[Guest] Always Trio by Deepti Stephens

on July 14, 2018

[Guest] Always Trio by Deepti Stephens

Hello my dear crafty friends! This is Deepti Stephens from India and today I'm so happy to guest design for one of my favourite stamp companies - Waffle Flower Crafts. I would like to thank Waffle Flower Crafts for the wonderful Guest Designer opportunity!!

Today I have three cards to share with you featuring Always Stamp Set. So let's get started!

CARD #1 - Floral Card CARD DETAILS

CARD DETAILS:

1. I started by ink blending one of the corners of a smaller panel with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

2. Then I stamped the floral images from Always Stamp Set with Copic friendly ink.

3. I colored and blended in the colors with Copic Markers.

4. Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Archival Jet Black Ink.

5. Finally foam mounted the smaller panel over the main card base.

For some shimmer, I applied clear Wink of Stella over the florals and leaves.

Do you like the floral arrangement? That is the most time consuming part for me! LOL

 

CARD #2 - One Layer Card with Text

CARD DETAILS

1. On a standard white card base, I stamped all the text with Archival Jet Black Ink.

2. I also stamped the bird and floral image with Copic friendly ink.

3. I colored in the images with Copic Markers.

4. And added a lit bit of gold pigment to highlight the images.

This is such a pretty simple and easy one layer card good for mass production.

I'm deeply in love with those fonts!! Don't you? :)

 

CARD #3 - Missing You Card

CARD DETAILS

1. On Timholtz water color paper, I stamped this beautiful girl image with Archival Jet Black Ink.

2. I water colored the image with water based markers.

3. To add more depth to the card, I added splatters of black ink.

4. And finished the card with the sentiment from the same stamp set.

I'm an amateur water color artist. :P But I like how it turned out!

Oh how I love this girl image and font! Very beautiful, right! And that's all for today. I hope you had fun and got inspired. Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care and I will see you soon! :) ​

Deepti

 

PRODUCTS:

271180 Always Stamp Set (images & sentiment) http://waffleflower.com/products/always-stamp-set

[Guest Designer] Make a Wish by Rina Galit

on June 08, 2018

[Guest Designer] Make a Wish by Rina Galit

Hi Everyone, I loved the Let Love Grow stamp set so much I wanted to make another card. I went crazy with the color and had a lot of fun doing it! This amazing set has butterflies too, which were also awesome to work with.

First, I colored and cut my images. I used copic markers for the coloring. Here are the colors I used: Orange – E00, E02, E07, E97 Gray – W00, W1, W3 Purple – V04, V06, V17, V25 Yellow – Y11 Green – BG72, BG75 Brown – E41, E43 I accented the coloring with white gel pen and Wink of Stella clear brush pen. Next, I started on the background. I cut the card front with the largest Lacy Layers Die. I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink to create a sky. I cut another card front from the largest Lacy Layers Die and then used that to cut out the grass die from the Scenery die set. I created a larger one and a smaller one.

These were inked with Wilted Violet and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink. I directly adhered the grass mounds to the card front. I used the “Make A Wish” sentiment and stamped it at the bottom with Versamark and white heat embossed. I adhered the veggie images in the middle with foam tape and the two butterflies on the side directly to the card front. The larger image is holding the wand image. The finishing touches included mini star sequins using Ranger Matte Medium. Finally take your card front and adhere it to a top folding card base.

I hope you enjoy this card and give it a try!

Rina

PRODUCTS:

Let Love Grow Stamp Set 

Lacy Layers Die 

Scenery Die 

[Guest Designer] Let Love Grow by Rina Galit

on June 01, 2018

[Guest Designer] Let Love Grow by Rina Galit

Hi Everyone, the Let Love Grow stamp set is so amazing and unique, it is definitely one of my favorite Waffle Flower Crafts stamp sets! I thought this stamp set would be fun to use different color combinations with. I love all the parts of the characters and wanted to create a bed of vegetation for the veggie that has buds.

