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Thursday, August 18, 2016

NEW...stamps...NEW stencils...NEW mat minis...

don't faint...

I actually have a blog post with

 EXCITING news...

sorry for the lack of posts...
but I think you'll see what I've been doing...

I thought with this release, 
I'd show you the actual pages from the flyer...
that will show examples of how 
I used each of the new products...

in total
there are 4 new stamp sets, 
4 new background stamps...
4 new stamp-it stencil-its...
6 new stencils and
3 new mat mini's...

and they start shipping to stores TODAY, Monday Aug 22nd!

click the photos to enlarge them...

let's get started with 2 new stamp sets...

top left...
SCS143 is ART FROM US...
we had multiple requests for "US"
 (plural) sentiments...
you'll see that reflected in both of these sets...
the daisies are fu to color...

and
bottom right...

SCS144 MESSAGES FOR ART...
I like the fern a lot & there's multiple ways to use it...

here are 2 more new stamp sets...

top left...
SCS145 is ARTFUL THOUGHTS...
great LARGE butterfly...
works well with clearly for art (CFA) 
to make it dimensional...
just cover it with my newsprint paper, then stamp on the newsprint & ink away...
cut it out...
warm the CFA with the heat tool & shape it...

bottom right...
SCS146 CARD ART SENTIMENTS...
this set includes sympathy sentiments...
we had multiple requests for PET sympathy too & I think these fit...

that large tree is fun to stamp with multiple colors & can be used all year round...
green leaves...
or
orange/red leaves...
I've been making samples with the misti...
but you can add multiple colors without it...
the mat mini birdhouses & birds are a perfect fit with this cool large tree!


next up...2 new background stamps...
top left...
bottom right...
for the sample of the butterfly,
I created the piece, spread
over the whole thing...
stamped into the wet translucent paste with the ALL CRACKED UP BACKGROUND...
let it dry...
then I used tim's  distress crayons over the dry embossing paste...

just scribbled (artfully, of course) them on & blended them with my finger, then with a moist paper towel, gently wiped them away from the surface...
the crayons stay in the CRACKS & create a shattered glass effect...
the butterfly appears to be under the cracked glass, like a specimen...
S U P E R FUN STUFF!
and...
I like to use this one with the misti...
ink the bricks & stamp, then ink the cracks with a darker color & stamp again...



now 2 more backgrounds...
top left is a RE-release by popular request...
this is from my very first release LCS003, so if you have that...you already have this background...
we had LOTS of requests to bring it back as a single background...
it's called

and
bottom right...
found this vintage bench text & LOVED it...
I've used it on lots of samples...
it works with anything...



next up are 2 new stamp it-stencil-its...
these have the stamp & the coordinating stencil in the same package...

top left...
a gorgeous flower...

and bottom right...
might be my fav...
that flower that is front & center can be cut out & used with lots of other stems/leaves from past released to change it up...

these are GREAT for one layer cards or you can take it to 102 & add layers...

and 2 more stamp-it stencil-its...
top left...
my fav...
oh...I just said it...but this is great too!

and bottom right...
another favorite...
it's MY blog...
so I can have as many favorites as I want!

the next page has 4 new stencils...
top, far left...
top, far right...
LOVE LOVE LOVE them...
GREAT filler with flowers!

use the whole thing for a background or just a portion of it...

bottom, far left...

inspired by a sweater my mother knit for me, when I was about 8?
...I recall it being green with CABLES & I thought it was the coolest sweater ever!

over on the
far right...
use this one as shown below
or turn it 90 degrees for a different pattern...
cool for an ombre effect too...



and we have 
NEW adorable mat minis...

look at the number count in these packages!
they are the bargain of the century!


 we have FLOWERS, which includes several flowers, leaves & stems...
there are 2 white sheets in that package...
here's what they look like in the storage sheet...



next...

2 white sheets...
multiple shapes & sizes
and...




these have a sheet of black stars & 
a sheet of white stars...
for a
 TOTAL of 128 pieces in this package...

they look like this...

ink the white stars with any color or metallic embossing paste...
the black stars are cool when misted with buttercup mica spray...
it adds just the right amount of bling...





and I saved my most favorite for last...
this idea worked & I'm SUPER thrilled with them...
there are 2 stencils with this new design...

they are called 
SELECT-A-STENCIL...


and 


they are both a 2 part stencil, 
held together with a brad...

the large circle is about 6 inches in diameter...
so, they are much larger than my usual
 stencils, but we needed more real estate to accommodate the entire alphabet...

the inner circle of UPPER CASE has numbers & some symbols...

the inner circle of the lower case
 has lots of punctation & symbols...

the smaller top portion is a 
ROTATING WINDOW, 
which allows us to stencil, 
and it also masks off the surrounding area & prevents ink in unwanted areas...
M A G I C!!!

it's sized to use with Ranger's mini blending tool...
and it's designed with plenty of working space, to prevent an oops...
when using the outer circle, I use a POST-IT to block off the inner ROTATING WINDOW...
simple!

position the "SELECT-A-STENCIL" letter...
 rotate the ROTATING WINDOW over the chosen letter/symbol...
ink the mini blending tool &, place the blending tool in the window & gently add ink to the stencil...

we debuted these this past weekend at Scrapbook Expo & I was thrilled that they were a HUGE hit!
thanks everyone...
I can't wait to see how you use them...

