Wplus9 Apr./May Release: Day 3

Monday, April 2, 2012

Before I get to the release, I must say that there are an awful lot of Kansas fans crying tonight.  Sigh.  We still LOVE our Jayhawks!
(photo courtesy of kansascity.com)
With that said, welcome back for Day 3 of Wplus9 Design's April/May Release!  Today we're showing off Label Layers 4 and its coordinating die, as well as our very first, Chevron impression plate.  I've got three more creations to share, with you all, today.  So, let's dive right in!
I used the same technique that I did back here, using Betsy Veldman's Ghost Masking Tutorial, to create the look that I've achieved with this card.  I first stamped the frame, from Label Layers 4, in Basic Black ink, in the center of a piece of ink distressed, Whisper White cardstock.  I then used the Label Layers 4 die to cut out that scalloped middle from vellum and used the die cut to mask off the center of my stamped frame, before stamping the knit image, from Background Builders: Knit, and the stitched numbers, from Onesie Twosie, in Basic Gray ink and the flowers, as well as their leaves, from Mother's Day Bouquet, in Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Wild Wasabi inks.  I then removed the mask and stamped all the images overlapping the frame, on top of the previously stamped images, in the same inks but with the exception of stamping off first, before stamping the "HEARTFELT & GENUINE Lifetime Supply" border, as well as the "APPRECIATION" sentiment in Basic Black ink.
The stamped piece was topped with a strip of ink distressed, green, polka dot, patterned paper.  A strip of punched, yellow, leafy, patterned paper was then adhered across its bottom edge and anchored with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, before the entire piece was framed with a paper distressed piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
A sheer, red, polka dot ribbon was wrapped, around the prepped piece, just above the stamped images; tied, in a bow, just right of vertical center; and embellished with a red button, laced with two, hemp twine bows, before the entire piece was adhered, with foam tape, to the Wild Wasabi, cardstock, card face, to complete the look.
My son is getting ready to finish up his homeschool program next month.  So, I was thinking of him, as I created this next card.
I started this card by hand cutting out both the apple and its stem, from patterned papers, using a template.  I then machine stitched, with black-threaded, straight stitches, around the edges of the apple, before adhering the stem in its appropriate position and flanking it with two, stamped, in Basic Black ink, on a green, floral, patterned paper, and hand cut leaves from Ever After, as well as a red button, laced with a couple of Baker's Twine bows.
The sentiment frame was stamped, in Lucky Limeade ink, on an ink distressed, Very Vanilla, cardstock die cut, using the Label Layers 4 die, and adhered, with foam tape, in its respective location.  I then stamped the "WAY to GO, You Did It" frame, in Basic Black ink, on an ink distressed, Very Vanilla, cardstock die cut, using the other portion of that Label Layers 4 die.  Before it was adhered, with foam tape, in the center of the previous die cut, it was also stamped, in Riding Hood Red ink, with the "CELEBRATE" sentiment.
Ready for just one more?  I snuck back to Day 1's Onesie Twosie stamp set to put this one together.
I started this card by stamping the little onesie image, from Onesie Twosie, in Wisteria Wonder ink, being sure to stamp off first just for a more subtle look, on a piece of ink distressed, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, Very Vanilla cardstock.  I couldn't resist stamping that adorable, little, monkey image, from Onesie Twosie (Y'all, this set is just packed to the brim with all kinds of darling, little images to stamp 'til your heart's content!), in Crumb Cake ink, on random onesies, throughout the piece.  I then stamped the "bouncing baby" sentiment, again from Onesie Twosie, in Basic Black ink, in the bottom right corner of the prepped piece.
The entire piece was then framed with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and machine stitched around with pink-threaded, zig-zag stitches.  The chevron stripes were dry embossed, using that famed, Chevron, impression plate, on a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock; hand cut out, using the lines created by the plate as my guide; ink distressed; adhered, in their respective locations, flush with what would be the card base; and anchored, down their centers, with lavender-threaded, straight, machine stitches, before the entire piece was adhered, with foam tape, to the Wisteria Wonder, cardstock, card face.
I then wrapped the left side of the card face, vertically, with a length of sheer, pink ribbon; tied it in a dressy bow; and embellished it with an ivory, doily flower; purple and pink, stacked buttons, laced with a couple of hemp twine bows; and a mini clothespin.
Tomorrow is the reveal, y'all, and you'll get to see all the wonderful images Dawn has packed into these gorgeous sets.  I know you'll be just as amazed as I was/am!  Every month just keeps getting better and better!  Please be sure to peek in at the rest of the team's blogs.  They've all worked super hard to bring you their best!  And once again, don't forget to leave Dawn some love over at the Wplus9 Design Blog for your chance to win some of these spectacular, release goodies.  Thanks for stopping by my little neck of the woods!  Be blessed! 

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

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Label Layers 4 - frame & sentiment, Background Builders: Knit - knit strip, Mother's Day Bouquet - flowers & leaves, & Onesie Twosie - stitched numbers (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, & green polka dot (SU); yellow leafy (Bella Blvd.) Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, & Wild Wasabi (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers 4 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Edger punch (EK Success); paper distressing tool (SU); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); sheer red polka dot ribbon (Hobby Lobby); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); red button (DeNami Design)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Label Layers 4 - frame & sentiment & Ever After - leaves (Wplus9) Paper: Very Vanilla (SU); red polka dot (Crate Paper); green floral (Cosmo Cricket); woodgrain (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, & Lucky Limeade (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers 4 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); apple template (Paper Smooches); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); red button (DeNami Design); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Onesie Twosie (Wplus9) Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, & Pink Pirouette Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, & Wisteria Wonder (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: pink & lavender thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Chevron impression plate (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); sheer pink ribbon (Hobby Lobby); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); cream flower doily (Jenni Bowlin); purple button (DeNami Design); pink button blossom (SU); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are AMAZING Jinny! I love love love love that apple one!

Lynn said...

Triple wow! Your cards are gorgeous Jinny. You are channeling Betsy in your first one. It is absolutely amazing!!

Julia said...

How can one make such neat cards? I'm speechless! All the stitches and the bows! So gorgeous :)

Lea L. said...

These are all so pretty, Jinny! I especially love the apple shaped card....perfect for Back to School or for a teacher!!

Cristina said...

That apple card is too cute!!!

Holly Saveur said...

So many great ideas..love all the cards...loved too how you used the stamps in different ways!

Savitri said...

Sooooooo creative, girl!! LOVE the apple and how you zig zagged!!! AWESOME AWESOME!

Indy's Designs said...

Wow! Fantastic work! I especially love that apple!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow so many wonderful cards....love the cheerful first, apple shape on second and the chevrons on third!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow Jinny! I have no idea how you did it but that first card is amazing with all those stamps together!!! It's gorgeous!!! And your chevron card is genius and I love that little monkey image!!,

Tracy said...

More stunners! That apple is amazing and I love the "rick rack" on the last card. now that took some patience to sew those but boy do they look awesome! Great job Jinny! :-)