First, I colored and cut my images. I used copic markers for the coloring. Here are the colors I used: Greens – BG11, BG32 Pink/Peach – ROO, R11, R02, R21, R32 Brown – E71, E74 I accented the coloring with white gel pen and Wink of Stella clear brush pen. Next I started on my background. I cut the card front with the largest Lacy Layers Die. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink to create a sky and inked the edges with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. To create atmosphere for the bed of vegetation I blended Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink at the bottom. I used the “Let Love Grow” sentiment and stamped it at the top with Versamark and white heat embossed. I took three of the images with berries and cut the tops to make a bed of vegetation. I first adhered them to the left and right directly on the card and foam taped the middle one. I then only put foam tape on the image with buds at the top and adjusted the image so it looked like he was standing on top of the middle of the vegetation. The finishing touches included star and heart sequins as well as clear bubbles on the vegetation to look like dew. I used Ranger Matte Medium to adhere these. Finally take your card front and adhere it to a top folding card base.

I hope you enjoy this card and give it a try!

Rina

 

PRODUCTS:

Let Love Grow Stamp Set 

Lacy Layers Die 

[Guest Design] Double Shaker Card by Rina Galit

on May 25, 2018

[Guest Design] Double Shaker Card by Rina Galit

Hi Everyone Rina here and I am so honored to be able to Guest Design for May!

I cannot believe summer is just around the corner. Summer means ice cream!!! The Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set was so fun to work with. These images are adorable! I wanted to create a unique shaker card that looks amazing but easy to do at the same time. I hope you try this technique out.

First, I colored and cut my images. I used a white gel pen for highlight and copic markers for the coloring. Here are the colors I used:

Brown – E31, E34, E25
Pink – RV13, RV14, RV21
Red – R05, R14
Yellow – Y0000, Y21
Green – G14
Aqua – BG10, BG13
Orange – Y17

We will create the sentiment using the sentiment from the stamp set ‘You’re as sweet as ice cream’. Use the Lacy Layers 2 Die to cut out the largest oval image. The bottom portion will be inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink to create some interest.

The shaker will be made out of the Lacy Layers Die. Take the two largest dies and use a post it note, or whatever you choose,to make sure the dies stay together. You will take the next two inner dies and do the same as depicted in the picture. First take the one with the two largest dies, you will cut this out 4 times. Save the inner piece because you will take that paper and use the second die combo to die cut out 4 times. There will be a lot of extra pieces, so save them for projects later. You should end up with 4 bigger frames and 4 smaller frames.

Here is how to assemble:

- Let us start with the larger frames and a piece of acetate, remember you will have 4 larger frames

- Take one large frame face down, use adhesive to adhere a piece of acetate to the back - After the acetate, adhere the 3 large frames one on top of another to create a slim shaker well
- Now, let us take the 4 remaining smaller frames, adhere 3 of the frames together back to back. Take this and adhere it to the middle of the acetate in the back. You should have 2 separate shaker wells
- Turn the mechanism over so you are looking at the front. Take the remaining smaller frame and adhere it to the front, so it covers the adhesive from the 3 smaller frames that created the second shaker well. This will finish off the front of the card nicely.
- Turn the mechanism over and fill the shaker wells with your favorite shaker bits. I prefer to fill the separate wells with two distinctive colors so it is clear that there are two separate shaker wells.
- Once the shaker bits are in, adhere a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inch paper to keep those shaker bits in. I chose to ink mine up halfway with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink to add more color to the card.

Adhere your sentiment and images to the front and enjoy your super cute card!!!

Thanks for stopping by and as always thank you for the love and support!

Rina

 

Products Used:

Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set 

Lacy Layers Die 

Lacy Layers 2 Die 

[Guest Designer] CAS Rainbow Designs by JJ Bolton

on May 18, 2018

[Guest Designer] CAS Rainbow Designs by JJ Bolton

Hi guys! It's JJ here and I'm very excited to be guesting for Waffle Flower! Today I have a couple of cards to share using the awesome Rainbows Combo Set!

Watercolor Inlaid Rainbow & Watercolor Cloud 

I started by painting a watercolor rainbow onto a piece of watercolor paper. Then I die cut it with the Rainbow Panel Die.

From the pieces, I made 2 cards. For one card, I inlaid just the rainbow pieces into a another cloud frame that was cut out of the watercolor paper.

I die cut a couple more clouds and then adhered them to the card base using foam tape.

For my other card, I used the other piece of the original die cut (the part with the cloud). I adhered the die cut to a frame and used foam tape to place it on the card base. I added some clear dots and sequins over the background for a little something extra.

