WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

WPlus9 | September Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet Cards. Video

Hello friends! Today is the day! September 2017 release from WPlus9 is finally available and it is full of gorgeous designs, many of which, I have to say, are must haves for this Holiday Season and beyond. I’ve already made a few cards using new stamps and I’ll be sharing some of them this Wednesday on WPlus9 blog and some in October. I also filmed a quick video sharing a technique (or two) I’ve been enjoying tremendously as of late.

WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

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WPLUS9 SEPTEMBER 2017 RELEASE

Here’s a list of all new September 2017 products from WPlus9. I talk about my favorites and share card examples using them in my video below, be sure to watch it!

WPlus9 The Crew Garden Club Stamp Set
WPlus9 The Crew Garden Club Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 The Crew School Days Stamp Set
WPlus9 The Crew School Days Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Holiday Trimmings Stamp Set
WPlus9 Holiday Trimmings Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Stamp Set
WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Rose Builder Stamp Set
WPlus9 Rose Builder Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Hellebore Builder Stamp Set
WPlus9 Hellebore Builder Stamp Set
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 The Crew Garden Club Companion Die
WPlus9 The Crew Garden Club Companion Die
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SSS | WP9
WPlus9 The Crew School Days Companion Die
WPlus9 The Crew School Days Companion Die
Shop at:
SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Holiday Trimmings Companion Die
WPlus9 Holiday Trimmings Companion Die
Shop at:
SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Companion Die
WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Companion Die
Shop at:
SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Rose Builder Companion Die
WPlus9 Rose Builder Companion Die
Shop at:
SSS | WP9
WPlus9 Hellebore Builder Companion Die
WPlus9 Hellebore Builder Companion Die
Shop at:
SSS | WP9
WPlus9 The Crew Garden Club Bundle
WPlus9 The Crew Garden Club Bundle
Shop at:
SSS
WPlus9 The Crew School Days Bundle
WPlus9 The Crew School Days Bundle
Shop at:
SSS
WPlus9 Holiday Trimmings Bundle
WPlus9 Holiday Trimmings Bundle
Shop at:
SSS
WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Bundle
WPlus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet Bundle
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SSS
WPlus9 Rose Builder Bundle
WPlus9 Rose Builder Bundle
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SSS
WPlus9 Hellebore Builder Bundle
WPlus9 Hellebore Builder Bundle
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SSS

VIDEO TUTORIAL

This video is one of those shorter technique only videos I post from time to time focusing on the technique part of the cardmaking process only. In this video I’m also showing a few new products from Wplus9 that I think are just must haves! Watch video below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARD DETAILS

If you follow WPlus9 blog you probably already know what technique I’m talking about. If not, see this and this card on their blog. I’ve been enjoying the no masking heat embossing technique by my friend Svitlana from craftwalks.com and I’ve also been loving my Polychromos pencils on black.

WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

One of my favorite stamp sets from the new release is the Christmas Rose Bouquet set used on both cards I’m posting here. Truth be told, it’s a “difficult” set. It took me a few attempts to figure the best way to color it. It is also a fantastic set if you are into coloring – whether you are just practicing and trying to improve your skills or you are a master colorist.

WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

Using Svitlana’s technique I heat embossed the bouquet 4 times onto my background (black and also white) with embossing powder. Using embossing powder instead of colored ink eliminates the need to do masking (which I am not always a fan of) and speeds up the stamping process of the background a lot. I used gold embossing powder from Hero Arts to stamp the image, but I can image using other colors, like Platinum or Copper, as well.

WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

I colored the images using just a handful of Polychormos pencils – 2 blues for the poinsettia, a few greens for the leaves and 2 grays for the hellebore flowers. Catch a peek at my coloring in my Instagram video below:

Once my background was colored I adhered it onto an A2 side folding card base and finished the card off by heat embossing a gorgeous Christmas sentiment, also from WPlus9 – “Christmas Blessings”.

Here’s a look at an identical card (in terms of products and technique) done one white paper and in red color.

WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

I know not everyone loves black as much as I do, so I colored the same image, or the same background in red, green and gray on white cardstock. You can see how different of a look I got.

WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

The background of this card was intentionally colored with a light gray pencil to let the non colored, white, flowers pop. I used same Polychromos pencils for my coloring and identical coloring techniques to color images for this card.

WPlus9 | September 2017 Release. Christmas Rose Bouquet. Christmas Blessings Card by Yana Smakula. Video

SUPPLIES

New Wplus9 supplies are listed above. I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Wplus9 Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps
Wplus9 Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps
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SSS | WP9
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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SSS
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
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SSS
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
Shop at:
SSS | AZ

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13 Comments

    1. Such gorgeous Christmas cards Yana! Your coloring and technique is beyond amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    1. These are all just stunning Yana. After seeing the black card I am so inspired to try this but as I said, I don’t have any coloured pencils yet. Pinned for reference though.

    1. Absolutely delightful cards, Yana! I just love floral cards you’ve been making with the dark backgrounds and I don’t think I would have thought of trying this myself. I have a set of Polychromos pencils and I don’t use them nearly enough. You’ve inspired me to give this technique a shot. Thanks!

    1. Yana, you are so talented! Everyday I look for to seeing another amazing card. Also your styling and photography knock me over.
      Thank you for sharing your gift!
      Nancy

    1. I love poinsettias and your cards are just amazing! The blue on black is truly stunning!

    1. Wow! Fantastic cards! It inspires me try this technique.
      Thanks so much for sharing.
      Connie

    1. I never in a million years(!) would have thought to use a black background on a Christmas card … and it TOTALLY works!!! And the black with the blue is just stunning! These are beautiful cards, Yana (do I sound redundant?!). I can’t wait to feel better and get my pencils out again. I love to color with them and this post is inspiring and encouraging. Thanks, Yana.

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