Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Premiere of The Big, the Bold and Seasons + giveaway

To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Blessings CLICK HERE
To enter to win Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant CLICK HERE 
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Seasons continue reading!
To enter to win Scenery: V for cheVron CLICK HERE (live July 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
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We are so excited to show you The Big, the Bold and Seasons today!  This set is perfect for every season whether it be special occasions or to celebrate that special seasonal day.  It is ideal for use on cards, memory keeping, gift giving, art journaling and all sorts of crafting this set will never go out of season.

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

Available for purchase on July 25, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes thirty (30) stamps with four (4) large words: autumn, spring, summer and winter, four (4) icons and twenty-two (22) small words

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest stars, Diane Jaquay and Jenny Martin (our fabulous winners of the Playdate No. 2 challenge) and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Diane's, Jenny's and each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!

Julie

If you caught my Instagram sneak peek, you know that last night (yes, last night) I was channeling my inner Tim Holtz!  I actually started a second tag, but there were some technical difficulties.  It may crop up later in the fall (hint hint).  For now, I am sharing my winter tag - just the thing for a hot summer San Antonio evening!  Winter in July!

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Ok - I admit it - I'm in love with the w&w digital files.  Can you tell???  But first, let me tell you a little about this background - a Tim Holtz technique or two here.  First, I started with the Marbled Stains technique I learned in his first Online Card Class.  This is where you put some Picket Fence Distress Stain on your mat, and then add Distress Stains in your favorite colors all around it, but not touching the white.  Unfortunately, not many distress stains here in my stash, so I used my inks, but added a little water to them on the mat, and I wet my tag before swiping it through the ink.  After I dried the tag with a heat tool, I added some Stormy Sky to the edges to just enhance it a bit.

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The little snowflakes from The Big, the Bold and Seasons are stamped 3 ways on this background.  First, I applied more Picket Fence Distress Stain to the stamp, stamped it on the tag, and dried it immediately.  This technique can leave a pale image but if dried quickly, the image is more opaque.  Lots of depth here.  Second, I stamped in versamark and embossed with white EP.  And finally, there are a few scattered snowflakes stamped in Tsukineko's Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink in Silver.

The same snowflake image is also in the coordinating w&w digital files for The Big, the Bold and Seasons, and I cut it large enough to stand out on my tag.  I ran it through my Xyron (do any of you still have yours? I have hoarded my sticky rolls - good thing!!!) and added Martha Stewart Crystal Course Glitter for that fabulous icy / crystal look.

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The "winter" was also cut using the files.  I enlarged the word, and also cut an offset to add as a base.  The base is also inked with the same yummy silver ink and then the thinner version glued on top.  Now, it wouldn't be a Tim Holtz-esque tag without some Rock Candy Stickles, right?  Although it may be difficult to see here, I did add the rock candy to the white area of the winter word - more icy goodness.  The new little word "bliss" is also in the Seasons set and is stamped here in faded jeans and edged in silver.  All of the elements are popped up on foam tape.  Last but not least - BLING - a little silver glitter tape to the bottom, a few sequins in silver, clear iridescent and frost, and a large clear gemstone I found in my stash.

Wondering what you think of our little icons we added to this new Big Bold set?  I know we are absolutely loving them and hope you do too!

Shay

Isn't Julie's tag fantastic?  So much dimension, layers, shimmer and shine!  Well, I am going in an entirely different direction with very little dimension. :-)

I did a quartet of one layer cards that are pretty busy. lol  Using Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant (premiered yesterday and the giveaway is still open...wink) I stamped in three colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink per season.  To choose the colors I followed Tim Holtz's cue and went with the trio of colors that were originally packaged for each season.  For spring: squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac and peacock feathers.  For summer: mowed lawn, picked raspberry and salty ocean.  For autumn: gathered twigs, seedless preserves and ripe persimmon.  For winter: evergreen bough, iced spruce and festive berries.  I came up with a pattern and just stamped each the same way using the different colors and two slightly different patterns of pennants.

I stamped the season sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I then overstamped the sentiment slightly off in light grey.  Using the grey ink as a template I went over it with a darker grey Copic (C7).

For less of an imperfect look of the stamping you can use inks like Hero Arts Shadow Inks which give an excellent even coverage.  I went with the Distress Ink for color and also the imperfections add some more interest to these very simple cards.

I can imagine these cards being very lovely if instead of stamping the sentiments directly on the background, you stamp the sentiment on a piece of vellum and adhere it over the  pattern for a softer appearance (perhaps by sewing)...I think these may be cards that I revisit.  Do you ever have cards that are almost the beginning of another card?

You will want to check out Gayatri's blog for a lovely quartet of seasonal cards.

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Now its time for some truly exceptional projects that showcase the beauty of The Big, the Bold and Seasons from our stupendous guest stars and outstanding Talent!!

Guest Star, Diane Jaquay


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CLICK HERE to see more from Diane.

Guest Star, Jenny Martin


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CLICK HERE to see more from Jenny.

The Talent

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CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Laura.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Mayuri.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

Lea will be joining us for our next release.

 >>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win a The Big, the Bold and Seasons stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) July 25, 2014. One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our July Release will be announced on July 25, 2014.

To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.

w&w supplies (new items will be released on July 25, 2014):

79 comments:

  1. What beautiful cards and your tag with the snowflakes is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  2. Oh, these are fabulous! I think I need to add these to my stamp collection....

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  3. Oh, how fun with the "bolds"! Live them all!!

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  4. Love the bold and beautiful projects, so cool!!!

