Hi friends! The April release from Waffle Flower Crafts finally made it's way to me and I couldn't wait to share some ideas with you! One of the big surprises in this release are the new inks. They are amazing, and here's a card to prove it...
I used the solid daisies from A Bunch stamp set to stamp a whole background using a few different colors from the Spring Blend and Summer Blend inkpads. The colors I used are 1, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14 and 16.
The whole background came together super fast! I love stamping my own backgrounds and coming up with different color combinations, it's so very relaxing :)
To finish the card I didn't want to add a lot of distraction from the pretty background, so I adhered a strip of vellum and used the Congrats die and the Tiny Twine Bow die, which I die cut twice and layered for an even more festive look. Isn't that bow adorable? I want to put it everywhere! And the price is unbeatable, too.
And here's our happy card with a matching envelope.
That's it from me today! I hope you'll give a try to this fabulous inks. The coverage, super fast drying and vibrant colors really impressed me. Thanks for visiting!
Well, hello friends! Can you believe it? Waffle Flower Crafts is already 1 year old! And what a great first year it has been! I'm super happy that I got to be part of this exciting adventure from the beginning, and wish Nina lots of success for the coming years.
Ok, so the DT is blog hopping today to celebrate. You should have arrived from the blog of the ever fabulous Katie Gehring or, if you got lost, you can find the start of the hop here.
For our posts we had to choose our favorite product released this first year. Tough decision, people, tough decision...
And here's my pick:
I finally chose Loved stamp set, which is one of the prettiest floral sets I've ever seen. Being one of the first sets released by Waffle Flower, I guess we can say that now it's a classic. It's super versatile and allows millions of different color combinations. I combined it with another great set that I predict will also become a classic in the sentiment category because of it's gorgeous font: In Every Way stamp set.
As you can see, some simple stamping and a bit of die cutting with it's coordinating dies goes a long way with all this different lovely flowers and vines.
If you don't already follow Waffle Flower Crafts in social media, I highly encourage you to do it so you don't miss any of the exciting stuff that we have in store for you this second year!
And of course, what's a celebration without a giveaway? A lucky winner will receive their very own Loved stamp set. Just leave me a comment before Wednesday, April 15 and I'll pick a winner soon after. I'd love to know which is your favorite Waffle Flower product to date :)
Your next stop on the hop is my talented teamie Sabrina Alery. Thanks for hopping with us on this special celebration!
And I thought I could share here how to adapt the biggest frame from Surface - Tag die - Scallop Add on to any size you need. I'm sorry about the low quality pics, we've had the most horrible weather here so I had to use flash.
Ok, first we need to die cut a frame.
Next, we will cut the frame in two pieces. Depending on how small we want our final frame to be, we'll cut more or less length.
And finally, we will adhere the two pieces overlapping each other and trim with scissors any excess that may show around the frame edge. Easy peasy!
I hope you'll stop by the Waffle Flower blog to read all about the list making trend! Happy weekend!
Hi friends! Today I have two different color cards inspired by the same color combo. I used some colors that immediately grabbed my attention when Nina posted them for the Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge some weeks ago. That challenge is now over, but there's another one going on with a very interesting inspiration image too!
Here are the colors I used. I can't pass a cheery and bright one like this, even if I'm totally late to the party!
For the first card I incorporated the color combination by using the ink blending technique. I started by masking a rectangle on the card front, and then went in with an ink blending tool and 3 different colors of Distress Ink. It works best (for me at least) to start with the lightest colors and move on to the darkest ones.
Once all the blending was done, I removed the mask and stamped the main image and a sentiment from Potted stamp set in black.
I loved that background so much that I didn't add embellishments in order to let the colors shine.
On the second card, I incorporated the color combo in two different ways: stamping and with custom embellishments. This one reminds me to the circus :)
I built that pattern stamping the sun ray from Rain Check stamp set repeatedly in fuchsia, orange and red. The custom sentiment is from Bowtiful stamp set. I heat embossed it on a black cardstock strip. Bowtiful is a set from Waffle Flower's first release and to this day it is still one of my go-to sets. It has so many different sentiments!!!
The embellishments are wood veneer diamonds that I inked with the same pigment ink colors I used for stamping. To do this, simply smoosh the diamonds on the ink pad and then add clear embossing powder and heat set it (use tweezers to hold the wood veneers so you don't burn your fingers!) . This will seal the ink on the wood and also provides a cool shiny finish.
That's it from me today! Have a wonderful Thursday!
Happy Thursday! Well, so I've finally carved some time to sit down and play with the new My Favorite Things Card Challenges! My dear friend Susan Opel is the Creative Ambassador (isn't that a cool title?) and hostess with the mostess over there. I was beyond excited when after Paper Crafts Mag closed it's doors, Susan announced this new position because frankly, I just can't imagine this paper crafting industry without her. So here's to many more years of creativity! Oh, and the Challenge DT has some serious talent in there. Just check it!
I started heat embossing white on white a label stamp from s MFT set called Well Worn Greetings. I've checked it on their site and is nowhere to be found, so I assume it's been discontinued *sigh*. Well, at least I'm using one of their products, even if it's in a testimonial way, ha!
Then, I built my focal point with a mix of stuff from my stash. A die cut word from Mama Elephant, flowers from PTI and a sentiment from Studio Calico.
And that's it! I have to confess I made a card and a tag for the previous color challenge but never got around to post them. I hope I'll organize better next time!