It’s been quite a while and I need to apologize for not having been able to join the rest of the Design Team in featuring the great new WPlus9 product during the release days. As you know, my mad crafting days are on hold and I’m taking the time to enjoy my girls and concentrate on the daily life instead. Of course it doesn’t mean that I don’t itch to stamp, it just doesn’t happen as often as it used to. However, I’m back today with a couple of cards and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did having them made 🙂
I was in the mood for some Copic colouring, especially that I was super excited about the image that Dawn drew, the moment I laid my eyes on it. I’m talking about the Miss You Lots stamp set, with the insanely gorgeous, vintage-looking girl that I just adore. I had a soft spot for this kind of imagery since childhood and I remember trying to recreate a few images during my young drawing spurs. Colouring this cutie was like a blast from the past.
The girl comes with a matching die but I stamped it directly on the panel and coloured entirely with Copic markers.
dress: BG78, 72, 11
shirt, socks: C5, 3, 1
skin: E00, 11, 21, R11
hair: E41, 43, 44
shoes, cat: E81, 84, 89
ground: YG91, 93, 95, G40, BG000
After stamping the sentiment and adding a few faux splats using the Ink Splats and Dream Believer stamp sets, I added a strip of washi tape to the panel and mounted it on the card front with dimensional tape. Finally I cut my favourite sprigs from Under The Mistletoe Designer Dies from vellum, and attached them to the panel using a mini clothespin. I added drops of glue to the back of the sprigs in a few places, to prevent them from moving and/or tearing.
The other card I want to show you, features the cute new Winter Pals Clear Stamps. I used the matching dies to cut them out and coloured them with Copics. I added dots of white pen to the owl’s belly.
For the background, I white embossed some snowflakes from Snowflake Backdrops Clear Stamps, sponged Broken China Distress Ink over and added a few tiny, stamped stars from Little Bits set. I never got around to using the latter much (YET!) but it’s insanely handy. A sure staple in my stash!
The finishing touches are a strip of washi tape (again) and a sentiment stamped on a banner but with Banner Trio Designer Dies. These banners are quite possibly one of the most used dies in the history of my crafting. Understated & just the right size.
So here they are, my crafty friends! Thanks for popping in for a visit, I truly hope that I’ll be able to see you again this year! lol
The WPlus9 December Release is now available for purchase in the WPlus9 Online Store, as well as in Simon Says Stamp store. Enjoy the shopping!
Miss You card
Winter Wishes card