Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wplus9 October Release - Day 2

I can't get started on today's creations before I sincerely thank each of you for your amazingly sweet words yesterday. Such a boost just at the right time, thank you!

Ok! So glad you have joined me for Day 2 of the Wplus9 October release. Today's set will be a new-found favorite for you, I promise! Iconic Christmas is exactly that - a fabulous set of classic Christmas silhouette images and *gorgeous* sentiments! And of course, there is a set of coordinating dies that makes crafting with this set a snap!

I started with Jolly Old St. Nick!

These images are solid silhouettes, so I thought I'd try being a little fancy and making Santa technicolor. I started by stamping him in red. Then I paper pieced his boots and his list. I used a Versamark pen to selectively ink the areas I ultimately wanted to be white - the trim on his coat, his hat, beard and face. Then I went ahead and heat embossed these areas with detail white embossing powder. I used a Copic marker to roughly add the skin tones to his face.

I split the sentiment up by selectively inking each part before stamping. I so love this font - it is just gorgeous!

Next up is a tag, one of my favorite things to create.

I started by inking up the tag with a combination of blue Distress Inks. Then I stamped it with a background from Defining Words in white ink. Next, I die cut a few snowflakes from the new Simple Snowflake Die to use as a mask. I laid the die cut snowflakes on my tag and gave the whole thing a healthy spritz of silver shimmer.

It is very subtle, you can see it best on an angle, but you can see a bit of the snowflake on the top left of the tag in the photo below.

I die cut the carolers, the lamp post and the wreath before stamping the coordinating images. The wreath is a two-stepper - the bow and berries are separate. Love!

Don't you just want to hug Dawn for bringing this stamp set into your life? I do - I love it!

And another quickie before I let you go... Wplus9 will be carrying these yummo pillow boxes. I jazzed mine up using the Clear Cut Stackers: Stars dies to cut some star shapes out of the box. I tucked a bit of cardboard inside it while cutting so that the dies would only cut through one layer. Then I spritzed it all up, and added some patterned paper to the inside so that it would peek through the die cut stars.

A perfect place for a little gift. These boxes are great!

Here are the links for the rest of the DT - they knocked my socks off yesterday!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be Good Card
STAMPS: Iconic Christmas (available October 5), Country Charm - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Cherry Cobbler- SU!; Oatmeal - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: Jolly By Golly - Cosmo Cricket; Handmade Holiday - Simple Stories
INK: Handsome Hunter, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake - SU!; Onyx Black Versafine, Champagne Dazzle Versamark - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Iconic Christmas Dies (available October 5) - Wplus9; Baby's Breath Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Detail Gold Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous

Good Tidings Tag
STAMPS: Iconic Christmas (available October 5), Defining Words - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Tag - Stampers Anonymous
INK: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Slate - Amuse|Studio; Handsome Hunter, Real Red, Whisper White - SU!
OTHER: Simple Snowflake Die (available October 5) - Wplus9; Glimmer Chips Frame - Tattered Angels; Silver Shimmer Spritz - Tsukineko; Silk Ribbon - May Arts

Star Pillow Box
PATTERNED PAPER: Jolly By Golly - Cosmo Cricket
OTHER: Clear Cut Stackers: Stars, Pillow Box (available October 5) - Wplus9; Watermelon Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels


  1. Oh goodness...three absolutely beautiful projects!!

  2. So I tried to leave you a SUPER long comment on my phone and then it disappeared...so I apologize if you get two comments from me :) But I just HAD to make sure you got some of my loving on these works of art!! And as if that Santa wasn't already cute enough...you just made him POP! I love the star cut-outs on the box too...just DARLING!!! We are so thrilled to have you!!

  3. Such beautiful projects, my dear! Really love all the different colors you were able to pull into that Santa silhouette, and the soft color palette of the second is pure scrumptiousness! And once again, we're thinking on the same wave length with that little box. LOL! You'll see tomorrow ;). LOVE it!

  4. Oh my goodness!! These are awesome!!!

  5. Anya these are fantastic! How did you do that with Santa?! I could only stamp them in one color. And that second one!!!! OMGosh! I LOVE it!!!! :)

  6. Hi Anya! Love the vintage looking stamps and the royal treatment you gave them. Wow that Santa? AMAZING... love the gold ornaments on the tree, and the blue with the silhouettes is gorgeous! Love all the different techniques you used - the masking, spritzing, and piecing! You make these stamps a must have!

  7. These are beautiful!! Love how you colored the Santa!!!

  8. Anya - these are all so wonderful!!!!! Love the star diecuts out of the pillowbox with the paper behind! And oh my that tag and card too! So much to love on each item you created! Love the santa with list diecut and colored and embossed! Gorgeous my dear!!!!!!

  9. Great Santa, gorgeous tag, and super cute pillow box!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I'm late...
    but I'm here to say what gorgeous creations you have awed me with again today!! :)
    I need the sentiment on the first card REALLY bad...
    as a warning...
    to my boys!! *giggle*
    But I love Santa!!
    And yes...
    just wanna give her a big 'ole hug for this set...
    it has a lamp post...
    been wanting one!!
    And the tag...
    I just die!
    You always inspire and delight! :)


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