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Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW stamps, Sisi's & stencils...

finally...
I can share what I've been working on...

it's a LONG post...so be prepared...

ready set...GO!

I have 3 new small stamp sets...

#1...

PAPER DOLL ART...

I have some fun samples with her...
she's great for cards or art journal pages...
I like her...
she's got attitude!

that chevron piece top left?
it has MULTIPLE uses...

it makes an apron for her...
or make her shorter by cutting off part of her skirt & using the chevron piece as her skirt...

use just a portion of it to create a crown...

stamp 2 & it makes a pair of cool wings...
can you see it?

stamp multiples to create a layered flower...
a good way to use up scraps...

and it's also a lampshade when used over my lamppost stamp...
ps... it's flippin'...ADORABLE!


LOVE THE FLOURISH with lots of my flowers...
and the sayings will be fun for art journal pages...


#2...

SAY IT WITH ART...

the sentiments on this set were designed & sized with card & tag makers in mind...

that lace at the bottom is sized to fit #8 tags perfectly...
Rick had to hide it so I wouldn't use it on every single tag I made...
I'm not kidding...

the little pattern has nice straight lines for easy cutting & layering...
wait 'til you see the samples!

they look like mini quilts!


how stinkin' CUTE is that mini flower? I especially LOVE it with the flower inked with forget-me-not & the stem with leaf green archival...
then I add black glaze pen dots to the flower center...


#3...

HOLIDAY ART...

you asked for holiday stamps, studio 490 style...
here it is...with a twist...

when designing this set, I wanted holiday images, but I also wanted to include some images that could be used year round...

I like versatile...

I didn't want 100% holiday specific...

so...
that frame can be used without the sentiment...just block it off with painters tape or a post-it & you have an everyday frame, that can be used horizontally or vertically, depending on your need...

cut it up to make corners...

it's super easy to emboss & then color in the little rectangles...

the sentiment is lowered in the frame so that the bow can be cut out & layered over the top of the frame & not cover up the words...
it's a quick & easy gift tag & a good way to use up card stock scraps...

the bow can be used for lots of non-holiday projects...
I'm loving it for the stems on flowers...

it's cool on the top of tags too...

and the fir tree is a basic tree, not specifically a holiday tree with ornaments...

the word tree makes a statement as a card front...





this release also includes 2 large individual background stamps...

#1...

LOTS OF LEAVES...

I've used this one whole & I've used just portions of it...

it's great for spotlight frames...

use it like shown or turn it upside down & stamp it across the top of a card to create hanging leaves...
add some small flowers...

super fun...

you'll see soon...


#2...

VINTAGE LACE...

I KNOW I shouldn't have a favorite...
but this might be my most favorite background stamp EVER...

Rick had to hide this one too...

there are so many "sections" on this guy...
mask off half of it...
to use on the bottom half of a card...

or
use just the middle section...

cut out & layer the "quilt-like" pieces...

it's fun to add bits of color to certain sections with markers...
and I LOVE adding glaze pen dots too...

it has so many possibilities & it coordinates perfectly with the lace on SAY IT WITH ART...


next up...

3 NEW STENCILS!

if you already have my ornate dots background stamp...


you'll LOVE this coordinating stencil...

#1...ORNATE DOTS OVERLAY STENCIL...

this stencil can be used alone...
or...
stamp the ornate dots background in any color ink...
then overlay the stencil...

now we can add color to just the dots...

or...

we can add white or colored embossing paste to just the dots...

or...

translucent embossing paste can be added over the inked & colored dots...

or...

it will look great with the metallic embossing pastes applied thru the dots...

flipping FUN & another way to use the ornate dots background stamp...it makes the background stamp look totally different...
which makes me H A P P Y!

here's the cutie...



#2...

BASICALLY BRICKS STENCIL...

the bricks are back & BETTER than ever!
YIPPEE!

this stencil is great to use with embossing pastes to add texture to your background...

and it looks great when inked thru, for flat backgrounds...

great for cards, tags & art journal pages...

it's simply...awesome!



#3...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS STENCIL...

