Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 2010 Release Sneak Peeks Day 3: Poinsettia Patterns

We are back, with day 3 of the Wplus9 Design Studio October Release! Thanks to all of you who are joining in again, and welcome to those of you that are new.

Today, we are introducing our first Holiday stamp set this season. When I started to design this set, I knew I wanted a holiday set that I could truly use year round. Something with a holiday vibe, but not all cutesy and slap you in the face with Christmas. So I started brainstorming and looking at all of the different Christmas elements. I finally settled on the Poinsettia. But again, I didn't just want an obvious poinsettia. So I started to illustrate my graphic interpretation of a poinsettia and then illustrated a ton of background building pieces that all pulled from that original image. I am glad to say "mission accomplished"! I just love this set, wait until you see it in action!

Poinsettia Patterns

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 18 stamps; 12 background building images and 5 sentiments, and 1 frame
  • will be available for purchase October 7th for just $19

This is the image that started it all folks.

Is that not gorgeous?! Side note: It still feels weird to refer to any of my own artwork in such a vain way. I started by stamping the poinsettia repeatedly in Real Red ink (SU!) onto White cardstock (PTI). I then came back and stamped the smaller accent image in between each one. I continued about 2/3 the way up the panel, and then added a small strip along the very top edge.

I stamped the Peace & Joy sentiment from this set in Midnight Black (Versamagic) inside of a frame from this month's "Damask Frames". You'll noticed that most of the sentiments in this set also fit inside the frames from "Damask Frames". Love it. I added a big red satin bow and adhered the panel to my card base in Pure Poppy (PTI).

I added some black pearls (Kaiser) for a little extra elegance. I just love how bold and rich this one is.

Next up is another elegant stunner. And this photo just doesn't do this justice. If you haven't messed with metallic embossing powders yet, this is the set to experiment with.

I stamped another of the images in Versamark onto some Vellum (PTI) and heat embossed it using silver embossing powder (Stampendous) and layered it over Basic Black (PTI) cardstock. In person, this is simply stunning. So much so, that I did it again in gold. I must try this on those clear glass ornaments. If I don't break them...I bet it will be gorgeous. LOL I added the sentiment by embossing it in black on vellum as well. To add the bow, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in either side and then thread it through. Matted the panel on simple white cardstock and adhered it to a Scarlet Jewel (PTI) card base. Such a regal color combo.

My final sample for the night uses a Victorian Holiday color combo. I was still on a tag kick, so I created simple one that is perfect for mass production.

Isn't that background pattern to die for? I looks so intricate and complicated, but it is so easy to create. I simply used another of the images included in the set and stamped it repeatedly in straight lines onto Berry Sorbet (PTI) cardstock in Vintage Cream (PTI) ink. I used a Spellbinders label die to cut the base.

For the focal point, I punched a 1 3/4" circle (SU!) and stamped another of the images from this set slightly hanging off the edge and added my sentiment right over top in Dark Brown chalk ink (Colorbox). I added a pearl, inked the edges, and matted it on a scallop circle (Spellbinders) before adhering it with some dimensionals to the center of the base. Easy! Here is a close up so you can see the details of that pattern.


That's it from me today, but don't forget to check out what some of the other Design Team members have for you:

Want to win Poinsettia Patterns? Leave me a comment by 11:59 pm EST October 6th and I will pick 1 random winner from the comments to win "Poinsettia Patterns". All winners will be posted here, so be sure to check to see if you've won. I'll be back later this evening to post the full reveal before the sets go on sale at midnight!

53 comments:

  1. Wow! Your samples are gorgeous!! I love each of them and am excited to see more of this set!

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  2. I really love the idea of making a holiday stamp set around pointsettias, they are so pretty!

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  3. These are stunning, Dawn! Each one is so elegant in its own respect. This set is simply amazing! I'm, completely, impressed with the sheer number of patterns that can be created with it! It's my new go-to set!

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  4. Gorgeous samples! Looks like another great set!

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  5. Ohhhh...these are lovely and that background pattern on the tag is to die for! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Arghhhh this is AWESOMENESS!!!! Can't wait to get one these stamps!!!!! What a beautiful creation Dawn.

    Angeline

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  7. Absolutely stunning set! I LOVE all of the background patterns and your cards are just beautiful!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421@yahoo.com

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  8. You are like a stamping machine. You are SO in touch with the core of every stamper's mojo - I LOVE IT! Your samples REALLY make the true possibility of this set SING! {Yipeeeeeeeeee!}

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  9. Oh, what wonderful ink coverage on your stamps! That first card really shows that off - amazing background. The frame is very nice too. Can't wait to see all of these sets!

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  10. Oh my goodness this one is so beautiful Dawn! I love it!!

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  11. Woweeee! Don't feel weird. They ARE gorgeous. In the red like that! And the embossed/vellum card! Swoon. I'm buying this set for sure.

