Wplus9 April Release Sneak Peek: Day 1

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Welcome to another, fantastic, Wplus9 Design Release Sneak Peek week!  Dawn has cooked up two, gorgeous, stamp sets, including A Special Lady and Filigreed Frames, the latter of which has a brand new, coordinating die, for you all, this month.  Without further ado, let's take a look at A Special Lady.
I started this card by die-cutting a large label from Whisper White cardstock; stamping it, in Jet Black ink, with that beautiful, daffodil image; water coloring it with Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, and Bordering Blue inks; and adhering it to a larger, green, polka dot, patterned, paper label.
The larger label was die-cut, once again, from that same, green, polka dot, patterned paper; scored across the top approximately 1/2"; and adhered, above the scored portion, to the front panel to create the card base itself.
The "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment was stamped, in Basic Black ink, on a hand-cut strip of Whisper White cardstock; framed with a hand-cut strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock; and adhered, folded, with dimensionals, across the bottom half of the card face...
to complete the look.
Oh, but that's not all.  I've got another goody, for you all, today!
I used that same daffodil image; stamped it, in Wild Honey Distress ink, on a piece of watercolor paper; colored over it with a More Mustard watercolor crayon and around its edges with a Night of Navy watercolor crayon; spritzed it with water; blotted it off with a paper towel; and inked over it with Wild Honey and Faded Jeans Distress Inks.
I, then, trimmed a piece of yellow, lace, patterned paper, down its right side, with a piece of punched, Whisper White cardstock and machine stitched between the two with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches and around the edges of the patterned paper with white-threaded, straight stitches, before adhering it to the Pacific Point, cardstock, card face.
A Harvest Gold, grosgrain ribbon was, then, adhered, folded in half, down the center of the patterned paper, behind the water-colored piece, which was adhered with dimensionals.  A little glitter, added to the centers of the flowers; a stamped, in Faded Jeans ink, "Grandmother" sentiment, which doesn't even begin to touch on all the fabulous, little, lady stamps in this set; and a blue, flower button, laced with white string...
complete the look.
That's all, from me, for today; but the rest of the team has lots of goodies cooked up just for you.  So, please be sure to stop by, and I hope to see you all back here, tomorrow, for day two of our sneak peeks.  Until then, have a wonderful start to your work week, ya'll!  And thanks ever so much for stopping by!

Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Kerrianne Gwin
AND please help us welcome the talented Lea Lawson as the newest member of the Wplus9 Design Team.  LOVE the way this girl combines color and texture into absolutely stunning creations!  She is a special gift, and I know will inspire you all to stretch yourselves creatively and reach towards new, papercrafty heights.  So good to have you, girl!

PLUS, we are so excited to have Paulina Nakamura guest designing with us for the entire month of April, too!  Woohoo!  What a month!  So fantastic to have you and your colorful creations, Paulina!  It's always a pleasure!
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: A Special Lady (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White & Daffodil Delight (SU); green polka dot patterned (Making Memories) Ink: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Bordering Blue, & Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: Labels Ten Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); dimensionals (Scotch)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: A Special Lady (Wplus9) Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, & watercolor (SU); yellow laced patterned (Crate Paper) Ink: Faded Jeans & Wild Honey (Ranger) Other: white string (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Threading Water Border punch (Fiskars); Dazzling Diamonds, More Mustard & Not Quite Navy watercolor crayons, & blue flower button (SU); white string (Hobby Lobby); dimensionals (Scotch); Harvest Gold grosgrain ribbon (PTI)


Elise said...

Thank you! YOU have, single-handedly brought spring into my living room! At long last! I can practically SMELL those gorgeous creatures YOU have colorized SO beautifully! I'm IN-LOVE with these GORGEOUS showcases for "Special Lady!"

I'll SAY! Special indeed! Thanks for the super inspo, dear girl! Yee Haw!

Lea L. said...

These are both so pretty, Jinny!! I love the cool shape of the first one, and the awesome artsy feel of the second!! Awesome job! And thanks for such a warm welcome!!

Ujjwal said...

Such pretty cards!! first one is gorgeously shaped and the coloring technique on the second one is gorgeous.

Kerrianne said...

Jinny...these cards are both so *drool-worthy* absolutely stunning! Love the fun shape of the first one..and of course those VIBRANT and awesome colors on the second one! Rock on girly!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful cards!

Dawn said...

Love how you've represented two totally opposite ends of the card-making spectrum here Jinny! I always come away with something I "just must try". Gorgeous girl!

Wendy said...

OH, loving the new set already! Great cards Jinny!

lynn said...

both are just lovely, jinny--and congrats on your cards pub:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love that shaped card--both are beautiful!!

~Tammy~ said...

Two beautiful creations to showcase the new line! Your talent always shines in whatever you do! :-)

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Jinny, it's so fun to see what all the other WPlus9 girls created with the set. Each of us created such different cards- it just goes to show how truly versatile this set is! :)

Savitri said...

Sooooooooo pretty!!! LOVE both cards and the shape card is divine!!