I wanted this stencil to be perfect for the holidays, but I designed it to be used for other occasions too...

see those trees? they can be layered with the tree from HOLIDAY ART and also with the HOLIDAY ICONS sisi I'll show you below...

the gift is a 2 part stencil...

stencil the box in one color...
lay the ribbon portion over the box & ink...to easily create a multicolored 
giftbox...

it's also fun to stencil the box & cut it out to make it dimensional...

there are 2 sizes of MERRY CHRISTMAS to coordinate with the 2 trees...

this stencil is great for cards & tags too...



next...the hugely popular...

STAMP-it STENCIL-its...
aka...SiSis...

these guys make life SO EASY!

they include a large stamp or 2 smaller stamps and the coordinating stencil...all in the same package...

I have 6 to show you below...

#1...

CHRYSANTHEMEM...

quite simply...
I LOVE this...

use it as is or combine it with other stems & leaves...

I cut out just the flower & used it with flourishes on a card...

so FUN...

the bird is a smaller version of my current bird stamp...
I'm thinking momma & baby bird?




#2...

PRETTY LITTLE POSIES...

remember that bow I talked about earlier?
it's the perfect finishing touch for this bouquet...

stamp the bouquet, lay the stencil over the stamped image...
color the flowers then add translucent embossing paste to just the flowers...

it's a great effect!
need a quick card?
this is IT!


#3...

FLORAL FRAME...

this makes a great card front...

use the stamp & stencil together & color in the individual areas with inks or with distress markers...

OR...

use just the stencil with ink...

OR...

spread embossing paste thru the stencil...

I used black embossing paste...it looks like velvet & adds no weight to the card...

gold embossing paste thru the stencil on black card stock will be so classy!  that's on my TO-DO list...




#4...

PANSY...

Rick had to hide this one too...

there are so many ways to use the PANSY sisi...

if you look at the stencil...you'll see that the flower is layered...

this makes it easy to add color to the outside edge of the flower...
then reposition the open flower part of the stencil & ink inside the petals...

SUPER FUN!

LOVE the mini butterfly, which is sized to layer over the butterfly on my current LITTLE BITS stencil...
totally changes the look of the larger butterfly...

the open flower stencil can be used alone...with some hand drawn funky stems & leaves...

I made lots of samples with this one until Rick hid it on me...

one more thing...
the flower center is a standard size office hole punch...
making it simple to punch out & create a dimensional flower center...



#5...

HOLIDAY ICONS...

this SiSi coordinates with the other trees...

this tree is taller & skinnier...
great for using with the others to create outdoor scenes...

the gift Box is partially covered by the stamp (do not open until Dec 25), but this gift box is taller than the box on the HOLIDAY ART stencil...they work well together & look great cut out...

the holly is so cool...

just stamp the holly...
lay the leaves part of the stencil over the stamped image & ink the leaves...
then position the berries part of the stencil to easily ink the .berries

it's really cool to add translucent embossing paste to just the berries...really makes them POP!

this stencil can be used all year round too...


#6...

FOR THE HOLIDAYS...

OK...this SiSi is in the top 3 of the list...

the wreathe can be a holiday wreathe or it too can be used for any occasion...

I created a congrats card using the wreathe with just the flower portion of the PANSY...

I designed the bow as an open image...

that allows us to stamp any background stamp or to stencil over the bow to change it up...
it can have text, polka dots, plaid, checkmate and never look the same...

it's an easy one to cut out & add dimensional tape to pop it up...



I thought I'd show you some samples to get YOUR creative juices flowing...

here's the FLORAL FRAME colored with distress markers...

I even cut it out & added it over the card front for a little extra dimension...


and here's a peek at the same FLORAL FRAME, with black embossing paste spread thru the stencil...


they look so different...

can you imagine the metallic embossing pastes thru the stencil on black card stock now?

the next 2 samples show the lace from SAY IT WITH ART...

this tag is completely flat & the lace is stamped with tree branch archival...

you'll see that I used just a small part of it for the bottom of the tag...


same lace stamp...but this time embossed,  colored in & layered...
this was a BLAST to create!





the BASICALLY BRICKS can be used with embossing paste like this...

and YES...you CAN layer embossing paste...
both the bricks & the wreathe are embossing paste...

you can use white embossing paste & premix the brick color in a mix & store jar, using reinkers, then add the wreathe over the DRY paste bricks...

or plan B...
spread white embossing paste thru the brick stencil then add color using archival inks with the blending tool like I did here...

