Wplus9 June/July Release: Day 3

Saturday, June 2, 2012

We're still showing off new goodies for the Wplus9 Design Studio!  So glad you came back for more!  Today we're sharing creations inspired by the new Fish More stamp set and coordinating Fish More die, as well as a Guiding Light die to coordinate with the oldie, but goodie, Guiding Light stamp set.  Without further adieu, here's my first creation.  Oh!  And I've got to put this set to use on a layout soon!  I just thought it honored the set more, with all its fun, little sentiments, to create a card.  So, here goes!
I started this card by framing a piece of plaid, patterned paper with a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock and machine stitching, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges.  I then stamped the fish images, from Fish More, in Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, and Not Quite Navy inks, on a strip of White cardstock; machine stitched, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, the lengths of its top and bottom edges; and adhered it, across the horizontal center of the plaid piece, flush with what would be the outside edges of the card face, before stamping the "EAT.  SLEEP.  FISH." phrase, in Basic Black ink, along its outside, top and bottom edges.
The center of the stamped strip was then wrapped with a length of hemp twine, which I laced through a blue button; tied, in a double bow, near the right edge of the prepped piece; and embellished with a couple of fishing hooks from my hubby's tackle box.  Don't worry.  I asked ;).
After adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face, I stamped the large and small pockets, from A Pocketful, in Night of Navy ink, on a Night of Navy, cardstock die cut, using the A Pocketful die; filled it in with the stamped, in Basic Black ink, partial, "Dad" sentiment from Fish More; stamped a portion of the fishing line, from Fish More, in Basic Black ink, across its top left corner; and embellished it with the completed, stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a vellum, die cut banner, using the Banner Trio die, "Lure the best!" sentiment, from Fish More, which was anchored, at its right end with a cobbler button, laced with hemp twine
I then stamped the card face, in Basic Black ink, with that same fishing line as above, before adhering the pocket, with foam tape, just to the left of the embellished bow, and attached a stamped, in Baja Breeze ink, on an ink distressed, White, cardstock, die cut fish, using the new, Fish More die, with foam tape, to its end.
The above card was further inspired by the colors and geometric pattern in the Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: Man-tastic.
There are a total of four, different, fish shapes that come with this die, but I think there are a plethora of uses for the shapes, including the sweet, little petals and leaves of a flower.

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I started this mini card by fastening an ink distressed piece of yellow, polka dot, patterned paper to the 3-1/5" square, Kraft, cardstock, card face; machine stitching, with blue-threaded, zig-zag stitches, around its edges; and stamping its bottom center, in Basic Black ink, with the "Thanks for being so sweet." sentiment.  That's another one from Thursday's Fresh Picked stamp set.  Like I said before, it's loaded!

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I then formed the flower from die cut, using the Fish More die, from blue, damask, patterned paper, and ink distressed ovals, placing the more pointed ends in the center.  They were then topped with a cream, resin flower and backed with longer, die cut, again using another of the four shapes from the Fish More die, from Wild Wasabi cardstock, ovals.  They, too, were ink distressed; but this time, I scored them down their centers, fold them in half, and turned the more pointed ends outward, as I tucked and secured them under the petals.  After adhering the prepped flower, with foam tape, to the center of the card face, I tucked a couple of hemp twine bows under its top right edge to complete the look.

