Hello an welcome back to our March 2017 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 March 5, 2017 at wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers. If you are just joining us, be sure to start at Day 1.
Today, I'd like to introduce you to a floral set that you are going to fall in love with! The Kind Soul stamp set and Kind Soul Companion Die:
AVAILABLE March 5, 2017
I am also honored to be a part of the 30 Day Color Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. Kathy wants to share her love of coloring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of her favorite stamp companies & Online Card Class partners.
My project today features the gorgeous floral border from the upcoming Kind Soul stamp set. I am absolutely head over heels for this image!
It's generously sized at 6" long, making it perfect for add floral borders on both portrait and landscaped cards. But it is full enough in composition to use just portions of the stamp as well. The simple clean lines of the illustration make it versatile enough to use with just about any technique and it features one of my favorite flowers - anemones, along with petunias.
I decided to go with a very soft no-line coloring technique today. I really think it just makes these florals sing. And it really is not as difficult to do as it looks. The secret is not to overthink it, i.e. overwork it! You can see what I mean in the video below.
Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube
I've had many questions on painting "white" flowers, so I made sure to leave those portions in real time. As you saw, they aren't very impressive on their own. But once all of the color is added around them, they just magically work!
I opted not to use the companion die on this card, but I do already have the idea to heat emboss and die cut several, ink them in rainbow colors with Distress Inks, and them stack them progressively down a card front. How gorgeous would that be? Or possibly an ombre!
Instead, I opted to go very soft and ethereal today. I finished the card with a sentiment from the Prayers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It just felt right to me, but this would also look amazing with a wedding or congratulatory greeting.
I hope you've enjoyed today's look at the Kind Soul set. All of the products used today are linked below. But before you go, don't forget to enter the giveaway!
During the hop you will find lots of giveaways along the way. The full list of ALL winners from the individual blogs will be announced on The Daily Marker Sunday March 12th.
Would you like to win a $25 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below to enter by 11:00 a.m. EST on 03/03/17 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Winners page on 03/03/17.
The next stop on the hop is one of my favorite companies, Neat & Tangled.
We'll see you tomorrow for more fun, previews and giveaways!
For your convenience, here is a list of the Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. (Links to new products not yet released are inactive.) Please note: this list may contain some affiliate links.