I used a combo of red geranium, carnation red, some potting soil & some watering can archival...over the DRY paste...

with the stencil in place, you can also add light touches of watering can archival to the brick edges to darken them...the new round mini blending tool is perfect for this!

I like it!

oh...and I stamped thru the wreathe stencil to add some text...

tiny text...works on all projects...



or plan C...
ink & stamp thru the stencil for a flat, but dimensional looking brick wall...

that's the PRETTY LITTLE POSIES sisi...

here's some holiday fun...

this is on a #5 (smaller) manila tag...these will be super quick for the holidays...

you can see that I changed the sentiment inside the frame & turned it 90 degrees...

the holly was inked with leaf green archival & then stenciled over with the checkmate stencil, using fern green archival...

I used carnation red for the berries, stenciled words & little bird...


next is another #5 tag...
LOVE LOVE LOVE the layered gift boxes!

can't wait to use them on a birthday or anniversary card...

don't forget that you can stamp THRU a stencil with an un-mounted stamp! see the text & polka dots on the box...but not the bow?

see the checkmate stencil on the tree?

for you PINK girls...

PINK...YIKES...

use carnation red with a very light touch to create a pinkish color...
like I did for the top border...




here's how I used the LOTS OF LEAVES background stamp to create a frame...

can you see why he HID the PANSY?
haha!


I may be blonde...
but I'm not stupid...

I found it & used it again!


               


this next card is completely flat except for the bow...

the large word tree stamp makes it a fast one to mass produce...

dandelion archival for the star...
leaf green for the tree...
jet black archival for the trunk...
all on one stamp...





the next sample shows the tag top, stamped using just a small part of the giant VINTAGE LACE background stamp...

it's also stamped over the art parts flower...

and I used the LOTS OF LEAVES background over the art parts stem...

I'm addicted to cutting down the #8 tags to 5½ inches tall...
I love the proportions...

removing that ¾ of an inch is dramatic...
try it!


and the last one for today...
a self portrait!

and the sentiment fits...



I LOVE my life...
I LOVE my art friends...
and I REALLY LOVE to make art!

I'm so excited to hear your thoughts...

talk to me...

while I make (MORE) art!
wendy
ps...come back next week & I'll share more samples...

UPDATE!
these will start shipping on MONDAY July 28th...
so NO long wait to make art!



73 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the release, I adore the lace trim and the stencils and the frame. Great release Wendy , looking forward to beings ble to get my hands on them. Stunning samples too. Tracy x

Linda T said...

I just LOVE the stamp sets! I also LOVE the stamps with the stencils. Beautiful cards and tags. Love you're work.

Roseanne said...

Holy cow!! Thanks for all the tips on how to use these new treasures!! I can't wait to get my hands on these soon!!

Linda said...

Wendy - LOVE, LOVE everything!!! Need to save some money - you outdid yourself

Gabrielle said...

Oh Mrs V!!! Love, love, love these new releases! Think the Holiday Art stamps and stencils are topper-most of my shopping list closely followed by everything else! Simply magnificent! *bows down to the awesomeness*!!!

purplemel said...

Okay I am in love with all. Thanks and now to save so can spend. Thank you for the great releases\

akmoose said...

WOW Love the vintage Christmas!!!!!!

michelle said...

Best Christmas ever. . . really going to have to many to count.

Caroline D. said...

WOWZERS!!! Congratulations and I am excited for you! I think everything is a must-have!! Love all your new goodies!! All of your sample creations are just absolutely gorgeous.... thanks for sharing them with us. :)

Mary Ruth said...

Well.....you've outdone yourself...again...I love it all. Can't WAIT to get it in. My customers are foaming at the mouth...may have to fight them off when the shipment gets here. Thank you!

Meme said...

Okay, I am awake now! WOW!
You did a fabulous job!
So here is the list......
Yes, yes, yes, maybe, for sure, yes, that one too, yes, that one can wait, have to have.........................

I think you get the idea!

