Repeating Background with Colored Images by Nichol Spohr

on July 14, 2017
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Repeating Background with Colored Images by Nichol Spohr

Hi friends! Nichol here today with an idea for creating repeating background colored images with the Sweets Stamp Set. Instead of making the Sweets images the embellishment of the card, the images are used to created a custom background by repeatedly stamping the images until the 4” x 5 1/4” white cardstock background is completely full.

[Video] Repeating Background with Colored Images

Watch the video below or on our Youtube Channel.

The images were colored in with Copic Markers and additional colorful hearts were stamped using Tickled Pink, My Pleasure, Oh Happy Day, You Said What, Chirp Chirp, New Fish In Pond, and Happy Go Lucky Inks. The addition of colorful hearts fills in the background nicely. For the greeting, a rectangle was die cut from black cardstock using a Stitched Layers Die. Greetings from the Sweets Stamp Set were stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The greeting was adhered to the background with foam adhesive. Nuvo Crystal Drops finish off the greeting and Glossy Accents, a white opaque pen, and the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen add fun detail to the background.

Supplies:
120001 Ink - Dye - Chirp Chirp 
120002 Ink - Dye - You Said What 
120004 Ink - Dye - Oh Happy Day 
120005 Ink - Dye - New Fish in Pond  
120009 Ink - Dye - Tickled Pink  
120010 Ink - Dye - Happy Go Lucky  
120012 Ink - Dye - My Pleasure  
271109 Sweets Stamp Set  & 310140 Sweets Matching Die 
310136 Stitched Layers Die 

[In the Details] Repeating Pattern Greeting Backgrounds by Nichol

on July 07, 2017
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[In the Details] Repeating Pattern Greeting Backgrounds by Nichol

Hello friends! Nichol here today with a card featuring a background with a repeating pattern stamped with greetings from the Pawsome Stamp Set. I took the Tickled Pink, Safe Choice, My Pleasure, Oh Happy Day, You Said What, Chirp Chirp, New Fish In Pond, Daydreaming, and Happy Go Lucky Waffle Flower Inks and repeatedly stamped a background using a sentiment phrase from the Pawsome Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock. The rainbow look is one of my favorites and showcases the gorgeous inks plus makes for a stunning rainbow background!

[In the Details] Repeating Pattern Greeting Backgrounds by Nichol

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

The panel was die cut with a Patched Layers Die to give a decorative look to the outer edges of the background. Dogs and heart images from the Pawsome Stamp Set were stamped on smooth white cardstock and colored in with Copic Markers before being die cut with the coordinating Pawsome Dies. The dogs were adhered with foam adhesive below the repeating greeting and the hearts and accents were layered over and around the background, matching the rainbow color/order of the design. Glossy Accents was applied over the hearts for a glossy, dimensional finish.

On the inside of the card I stamped the greeting again and finished with rainbow hearts surrounding the greeting stamped with the Waffle Flower Inks.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Nichol

 

PRODUCTS:

120001 Ink - Dye - Chirp Chirp (repeated greeting - green) 

120002 Ink - Dye - You Said What (repeated greeting - yellow) 

120004 Ink - Dye - Oh Happy Day (repeated greeting - orange) 

120005 Ink - Dye - New Fish in Pond (repeated greeting - aqua) 

120006 Ink - Dye - Daydreaming (repeated greeting - blue) 

120008 Ink - Dye - Safe Choice (repeated greeting - cool pink) 

120009 Ink - Dye - Tickled Pink (repeated greeting - warm pink) 

120010 Ink - Dye - Happy Go Lucky (repeated greeting - purple) 

120012 Ink - Dye - My Pleasure (repeated greeting - red) 

271107 Pawsome Stamp Set (sentiment and images) 

310138 Pawsome Matching Die (images) 

310133 Patched Layers Die (frame) 

[TT Video] Adding Color with Solid Shapes by Channin

on June 27, 2017

[TT Video] Adding Color with Solid Shapes by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here, back with a new technique video! This week I’m sharing how to add color to your images without busting out your markers or colored pencils. Plus these colorful designs are quick and easy to create!

POST: [TT Video] Adding Color with Solid Shapes by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

 

 

Cards 1 and 2

For these first two cards, I first stamped a background of circles using a circle from the Flower Circles Stamp Set in You Said What, Oh Happy Day, My Pleasure, Safe Choice, Happy Go Lucky, Chirp Chirp, New Fish in Pond, and Daydreaming Dye inks on two 4.25x5.25 panels of white 110lb cardstock. Next, I repeatedly stamped a balloon from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set on one panel and then a bowtie from the Bowtiful Stamp Set on the other in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Next, I stamped “It’s your birthday” from the Eat Cake Stamp Set on the panel with balloons and “big boy today” from Big Day Stamp Set on the panel with the bowties. Next, I outlined the stamped sentiments where they overlapped the stamped images with a white gel pen. Lastly, I stamped the sentiments again in Like a Pro but slightly off-set to create a shadow and then mounted the panels onto a top-folding A2 white card base using foam tape and adhesive tape.

Cards 3 and 4

First, I stamped the backgrounds exactly how I stamped my first two cards the only difference is one panel was 4.25x5.5. I then stamped sentiments from the Big Day Stamp Set on both panels in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Next, I stamped images from the Big Day Stamp Set (cake, ice cream cone, and stars) and Stocking Stamp Set (present) around the sentiments on the panels. Then I stamped the sentiments again in Like a Pro but slightly off-set to create a shadow. Lastly, I trimmed the larger panel to 4x5.25 and adhered it to a top-folding A2 black card base and adhered the smaller panel to a top-folding A2 white card base with foam tape and tape adhesive.

