[Video] In the Details - Enveloper OK on A7 Card Base - Nichol Spohr

on February 27, 2017
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Hello everyone! It's Nichol here! The new Lacy Lacyers 5x7 die make creating fantastic layers for larger cards so super easy!

[Video] In the Details - Enveloper OK with Lacy Layers 5x7 Die

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel Three layers were used for this sweet Hello card featuring the Enveloper OK Stamp Set and coordinating dies. Simple embellishing with an opaque  white pen and Glossy Accents add subtle but effective detail to these adorable images! A soft dusting of Chirp Chirp Ink on the background helps the images pop from the classic white background. ------Supplies------ Enveloper OK Stamp Set Enveloper Hello Stamp Set Lacy Layers 5x7 Die Enveloper OK Matching Die Chirp Chirp Dye Ink

[Video]#TBT - Magical Rainbow Stripes with Katie Gehring

on February 23, 2017
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Hello Waffle Flower friends, Katie Gehring here. On today’s #TBT, I am sharing a couple of cards I made by pairing the throwback Pattern Play stamp set with the new stamps and dies designed by Helen Dardik. A complete list of my Waffle Flower supplies is below.

[Video]#TBT - Magical Rainbow Stripes with Katie Gehring

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. To create the rainbow stripe background, I stamped a few of the images from the Pattern Play stamp set using Waffle Flower inks. I overlapped the stripes as I worked my way down the card following a loose, rainbow (ROYGBIV) color order. With such a colorful background, I decided to keep the rest of the card pretty simple by die cutting the Magical Butterfly die and Magical Flower Border die from white card stock. I layered it with a bit of gold card stock for a little extra glitz. The sentiment is from the Enveloper Choice stamp set. My next card was one that was almost destined for the trash bin. I was nearly finished with the card and I managed to mess up stamping the sentiment. Never fear, social media to the rescue! I stepped away and got some great suggestions from my friends and fellow card makers. Together we came up with a solution to hide my stamping boo-boo. This sentiment is from the Enveloper Hello stamp set. I hope you’ll take a peek at my video below to see how the cards came together and how the drama unfolded including lessons learned and a new to me product that made adhering these detailed die cuts a cinch.

If there is an older Waffle Flower stamp set or die that you would like to see featured in an upcoming #TBT video, just leave me a comment below. Thanks so much for stopping by! Katie SUPPLIES Ink Set- Up and Running (Chirp Chirp, Daydreaming, Happy Go Lucky, My Pleasure, New Fish in Pond, Oh Happy Day, Safe Choice, Tickled Pink, You Said What) Pattern Play stamp set Enveloper Choice stamp set Enveloper Hello stamp set Magical Butterfly die Magical Flower Border die

[TT Video] Short Strokes Watercolor Background by Channin

on February 21, 2017
Hello everyone! It’s Channin here with a new video for Technique Tuesday! This week watch as I demonstrate how to make this very colorful watercolored background. Watercolor backgrounds have been very popular! From smooshed, to ombre/gradations, to bold stripes, to even plaids, I have seen so many different beautiful types of watercolor backgrounds. In my video, watch as I demonstrate yet another, I’m calling Short Strokes.  

[TT Video] Short Strokes Watercolor Background by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. First, I made the background with my watercolors and a 1/2 flat brush on a 5 1/2” x 7 1/2” panel of watercolor paper. I started with my lightest watercolor shade, mixed it with only a small amount of water then applied it randomly to my watercolor panel in short strokes. I continued this process till I had applied all the colors I intended to use and my panel was covered with strokes. As my panel dried, I stamped and gold embossed the adorable lion from the Enveloper Choice Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Enveloper Hello Stamp Set on a stitched white cardstock square cut using the new Lacy Square Dies. Next, I trimmed my watercolor panel down to 5x7 using the Lacy Layers 5x7 Dies. I then adhered my panel to my cardbase, added some craft foam to the back of my lion and sentiment square and then adhered it to my card front. I hope you enjoyed and thanks so much for stopping by!! ~Channin Products: Enveloper Choice Stamp Set Enveloper Hello Stamp Set  Lacy Square Die Lacy Layers 5x7 Die

[WIW Video] Ink Blending, Masks, and Foxy Sightings with Laura Bassen

on February 15, 2017
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Hello everyone!! The amazingly talented and hilarious Laura Bassen is with us today sharing a video for this gem of a card!! Watch Laura work her ink blending magic over a few of the images from the Enveloper Hello Stamp Set to craft this truly beautiful creation!

[WIW Video] Ink Blending, Masks, and Foxy Sightings with Laura Bassen

Watch below or on out YouTube channel.   Laura used the Enveloper Hello stamp set to create this cheerful card. She masked off a couple of images using full sticky post-it notes and blended in distress inks onto watercolor cardstock for the background. When the masks are removed, the black and white images pop against the colorful ink blended background. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!! Products: Enveloper Hello Stamp Set

[In the Details] Embellishing with Nuvo Drops & Ink Dusting with Nichol Spohr

on February 10, 2017
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Hello everyone! It's Nichol here for another "In the Details" for Friday! I stamped and embossed images from the Enveloper Kindness, Enveloper Hello, and a greeting from the Congrats stamp sets on smooth white cardstock using white embossing powder. An Ink Duster brush is a fantastic way to apply the Waffle Flower Oh Happy Day, Chirp Chirp, and New Fish In Pond over the embossed areas for embossed resist. The Ink Duster makes applying the ink smoothly without blotches SO super easy! It’s a fantastic way to create some great effects with dye inks!

[Video] Embellishing with Nuvo Drops & Ink Dusting

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel Nuvo Crystal Drops are a quick and effective way to embellish the Enveloper Kindness and Enveloper Hello stamped and embossed images on these birthday greeting cards. Drops of all sizes can be created with the Nuvo drops and they add a bit of dimension, lots of color and so much interest to these images! The Nuvo drops work a lot like Glossy Accents as well. A dimensional greeting die cut from cardstock adhered to Fun Foam using the Celebrate Word die was finished with a layer of Nuvo Crystal Drops to add color and shine to each sentiment. Each card was finished with a stamped birthday greeting on the inside of each card using a Balloon Messages stamp set sentiment and the Oh Happy Day, Chirp Chirp, and New Fish In Pond inks. Supplies

[In the Details] Card & Matching Envelope by Nichol Spohr

on January 13, 2017
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Hello everyone! It's Nichol here! The new Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Set and Enveloper Hello Stamp Set are perfect for creating an embossed resist card and matching embossed envelope!

[Video] Card & Matching Envelope by Nichol Spohr

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel. I stamped designs from both stamp sets on smooth white cardstock and applied Wilted Violet, Lucky Clover, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks over the design before adding additional distressing with water. The greeting from the Enveloper Hello Stamp Set  was stamped on black cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder before being trimmed into a thin strip and adhered over the stamped and inked background. A scattering of sequins finishes the card design. I stamped images from both the Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Set and Enveloper Hello Stamp Set on a matching colorful envelope using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white to create the coordinating envelope. Supplies: Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Set Enveloper Hello Stamp Set