Love the Christmas!

Hels Sheridan said...

Bravo! LOVE them all.. NEED them all! Great release hunny x

Sue Waters said...

Poor Rick must be tired from hiding al yoir new toyz!! I love your samples. Can't wait to see what else you've got up you sleeve!

Lori said...

Ooo...I'm loving all of these! And the remake of the "old flourish with dots"..OMG...I use those all the time, now new ones! Love the holiday stamps/stencil/sisi's...and I'm so happy that you used Merry Christmas. Love them all! GREAT work!

Susan said...

Love all these new releases....wish I was rich enough to afford allll of them. Great inspiration.

nkisiel said...

Love the new release!!!

Carmen Whitehead said...

Love them all! I've pinned lots of ideas and will be ordering for sure! Thanks so much for creating them.

Dorothy said...

I love it all!! I can't pick a favorite!!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

All stamps and stencils are wonderful!!
Am very much inspired by your projects done with them

scanipe said...

Thanks for creating such wonderful art! Love all your new products and also their diversity!

margaeli said...

Love the SiSi's!!! What great sets/combinations. I'm so glad that we won't have to wait a long time for shipping.

Carol Becker said...

Beautiful! All of it! I am going to have to have most of it!

Helen said...

Am loving this release, the pansy is fabulous, can see why Rick had to hide it. Better hope for a lottery win (as ever) ....

Marci said...

Love, especially the LACE! And the paper doll set. Really, it all looks very well thought out to maximize versatility. Great job!

Sharon Y said...

Fun release! Nice variety. Especially love your sample with the bricks. The texture is realistic. What I love the most is how excited you get. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

What awesome new products and samples!!!! Super fun! :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant, absolutely ADORE the samples you made!!!

Nancy Zunic said...

Love, love everything in this tutorial! The colors the embossing paste dimension, the lace, all the stamps, the stencils....ohhh yummy yummy yummy! And your work is just beautiful!!!!!!

Buttons said...

Yipee!!! Brick wall is back and yep, even better - LOVE it. Lil' Miss Paper Doll is absolutely perfect - I for one have nothing like this and will find it incredibly useful. The lace is incredible and is just like the patterns you get on Dutch blue and white tiles. I know exactly what to stamp through the pine tree stencil and can't wait to play with that. And there are so many more wonderful delights that work with all those WV favourites we know and love. Can't wait to start playing!!! Jenny x

Daina Romine said...

Well worth the wait and suspense!! You've been very busy on some beautiful projects!

nonnie said...

love the holly stamp and stencil set!

Tona said...

LOVE everything! The brick stencil & the paper doll art will be my 1st purchases. They are "must haves".

Redanne said...

Wow Wendy, I am not sure where to start! Having just used the brick stencil on my CC3C entry I love, love that you have brought this one out again. The lace is amazing!! Paper doll is one of my favourites but I love and want one of everything! Congratulations on a wonderful eclectic release. Anne x

Craftychris said...

It's all amazing! xx

SusanK said...

Wow! Liking what I see...now to figure out how far my allowance will go. But I've been a good girl this summer so maybe I'll get an increase! lol How is the brick stencil different from the first one? My first one has been (ab)used so much it's starting to conk out on me.

Jean Dunning said...

WOW!What a big release! So many new designs, now I wish I had signed up for your class again so I could play with them all. The samples are really great, very helpful to start the imagination working. It was definitely worth the wait. :)

Lisa said...

Oh my freaking goodness, I want it all!! I love, love everything!! All must-haves!! Oohh, I can't wait...thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

famillemarleau said...

Those are awesome. I love everything. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

finnella03 said...

Love them all, especially the lace.

Sandra said...

WOW!
love your samples.
Sandra ltb

Shari Trumbull said...

WOW!! My Goodness Wendy! These stamps and stencils are fantastic! Your samples are Fabulous!! I want to see more!!
XOXO-Shari T.

JPScraps said...

All the new products are fantastic! I love them all :) Especially after seeing your gorgeous creations.

HelenRae Tarantino said...

Wendi I love everything that you have showed us! You are so talented and you inspire us all to do wonderful art too! Thank you so much for sharing with me!

Vic said...

