Friday, March 24, 2017

Kind And Beautiful Soul With Kara

Hey Guys! Kara back with you today and I am still having a great time creating with the newest release products. This time I pulled out Kind Soul. a beautiful stamp set with a gorgeous large floral image and sentiments to match. I work with a teacher who truly inspires the students to love themselves and others, and this card is perfect for her!

I kept it really simple and let these flowers shine. I placed the large stamp onto an acrylic block and inked it up with Memento ink so that I could do some Copic coloring. I stamped the image in the bottom left corner and then the opposite corner - purposely stamping less of the image in the top right for a little asymmetry. I stamped the two part sentiment in the center using PURE COLOR Dye Ink in Black.

Once everything was stamped I could start my coloring using Copic Markers. I used rich reds {R24, R29, R59} and bright yellows {Y00, Y13, Y15} for my flowers, and deep greens {YG61, YG63, YG67} for my leaves. I outlined everything in a light gray {T1} to help the image pop a little bit more.

A stamp set like Kind Soul makes it easy to create a simple card with a lot of impact. I love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Marybeth Lopez

Hi there! My name is Marybeth Lopez, I am so excited to be guest designing for WPlus9 today! I was asked right before Christmas so what a gift and honor! I have a simply stamped card and iPhone cover design to share with you today.

I used Summer Blooms on my card and simply stamped - no masking or cutting - just stamped the flowers as I went along. Each leaf and bloom is stamped in one color, the darker shade was achieved by over-stamping the image a couple of times using the Misti stamping tool.

I added the little stamp that is pictured on top as an accent on most of the blooms because I liked it. The photo underneath that shows how I used the fun foam for my backing. I used three pieces because I didn't have a full piece, but it still works. Then I just adhered it to the back of the larger layer hexagon that I did my stamping on.

I have another fun project to share with you - personalizing my iPhone with the Whimsy Alpha and Watercolored Anemones stamps and dies.

I change up my clear phone case often and this time decided to personalize it with this fun alphabet. I first ran my card stock through the Xyron Sticker Maker and then stamped using my MISTI stamping tool.

Just to be safe, I did test the adhesive to see how easily it comes off the phone before adhering, and it came off very easily.

I used the Watercolored Anemones stamps and dies for the blooms on the back of my iPhone. I also ran those through the Xyron.

I think it would be fun to send a personal name, etc. included inside a birthday card, all the recipient would have to do is peal and stick. Or create a custom case as a gift. I happened to get my case from Amazon. I can't tell you how much I love this Whimsy Alpha set, so many options!

Thank so much for the visit today!

~Marybeth

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Petunias and Peonies with Yana

Hello friends! This is Yana and I hope you are having a fabulous week!

As I was playing with the Kind Soul stamp set (where Dawn skillfully combined petunias and anemones) I started thinking about other flowers I can combine with newly released petunias from the Petunia Builder set to form beautiful floral arrangements. After a quick look through my stash I came across an older Pretty Peonies set.

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Even though peonies and petunias would probably never end up in the same bouquet (simply because of the size difference) I still decided to group them and I’m happy I did, the result was simply fantastic!

I settled upon using purples for the petunias, but wanted to experiment a bit with colors for the peony flowers. I ended up making 3 cards to show you different color options.

My first choice was purple and gray. I used Fairy Dust and Silver Lining to stamp flowers and I loved the soft muted look I was able to get. You’ll notice I also used darker gray, Silver Lining, to stamp the sentiment on all of my projects.

My second color choice was purple and yellow, something very similar to a Mother’s Day card I shared last year. I used Hayride and Wild Mango to stamp yellow petunias. I find yellow, purple and green to always look beautiful together - this color combo is a winner in my book.

And finally my third color choice was purple and pink. Something rather unusual for me, I have never combined those colors on a project, but I loved the end result. I used Shell Pink and Little Piggy to stamp pink flowers.

The leaves and little filler pieces were all stamped using same purple and green colors (I used Last Leaf and Appletini for my greens). My sentiments came from the Hand Lettered Hello stamp set - I used different messages to create cards for different occasions.

As for the card base - I used Coal Mine cardstock as it’s a great color to go with the bright and bold flowers.

Have fun stamping!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Markers & Colored Pencils with Kathy Racoosin

Hello everyone! This is Kathy Racoosin and I am super excited to be a guest today. I had so much fun creating a window card using the beautiful stamp & die set called Kind Soul. Florals are my favorite stamps and I am totally in love with this one.

Don’t worry the stamp will be back in stock in early April and it’s totally worth the wait.

If you are following The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge - it’s Day 18, and if you aren’t playing along feel free to get your feet wet and jump in!

Using the Kind Soul stamp as a background and as a focal image reminds me of a pretty piece of fabric or a page out of a coloring book.

Adding vellum to the background gives it a soft elegant look and off sets the dark sentiment banner enhancing the center image.

The background was colored simply and the center flowers were colored with Copic markers and colored pencils accents. My ultimate goal is for everyone to feel successful coloring so I wanted to share another way to color today. Adding colored pencil accents after coloring with Copic markers can make it easier to add shading to your projects.

To begin, I die cut the large floral image from white cardstock and stamped the flowers with Copic friendly ink. Stamp the flowers several times to fill up the background. Color the background with some markers without any shading. When finished use a rag and some Copic Blending Solution to add texture to the background. Dab the rag on to the colored areas and you have instant texture. When dry die cut some vellum and glue onto the background.

Flip the panel over and add some foam adhesive (to the floral background) and add to a folded card base.

Next I stamped the florals again with some copic friendly ink onto a separate piece of white cardstock and die cut it. Again, color the flowers simply with the markers just like the background, without any shading … quick and easy.

Pull out those colored pencils you have tucked away and sharpen the tips. Add some shading to all the flowers and some details with lines. Add dots with a white gel pen to the centers of a few of the flowers.

The sentiment I used is stacked with two lines and I wanted a long sentiment for my card. In the past I would cut the stamp and I saw a trick that Jennifer Mcguire did.

To accomplish this look you want to emboss the entire sentiment (stamping with Versa Mark ink) add your embossing powder and use a brush to brush away the 2nd part of the sentiment “and beautiful soul”. Stamp the sentiment again inking & embossing the sentiment again and this time use your brush to remove the first part of the sentiment “you have a kind” . Trim your cardstock and trim the ends to make a banner.

Add a pop of colored cardstock on the inside and adhere your sentiment with some foam tape.

If you are a visual learner, great news! I have a video of the process over on my blog for Day 18 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge. I'd love for you to stop by! Or you can head directly over to my YouTube channel to see it.

I hope you picked up a tip or two and a big thanks to Wplus9 for letting me share my love of coloring with you.

Have a happy weekend, Kathy

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