Wplus9 Feb./Mar. Release: Day 3

Thursday, February 2, 2012

So glad to have you all back visiting for Day 3 of Wplus9 Design's February/March Release sneak peeks!  Today we're showing off Easter Greetings, as well as two, new dies, including Timeless Tags 1, which you've already seen a bit of, from me, each day so far, and Layered Butterfly; and I've got two, new cards, boasting their beauty.  Check them out!
I started this card by masking the clouds, using our Hearts & Clouds die, off on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then inked it up with Bashful Blue ink and distressed its edges, being careful to avoid the clouds, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, before removing the cloud masks.  A length of pink, gingham ribbon was wrapped, vertically, around the left half of the prepped piece; tied, in a bow, near its top edge; and embellished with a purple button, laced with a couple of hemp twine bows, as well as the stamped, in Jet Black ink, on vellum and hand cut, "Easter Greetings", sentiment banner, before the entire piece was adhered, with foam tape, to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
The green, plaid, patterned, paper strips were then punched to appear as though they were the grasses cradling my stamped eggs.  The first was adhered directly to the prepped piece, and the second, slightly shorter piece, was popped up, with foam tape, along the bottom edge of the sky piece.  I then stamped the eggs, from left to right, in Rose Red ink on Rose Red cardstock, in Pretty in Pink ink on Pink Pirouette cardstock, and in Wisteria Wonder ink on Wisteria Wonder cardstock; hand cut them out; ink distressed their edges; dressed them up with a little, white, gel pen detailing; and nestled them in amongst the blades of grass.
A few, die cut, using the smaller leaf from the Folkart Florals die, Garden Green, cardstock branches complete the look.
Now, how about a peek at that other, fabulous, Layered Butterfly die?
I started this card by machine stitching, with ivory-threaded, straight stitches, the lengths of the top and bottom edges of a piece of red, polka dot, patterned paper; trimming its bottom edge with a length of ivory lace; and adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face, which had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
The tags were then die-cut, from Very Vanilla cardstock, using the Timeless Tags 1 die.  And now you've seen all three tag sizes, in Timeless Tags 1, from me.  Woohoo!  They were then ink distressed; stamped, in Antique Linen ink, with the "friend" text from Defining Words; and wrapped up with a little, Lemondrop twine.  One of the tags was not only wrapped up with a little, Lemondrop twine, but that twine was also laced with the smallest tag, from the Timeless Tags 1 die, which was die-cut from Lucky Limeade cardstock, ink distressed, and stamped, in Lucky Limeade ink, with the heart image from Folkart Floral Tags and, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "FRIEND" sentiment from Folkart Florals, before being tied in a bow.
All three tags were then embellished with safety pins; adhered, with foam tape, to the card face; and embellished with those beautiful, layered butterflies, which were all three die-cut, from color-coordinating, patterned papers, vellum, and cardstock, using the Layered Butterfly die.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much I adore this new die!
There you have it!  Tomorrow is the big reveal, ya'll!  Then, we'll all be back the following day, as scheduled, with our famed Group Post.  Hope to see you then, and thanks ever so much, again and again, for all your kind words throughout this release!  Don't forget to pop by my fabulous teammates' blogs, and have a wonderful day!

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Savitri Wilder 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Easter Greetings (Wplus9)  Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, & Garden Green (SU); green plaid (Nikki Sivils); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, & Bashful Blue (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: Folkart Florals & Hearts & Clouds dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scotch); Grass punch (Fiskars); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); purple button (DeNami Design); pink gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby); white gel pen (Signo)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Folkart Florals, Folkart Floral Tags, & Defining Words (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, & Lucky Limeade (SU); red polka dot (BoBunny); aqua chevron (lilybee design); floral (Basic Grey); lime text (7 Gypsies); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Lucky Limeade & Chocolate Chip (SU); Tea dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: ivory thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Layered Butterfly & Timeless Tags 1 dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Lemondrop twine (The Twinery); safety pins (Hobby Lobby); ivory lace (Paper Studio); foam tape (Scotch)


Lynn said...

Oh my goodness Jinny. I love the Easter eggs how you stamped on the same color as the paper is absolutely gorgeous. And the sweet butterfly card...I love the layers! And the sweet pins!

Wendy said...

My goodness, these are gorgeous. I especially love what you did with the layered butterflies.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love both of these!! LOVING the eggs and the butterflies!! GORGEOUS colors too!!!! How's the little one feeling?? Find out anything else about the church?? :):):):):):):):):):):)

anya said...

Another round of wonderful projects, Jinny! I love the card with the tag and the butterflies, and your colorful Easter Eggs. Just lovely!

Lisa Elton said...

These are are both so sweet Jinny! What a fun layered butterfly ;)

Lea L. said...

How cute!! LOVE the cute little Easter scene you've created on the first, and those tags on the second are to die for!!

Elise said...

YOU sure know how to have a GLORIOUS and crafty time, my darling friend! I LOVE BOTH of these CARDS! {How DO you find the time?} Holy guacamole - I'm just in awe! STUNNING work, my dear - POSITIVELY!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Super pretty! I LOVE that Easter card--super fun scene that you've created!! Those eggs are pretty too--beautiful colors! And those butterflies---OH MY! I just love that second card! GORG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the twine and the tags and the embellies--AMAZING:)

Melanie said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the layered butterflies, so elegant and pretty.

Lindsay said...

Ohhh, love these cards Jinny! They are fabulous!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a super duper adorable Easter card! Love the bright, rich colors you chose for the eggs. And the sky you masked is just like a piece of patterned paper!

I like the tags on the second card, and noticed you clipped little pins at the top of each. Great, sweet touch!