Thursday, January 18, 2018

Make Your Focal Point "Pop" w/Joni

Hello Everyone, Joni here sharing another inspiration for you to try. Dark backgrounds can really transform a design and really make your focal point "pop".

To begin, I stamped the image from the Kind Soul stamp set onto white cardstock, color it with Copic Markers and then die-cut the image using the Kind Soul Die.

Next, I created a darker background to make these gorgeous flower stand out on the card. I distressed the white card base from lightest to the darkest - Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio, Stormy Sky, and Black Soot. Then, I splattered it with water and gold pigment color from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Palette.

For the sentiments, I used the "friend" from Modern Anemones and "you have a kind beautiful soul" from Kind Soul. I adhered the die-cut with foam tape to the card base for dimension. To finish off the card I added some sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you enjoyed!

Thank you for stopping by :)

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Modern Anemones Stamps
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Wplus9 Kind Soul Stamp Set
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Monday, January 15, 2018

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Melissa Phillips

Hello everyone! My name is Melissa Phillips and I have long adored Wplus9 stamps and products! I’m so happy to get to share a couple of projects with you today using some of my favorite WPlus9 products.

My card and tag use the beautiful Rose Builder stamp set and coordinating dies. These flowers can’t help but be anything but gorgeous. I love how they come to life with each layer added.

I was creating these projects the other day with my daughter by my side and asked her what her favorite color of flower was and she mentioned, blue…so I had to try my hand at a blue flower for her and love how it turned out.

Before I adhered my stamped and die cut flowers, I used the “stamping-off” technique to create a subtle background of leaves on my circular tag, and on the matching tag I created.

Vellum is one of my go-to mediums when it comes to adding softness and depth. On my tag as well as on my card, I die cut a few Rose Builder leaves from vellum and then stamped the veins only using watermark ink, followed by heat embossing each using white powder.

I chose to use the Basic Banners stamp set and coordinating die for my sentiments, and love the simple but elegant feel they add.

Thank you so much for joining me today and thank you so much for inviting me, Wplus9…it’s been a treat!

Melissa

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Rose Builder Stamp Set
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Wplus9 Rose Builder Die
Wplus9 Rose Builder Die
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Wplus9 Basic Banners Stamp Set
Wplus9 Basic Banners Stamp Set
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Wplus9 Basic Banners Die
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

VIDEO: Diorama Cards ft. The Crew with Dawn

Hello! Today's post is a photo heavy one...and fun! I finally got a chance to sit down and play with some of our newest stamps and dies - The Crew. These are a new installment from the talented Stephany Zerbe that I have fallen hard for.

I've been in a creative slump lately. It happens. However, over the holidays I received a card from Natasha Valskovaya (@craftawaywithme on Instagram) that instantly inspired me! I share her original card in the video below so be sure to watch, it is awesome.

I made a few changes to fit the images and scenes that I had in mind using both The Crew: Garden Club and The Crew: School Days stamp sets.

Before filming, I did do a little research, and did discover that there are dies on the market that will cut all of the pieces to create "Shadow Box" cards - Lawn Fawn makes a great one that I'll link to in the supplies below - but I needed a little bigger finished product. Something closer to an A2 sized card that would still fit in an A2 envelope.

These are actually easy to create. They seem tricky at first, but after the first one...they are super simple. I ended up creating 3 in one sitting. You can watch me create the little garden scene in the video below.


Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

The entire box is constructed from one piece of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock. Here is a quick overview of how to cut the cardstock to create the pieces needed.

I had stamped and colored lots of the images from The Crew sets, so I was able to put together a few scenes. I think this one is my favorite.

I combined the images from both sets to create a little artist's studio. I reused the easel stamps to create the artwork "hanging" on the back wall. I simply masked off the legs of the easel while inking the stamp, removed the mask, and then stamped onto the "wall". I then stamped some of the additional images from the sets onto the blank canvas to create little pieces of artwork.

After looking around some, I realize that this is not a new technique, but it is definitely a "new to me" technique. And perhaps it will be for you too!

I was also able to create a portrait version by just adjusting my measurements a little. This time I added the extra half inch to the 4 1/4" inch side of the card front - using a 4.75 x 5.5" panel.

As always, thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today's project!

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Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Wplus9 The Crew: Garden Club Stamp
Wplus9 The Crew: Garden Club Stamp
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
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Sizzix BIG SHOT
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip
EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip
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Wplus9 Landscape Border Die
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Wplus9 The Crew: School Days
Wplus9 The Crew: School Days
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Wplus9 The Crew: Garden Club Die
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Wplus9 The Crew: School Days Die
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Wplus9 Fence Border Die
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE
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Wplus9 Friends For All Seasons: Summer
Wplus9 Friends For All Seasons: Summer
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Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE Roll Adhesive
Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE Roll Adhesive
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Scor-Tape 1/4 Inch Crafting Tap
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS Micro Serrated Non Stick
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER Tool
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER Tool
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Lawn Fawn SHADOW BOX CARD Lawn Cuts
Lawn Fawn SHADOW BOX CARD Lawn Cuts
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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