[Video] #TBT- Love You More Than Card by Katie Gehring

on February 09, 2017
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Hello Waffle Flower friends, Katie here with another #TBT. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share an idea with you for a cheeky sort of love card that’s perfect for any loved ones who are really into their social media. ;) To make this card, I pulled out the Sketchy Alpha stamp set and the Social Icons stamp set and created a custom sentiment to go with all the Social Media icons. [Video] #TBT- Love You More Than Card Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel. I colored in the letters with Copic Markers and drew a sketchy border around the Social Media icon images with a black pen. This sentiment will be perfect for a tween-ager who live-streamed a review of her Christmas Gifts and creates an Instagram Story when there’s a snow day. I have a video to share today of how I created this card. I hope you’ll take a peek to see how it all came together! Thanks for stopping by! Katie Supplies Sketchy Alpha stamp set Social Icons stamp set My Pleasure Ink Oh Happy Day Ink You Said What Ink Chirp Chirp Ink Daydreaming Ink Copic Markers used- R24, YR16, Y13, G03, B02

[TT Video] Wet on Wet Watercoloring by Channin

on January 17, 2017
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  Hello everyone!! It's Channin here and today I have a fun watercoloring technique to share with you all, wet on wet watercoloring!! Wet on wet watercoloring is a fun and loose way to watercolor. This technique allows for a lot of movement of your colors and yields beautiful varied results. And it’s so fun to watch, it looks and feels like the paint is painting itself!

[TT Video] Wet on Wet Watercoloring by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. First, I stamped and white embossed many little bags from the Little Gifts Stamp Set on a 5x7 panel of watercolor paper. Next, smooshed a rainbow of Waffle Flower dye inks (Happy Go Lucky, Oh Happy Day, My Pleasure, Daydreaming, and Chirp Chirp) on a big piece of packaging plastic, you could simply use a sheet of acetate or a laminated sheet of white cardstock instead. I then misted my smooshed inks water. Next, with water from a cup dedicated to clean clear water, I painted a couple bags. I then picked up some watered down ink with my brush and transferred it to the bags I previously painted with water. I would often simply allow the ink to move on the surface of the water by itself but sometimes I would tilt my paper to get a little more movement. I continued this process till all my bags were painted. After my bags had dried I painted my background by smooshing Like a Pro dye ink on my palette, watering it down, and then painting around the bags. I then let the background dry and once it was dry I painted shadows around all the bags with some more watered down Like a Pro. I then stamped and white embossed a sentiment from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set on a strip of grey cardstock. Lastly, I adhered my panel onto my cardbase and then adhered my sentiment with some foam tape. I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so for stopping by and have a wonderful day! ~Channin   Products: Little Gifts Stamp Set Balloon Messages Stamp Set Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink Oh Happy Day Dye Ink My Pleasure Dye Ink Daydreaming Dye Ink Chirp Chirp Dye Ink Like a Pro Dye Ink

[Video]#TBT- Sketchy Sloth Birthday Card

on January 12, 2017
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  Hello Waffle Flower friends, Katie Gehring here. On today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating Waffle Flower’s new release!!! Hooray!! To get this party started I’m pairing the new Hey Girl stamp set with the Sketchy Numbers stamp set. First, I used Sketchy Numbers along with Waffle Flower Crafts dye ink to create a stamped background that looks just like patterned paper.   The adorable birthday cake sloth from the Hey Girl stamp set is the subject of a Insta Love photo frame. I am just crazy about this stamp set and these adorable sloths. I colored the sloth with Copic markers before adhering the stamped and colored image and the frame to the card with foam tape. The Copic markers used to color in the image along with links to all the Waffle Flower products used on my card are listed below. I hope you’ll take a peek at my video and see how it all came together!