 

Puffy Cloud

First, I die cut 2 clouds from thick foam paper. I added stamped faces on the clouds with stamps from the Warm Wishes Stamp Set using Staz-on ink. Then I created a rainbow using my copic markers on a scrap piece of paper (you could color it directly onto the card base as well).

I added a little blended ink over the card base and then added the puffy clouds and rainbow.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by!

JJ

 

PRODUCTS:

WFC176 Rainbows Combo, Rainbow Panel Die + Rainbows Stamp Set 

271176 Rainbows Stamp Set 

310216 Rainbow Panel Die 

271053 Warm Wishes Stamp Set

[Guest Design] Bouquet Builder Cards by Norine Borys

on May 13, 2018

[Guest Design] Bouquet Builder Cards by Norine Borys

Hello WaffleFlower friends! Norine here and I’m delighted to be here with you today as a guest designer for Waffle Flower Crafts! I have two cards to share, made from the Bouquet Builder stamp and die set, with slight variations between the two.

I began by stamping the trailing floral vine stamp twice onto watercolor papers cut to an A2 card size. On the first, I stamped with Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen) and on the other, I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamping a few of the leaves and individual blooms as well.

On the distress ink stamped watercolor paper, I painted with watercolor paints and a brush. Because the ink is so pale and water-influenced, when I painted over it, it almost faded into the paint color itself. The effect I was going for was no-line coloring. For the greens, being mindful to stick to blues and yellows, I just mixed up the leftover paint colors on my paint palette. I often do that because I find it to produce such interesting shades of neutral colors. And I love how they dry so artistically. Then I painted the flower petals. After everything was all dry, I remixed the same leftover puddles of colors and daubed very dilute paint all over the background to create that soft, coordinating backdrop. After it was all dry, I used Copic Multiliner pens to add back some loose, scribbly-outlines to the flowering vine as well as some additional tendrils. I used the Heartfelt Thanks stamps from the Lotus stamp set to add the greeting, splattered more of the same paint colors all over and finally assembled the card, adding some coordinating enamel dots at the end.

For the second card, I stamped with Versafine black ink as mentioned above. Using most of the same paint colors as on the first card, I filled in the flowers, leaves and vines with watercolor paint. I splattered the ink drops all over, then die cut the individual leaves and blooms with the matching dies, and glued them together after creasing each petal and leaf. If they appear to have foam tape dimension, it’s actually just the folding and massaging I did before glueing everything together with glue dots. I gave the background the same sort of very-dilute-wash as the first card, using all the same paint colors. This time I used the Lotus "Happy Birthday" stamp sets to stamp the greeting, added coordinating enamel dots to the flower centers and background to finish. In each case, the card panel was trimmed down by an 1/8th" all around and mounted on coordinating burnt umber colored cardstock.

Thank you to Waffle Flower Crafts for the invitation to be a guest designer and to you readers for stopping by to check out what I’ve shared! Have a wonderful day!

PRODUCTS:

WFC172 Bouquet Builder 1 Combo (flower & leaves) 

271172 Bouquet Builder 1 Stamp Set (flower & leaves) 

310212 Bouquet Builder 1 Matching Die (flower & leaves) 

271041 Lotus Stamp Set (sentiment)

[Guest Designer] Kitties and Flowers with Jana Millen

on May 11, 2018

[Guest Designer] Kitties and Flowers with Jana Millen

Hello all! It's Jana here and I am beyond excited to be a guest designer for Waflle Flower today. Their unique and beautiful designs make me smile and I had fun playing with a couple of fun stamp sets. I had to start with a kitty because, well, it’s a kitty!

To create this card I stamped the image using the Smiling Stamp Set using black ink on Neenah cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers in the likeness of my cat, Kirby. To add a little sparkle I colored the flowers using Spectrum Noir Glitter pen. I then used the matching dies it cut out the images. I loved how the die cut out so many details, it is just beautiful. To create the card base I used a light blue folded note card then added a stitched panel of white cardstock and a slightly smaller striped paper panel. The kitty was adhered using foam tape. The greeting is also from the Smiling Stamp Set and is adhered using foam tape.

While I had the stamp set out I decided to create another card using one of the flowers in the set.