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Now, how about a little something using that Guiding Light die?  All the stamping and die cutting you see below comes from the Guiding Light stamp set or die.  Matter of fact, I used four of the five dies, only leaving out the lighthouse die, to create this.
I started this card by trimming the bottom edge of a piece of seafaring, patterned paper, with a punched strip of sandpaper from our workbench in the basement.  I then framed it with a piece of Bordering Blue cardstock; machine stitched, with gray-blue-threaded, straight stitches, around three of edges...
and, with gray-blue, threaded, zig-zag stitches, between the patterned paper and punched sandpaper, before adhering it to the Kraft, cardstock, card face.
The "WITH HEARTFELT Sympathy" sentiment was stamped, in Basic Black ink, near the top left corner of the prepped piece.
I then die cut a starfish shape in the center of a strip of ink distressed, Oatmeal cardstock; machine stitched, with gray-blue-threaded, straight stitches, the lengths of its top and bottom edges; and backed it with another piece of Oatmeal cardstock, which had been stamped, in Coral Calypso ink, with the starfish image, being sure to separate the two piece with foam tape.  Before securing them together, I also stamped the largest cattail image, in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip inks, over both pieces.  The smaller cattail image was stamped using the same inks but, this time, on an ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock die cut, which was adhered, in its respective location, with foam tape.  Over the two images rests a blue heron, which I stamped, in Bordering Blue ink, on another, ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock die cut.  The whole cluster was then rounded out with another, stamped, in Coral Calypso ink, starfish; a die cut, from Oatmeal cardstock, and ink distressed sand dollar; and a trio of pearls.
Finally, before securing it the horizontal width of the previously prepped piece, I wrapped its right edge, several times, with hemp twine and tied its ends, in a small bow, to complete the look.
I'm linking this last one up for Do You Stack Up?'s Challenge #74: Under the Sea.
Tomorrow you'll get to see the June/July Release in its entirety!  Woohoo!  Then, I'd also LOVE to have y'all come on back, on Tuesday, to see my Group Post project and round out the week!  Please be sure to pop in to see what the rest of the team has created, just for your viewing pleasure.  And thanks, again and again, for peeking in!  Hugs! 

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

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fish More - fishing line, fish, & sentiments & A Pocketful - pockets (Wplus9) Paper: White & Kraft (Wplus9); Baja Breeze & Night of Navy (SU); vellum (Paper Studio), plaid (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, & Cherry Cobbler (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Fish More, Banner Trio, & A Pocketful dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); hemp twine (May Arts); buttons (CHA); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); fishing hooks (unknown)

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{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fresh Picked (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft (Wplus9); Wild Wasabi & blue damask (SU); yellow polka dot (Pink Paislee) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: blue thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Fish More die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); cream resin flower (Kaisercraft); hemp twine (May Arts)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Guiding Light (Wplus9) Paper: Oatmeal & Kraft (Wplus9); Bordering Blue (SU); seafaring (Crafty Individuals); sandpaper (hardware store) Ink: Basic Black, Bordering Blue, Coral Calypso, Old Olive, & Chocolate Chip (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: gray blue thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Guiding Light die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); hemp twine (May Arts); pearls (Zva Creative); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* you are simply amazing!! I just loveeeeeeeeeee all of these!!! I wish I could make a card as good as yours!!

Amy Kolling said...

Such great designs Jinny! I love how you stamped inside the negative on the Sympathy card. Give so much dimension with that look!

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Lynn said...

So clever how you made the gorgeous flower with the fishing set....love to see the versatility of the sets!

Lisa Elton said...

WONDERFUL inspiration as always Jinny! Thanks for sharing this trio of beautiful cards! Great idea to use the fish as flowers ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Jinny. Love the new images. Especially love the first card. Fun colors... and the pocket looks great! The natural twine looks great! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Pauline said...

Brilliant, a fab card for a guy, and I love the punny sentiment too! Fab layering, and the pocket image is so fun!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! ALL of your cards for today are SO CUTE!! I LOVE the Father's Day card and the layering of the pocket into the design!! I REALLY like that cute FLOWER idea!! so MUCH fun!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Shannan Teubner said...

Totally fabulous projects, Jinny! Love the first card...it has a sort of "Pottery Barn" feel to me. lol

Annette Allen said...

wow these are all amazing...love the new release...that fish is my favorite...

Tracy said...

First off congrats on all your pubs and honors! :-) You go girl! I'm just lovin' all your w9 release posts. Every single one of those cards is a work of art. They sure picked the perfect person to show off their products. Hope you have a fabulous new week! Hugs!

Holly Saveur said...

STUNNING cards LOVE the first one so cute with the pocket!

Ros said...

Beautiful creations Jinny ... love the stamps and dies

Lea L. said...

Awesome cards, Jinny! Loving how you combined Fish More with A Pocketful!!

Denise said...

Brilliant cards - love the one for Dad. Great pocket.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx