Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 2016 Release Week: Whimsy Alpha and Feathers & Florals with Yana

Hello, and welcome back! We hope that you are all enjoying the new products that will be available for purchase beginning December 5, 2016. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1 and Day 2 as well.

Today, I wanted to give a you look at the upcoming Whimsy Alpha stamp set and companion dies.

AVAILABLE December 5, 2016

Whimsy Alpha
6x8" Clear Stamp Set
$21 USD

Whimsy Alpha Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$35 USD

I am pairing them with the Feathers & Florals set that Kara shared yesterday. I can never have too many flower designs in my stash as I love to create my own unique floral backgrounds and patterns.

Whenever I create stamped patterns I tend to go with one layer backgrounds and do some simple masking (or no masking, like I shared here). To create the background for this card, I decided to skip masking and simply layer die cut flowers over the stamped leaves to add dimension and create the illusion of one continuous pattern.

While this particular stamp set is a layering one, one can still use layers as individual elements (I used small flower center dots to add yellow and light blue texture in the background).

I used several colors of ink to do my stamping. For the large flower I went with Hayride and Wild Mango; to stamp the small flower I used Shell Pink and Sweet Nectar; for the leaves I used Last Leaf and finally I incorporated a bit of Flamingo and a hint of Lake House.

A big bold pattern like this needs a big bold sentiment - and Whimsy Alpha is perfect. The main part of the sentiment, Bloom, was stamped using Whimsy Alpha. It features beautiful bold letters, perfect for creating your own wording. There are also companion dies available that make cutting these letters a very simple task.

The “You Are Simply Amazing” came from the Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set and was heat embossed in white embossing powder onto a strip of white cardstock. I used Shell Pink ink and colored my paper to match the rest of my project, as I didn’t have suitable color cardstock in my stash.

Are you as excited about these sets as I am? Be sure to come back tomorrow. Dawn will be here with more samples and more information on the Release Day Sale!

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below to enter by 11:00 a.m. EST on 12/04/16 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page on 12/04/16.

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. (New products not yet released have been excluded.) Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.

Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Clear Stamps Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Clear Stamps WP9 WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad WP9 WPlus9 Sweet Nectar Dye Ink WPlus9 Sweet Nectar Dye Ink WP9 WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink WP9 WPlus9 Flamingo Dye Ink WPlus9 Flamingo Dye Ink WP9 Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink WP9
WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink WP9 Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110 Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110 SSS | SC�| AZ Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine SC | AZ Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets SSS | AZ Simon Says Stamp Vellum Simon Says Stamp Vellum SSS Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad SSS
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84 comments:

  1. I just love wplus9 ink colors. Dreaming of adding them to my stash!

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  2. Breathless card!!! The colors, the flower and alphabet stamps are so beautiful!!!

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  3. I love the way you used the flower center to create the background dots, perfect complement to the beautiful card. This is another great release, loving the new Alpha set!

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  4. Beautiful card! The colors are yummy! Loving the new stamp sets!

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  5. Ooh! I so love the Whimsy Alphas stamps and die. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. The Whicmsical Alhpa stamp and die sets give so many possibilities! What a great card!

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  7. Love the softness and beauty of your card. Would bring a smile to anyone's face.

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  8. Another gorgeous card! I like the whimsical look of this alpha set!

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  9. Wow! That floral background is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a beautiful card!

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  10. Everything is so soft and pretty. This alphabet is so different.

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  11. Love the design of this beautiful card - perfect coloring, dimension and layout:)

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the alpha and the flowers! Beautiful color combo on this card! Fabulous stamps and dies!

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  13. These alphas look awesome! Nice big, bold letters are always great to stand out and make a title. Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Gorgeous card. I love the color combo.
    Ang

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  15. How pretty! Love the mix of filled in letters and open!

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  16. LOVE that new alphabet! So cute!

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  17. Love your awesome array of blooms! The colors are gorgeous and the mix you used for the letters creates such wonderful interest!

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  18. Beautiful card! I love the mix of outlines and solids in this set!

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  19. WOW this is just beautiful! Love those soft colors and the pretty pretty blooms.

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  20. I love Yana's card it's so gorgeous! The flowers, soft colors, and modern alphabet make a stunning combo.

