Saturday, February 22, 2014

WPlus9 Birthday Celebration: Trend Watch

It's the third week of WPlus9's birthday celebration and the theme for this week is Trend Watch.

I studied their trend board for quite awhile trying to figure out what to do.  I definitely like diagonal stripes - my favorite thing is a diagonal stripe dsp or stamped pattern behind a clean card.  I most definitely do sequins.  In fact, I was quite glad to see them on the trend watch board because I don't see myself quitting anytime soon - I love the way they fill in space on a clean card.  (Having said that - no sequins on my card!)  Enamel dots are great.  Misting...not so much for me...not enough control!

But I went for it today.  I love what I have been seeing on the WPlus9 blog.  Also some of my favorite designers have gone for the misty, soft, vellum look. So here's my try...

Happy for You

In honor of WPlus9's birthday, I included a bird from the first set that I owned and the "happy" from my most recent order.

Happy for You Close

Can you tell that I am a fairly tentative "mister"?  It's hard for me.  I am so afraid of a big blotch exactly where I don't want it.  Most people embrace the beauty of that random blotch - not me!  I'm thinking I need a good stamps set of blotches - then I'm in control!  I love the blotches on this WPlus9 card. I also like the colors - WPlus9 is coming out with new inks - check out the colors on the bottom card here.  No...I don't work for WPlus9 - I'm just really excited by what I am seeing!

Anybody have any recommendations on good "blotch" stamp sets??

  • Stamps: WPlus9 Love Birds, Whole Lotta Happy
  • Paper: MME Just Splendid 6x6, Papertrey Ink Limeade Ice, MFT Grout Gray
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow
  • Accessories: WPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy dies, Timeless Tags 2, Tattered Angels Frost Glimmer Mist, Hemptique 10-lb white twine, MME Adorbs Hello Enamel Dots


  1. Stunning! Love the softness of your card, Kim.

  2. Love that vellum tag and your splattering is awesome! I KNOW what you mean about the splatter blotches! Every time I do it, I close my eyes and hope for the best! And the best happens, oh, about 50% of the time...maybe!!!

  3. No misting for me either, but holy cow girl yours looks great! Cute card!!

  4. I'm beginning to like this style more and more. Your diagonal stripe paper is wonderful and the enamel dots look great with it.

  5. Just one word for this card, Kim. WINNER!!!! Okay, maybe just a few more words.... This is so cool. Love the bit of misting, and I'm in the same boat as you when it comes to that. lol. Great colors, love the stripes, and the design is perfect. Love this! Bev

  6. At first I thought you did have a big splotch on your card, but it turned out to be something on my glasses...LOL!
    The card is simply beautiful.

  7. Just lovely, Kim ... soft and delicate and gorgeous ... and I love that understated misting! Me too on misting ... I'm not even ready for blotch stamps yet!! Anita :)

  8. Gorgeous! Love your controlled misting - I'm happy with splatters and blotches :)

  9. I am so touched that you thought to use your very first Wplus9 stamp set along with your newest. Thank you SO much for the kind words and for playing along! Gorgeous card!!


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