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  5. This series of stamps is my favorite...so fun & versatile. The Design Team rocks!

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  6. oh i love love love the big sentiments.. such great samples from the DT.. love it all

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  7. love this stamp series. such beautiful script!! the talent is amazing!!

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  8. I've never been interested in having seasonal sentiments before. I'm definitely interested now! Can't go wrong with the Big, the Bold series! Great Set.

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  9. I love that this set works for all the seasons!

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  10. how beautiful and versatile

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  11. THIS is the set I couldn't wait to see more of, and I am NOT disappointed! Top of my wishlist!! Beautifully done, designers!

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  12. FABULOUS tag, layout and cards!!!
    How COOL having stamps & sentiments for crafting all seasons :)

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  13. gorgeous creations!!! love this set... it is very nice...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  14. Looks like fun for all seasons

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  15. These are all wonderful! Love the color combinations and there was something about each piece that made me go wow. My favorite was the winter tag with the beautiful background and snowflakes, but I am partial to anything Tim. Looks like a fun and versatile stamp set!

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  16. Love all the seasonal projects created for today!

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  17. Oooh, fabulous set, and wonderful creations by the Talent and guests!

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  18. So excited for this seasons set! <3

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  19. Another amazing set! Love this one to pieces, great tag and cards ladies!

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  20. Loving this new Big and Bold set! Can't wait to see all that it has in it!

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  21. Great sneak of the new set and wow, what beautiful creations!!! cannot wait for the release.

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  22. Wow! Blown away by all the creative beauty using the Seasons set! This set is a must have!

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  23. Awesome projects! Another fab set from Winnie & Walter!!

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  24. This is my favourite so far such a versatile set. Beautiful cards here. Thanks for the chance to win x

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  25. Love these big, bold seasonal sentiments. Perfect for scrapbooking!

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  26. Wow! Wonderful set and wonderful samples!

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  27. Oh god! this is awesome! I just bought the previous stamps - they are so hard to get a hold of!!

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  28. Gorgeous DT creations!!! love this new seasonal set!!!

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  29. Oh goodness. Such lovely samples. I just love the autumn cards.

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  30. I am excited to see such great sets springing up from this new company. What fun!

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  31. Another fabulous versatile, pretty set, and the DT cards are utterly marvelous! WOW!
    ~c

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  32. This is an awesome set- I could definitely see it being used on many scrapbook layouts!

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  33. Wow, fabulous seasonal projects!

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  34. Loving all the cards the DT has created for inspiration!! I can hardly wait for these to hit the store and will be buying both sets on Friday!! :) Yippee!!

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  35. Lovely cards from all the designers, especially Vanessa's Autumn card!

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  36. WOW, So beautiful, I love each and everyone!! Such wonderfully talented artists!

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  37. I love this series of stamp sets & have to have them all. The projects are awesome. I adore the tag!

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  38. Great cards! And great new stamps! ;-)

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  39. I love those big triangles. they can be colored in so many ways and become a beautiful highlight of a card. The cards in today's post were great. It is time to start thinking about Christmas and fall and the other holidays that are coming. thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

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  40. These cards are all just oh so pretty.

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  41. Love the mix of techniques and colors on these cards. What creative ideas for seasonal cards!

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  42. Loving all these gorgeous
    creations! Love the shakers
    especially.
    Carla from Utah

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  43. I can't wait to see more of this gorgeous set!

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  44. Love the set! Beautiful projects!

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  45. Beautiful.....as are all The Big, The Bold sets!

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  46. Oh wow! What a fabulous release this is! I'm loving it all.

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  47. Awesome cards (and layout)! Can't wait to see this seasonal stamp set!

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  48. Beautiful! I love the small icons of each season.

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  49. The DT creations are just gorgeous, you have such a great marketing team. Love every bit of the new release!

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  50. Wow! The inspiration cards are fantastic. And I'm thrilled to see the word autumn!

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  51. Very nice cards...can totally see using this on layouts.

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  52. fabulous new stamp set! LOVE it! Must have it! Thanks for the chance to win! Thank you designers for inspiring!

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  53. What beautiful cards and what a great new stamp set! I'm loving the new release!

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  54. Love the projects! The seasons set is gearing me up for autumn and winter projects.

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  55. Fantastic sample cards! This set looks terrific... gotta have it!

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  56. FABULOUS, FABULOUS projects - just LOVE!!!!!!

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  57. So much inspiration and creativity and gorgeousness!!! Love this signature W&W stamp style with the big brushwords and the small typewritten words - it is so versatile and lovely.

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  58. OMG - this one is stunning. I really NEED this set! Oh but I need the rest too!!!!

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  59. Gosh, so many beautiful ideas. I can see how these seasonal elements would be perfect for all sorts of paper crafts. Can hardly wait to get mine!

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  60. I like the font and all those other words. Great examples.

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  61. This is the stamp set I've been waiting for!!!! LOVE all the projects!

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  62. Amazing set! The DT's projects are so gorgeous!

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  63. I just love all the seasons in that wonderful font. The ice cream card has me drooling!

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  64. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! LOVING the New Products!! Such AMAZING Inspiration too!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  65. This set will be such a great addition to your lineup. I'm really excited for it.

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  66. Superb stamps, great cards and techniques :)

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  67. What could possibly be better than seasonal words? I love them.

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  68. Beautiful, and again so useful to cross over into scrapping!

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  69. WOW!!!! I say it... WOW! Love today's projects :D

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  70. Love the pretty colors and ways the team used these amazing new release products!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  71. Love how the pennants are stamped. Awesome projects. TFS

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