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  21. What a lovely card! Your layout of flowers & the colors are perfect!

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  22. This is a refreshing change from the holiday cards. Love it!

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  23. I love a great alphabet set!!!! Thank you!

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  24. Fabulous happy card and I love the quirky feel of this alphabet set!

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  25. This is such a pretty card -- it has me dreaming of Spring!!

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  26. Yana always dazzles me. Yana and Kara have really highlighted the beautiful ink colors in the WPLUS9 line. I can see using these colors in some of my older WLUS9 Blooms set.

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  27. Yana, another beautiful creation! Wow! I am loving these new florals and alpha.

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  28. Great alpha set & love the card!

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  29. Beautiful card, and I remember these alphas from the simon says stamp collaboration box. They're really fun! Great that they're finally available to everyone! :-)

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  30. Super Sweet card!!! Love this alphabet!!!

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  31. Lovely flowers and gorgeous colors!

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!

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  33. This is such a beautiful card! The flowers are gorgeous!!

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  34. The flowers and the colors are so pretty.

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  35. Your cards are just plain gorgeous, Yana! I love the way you have arranged these beautiful florals and the new alphabet is a must have!

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  36. Can't wait to buy that alphabet!!!

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  37. Beautiful colors. The letters look great with this colors. Thanks for share with us!

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  38. Amazing card, Yana! Love the color palette and design. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

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  39. Absolutely beautiful card & gorgeous colours! Love the Whimsy Alpha & can see it being very versatile. Another one for the wishlist!

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  40. Be still my heart This is gorgeous!

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  41. Beautiful flowers! Love those colours together.

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  42. Such a beautiful floral card! Love the colors alot!

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  43. Yana!!! You're making me long for Spring, and it isn't Winter yet! Gorgeous, beyond my imagination!
    =] Michele

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  44. What a beautiful card and I love the letter set!!

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  45. This card is lovely! That flower set is really gorgeous!

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  46. Yana, I'm about alpha stamps, the way you are about florals, the more I have the better. Great card!

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  47. This alphabet set will be so useful.

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  48. Wonderful card! Love the new alphabet set!

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  49. A beautiful card, Yana! I love your design; your gorgeous colour scheme; and the way you've used the small detail stamps to scatter the blue and yellow dots of your background - a super-pretty effect! Thanks for the chance to win the great prize!

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  50. Stunning card. The new letters are great

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  51. This new alphabet looks terrific with the new floral set. All together they make a gorgeous card!

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  52. This is just so beautiful Yana. I love how you skipped the masking but placed the die cut florals over the stamped leaves for dimension, very effective. A great card!

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  53. All the different pieces come together in a lovely card! Thank you so much!!!

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  54. What a versitile alphabet set, with matching dies to boot! Love them!!

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  55. What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. Lovely floral set. The card is beautiful.

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  57. I super love that alphabet set! It looks so fun and modern!!!

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  58. Love the card. The whimsy alphabet is adorable

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  59. Gorgeous card, love this Whimsy Alphabet stamp and die set!

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  60. Love the soft, floral layers, Yana! I really love the Whimsy Alpha stamps and dies! ♡

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  61. Such a sweet card and super fun Alphabet stamp set! ��

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  62. Lovely floral stamp and card!

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  63. This card is just gorgeous and a bit whimsical! Love it!

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  64. OOOHHHhh....this is my favorite color combination. Wonderful flowers and leaves topped with those darling bold letter...This is terrific

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  65. what a great, soft color combo!

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  66. Wow... Beautiful! What a fun Alpha stamp/die set. This release keeps getting better and better!

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  67. What a cute, fun set ... and a beautiful card to showcase these fabulous letters (and those gorgeous blooms too!). Anita :)

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  68. The stamp designs are always so stunning. And the cards you create, Yana, wow me every time!

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  69. Ohhhh I love you card. It beautiful love the blooms . This is a set I want in my stash

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  70. Those letters are so much fun and I love all the layers and dimension on that gorgeous card!

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  71. The colors are so delicious and yummy. I think I must have those alphas.

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  72. Very pretty with your sweet colors!

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  73. Oh the colors are so pretty! Love all the layers for this amazing card!

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