[Video]#TBT- Sketchy Sloth Birthday Card

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. If there’s a throwback Waffle Flower stamp set or die that you’d like to see featured in an upcoming Throwback Thursday, just leave me a comment below! Thanks for stopping by! Katie   Waffle Flower Supplies- Hey Girl stamp set Sketchy Numbers stamp set Insta Love Dies My Pleasure ink Chirp Chirp ink New Fish in the Pond ink Tickled Pink ink You Said What ink Copic Markers used- W0, W2, W4 Y11, Y13 R20, R22 BG10, BG11

[Video]#TBT - Celebrate a Bunch with Katie Gehring

on January 05, 2017
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Hello Waffle Flower friends, Katie here with another #TBT. A couple weeks ago, I received a special request to create a throwback card using the A Bunch stamp set. The A Bunch stamp set was originally released in Spring of 2015, and if it’s in your collection or on your wish list, it is definitely worth a second look. A Bunch features some really fun and playful daisy-type flowers and includes both outline flowers as well as coordinating solid stamps for some quick and easy two-step stamping. Today I’m using the A Bunch stamp set along with the Celebrate word die and Waffle Flower inks to create a “no line” watercolor card. This technique is much easier than it looks and the results can be really impressive. Using Waffle Flower dye inks as a watercolor medium is a great way to get more milage out of existing supplies. I hope you’ll take a peek at my video to see how it all came together. If there is an older Waffle Flower stamp set that you’d like to see featured on an upcoming #TBT, just leave me a comment below.

[Video]#TBT - Celebrate a Bunch with Katie Gehring

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.     Thanks for stopping by! Katie Supplies: A Bunch stamp set Celebrate word die My Pleasure Dye Ink Oh Happy Day Dye Ink You Said What Dye Ink Chirp Chirp Dye Ink Daydreaming Dye Ink

[TT Video] Ink Smooshing with an Acyrlic Block by Channin

on December 28, 2016
  Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and have a lot of new crafty goodies to play with!! Today I’m sharing a video demonstrating ink smooshing with an acrylic block. I love how this technique keeps the ink contained yet you still get a lot of play between the colors! I hope you check it out below!  

[TT Video] Ink Smooshing with an Acyrlic Block by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. Card 1: First, I inked up an acrylic block with a rainbow of Waffle Flower inks (You Said What, Oh Happy Day, My Pleasure, Happy Go Lucky, Daydreaming, and Chirp Chirp). I then misted the block with water and then pressed the block onto a panel of water color paper and left it to dry. Once dry I repeated the process and ink smooshed again directly on top of the section I did earlier. I did this so I had fewer white areas. Once the second layer was dry I stamped the balloon strings, balloons, and a sentiment from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then smooshed Peace of Mind Dye Ink on my acrylic block and misted it with water and then used the watered down ink to paint a shadow around the balloons. Lastly, I took a white gel pen to outline the sentiment and add glares to the balloons. Card 2: I followed a very similar process for this card. I just positioned the stamps differently, used the solid balloon, and didn’t outline the sentiment. I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by! ~Channin Products: You Said What Dye Ink Oh Happy Day Dye Ink My Pleasure Dye Ink Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink Daydreaming Dye Ink  Chirp Chirp Dye Ink Peace of Mind Dye Ink  Balloon Messages Stamp Set

[Video] #TBT Greenery by Katie Gehring

on December 22, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello Waffle Flower friends, Katie Gehring here with another #TBT. My card this week was inspired by the announcement earlier this month introducing Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year. You can read more about Pantone’s announcement here. The 2017 Color of the Year is called Greenery and it’s a bright and clean green with yellow undertones. I love that Greenery symbolizes new beginnings- so appropriate as 2016 is winding down and we are looking forward to the new year. I was inspired by the selection of this color to create a card that features lots of greenery. Using the Leafy stamp set along with the Wild & Free stamp set, I layered Waffle Flower inks and two step stamping techniques to create the tones seen in the lush background on my card. I hope you’ll take a peek at my video to see how it all came together!