I'll be sharing more about them once they have shipped & you have them...

these stencils allow any word to be created...
with ANY spelling...
any unique name...
any address...
any date...
any holiday...
any occasion...
truly unlimited potential for these guys!

they can we used for horizontal, diagonal  or vertical words/sentiments and they both can be used along any shape, like a curve...
I'll show you that below...

or you can combine UPPER CASE with lower case to create fun "ransom" type sentiments...
use upper case for the first letter of a name & then lower case...

TADA...

meet

SELECT -A-STENCILS...


here are more examples, 
using the SELECT-A-STENCILS...
all the sentiments below show how I used them...



I hope you're as excited as I am for this release...

I've had a blast...

making art!
wendy
ps..I'll be waiting to hear your favs!
pss...hopefully I'll be a better blogger, 
now that I can share new samples!

EDITED...MONDAY AUG 22...
just got this scoop on bundle deals
 if you're wanting needing them...






the cutest 3 EVER MAT MINI BUNDLE...






28 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Absolutely spectacular release, Wendy. Congratulations! Can't wait to get these in our shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

SusanK said...

And I can't wait to buy from The Funkie Junkie some more really cool toys that Studio 490 has just released!

Jenny Marples said...

I think this has to be my favourite ever of all your releases Wendy. So many winners in there - you do flowers and words like no one else. LOVE it ALL! xx

Gabrielle said...

Oh my! Love the new releases but your Select-a-Stencils are GENIUS! They must be mine! Get them over the pond asap!!!

Jane said...

Oh Wendy what an amazing release. I have so many on my wish list but the fave is your awesome select a stencil..wow that's a game changer. I'm also thrilled to see you brought back your background verse. You really do put some magic into making Art. Thanks so much I hope we can get them all in the UK. Hugs xxx

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Fantastic release! Love the 1st two stamp sets, the ferns stencil, and the SiSis! The select a stencils are brilliant! Great job girlfriend!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely release Wemdy, i agree with Jenny you really do flowers so well and I love the background stamps and Matt minis too. Tracy x

Tona said...

Omgosh! I want it all!!! What a fabulous release. Those select a stencils are genius, by the way. Wow, just an over all amazing release.

Wanda Hentges said...

Wendy, it is a fabulous release!!! I love it ALL!!!!!!

Dorothy said...

Wendy!!! You totally outdid yourself!!! I LOVE them all!!!!

Susan Salyer said...

Amazing accomplishments. Wow.Thank you for all you do.

Terry said...

Oh my gosh Wendy, these new releases are amazing love them well you know what my favourites are eh? Offcourse the ones with the amazing butterflies on it, fabulous just great, love it A huge congrats sweetie, Hugs Terry xxxx

Lori said...

Really cool! Love the new flower stamps...of course! And the sympathy sentiments are really nice. Sometimes it's hard to find an appropriate sympathy quote.

Nox said...

Great new products - LOVE the select a stencils!

Sue C said...

Wow Wendy! All of your new releases are fantastic! Particularly love the select a stencil! Sue C x

Linda said...

You have done it again !! Love the new stamps, stencils, and mini's. Everything is gorgeous !! Congratulations !!

Bernice Piotrowski said...

Great release and lovely samples, too.

Anita Houston said...

I already placed my order!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the sentiments...just perfection...and that new spinning stencil is DA BOMB!!!! You amaze me!

Alyce said...

Exciting release! Loads of ideas.

Vic said...

Fab new goodies! Must have SELECT-A-STENCILS ASAP!

Theresa said...

This is my favorite release!!! I love EVERYTHING!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Julia Aston said...

What lovely new sets Wendy - particularly love the ferns (stamp and stencil) beautiful inspiring samples! Julia xx

Redanne said...

This really is a fabulous release Wendy!! I love everything but the crackle and brick wall really have the wow factor and those daisies are just to die for!! Well done on a brilliant new release! Anne xx

Sande said...

Wow! This is an amazing release and I want one of each. But I love the Stamp & Stencil and the Select a Stencil is to die for. A must have on my ever growing list of wants and must haves.

Rita said...

Wow Wow Wow. These are the best yet Wendy. I love them All. Hope we can get them quickly in the UK. New inspiration coming my way, I can feel it already. Hugs from Scotland Rita xxxx

Dorothy said...

Excellent post and I love it all!!!!

Karen Goulet said...

I really like the stencil/stamp sets and the stars, and well...just the
whole release. Your products always give me inspiration. Thank you!!!!
Karen XXXOOO

Ohhh Snap said...

oh myyy! especially the stencils!