Oh, my, my wish list is scary! Thanks for offering such great choices.

Lynn Hardy said...

Such gorgeousness! That Rick is such a spoilsport hiding everything like that!

Carol McCready said...

I absolutely love everything. But so excited to play with my favorite flower the pansy.

Your project creations are fantastic. Love that colored embossed brick wall.

Diane said...

Hi Wendy! Someone else wrote "Holy COW!" and I agree! You have designed some awesome new products! My favorites are the Pansy SiSi set and the Vintage Lace background stamp. I will be adding several more to my wishlist. Its like Christmas in July!

Kaye said...

That Floral Frame just made me gasp with delight and the Ornate Dots overlay stencil is amazing, and the holiday trees, and....love them all!

toni said...

Wow just rushed through your post so that I could see all the amazing goodies! Going back now for a closer look and probably will be going in for a 3rd and 4th time to compile my wish list and definitely must have immediately list! Wonderful selection Wendy The lace stamp is featuring on my must have immediately list thank you Wendy xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Congratulations on these new releases! Loving the new lace stamp/stencil especially - so versatile and totally gorgeous!

Irene said...

Fabulous!!!! I was loving the peak at all of the new releases...but when I got to your samples, they really came to life! Wow! Such inspiration!!!

Zoey said...

i LOVE this release so much! Very well done, and so inspiring!

stamping sue said...

WOW! great stamps and stencils. I think I am going to like that lace, too.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Craftyfield said...

Fantastic stamps and stencils and my favourite is the Vintage lace too! I hate to point this out but you might want to review the spelling in SCS125, your paper doll has "a dream to pUrsue" !

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Debby said...

Oh my gosh I love what you have created. Love the quilt stamps! Will be ordering lots that I see!

Jane said...

Amazing! I love the lace stamp and Pansy SISI. When will these be available to order? Yup - I'm impatient :-)

Saranne Valentine said...

SaaaaWeeeet! Loving these, anxiously awaiting their arrival!

Colleen O said...

Wow where do I start? What a great release. There is something for everyone's taste. The stencils to add a little something to your stamps are really nice.

cheryltownley said...

O wow. I'm in creative overload just reading the post, I hardly know where to begin. I just want everything that you have talked about here! It is impossible to pick a favourite.

jan said...

Your samples are amazing!

Wilma said...

oooohhh, W O W what a release. Can't choose, love it all. The examples are just ART. Thanks for the inspiration and making my wish list longer and longer ;-)

Keely said...

Outstanding release!! I love all of your samples and ideas. As always, the sky's the limit. Mix, match, play and magic will happen. btw, I am extremely disappointed that Hannah's had to cancel next weekend's classes. very sad.

Marie D. said...

Hi Wendy,

Gail D. here...
First of all I want to say THANK YOU for a great workshop at Betty's in Greensboro, NC, I had an awesome time. I now see background stamps in a new light...they will all be put to greater use thanks to you.

This new release will definitely put me in the poor house, I have so many of the other stamps, stencils and inks to buy...whew!!!
But that won't stop me no sir re...

Thanks again for all your creative work and inspiration.

Dawn B. said...

Love!!!!! I think this is one of my favorite releases yet!! :-) love all the stamps sooooooo much! :-)

Sue C said...

LOVE all of your new releases and my fingers are itching to get my hands on them. Roll on 28 July ! Sue C x

Jeanette Horner said...

OMG can't wait to get my hands on the lace!!!
Love it all, and the brick is fabulous!! U r great!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Knocked.it.out.of.the.park! Waaaaay.out! And, I love, love, love that I don't have to wait too long to get my hands on them! I bow to you!

Debby Lewis said...

Love the stamps but the stamp and stencils are very cool.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the Christmas set...and LOVE LOVE LOVE the new backgrounds!!! I need them!!! Awesome new release.

Laura Strack said...

I'm finally getting caught up on my favorite Blog post. My darn Internet was down and the repairmen couldn't figure out the problem. So I am now having the time of my life seeing all your gorgeous new releases. Wow Wendy!! Wow! Everything is just amazing and beautiful. Problem will be which ones do I want to purchase first. Thanks for making such awesome Art tools!!

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