Hello everyone, and welcome to our Holiday 2016 Release previews! All of the new products that we will be sharing with you over the next couple of days will be available for purchase beginning October 5, 2016 at wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.
I have had a really hard time choosing a favorite this time. There are so many choices and everything works so well together! Since we do have a lot to share, I've decided to combine several on today's projects, but the main stars today are the Woodland Basics Die and the Be Merry Stamps and Die
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5, 2016
When it comes to creating for Christmas, I usually break it into three categories. Children's cards, mass production and those special cards that get sent to people that I know will appreciate them. You know, like your crafty friends! The Be Merry set covers two of those categories. The large focal sentiments make it perfect for quick and simple cards. And the flowers and companion die allow you to create much more intricate and detail cards. Pair it with the Woodland Basics Die and you've got masterpiece potential!
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This card was actually quite simple to create. I ink blended three water color panels in Distress Inks (blues, greens, and reds), added a little water to get a watercolored effect and spritzed them with Wplus9 PURE COLOR Shimmer Spray. Once the panels were dry, I die cut several of my elements from each.
I used the large main sentiment from Be Merry. The size of this sentiment is perfect for carrying the large die cuts from Woodland Basics. I heat embossed it in white onto black card stock and then die cut it using the Be Merry Companion Die.
I had lots of die cuts left over so I decided to create a matching tag. This will be one of those "special" cards, so most likely I will be needing a tag for a gift as well.
I used the new Christmas Tag Die and the empty banner and "BE MERRY" sentiment from Be Merry. The Christmas Tag Die comes with 2 word dies as well. I'm really in love with this die and will have more on it a little later this week.
I really do love how this little ensemble turned out. The colors are so vibrant and really pop against that black. Would it be wrong to just decorate my own gifts with them? LOL
The next card is perfect for Christmas mailing. One layer and flat.
I stamped the large sentiment and then added some floral clusters above and below. I did a little masking for the two flowers, but creating multiples of these would be super easy with a MISTI stamping tool. I chose to stamp my images in blue ink instead of black just to switch things up a bit and then colored them in with Copics.
I was going for the off-set printing look, so I intentionally colored outside of the lines and left some white portions inside. I really like this design and will be trying it in some different color combos.
I hope you're enjoying the previews so far. Like I mentioned, we still have lots to show you, so be sure to stop back by again tomorrow. Joni will be here sharing Santa's Reindeer.
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