Video: Ink Layering + WPlus9 Ink Collection GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I have a video that shows using layered stamping to achieve new ink colors. I also share a peek at the new WPlus9 Pure Color Inks… and a giveaway of a whole set!

[Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]

One of the best ways to get more out of your ink is to layer two colors on top of each other. By doing this, you can get three colors instead of just two. For this card, I layered several new WPlus9 Inks (more on those in a second)… using only five inks even though it looks like nine! The WPlus9 Triangles stamp set was perfect for this technique.

I finished the card off with a fun “xoxo” Amy Tangerine die cut covered with Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder. (Love that stuff!)

OK… about those inks! If you have been to my blog before, you likely know that my favorite ink is the Hero Arts Shadow Ink because they smooth out to give very solid results. Recently WPlus9 (one of my favorite stamp companies) came out with their own ink – Pure Color – using the same formulation/supplier. I was thrilled to hear more colors would be available in this great ink type! (Simon Says Stamp inks also have this formulation.)

WPlus9 has 10 inks in the Pure Color ink collection. What I really like about these inks is that they didn’t just come out with basic colors, but rather a unique collection of colors that work REALLY well together. You can easily team them up with each other to get unique and fabulous color combos. They have a lovely sherbet-like tone to them that makes me oh-so-happy. (By the way, if you would like a Ink Swatch Book download for these inks, click HERE.)

By the way, I wanted to mention something about inks. I do a lot of ink reviews on my blog and share the ones I like best. However, everyone is different! You don’t need them ALL… just the ones that you feel would best work for you and what you like to create. For me? I most like inks that even out and smooth (such as Hero Arts Shadow, WPlus9 Pure Color and SSS Inks). I also like a good pigment ink. But pick what is best for YOU. (And keep in mind that there are many inks I don’t use often because I find they don’t work great for me.) If you want to see my ink comparison video, check HERE.

Hope you liked this way to get more from your inks!


Today’s giveaway is a big one. One lucky winner will get ALL ten WPlus9 Pure Color Inks! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/16/14.


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson click on EH and for WPlus9 click WP9

























Video: Stamping Dimension + Giveaway


Today I have a video sharing some tips for creating dimension with stamping, along with a fun giveaway of a fabulous new stamp set!

I am really loving the look of jumbo greetings on cards. This Hello image is from an Inspiration Ave stamp set – new from my friend Amy Yingling. (More on that below.) I embossed it with my new favorite embossing powder – Liquid Platinum from Ranger. It has a champagne-silver look to it that is stunning. I wish it photographed better!

I also used the new WPlus9 More Fresh Cuts stamp set, which is excellent for “building” flower images with faux dimension. But using Versamark Ink and clear embossing powder (I used a sparkle powder), you can create the stamped layers without having a ton of inks.

(BTW – this stamp set is a sequel to WPlus9′s Fresh Cuts, which you can see a video of HERE.)

I mentioned above the stamp set that the “Hello” image came from. It is a new one from my friend Amy Yingling who started Inspiration Ave. Amy is one of my favorite stampers – she is insanely good. Here is a look the set, which you can get HERE


Want to get your hands on this fabulous Inspiration Ave stamp set? Just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 1/20/14 for your chance!


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH and for Inspiration Ave, click on IA


( SSS | EH )







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Video: Lovely Stamps

Sometimes it is just fun to play with new stamps.

Especially when they are as lovely as these from Wplus9

Those flowers? So very lovely. Talk about the perfect stamp set… a stamper’s dream…

And that small bow die? Too sweet…

Have you had a stamp set steal your heart recently? Would love a link…

[Note: This stamp set is available at two great stores: Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson.]


Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH
Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals Stamp Set (SSS|EH)



Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals Dies (SSS|EH)



Memory Box Tiny Bow Die (SSS|EH)


Memory Box Apothecary Jar Die (SSS|EH)


Vagabond Die Cutting Machine (SSS|EH)


Sizzix Vagabond Solo Thin Die Adapter (SSS|EH)


Ranger Foil Tape Sheets (SSS|EH)




Hero Arts Black Dye Ink (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)



Glossy Accents (SSS|EH)


Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive (SSS|EH)