Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September 2017 Release Week: Rose Builder With Kara

Hello and welcome back today for another look at the new release. By now you've had a chance to look at all of the wonderful new sets and companion dies. Remember, if you see something you like, you don't have to wait, it's all available right now!

So much variety in this release that there is surely something for everyone! I had a hard time choosing what to try out first, but in the end I went for the Rose Builder set. I love florals and I love layering sets.

While playing around with colors I stumbled on a combination that when layered up looks so beautiful: Sweet Nectar, Flamingo, Miami Spice, and Gala Red. These flowers have 4 layers! But, you don't have to use them all if you don't want to. They look great with as few as just 2 of the layers as well.

I love throwing a graphic element into my designs and triangles are my favorite. The juxtaposition of the organic and geometric shapes really appeals to me. I pulled out an older (and retired) set called Twenty Fifteen. The lined triangle stamp was perfect, but the solid triangle stamp was not large enough, so I stamped it 3 times, overlapping the images in such a way that it appears to be a much larger triangle. The overlapping is hidden behind the roses. Both cards are accented with a simple 'hello' sentiment from the Basic Greetings Die.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure and come back tomorrow to see more samples from the Design Team featuring the newly released stamps and dies!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase.

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 2017 Release Week: The Crew with Joni

Hello everyone! Our new September 2017 products are now available! And I'm excited to give you a closer look at a new series from Stephany Zerbe - The Crew. You will love the versatility of these stamp sets and their companion dies. The first two sets in this series is The Crew: School Days and The Crew: Garden Club.

For my first card, I combined both sets. To begin, I watercolored my A2 size watercolor paper with black and gold ink together. After drying I then stamped the sentiments from The Crew: School Days as part of the background.

Next, I stamped the girls and the other accessories using Wplus9 PURE COLOR in Black then watercolored.

To finish off this card I then adhered everything with foam tape for dimension.

For my second card, I used just The Crew: Garden Club.

I created a background scene using my watercolor palette. Once it dried, I then added a few splatters, let it dry, and then stamped my sentiment.

The girls and the accessories are so fun to color, you will never run out of ideas with them!

These sets are jam packed with so many accessories! I you like creating scene cards, you're gonna love these!

I hope you enjoyed! We cannot wait to see what you do with these sets!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 2017 Release Is Coming!

We've got an amazing line up of new products coming your way for September 2017 and Release Week starts tomorrow!

We got thrown a little of course this month, but that's OK, because we are back on track with 6 new stamp sets and companion dies all releasing tomorrow. Everything will be available for purchase at wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers starting at 12:00p.m. EDT. We will still be spending the week bringing you fresh inspiration and showcasing all of these new products.

September 2017 Release

AVAILABLE September 25, 2017

Rose Builder
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Rose Builder Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$13 USD

Hellebore Builder
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Hellebore Builder Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$11 USD

Christmas Rose Bouquet
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Christmas Rose Bouquet Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$20 USD

Holiday Trimmings
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

Holiday Trimmings Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$17 USD

The Crew: Garden Club
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

The Crew: Garden Club Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$25 USD

The Crew: School Days
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$15 USD

The Crew: School Days Companion Die
Steel Rule Die
$25 USD

We've got new floral builder sets, a follow up to the popular Kind Soul stamp set that's perfect for Christmas, and a new series from Stephany Zerbe that I know you will love.

I'm also excited to tell you that a popular and highly requested set is back. I've had many, many requests over the past year for the STAMPtember 2016 exclusive Holiday Trimmings stamp set. Well, I talked with Heidi, and with a few minor changes, I'm happy to say it's back!

And just a reminder the wplus9.com store will be unavailable from 10:00 a.m. - 11:59 a.m. while we load the new products and prep the store.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 22, 2017

So Very Grateful Emerald Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card with Yana

Hello friends! This is Yana and I hope you are having a fabulous week!

For today’s blog post I decided to continue exploring DIY pencil colored backgrounds. Check out my first blog post in this mini-series HERE (please link to my previous post - Dream Big Indigo Pencil Colored Leaves Background Card with Yana).

I looked through my stash in search of large, outline images with little to no detail and came across these leaves from the Modern Peonies stamp set. You can also use leaves from other WPlus9 floral sets or try using other images altogether.

Once again I prepped my black cardstock panel with an anti-static powder tool and stamped leaves making sure to overlap them a bit, but not too much. Next, I covered my panel with Gold embossing powder and before heat setting it used a small dry paintbrush and cleaned away any embossing powder where my images intersected. See my previous post mentioned above for more details on this technique.

After heat embossing I picked 2 colors of green pencils from my Polychromos set from Faber Castell - Dark Phthalo Green and Emerald Green and started coloring the leaves. I wanted the base of the leaves to be darker, but I didn’t have any darker green colors, so I decided to use Dark Indigo to darken the colors and create shadows.

The coloring process went rather quickly and I can’t say it took me longer than 30 minutes. I am really enjoying this technique at the moment and I’m already planning my next card.

Once my coloring was completed I adhered my panel onto an A2 white card base. To create a sentiment I heat embossed "So Very Grateful" from the Grateful Greetings in same Gold embossing powder onto a piece of white cardstock and foam mounted it onto the card.

Have fun stamping!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list contains affiliate links.

WPlus9 Modern Peonies Stamp Set
WPlus9 Modern Peonies Stamp Set
Shop at: WP9
Wplus9 Grateful Greetings Clear Stamps
Wplus9 Grateful Greetings Clear Stamps
Shop at: WP9
WPlus9 Black Cardstock
WPlus9 Black Cardstock
Shop at: WP9
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Shop at: SSS | AZ
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Shop at: SSS
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
Shop at: AZ
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Shop at: SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Shop at: SSS | SC | HA | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
Shop at: SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Shop at: SSS
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Shop at: SSS
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
Shop at: SSS | AZ

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