[Technique] Striped Sentiment Strips by Channin

on November 06, 2017
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[Technique] Striped Sentiment Strips by Channin

Hello all! It’s Channin here with a new technique video to share. This week I’m playing with stripes yet again and creating some colorful striped sentiment goodness for the coming holiday season! Plus, with today’s technique you get two different card designs for the price of one! To get all the details check out the video below.

[Technique] Striped Sentiment Strips by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

Card 1

First, I created my striped strips by adhering four approximately 0.25” strips of different colored red cardstocks onto a scrap of white cardstock approximately 1.25” x 5.5” long. I then trimmed the striped strip down to about 5.25” x 1” and repeated the process with green cardstocks. Next, I die cut “Holly” from the red striped strip and “Jolly” from the green using the Papercut Alpha Die Set, saving the die cut letters for the second card.

I then used an embossing folder to add dimension to the front of an A2 white card base and then adhered my striped sentiment strips with foam tape. To finish the card off I added a die cut “Christmas” sentiment cut from mirrored gold cardstock using the Holiday Words Die Set and back with craft foam for dimension.

Card 2

First, I stamped a background using two trees from the Cold Hands Stamp Set and Distress Oxides (Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Crack Pistachio, & Twisted Citron) on an A2 card base made from 110lb white cardstock. Next, I adhered the left over letters from the first card onto a panel of vellum made using the Pinking Layers Die.

I then adhered a mirrored gold “Christmas” cut using the Holiday Words Die Set under “Jolly”. Lastly I adhered a second panel of vellum under the first and then adhered the panel onto the card front.

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

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271131 Cold Hands Stamp Set (trees) 

310111 Pinking Layers Die (vellum panel) 

310107 Holiday Words Die (“Christmas”) 

310037 Papercut Alpha Die (“Holly” & “Jolly”) 

[Video]#TBT - Tropical Birthday Card by Katie Gehring

on March 02, 2017
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  Hello Waffle Flower friends, On today’s #TBT, I am combining the new Greenery Die with a throwback stamp set featuring some seriously stylish sentiments using brush lettering- the Balloon Messages stamp set. This card was so much fun to pull together and gave me a chance to play with my Distress inks in lots of different ways. I have a video to share with you today showing how all this came together to create a Tropical Birthday card. I hope you’ll take a peek!

[Video]#TBT - Tropical Birthday Card by Katie Gehring

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.   I love the way that the watercolored card stock looks cut into leaves and fronds using the Greenery die. I created the background of the card by blending some yellow shades of Distress Ink. No matter how many times I mist Distress Ink with water, I am still amazed at the dreamy bokeh effect it creates.   Thanks for stopping by! Katie   Supplies: Greenery Die Pinking Layers Die Balloon Messages Stamp Set

[In the Details] Sending XOXO - Stitched Valentine's by Nichol Spohr

on February 03, 2017
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Hello everyone! It's Nichol here! Hand stitching love-themed greeting cards is a snap with the Waffle Flower Pinking Layers Die and Stitched Hearts Die! Check out how in my video!

[Video] Sending XOXO - Stitched Valentine's by Nichol Spohr

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel A simple greeting stamped in the center of the large heart from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set stamped with My Pleasure and Tickled Pink Inks and a decorative mat die cut using a Lacy Layers 2 Die finish off these clean and simple Valentine’s cards. Try switching up the stitching designs and thread colors for greeting cards for lots of different occasions! Supplies: - Balloon Messages Stamp Set - Pinking Layers Die - Stitched Hearts Die - My Pleasure Dye Ink - Tickled Pink Dye Ink -Lacy Layers 2 Die

[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

[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] Die-cutting with Faux Suede by Channin

on December 06, 2016
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designteamheadshots_channinHello everyone and welcome to Technique Tuesday!! It’s Channin here and today I’m making necklaces and earrings using Waffle Flower dies and faux suede. Over the past couple of years, I have seen many people create amazing projects with their dies and felt, which has always made me wonder if it was possible to die-cut with a faux suede material called ultrasuede, especially since its about the same thickness and suppleness. So finally I gave it a try! Check out the video below to see my results!

[TT Video] Die-cutting with Faux Suede by Channin

Watch below or on out YouTube channel. First, I die cut feathers out of a faux suede material called ultrasuede using the Feather More Die set. Ultrasuede is a material typically used for bead embroidery work, but it has a thickness and suppleness somewhat comparable to felt but with that soft velvety feel and look of suede. I couldn’t find any at my local JoAnns however, but several etsy stores carry it in a variety of colors. Here’s one etsy shop selling scrap packages for only 5-6 bucks! img_2657 Anyways, back to the project. I cut 3 small feathers and 1 large feather, which I will use to create a pair of earrings (2 small feathers) and a necklace (1 small and 1 large). I then used painters tape to mask off an angled portion of the feathers and then painted each portion with a metallic acrylic paint. I used DecoArt Dazzling Metallics, Worn Penny but any metallic acrylic paint would work. After all my feathers were painted I left them to dry for 2-3 hours. When the feathers were dry I flipped them over, masked the other side to keep the dipped look continuous on both sides, then painted and allowed them to dry for another 2-3 hours. img_2656 Once the other painted sides were dry I assembled my jewelry. First, I cut off the stem of all the feathers. I then punched a small hole using an 1/8”hole punch at the top of every feather. I purchased bronze jump rings, fish ho ok earwires, and chain at my local craft store and with a two sets of pliers I used these items to assemble my necklace and earrings. img_2654 Now that the jewelry was done, then I created a simple cards to use as the packaging for the gifts. First, I cut two rectangles using the Pinking Layers Die of kraft cardstock. Then I cut negative spaces into the rectangles using dies from the Gift Bag Die. I used an elongated oval die to create the negative space to feed the necklace chain through and a tiny circle die to fed the hooks on earrings through. Once I had the jewelry through the negative spaces I taped down the chain and the hooks with some scotch tape and then created a pocket around the chain and hooks with foam tape. I then stamped a sentiment from the Feather More Stamp Set using a combination of Like a Pro Dye Ink and  Dew Drop Brilliance Rocket Red Gold Pigment Ink onto a 2 5” by 7” kraft card bases. Lastly, I pulled off the backing on my foam tape and added the pinking layered rectangle with either the necklace or earrings onto my card bases. img_2660 img_2658 I hope you enjoyed! I’ll see you next week with another technique!! ~Channin Supplies: Feather More Die Pinking Layers Die Gift Bag Die Feather More Stamp Set Like a Pro Dye Ink Additional Supplies: Ultrasuede Metallic Acrylic Paint 1/8” Hole Punch Jump Rings Fish Hook Earwires Jewelry Chain Pliers