Wplus9 Oct. Release Day: Group Post

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welcome to Wplus9 Design's, release day, group post!  What a great reveal it has been!  I cannot stress enough how versatile all three of these stamp sets are.  Dawn is a genius about putting together beautiful sets, with so many different stamps, that all coordinate (So effortlessly, I must add.) to create one, cohesive look.  For this last creation, with it being fall and all, I reached, once again, for Season of Thanks.
I started this card by machine stitching a white-threaded, straight-stitch frame around the outside edges of a piece of gold, plaid, patterned paper, before adhering it to the textured, Lavender Lace, cardstock, card face.
I, then, stamped the acorn, branch image, over and over, in Lavender Lace ink, on a strip of Lavender Lace cardstock; dressed it up, near its bottom, with the stamped, in Summer Sun ink, on white cardstock, "give THANKS", sentiment block; adhered it, to the card face, just right of vertical center; and machine stitched, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, down its long sides, before distressing the card face's edges with Moonlight White ink.  I, then, wrapped a length of crinkled, seam binding ribbon, which had been stained with Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist, vertically, to the left of the stamped, cardstock piece and tied it in a dressy bow, just above horizontal center.
There's a fantastic, how-to tutorial for staining and crinkling seam binding ribbon here over at Little Birdie Secrets.  Okay... So, I just watched that video again and realized that there's a few things that I do differently, which, for what it's worth, I'm going to share with you.  First of all, I skip the spritzing with water, before staining, step altogether, which, also, alleviates the need to towel it off after coloring.  Secondly, I don't have a splat mat but find that a piece of wax paper works for me; and finally, I let my ribbon dry, all wadded up, overnight.  I find that it keeps the crinkle so much better than attempting to quick dry it with a heat gun; although, if you don't have that kind of time, a heat gun does the trick, too.
A few, Desert Sun gemstones and a couple, stamped, in Summer Sun ink, on white cardstock, glittered, and hand cut leaves, complete the look.
Thank you for all of your kind and encouraging comments throughout this release.  You all are the best!  I'm, already, looking forward to next month's!  One last time, be sure to check out all the other design team members' creations.

Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Kerrianne Gwin
Maile Belles
Savitri Wilder
Hannah Craner

Now, run along, to the Wplus9 Store, today, to purchase Damask Frames...
Set of 13 high-quality, photo-polymer stamps
3 sentiments, 4 frames, 2 journaling lines, and 4 accent images
Full set dimensions: 6x8
Price: $19

Season of Thanks...
Set of 18 high-quality, photo-polymer stamps
12 images and 6 sentiments
Full set dimensions: 6x8
Price: $19

and Poinsettia Patterns, for yourself, and get creating.
Set of 18 high-quality, photo-polymer stamps
12 background-building images, 5 sentiments, and 1 frame
Full set dimensions: 6x8
Price: $19

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Season of Thanks (Wplus9) Paper: Lavender Lace & gold, plaid patterned (SU); white (Georgia Pacific) Ink: Lavender Lace & Summer Sun (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance) Other: white thread & sewing machine; Desert Sun gemstones (Bazzill Basics); white glitter (K&Company); white, seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

1 comment:

Elise said...

Color, color, color, color - oh, girl! How I DO loves what YOU do with color! ELECTRICITY and everything wonderful about color theory, be STILL my heart! This is splendid, indeed! Thanks for the GREAT tips with the seam binding and YES, MA'AM - this was a fun reveal!!!! Thanks, again, for your AMAZING inspiration! Yeeee Haw!