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

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

Stamps:

271007 Flower Circles Stamp Set (background circles)

271065 Balloon Messages Stamp Set (balloons)

271000 Bowtiful Stamp Set (bowties)

271115 Big Day Stamp Set (sentiment, cake, ice-cream, stars)

271114 Eat Cake Stamp Set (sentiment)

271045 Stocking Stamp Set (present)

Inks:

120002 You Said What Dye Ink (background circles)

120004 Oh Happy Day Dye Ink (background circles)

120012 My Pleasure Dye Ink (background circles)

120008 Safe Choice Dye Ink (background circles)

120010 Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink (background circles)

120001 Chirp Chirp Dye Ink (background circles)

120005 New Fish in Pond Dye Ink (background circles)

120006 Daydreaming Dye Ink (background circles)

120007 Like a Pro Dye Ink (shadow)

[In the Details] Custom Backgrounds by Nichol Spohr

on June 02, 2017

[In the Details] Custom Backgrounds by Nichol Spohr

Hello! It's Nichol here with an new In the Details video!

Creating your own custom patterned backgrounds is a snap with a layered stamp set. The Pretty Wings stamps makes for a gorgeous background when paired with the awesome Waffle Flower Inks.

[In the Details] Custom Backgrounds by Nichol Spohr

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

I layered Safe Choice, My Pleasure, Oh Happy Day, You Said What, Chirp Chirp, New Fish In Pond, Daydreaming, and Happy Go Lucky dye inks.

Black paint splatters over the background, add interest and a bit of distressing to the design. In order to still see the butterflies through the greeting, I die cut Lacy Layers from vellum and added a stamped and embossed greeting from the First Step Stamp Set.

Frames were die cut from white and black cardstock using the same dies and layered one on to top of another around the vellum greeting. The background is still visible through the vellum, but slightly muted so it’s still easy to read!

An additional Pretty Wings butterfly was stamped and then die cut before being adhered underneath the greeting, using foam adhesive under the wings to make it appear to have just settled there on the card.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Nichol

 

PRODUCTS:

Inks:

Safe Choice Dye Ink

My Pleasure 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

Stamps:

Pretty Wing Stamp Set

First Step Stamp Set

Dies:

Lacy Layers Die

Pretty Wings Matching Die

[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] 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

[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

[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] Watercoloring with Waffle Flower Inks with Channin

on November 15, 2016
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designteamheadshots_channinHello everyone!! It’s Channin here! Did you know that you don’t have to own watercolor paints to give watercoloring a try? Waffle Flower’s dye inks work really well with water! Because you can mix their inks with water you are able to play around with a lot of fun techniques ink smooshing and watercoloring. Check out today’s video to see how I use my dye inks to watercolor! ;)

[Technique Tuesday] Watercoloring with Ink

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. img_2420 First, I stamped a sentiment from the Congrats stamp set in versafine onyx black ink on a panel of watercolor paper. I then repeatedly stamped the flower/succulent from the First Step stamp set and a flower and a pair of leaves from the Leafy stamp set in Peace of Mind dye ink on my panel. img_2421 Next, I smooshed New Fish in Pond and Happy Go Lucky dye inks (aren’t these ink names so fun!) on my acrylic block and then misted them with water. I then pick up the watered down New Fish in Pond with a paint brush and painted the large flowers and the lower half of the small flowers. After I had painted all the flowers with New Fish in Pond, I moved onto Happy Go Lucky. I painted the centers of the large flowers and the upper portions of the small flowers with the Happy Go Lucky. Next, with just clean clear water I painted over leaves. img_2422 This re-activates the ink and adds a little color to open areas of the leaves. I then cleaned my block and then smooshed and misted Peace of Mind dye ink. I used this final ink to paint the bases of the small flowers. Next, I die cut 3 “celebrate” out of black cardstock using the Celebrate word die. I then adhered these together with multi-medium matte. Lastly, I added foam tape to the back of my watercolored panel, adhered it to a 5” by 7” white card base and then adhered my “celebrate” onto top.

Supplies:

Congrats Stamp Set  First Step Stamp Set Leafy Stamp Set  Peace of Mind Dye Ink New Fish in Pond Dye Ink  Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink Celebrate Word Die

[Video] #TBT - Deconstructed Chevron Give Thanks Card with Katie Gehring

on November 10, 2016
DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello Waffle Flower Friends, Katie here with another Throwback Thursday. This week, I am reaching deep into the Waffle Flower archives and making a set of Thanksgiving cards using the Pattern Play stamp set and the Holiday Labels- Give Thanks stamp set. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to take a peek at my process! If there is a previously released Waffle Flower stamp set or die that you would like to see featured in an upcoming #TBT, just let me know by leaving a comment below!

[Video] #TBT - Deconstructed Chevron Give Thanks Card with Katie Gehring

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. wfc-20161110-chevron-thanks-katie-1 wfc-20161110-chevron-thanks-katie-2 Thanks for watching! Katie Supplies: Pattern Play stamp set Holiday Labels- Give Thanks stamp set Flower Circle Dies Happy Go Lucky Ink My Pleasure Ink Oh Happy Day Ink Peace of Mind Ink

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