[Video] #TBT Greenery by Katie Gehring

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. Thanks for stopping by! Katie Products: Leafy stamp set Wild & Free stamp set Pinking Layers dies Chirp Chirp Ink Daydreaming Ink You Said What Ink

[WIW Video] with Laura Bassen

on December 21, 2016
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designteamheadshots_lauraHello everyone!! It's Laura here! On this card I created a custom, cheeky sentiment using the Cutaway Alpha stamp set along with several of the Waffle Flower inks. I also used the little lamb image from the Welcome Spring stamp set along with the Welcome Spring coordinating die. I freehand cut a santa hat for the lamb and added a mini pom pom to finish it off. fleece-navidad-1

[WIW Video] with Laura Bassen

Watch below or on out YouTube channel. fleece-navidad-2 fleece-navidad-3 fleece-navidad-4 Products Used: Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set Welcome Spring Stamp Set Welcome Spring Die My Pleasure Dye Ink Tickled Pink Dye Ink Oh Happy Day Dye Ink You Said What Dye Ink Chirp Chirp Dye Ink New Fish In Pond Dye Ink Daydreaming Dye Ink Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink

[TT Video] 3 Trees, One Stamp with Channin

on December 13, 2016
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designteamheadshots_channin Hello everyone! It’s Channin here! I love playing with my stamps, especially simple shapes, and coming up with new ways to use them. This week I took a simple ray/elongated triangle from the awesome Rain Check Stamp Set and created 3 different Christmas tree designs! Watch the video below to get all the details!  

[TT Video] 3 Trees, One Stamp with Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. img_2702 photo-dec-11-9-33-38-pm Card 1: For my first card I cut a 4.75” x 6.75” rectangle out of white cardstock and then I die cut the largest dotted rectangle from the Pinking Layers Die set. Next, I used a ruler to make a vertical line down the center and then I stamped 6 triangles using the ray from the Rain Check Stamp Set in Chirp Chirp Dye Ink, New Fish in Pond Dye Ink, and Peace of Mind Dye Ink on either side of the vertical line (3 on each side). photo-dec-11-9-36-13-pm Next, I masked off the bottom of my tree with a post-it-note and then stamped the wider portion of the ray in Coffee Loves Milk Dye Ink to create a trunk. I then thoroughly dried my panel with my heat gun and then stamped and gold embossed a sentiment from the Peace on Earth Stamp Set. Lastly, I punched a star out of glittery gold paper using and adhered it to the top of my tree and then adhered the panel onto my 5” by 7” card base. photo-dec-11-9-34-49-pm Card 2: For my second card I first cut a 4.25” by 5.5” rectangle out of white cardstock and then I die cut the largest dotted rectangle from the Pinking Layers Die set. Next, I used a ruler to mark a vertical line down the center and then I stamped the ray stamp twice (once in Chirp Chirp and then in New Fish in Pond) on either side of the centerline to create a tree. I then created two more trees to the left and the right of my first tree in Chirp Chirp, New Fish in Pond, and Peace of Mind. photo-dec-11-9-34-12-pm Next, using a ruler and a permanent marker I drew a centerline down the middle of the right and left tree and then I drew branches coming out of the centerline on both trees. I then stamped a sentiment from the Peace on Earth Stamp Set in the center of the middle tree with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. Lastly, I cut a piece of craft foam to fit my panel, then adhered them together and then onto my 5” by 7” card base. photo-dec-11-9-34-38-pm Card 3: For my final card I started with my 5” by 7” card base. With my card turned horizontally, I repeatedly stamped the ray in Chirp Chirp, New Fish in Pond, and Peace of Mind to create a forest scene. Next, using a ruler and a fine permanent marker I made a vertical centerline in some of the trees and then added branches. photo-dec-11-9-34-20-pm I then stamped a sentiment which I trimmed (I removed the bird and flourishes) from Peace on Earth Stamp Set in Like a Pro Dye Ink. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment again but this time in Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink over my gray sentiment but slightly off-set to create a shadow. Thanks for stopping I hoped you enjoyed and inspired you to experiment with some of your shape stamps! J Supplies: Pinking Layers Die  Rain Check Stamp Set Peace on Earth Stamp Set Chirp Chirp Dye Ink New Fish in Pond Dye Ink Peace of Mind Dye Ink Coffee Loves Milk Dye Ink Like a Pro Dye Ink

[TT Video] DIY Christmas Tree Stencil with Channin

on November 22, 2016
designteamheadshots_channin Hello everyone! It’s Channin here and today I have several cards to share, all of which I created using a simple stencil that you can make too with just a ruler and a sheet of copy paper! Check out my video or description below to get all the details! :)  

