[Guest & Giveaway] Heatwave! by Wanda Guess

Hi everyone! It’s Wanda here, and I’m so very excited to be a guest designer for one of my very favorite companies! I adore Waffle Flower stamps and dies and love any chance I can get to work with these creative and beautiful products. I’m sharing a tropical card today made with the super cute Heatwave Stamp Set and Matching Dies. I mixed in some of my other favorite new dies too! I’m a sucker for tropical leaves right now - so on trend!

At first I was going to make this card big and bold with red and lime green and yellow. Then I had another thought… What if I go with a 1950’s Palm Beach vibe? I love the result of working with mint green, soft pink and grey. It’s amazing how much a color palette can affect the mood of a design. I like to shake it up a bit with my colors.

I started with a medium grey card base cut and scored to A2 size. Then I stamped and die cut out all the clothing and accessories pieces. I used the same colors on all the pieces to give a cohesive look to my card. Each of the items was later affixed to the card using foam tape.

I used the beautiful Lacy Layers Dies to create a white scalloped layer for the focal point of the card. I wrapped a piece of matching twine around the bottom before attaching it to the card front. Next I die cut some gorgeous leaves from the Greenery Die Set. I like to sprinkle some white color mist onto solid die cuts to break up the color and add just a bit of something!

It was really fun to assemble this card! I tried lots of ways, but ended up loving the leaves at the top with the sentiment, from the Pretty Wings Stamp Set, in a matching scalloped frame. And then the clothes and accessories lined up below. I added a few pink enamel dots to finish it off and glued a tiny bow onto the twine. This would make a really fun card for a girlfriend, or a shower, or just because!

I just want to say a giant THANK YOU to Nina and the crew at Waffle Flower for inviting me to be a small part of the action around here! I’ll be back with another project next week! Take care!

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Heatwave Stamp Set

Pretty Wings Stamp Set


Heatwave Matching Die

Lacy Layers Die

Greenery Die