designs, really am digging the scale of that set! I love the colors in your second card, too. I am ready to order, chickie, I have loved seeing what you share. Now I'm looking forward to seeing what the DT has created! Are you thinking of bringing Monday Mood Board back? I miss it!

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  25. Very cool set...love your card and the ink splats.

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  26. Love the colors of your new inks - and your card is EPIC! Love the colors and the graffiti look! :)

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  27. So cool to see some funky masculine stamps!

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  28. Ha! Love the little crown. Pure genius!

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  29. Oh, these sets look great! And what a great deal with the inks, too....

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  30. What a fun set! And the new ink colors look lovely!!! Cool deal with the free stamp set too!!!

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  31. Gorgeous gorgeous colours! And I love the cute crown!

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  32. oh my this is totally EPIC.. i love it

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  33. I love the fun fonts - looks GREAT on the swooshes of color!

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  34. Ooh...what a great give away with the ink purchase...and I love the trendy Dad set with that crown!

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  35. Fabulous fun set, and the new inks look amazing! Wow!
    c

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  36. This is just too fun! What a fabulous set!

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  37. These cards are so great! Love them!

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  38. Love how much fun this set is and how versatile it will be beyond father's day. The bold graphic feel of these sample cards is fabulous!

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  39. Great cards! "Epic" stamp set ;)

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  40. Super fun and fabulous!! Loving the graffiti style!

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  41. Another fun set!! Have the 10 inks already and enjoying the colours!
    Robin

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  42. Very cool and fun set of stamp and matching dies! Love your card projects too!

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  43. Always good to have another masculine set!

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  44. For being short on time, you sure did make some EPIC cards. I love what you did and am just as crazy about the splats as you are. I should have waited on ordering my two sets of ink pads :( but I had to have them, so I hope you don't run out.

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  45. Great stamps and dies...just in time for Father's Day! Time to get started on those cards. Thanks for keeping us fresh and up-to-date.

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  46. Lovely inspirational designs! They produce hundreds of projects in my head!

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  47. Fabulous, yet again! Loving this release :)

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  48. Another great set! Love the font and the way you used it in the cards :). Heather J.

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  49. Love the cards! What a fun set (and love the matching dies)!

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  50. LOVE these Epic stamps and die products, very cool. ;-)

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  51. The Epic stamps and coordinating dies are fantastic. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  52. Your sets are awesome!! And it's such an added bonus to have the diecuts available too. Makes that fussy cutting easy. :)

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  53. This set is so totally cute! Crossing my fingers to win! :)

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  54. The new sets and your cards are fantastic! I also love those ink colors!! So fresh and fun.

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  55. I love how you get the shadow effect with those dies. Yeah dad!

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  56. I love the effect these dies have!! So much fun!!!

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  57. What a great set Dawn! I love the "swag" sentiment and the crown sure does remind me of Archie. I guess we are showing our age, ha ha! The brush stroke looks super versatile. I can see many possibilities with this stamp set! Your cards are wonderful and I look forward to seeing more.

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  58. Really FUN new dad stamps and dies, love that you included the word EPIC!

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  59. I love the die and card are super cute

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  60. Love it! The dad set is adorable!!

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  61. This is a fun stamp and die set. The cards are fantastic! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  62. Too fun! I like how it's not the typical dad set.

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  63. Love this dad set! Your cards are fabulous!

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  64. LOVE these! Perfect for masculine cards!

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  65. The Dad Stamp is truly epic.
    I love the fun font! :-)

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  66. Really fabulous masculine cards!

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  67. I love these sets geared towards Dad. So fun.

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  68. He He He....this release is EPIC!!

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  69. Great release! I am loving these "brush stroke" stamps.

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  70. This is such a cute stamp and die set!!

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  71. Great cards. My fave: Epic Dad. Lovin' that swoosh! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Sherry in MI

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  72. LOVE the epic stamp set and dies! Very cute cards with the Ink Splat stamp set....great designs :)

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  73. Oh my! What a fabulous new set with dies! Really excited about that Splats set, too!

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  74. I love the Ink Splatters and the new ink pads. The whole release is going to be fabulous!

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  75. Such a fun day--great cards! And the new inks sound fabulous!

    Chris L.

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  76. Totally awesome sentiments…for sure! ;)

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  77. Fantastic set!! So loving this release!!

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  78. This new set is EPIC, Dawn! I can just feel your enthusiasm!

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  79. Fabulous sets today. Love those dies.

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  80. Fun, fun sets! And the colors are fabulous, too!

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  81. These are fabulous, Dawn! Love the way you showcased these new sets!

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  82. Love the "Epic".... I can think of so-o-o many ways to use this!

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  83. Your cards are epic! Love the color combos.

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  84. Loving the new releases! I really love the epic dad stamp set and die and your cards are fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. Love the card features and this stamp set is just so fun. Loving the new releases.

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  86. Ach, what a bummer, I received my inks today, I bought them all, and now they ink splats comes with it for free.. I got punished for ordering early...

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  87. Such a versatile set of stamps and dies, love how you have combined the outline and bold lettering and who doesn't love a bit of graffiti for a masculine card. Love it!

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  88. What's not to love with splat stamps and the word "Epic"? Love these!

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