Friday, October 11, 2013

Twofer Friday

TGIF and I'm off work today! Had some time to play with a new W Plus 9 holiday set, Merry and Bright, for two different challenges:
Try Stampin' On Tuesday - a CAS sketch with an optional twist to use a "give thanks" theme
CAS-ual Fridays - In Stitches (use real or faux stitching)

I used a stitched circle die by Lil' Inker Designs on textured white cardstock.  After stamping two faux washi tape images in Crushed Curry and black, I popped the circle with foam tape.  Then it was floral arranging time!  If you liked the Fresh Cut Florals set by W Plus 9, you will love this set!  Most of the images have two or three step stamping that allows you to layer colors for added dimension.  The matching dies make fussy cutting unnecessary (unless you don't get the hurricane globe centered and then you have to trim it down - lol).  I added some shimmer to the flame and to the flower centers using a clear Wink of Stella shimmer brush pen.  No surprise there as I seem to want to use it on every card I make! :-)  I opted to make a Christmas card instead of Thanksgiving since time is flying by so quickly!

STAMPS: Merry and Bright (W Plus 9), Tape It (SU)
PAPER: White (PTI), Textured white (?)
INK: Crushed Curry, Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie.


Julia Aston said...

wonderful florals under your hurricane candle Wanda!

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and a wonderful take on the sketch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Nicole Tugrul said...

Beautiful card! Loved how you used the faux washi tape! So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!

sue t. said...

I have been trying to decide if I should get that set from Wplus9, I think you just sold me! Thanks for playing along at TSOT! Enjoy your day off!

Kim S said...

Beautifully done! I love the simple "tapes" behind that elegant candle and arrangement. This was a gorgeous WPlus9 release, wasn't it? I got the wreath but just haven't had time to play with it yet.

Amy Kolling said...

Oh you are going to make me want this WP9 set Wanda!!! I love the layering you've done with it! Gorgeous and I love the stitched circle.....those dies are a must have, aren't they?? They are ALWAYS sitting next to my Big Shot!!! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! :)

Claire Hope said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for our latest challenge!
Claire xx

candlesinthegarden said...

Beautiful stamping - love the contrast of all the white space against your focal image. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Wanda ;-)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Such a lovely design! Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!