Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wplus9 Design Studio June/July Release

We're STILL rolling in the innnnnkkkkkk, friends!  It's the third day of
 Wplus9's summer release  - and I'm LOVIN' every minute of it!  I hope 
you've had a chance to check out what the whole team has been up to - 
I'm STILL a-swoon at ALL of their amazing samples.  It's clear that 
we're having a TON of fun!  Hope you'll take a closer look!

Here's the low-down on today's stamp set, and not one, but TWO sets of dies,
including one that will HIGHLIGHT one of my favorite sets, previously released
by Wplus9 - YOU may already have it!  So, get ready to WIGGLE with joy!

Fish More
  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 20 high quality photo-polymer stamps; 10 images and 10 sentiments
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $21
Fish More Companion Die
  • coordinates with the Fish More stamp set
  • four separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $8
We are also releasing another die for one of our previously released stamp sets, Guiding Light!
Guiding Light Companion Die
  • coordinates with the Guiding Light stamp set
  • five separate dies wired together that can be easily snipped and separated
  • will be available for purchase June 5th for $11

Fish More is a set my STAMPING heart has been yearning for: I LOVE it!
 There are SO many darling lures, plugs and LINES, sprinkled with humor and 
completely fitting for this time of year.  I feel DRENCHED in summer craft!

See WHAT I mean!  {Isn't THIS a DARLING sentiment!}
Of course, literal me - I had to make this lil' lure  do just THAT! WIGGLE!

Sooooooo, I made a wire spring, by twisting some wire around a pen, and then
 inserting it into a second fish, poking it through and securing it on the back side.
I used a smaller lure from the Fish Companion Die, so that I could attach the wire, 
then glue the blank lure to the back side of the top fish.  {It's ON there, babies!}

I also stamped the hook in black ink, then created an illusion of "wiggle" 
by stamping two more times in a Kraft die ink.  I'm diggin' the look!

But WAIT - there's MORE!  {Tee Hee}

Guiding Light is in for a GLORIOUS revival, with the addition
of the Guiding Light companion die - *SWOON!* I had SUCH 
crafty fun with the lighthouse die...  (One of FIVE different images!)
 But, it with the help of another of my FAVORITE Wplus9 Design 
Studio dies...  CLOUDS {from Hearts & Clouds!}...

I sponged clouds, directly to the background of this beach scene
(the GIRL loves makin' a lil' scene!), by creating a template with
the clouds, from Hearts & Clouds.  Using a sponge, I applied white
Craft ink, through the cloud template, then set with a heat gun.  Next, 
I used the leftover cloud shape as a template, to add a second layer
of white Craft ink, to create highlights in the clouds.  Once they 
were complete and dried, I attached the light house die, with a 
small piece of tape.  With the taped side facing INTO my embossing 
machine, I cut and removed the lighthouse shape.

There's something SO artistically satisfying about re-setting the 
inked light house back into this composition!  And CHECK out
the SAND!  Wplus9's NEW cardstock is SO fabulous!  It's THICK
and rich and WONDERFUL!  I used Dawn's cream OATMEAL 
cardstock for the sand, added a little layer of lightly watercolored
Crumb ink and then ripped the edge for a fun, sea foam touch...  

{I REALLY want to dip my toes in THERE!  LOL!} 

So, YEAH!  Did I mention - FUN!  Yipeeee!  
There are STILL chances to WIN these sets and CERTAINLY
get yourself ALL inspired for a little shopping when these 
babies go LIVE in the Wplus9 STORE!  I hope you'll 
give the girls a visit!  Like I said, I'm BLOWN away by
the fantastic work this round!  Hope you'll be, too!

And our WONDERFUL guest designer for this release,
Cherry Nelson!


C/S - Wplus9 Design Studio, Stampin' Up!
D/P - October Afternoon
Stamps - Wplus9 Design Studio
Ink - Brilliance, Stampin' Up!, Clearsnap
Adhesive - Glue Arts; Scotch
Wire - Artistic Wire


Kara said...

that fishing set is adorable!! love your card!! so cute!

Lynn said...

Seriously...cracking up at that sentiment! your inking on the second set is fabulous!

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful projects, Elise! LOVE those clouds and your "wiggly" fish ;)!

Shannan Teubner said...

Totally fabulous cards! The wiggly lure is so adorable!

Annette Allen said...

wow what a great release...these are amazing...great cards...thanks for sharing..

cherry said...

Wonderful cards! LOVE the look of your "sand"...sooo coool

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE it so cute the fish card!

maria f. said...

That setting you created for the lighthouse is amazing. That cardstock must be so yummy.

Dawn said...

Your thinking "outside of the box" always astounds me! I love your little wiggler!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty cards!! Love the stamped waves on the first, and the beautiful beach scene on the second!