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  12. This set is so pretty, Dawn! It reminds me of a certain set that I just got rid of....however, I like yours MUCH better. :) Why must you always release cute items?!

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  13. Oh this set is fabulous!!! I can't wait to see the full reveal! All the cards today were gorgeous and I REALLY love the beautiful Peace & Joy card shown here!

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  14. This is simply stunning and I love that you can use elements of the set year round!

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  15. WOW! I just love it. It seems so basic, but is so stunning in a pattern. Fantastic work!!

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  16. This is just gorgeous. Thanks for giving a chance to win this special set. Fingers crossed.

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  17. These cards are so stunning! And the tag is fabulous too! I'm loving the new images. :)

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  18. Oh, now THAT is beautiful!! What a gorgeous graphic look!! Your projects look amazing :)

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  19. Wow! This is gorgeous...I love all the backgrounds on this...definitely could be used all year round!

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  20. OMG love what you did with this stamp and I cannot wait to see the whole set!!!!

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  21. WOW!!!! You have designed a fabulously versatile set -- perfect for any time of the year and perfect for a man or woman, adult or child. Your samples are equally fab!!

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  22. Dawn, wow, what an amazing interpretation! I love Jinny's sample on using it in a non-traditional way as well! Your cards are gorgeous and this set is just gorgeous!

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  23. Oh my what a fabulous set! I'm not even a fan of poinsettias but using the shape as a background is gorgeous!
    Beautiful samples - lovin' the red li'l number especially!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  24. Gorgeous!! Love the the set and the DT's work. Just Gorgeous!!

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  25. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!! I LOVE this stamp set!

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  26. WOW, Dawn! Seriously wow! Your cards are incredibly elegant, and the stamped images are so vibrant and well designed. This one will be going in my cart for sure! I love versatile background building sets, and you have hit the nail on the head with this one!

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  27. OH MY WORD! I am drooling over all of these projects. I LOVE background stamping and this set looks wonderful for creating them. I definitely want to add this to my arsenal. That red card is magnificent!

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  28. Dawn, I love this new set. As a graphic designer who has gotten really into card making I love your take on the christmas poinsetta feel that can definitley be used all year round. Change the colors and configurations and its not like christmas at all. Thanks. I'd love have this set!

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  29. Beautiful! Love the poinsettia stamp and the gorgeous cards you made!

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  30. Hi Dawn, Your red Peace and Joy card is a knock-out. Love the versatility of this set!

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  31. absolutely gorgeous set! i love background building sets like this and how versatile it can be!

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  32. So so so pretty. I am in love with background stamps and the images on this set is perfect. I love how you made a beautiful holiday set that doesn't "slap
    You in the face with Christmas" because I have so Manu Christmas sets as it is. This is so versatile. Love it.

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  33. oh my goodness Dawn!! You are amazing! Love all your creations today, stunning!!

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  34. Gorgeous image! I love how you made a background then a tag. The tag is stunning!!! Brilliant! I have to make some of these for the holidays!

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  35. Wow! You really did create some stunning projects with the new set. Just fabulous!

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  36. Wow, oh my goodness!!! These samples are stunning! Each and every one!!! I have to hop around your DT now to see what kind of gorgeousness they have posted!!! Fabulous set, I can't wait to see the full release :)

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  37. These samples are SO pretty!! This looks like an amazing stamp set....thanks for the chance to win!!

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  38. So beautiful! I LOVE the 1st card - simply stunning. This set is a must have. TFS.

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  39. WOW! These are stunning!!! Love them!

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  40. Outstanding!! Another home run. I love background creators, but this is so much more than that. My head is swimming with ideas!! Is it Thursday yet? LOL

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  41. I am in awe of your projects! Another WOW day!

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  42. Holy cow!!! Stunning, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring samples!! This set is absolutley gorgeous!! Glad I have some leftover birthday money to play with :o)

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  43. Amazing!! It is so great that you chose to use a non-traditional poinsettia design. Your samples are stunning and how wonderful that this is another super versatile set! LOVE it!

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  44. What awsome background builders! You're right, Dawn, they can be used all year round!

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  45. These are beautiful. I am with you. I love Holiday sets but don't want to buy something that is going to be used once a year. This is a great way of accomplishing that.

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  46. Oh these are gorgeous! I love this new set!

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  47. You've hit a home run with this stamp Dawn. It is just beautiful and I love all your projects. FABULOUS!!!! :)

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  48. Oh, the silver embossed card is really stunning, Dawn. Gorgeous set!

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  49. These are insanely stunning, Dawn! I love all the backgrounds you created. Thanks for the chance to win a set!

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  50. These are LOVELY Dawn! So classy and sweet! :)

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  51. Stunning cards, love the different colors on the different cards.

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  52. Holy cow.....These cards are amazing!! Beautiful background papers you created with this set!

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