I stamped it multiple times and colored them with Copic markers in rainbow colors. I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the flowers. I die cut them using the matching dies. I adhered a piece striped paper to a folded card base, slicing it diagonally before adhering. The flowers were lined up in a row and adhered to the card base. I stamped the greeting from the stamp set on a white cardstock strip matted in light green paper and adhered it to the card front.

My third card uses the beautiful Bouquet Builder Combo Set.

To create the card front I used the Layering Woodgrain stamp and stamped it in tan ink onto tan cardstock. Then I die cut it using a stitched rectangle die. Next, I mounted it on a die cut rectangle of peach paper and adhered it to a white folded note card. I stamped the flowers and leaves/stems twice using the Bouquet Builder 1 Stamp Set using black ink on Neenah card stock. I then colored the images with Copic markers. Next, to create the card front background I cut the images apart so they could be arranged to cover the stamped background. The greeting was stamped using the Congrats Stamp Set. I adhered the pieces to the card base, using foam tape behind the floral piece and the black sentiment strip.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Jana

 

PRODUCTS:

WFC174 Smiling Combo (Card 1 & 2 - kitty & flowers) 

271174 Smiling Stamp Set (Card 1 & 2 - kitty & flowers) 

310214 Smiling Matching Die (Card 1 & 2 - kitty & flowers) 

WFC172 Bouquet Builder 1 Combo (3rd card - flowers) 

271172 Bouquet Builder 1 Stamp Set (3rd card - flowers) 

310212 Bouquet Builder 1 Matching Die (3rd card - flowers) 

271140 Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set (Card 3 - background) 

271035 Congrats Stamp Set (Card 3 - sentiment) 

[Guest Design] I Bake, Therefore I Eat by Jessica Frost-Ballas

on April 27, 2018

[Guest Design] I Bake, Therefore I Eat by Jessica Frost-Ballas

Good morning! Jessica here from All the Sparkle and I’m thrilled to be guesting for Waffleflower today! I adore the cute baking bear in the Therefore I Am set and used him and a custom sentiment to create a bright and cheerful card!

To start I stamped my bear, the whisk, recipe book, and bird onto a piece of white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I also stamped the floral banners twice and the banners alone twice with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I also masked off the bear and stamped some of the flowers from the older Bird & Bear Stamp Set to decorate his apron. I colored everything with copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. For the sentiment I cut apart one of the stamps and aligned them on my MISTI lid to curve with the banner and stamped them with versafine before heat-embossing them with clear embossing powder.

Next I blended Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick distress oxides onto a piece of bristol smooth cardstock. I left the top white and blended down to the darker color. I spritzed it with water and then blotted off the excess water leaving lighter splatters and spots across my background. I die-cut the panel with the A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 die and also die-cut a black border using the same A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 die.

I wanted a little extra dimension in the card so to assemble it I started by adding the single banners to the floral banners with foam mounting tape. Then I used a craft knife to cut around the bear’s left paw and tucked the recipe book underneath it. In his other paw I popped up the whisk with foam mounting tape. I adhered them all to the ink blended panel and then popped up the bird with foam mounting tape. Finally I added a sprinkling of sparkling clear sequins and a layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle to the banners and the flowers for a little extra shimmer and shine! And that’s it!

As someone with a huge sweet tooth and a penchant for baking this was a REALLY fun card to create! It was designed as a card but I think I might frame it and hang it in my kitchen near my recipe books! ;) It would also be a great way to decorate a recipe binder or a gift tag for a baked goodie! Thanks so much for stopping by and an extra special thanks to Nina for inviting me to guest-design! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

-Jess

 

WAFFLE FLOWER PRODUCTS:

WFC173 Therefore I Am Combo, stamps & matching dies (images & sentiment) 

271173 Therefore I Am Stamp Set (images & sentiment) 

310213 Therefore I Am Matching Die (images & sentiment) 

271086 Bear & Bird Stamp Set (apron) 

310204 A2 Nesting Rectangles 1 Die (panel) 

 

Other Products Used:

Copic Markers T0, T2, T5, YG61, YG63, YG67, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, E35, E35, E37, RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, Y35, Y38, E42, E43, E47

Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry

Sparkling Clear Sequins

Foam Mounting Tape

ATG Adhesive

Liquid Adhesive Bristol

Smooth Cardstock 110lb

White Cardstock 110lb

Black Cardstock Copic-friendly Intense Black ink

Versafine

Clear Embossing Powder

Mini MISTI

Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle