Hey guys! We're back for another packed day of inspiration featuring our April 2014 Release!
For those of you that are new to Wplus9, we will spend the next couple of days getting up close and personal with the products that we will be releasing this month. All previewed items will be available for purchase on April 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers. If you are just joining us, be sure to catch up with Day 1 and Day 2 to get the details on what we'll be releasing.
Before we get to today's products, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, to all of you. Your comments - your incredibly kind words, they just leave me speechless. Thank you so much.
I'm anxious to share today's projects with you. I had so much fun creating these. We've been in a very feminine mode the last two days. Well, the next two days will be more eclectic and expressive, moving into masculine, but with an edge. Ready? Let's go!
Borders & Backgrounds 4
- is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 6 individual stamps; 2 border/background building strips and 4 accent/background building images
- will be available for pre-order April 5th for $14
Quick Note: This set has been delayed by a few days. We are not guaranteed that the full batch will arrive by Saturday. We are expecting it as early as next week. However, we are allowing pre-orders for this item. We will NOT hold your order back if it contains this set. We will ship all in stock items and ship Borders & Backgrounds 4 as soon as it arrives, at no extra cost.
- is a 3x4" clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 4 individual stamps
- will be available for purchase April 5th for $6
And, we have re-released the previously retired So 80's stamp set for a limited time. This set is perfect for the mixed media, artsy/grungy look this is so popular again!
Let's take a look at these in action.
For my first sample, I've used all of the featured sets and some previously released dies.
Ink Splats has quickly climbed it's way to the top of my "It List". At just $6, it's a perfect staple. I do like to splatter ink on my projects the traditional way, but you just can't achieve quite the same effect as you can with stamping. I love the way I was able to stamp out some random ink spots and then die cut the "26" from it.
The block sentiment from So 80's and the off kilter arrangement of "happy" from the Happy Trio die compliment the free-form style of the this card. It all looks just kind of thrown together. Although we all know that I arranged, and re-arranged, swapped out and brought back, and re-arranged these elements countless times. :)
To add some interest to the right side, I stamped the large dot chevron border image down the right side and embossed it in white.
Stamps: Ink Splats (available 04/05/14), Borders & Backgrounds 4 (available for pre-order 04/05/14), So 80's // Inks: Wild Mango Dye Ink, Cranberry Crush Dye Ink, Lake House Dye Ink // Dies: Happy Trio Die, Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts Die, Timeless Tags 2 Die, Modern Numerals Die // Cardstock: Cashmere, Dove Grey, White
This next duo of cards features that large ink smear I used to swatch out our inks that so many of you inquired about. And of course, Hand Lettered Hello. I think I already warned you about my over use of this set.
I liked this layout so much, that I made two.
Okay, so maybe it was because I couldn't decide whether to stamp the sentiment in white or black...so I did both.
Can you blame me?
So many of the products in this release work so well with our previous releases. I usually like to showcase new items on their own. To show their potential and give as many ideas using just that set. But, I was so inspired to pull out several of our older items while creating my samples. I wanted to show how you can really work these items into your existing stash, and to show their versatility.
The sentiments in Hand Lettered Hello fit perfectly into the Conversation Bubbles Die. To create the speech bubble with the negative heart, I used the heart in Seasonal Sentiments. I die cut the speech bubble, die cut the heart out of the speech bubble and then embossed it in silver.
Stamps: Hand Lettered Hello (available 04/05/14), Ink Splats (available 04/05/14) // Ink: Lake House Dye Ink, Nautical Navy Dye Ink, Sweet Gelato Dye Ink // Dies: Hand Lettered Hello Die (available 04/05/14), Conversation Bubbles, Seasonal Sentiments Die // Cardstock: Sweet Gelato, Lake House, White
We're down to my last sample for today. There's just something about this one that speaks to me. Maybe it's those vibrant colors against that black backdrop?
This one shows how a few "randomly" stamped and embossed images from Borders & Backgrounds 4 creates the most interesting background for that big bold "hello".
And that's, that. We have some edgy masculine stuff coming your way tomorrow. As usually, I've tried to take that "occasion" set and make it into something that can be useful all year round.
Ready for the giveaway? Ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Ink Splats, Borders & Backgrounds 4 and the limited edition So 80's stamp sets? Just leave a comment by 9:00 AM EST April 4th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.
I'll be back tomorrow!