[TT Video] DIY Christmas Tree Stencil with Channin

Watch below or at our YouTube channel. wfc_channin_1122_1 First, I created my stencil by sketching out a 5” by 7” rectangle, the size of my card front, on a piece of copy paper using a ruler. I then drew a vertical line down the middle and from that line I drew to angled lines and then connected them at the bottom to create a large triangle for the tree. Under the triangle I made a little rectangle to create the trunk. Then, using an x-acto knife I cut out the simple geometric tree that I had created out. wfc_channin_1122_2 Next, I trimmed down the copy paper to 4 ¾” by 7”. So just slightly smaller than my card, this is because I will now tape my stencil and card inside my MISTI and the size difference will allow the tape to hold both the stencil and card in place. Now, that my card and stencil are taped down I can start stamping. wfc_channin_1122_3 Using several stamps from the Pattern Play Stamp Set I stamped several patterns in Peace of Mind dye ink onto the tree stencil. I then clean and rearrange the stamps and stamp them in New Fish in Pond dye ink and then repeat the process for my final ink color, Chirp Chirp. wfc_channin_1122_4 Once my tree is completely stamped, I remove the stencil and stamp a sentiment from the Peace on Earth Stamp Set in versafine black onyx ink. And that’s it!! Hope you enjoyed and maybe inspired you to create this stencil yourself! ~Channin Supplies: Pattern Play Stamp Set Peace on Earth Stamp Set Peace of Mind Dye Ink New Fish in Pond Dye Ink  Chirp Chirp Dye Ink 

[TT Video] Heat Embossing with Layering Stamps by Channin

on October 25, 2016
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designteamheadshots_channinHello everyone!! It’s Channin here and today I am playing around with the beautiful layering stamps found in the Wild & Free stamp set. I will use this set to create a pretty floral card with layered inks and heat embossing. Plus I’ll share some tips for positioning layering stamps when heat embossing.

[Technique] Heat Embossing with Layering Stamps by Channin

Watch video below or on our YouTube channel. photo-1-1025 First, I created a floral arrangement using the Wild & Free stamp set on the upper half of my MISTI. I then stamped my arrangement with Coffee Loves Milk dye ink onto my 5” by 6 ½” card base. I did this so I could have a guide for positioning the corresponding solid stamps (bottom layer stamps) because I will eventually gold emboss the top layer of stamps and it is difficult to stamp on top of embossed images so I have to actually stamp the bottom layer stamps first. photo-2-1025 Now that I have my guide stamped, I flip my MISTI so I can use the other half to position the corresponding solid stamps. It’s important to note, that I don’t remove any of the stamps in my floral arrangement. I want to keep those exactly where they are so I can emboss later. Using the guide, I position the leaf stamps and stamp them in Chirp Chirp and Peace of Mind dye inks. After I completed the leaves, I move onto the flowers. I stamp two flowers with a Tickled Pink and My Pleasure combo to create pinky-red flowers and the other two flowers in a You Said What and Oh Happy Day combo to create yellow-orange flowers. After the flowers I stamp the other floral accents in a Safe Choice and Happy Go Lucky color combo. Now that my bottom layer stamps are done I can now gold emboss the top layer of stamps. I flip my MISTI back around so my first arrangement of stamps is lined up correctly on my card and stamp the images with embossing ink and then heat emboss in gold. Lastly I stamp and gold emboss the rest of my sentiment on a strip of pink cardstock, adhere it to craft foam, and then onto my card. I hope you enjoyed and found some these tips helpful. Have a wonderful day and see you next week!! ~Channin Supplies: Stamps: Wild & Free Stamp Set https://waffleflower.com/product/wild-free-stamp-set/ Inks: Coffee Loves Milk Dye Ink  Chirp Chirp Dye Ink  Peace of Mind Dye Ink Tickled Pink Dye Ink My Pleasure Dye Ink You Said What Dye Ink Oh Happy Day Dye Ink Safe Choice Dye Ink Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink

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