Monday, August 10, 2015

WPlus9 Release Week Day 1: Autumn Leaves with Grateful Greetings

  Hello Crafters!
Normally happy Monday is an oxymoron but not this week! Why?
Because it's WPlus9 release week!!
Whoo Hooo!
There's new stamps and dies and inks! Gah they are so gorgeous. This post is super picture heavy so let's dive in shall we?



I used the new Autumn Leaves stamp set to create a fun fall card with the new inks. I used a mixture of Gala Red, Last Leaf, Hayride, and Pumpkin Spice. They are beautiful fall colors. I inked the stamp up with my lightest ink first and then added my darker color. In some cases I used the rock and roll technique too.


The inks stamp so solid. Seriously, they look like real leaves. I adore them. The sentiment from Grateful Greetings was the perfect focal point. I can see doing an entire card set of these. It's just such a classic look.


For this next card I wanted to use a bit of technique. Most of us have used alcohol inks at some point in our crafty lives. Did you know you can use Wplus9 inks just like alcohol inks? Because the inks are alcohol based they play nice with anything alcohol related (even copics!) I rubbed some ink directly onto my vellum and then dropped on some regular rubbing alcohol I had in my house. It spreads the pigment around, concentrating it in some areas and watering it down in others. It looks so cool! Dries quick too :)


I used the autumn Leaves dies to cut two leaves out of my vellum and one out of a white cardstock panel. I used the remaining vellum as an accent. I stamped another sentiment from Grateful Greetings and then popped up the whole panel on craft foam.

Last but not least you know I had to watercolor these gorgeous leaves!


I started by cutting my watercolor paper out with the largest die from the gift Card Layers die. This is exactly the same size as a an A2 size card it just adds an adorable stitch to the outside. I stamped the outline leaves in Versamark and heat set them in white.
I used my Zig Clean Color markers to add some color all over. These things run wild when you add water to them. Consequently, one wash of color tends to be very light. I wasn't very particular with where the colors went. I even let Nathan dab on some orange :)


Once the first wash was dry I went back and only rewet the areas around the leaves. I added pigment with my Peerless Watercolors this time for a much bolder look. I love how the leaves pop with the colors in the negative area. I let it dry completely again then stamped my last sentiment from Grateful Greetings. A couple same colored sequins completed the card.

Are you not in love with these stamps?
They'll be more to see all week. Best week ever right?!

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Thanks for Stopping by!

XoXo

41 comments:

  1. WOW.... beautiful cards and a-mazing, vibrant colors! LOVE the Grateful Greetings sentiments!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. I think my English vocabulary falls short to tell you HOW pretty this is!
    Your talent is amazing Kelly!

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  3. Wow, wow, wow!!! Love them all, Kelly! Gorgeous work, as always! ♥

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  4. Stunning cards, Kelly! LOVE the colours. A big fan of your work :)

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  5. Love Nathan's addition of orange to the Zig color wash: )

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  6. Love Nathan's addition of orange to the Zig color wash: )

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  7. Oh how very beautiful Kelly! TFS

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  8. Your leafy cards are fantabulous! I really love how the vellum card turned out!

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  9. These are amazing, oh my goodness!!

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  10. Wow Kelly, gorgeous cards! I just love your watercoloring. Your cards are just amazing, little works of art.

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  11. These cards are absolutely beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  12. beautiful cards, Kelly - the last one is my fave - gorgeous colors!

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  13. Oh my word! These are absolutely stunning! Stunning! Had to say it again. Took my breath away first time.

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  14. All 3 cards are just gorgeous!!! Thanks for explaining your techniques!! Awesome release!!!!

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  15. Wow what beautiful cards. I love the bright colors.

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  16. OMG Kelly, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love all the colour too!

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  17. Your cards are super creative and beautiful!!! I've been really admiring your work as of late, am probably going to have to break down and subscribe ;)

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  18. These are all so stunning, Kelly!! You really did a fabulous job showcasing the leaves and the new colors!!

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  19. SINGING with the bright, beautiful colors and cards!!

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  20. OMG, Kelly, you've done an amazing job with these new release products from WPlus9!

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  21. Wow! Your cards are absolutely stunning! Such beautiful colours and I'm really loving the Grateful greetings.

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  22. You take my breath away, Kelly! All of these are utterly magnificent! I especially adore your alcohol-inked masterpiece!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Hoooly macaroni, these are absolutely stunning!! The first one made me do a double-take, because it looks SO much like real leaves! They're all sooooo pretty, and I am so excited about this release! WOOOOP!

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  24. Stunning card. Love these new inks and stamps.

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  25. Wonderful cards!! love the vibrant colours and subtle textures you have incorporated in them. The sentiments are stunning.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  26. Absolutely stunning! I especially love the second one. Wow.

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  27. These are so beautiful I almost wish it was Autumn again!! Just amazing.

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  28. Kelly these are gorgeous ... hey! Even I could accomplish these colorful numbers!! Unbelievable, right?
    =] Michele

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  29. Absolutely STUNNING cards!!! WOW!!!

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  30. Kelly I am absolutely in awe of your amazing talents - these cards are gorgeous.

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  31. Oh my these cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the last one :)

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  32. Not sure which one I like better! These are stunning, girlfriend!

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  33. WOW!! I did NOT know the inks were alcohol based. No wonder I love the one that I have!! (I want more but you know...) I cannot wait to order more now. I LOVE the second card with the fun alcohol technique!!!!

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  34. Your cards are breath taking! Love the colors, the stamp and your design... It's just perfect :)

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  35. UNBE"LEAF"ABLE!!! Beautiful and so lovely - each of these cards is stellarly done and I just love the technique ideas you shared with us!! Gorgeous, true colors and just awesome attention to details make these cards wonderful!! I think you are a marvel and a wonder!! Hope you are having a wonderful, happy day!!

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  36. terrific projects Kelly--I'm with you--these leaves are fantastic; love the proportions for cards, and what yo did with the colors here is so inspiring. Thanks for showing us your stamp on the new release.

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  37. Eye-popping colors. You are such an inspiration for me. Great samples for some great new releases.

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  38. Your colors are so very pretty!!

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  39. Drop.dead.gorgeous cards!! I wish you would share a video of the middle card--I'd love to see the process!

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