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
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!
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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 WP9||WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad WP9||WPlus9 Sweet Nectar Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink WP9||WPlus9 Flamingo Dye Ink WP9||Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink WP9|
|WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink WP9||Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110 SSS | SC�| AZ||Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine SC | AZ||Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets SSS | AZ||Simon Says Stamp Vellum SSS||Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad SSS|
|Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack SSS||Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive SSS | AZ||3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent SC | AZ||3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill SC | AZ||EK Success Powder Tool Applicator SSS | SC | AZ|