[Technique] Texture with Plastic Wrap by Channin

on February 26, 2018

[Technique] Texture with Plastic Wrap by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here with a new technique video! In today’s video I demonstrate a simple watercoloring technique that creates a beautiful and interesting texture that is perfect for backgrounds!

[Technique] Texture with Plastic Wrap by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I painted a rainbow watercolor background on an A2 panel (4.25” x 5.5”) of watercolor paper using Gansai Tambi watercolors (32, 33, 42, 51, 62, 66, 139, 37).

After I finished painting I misted the panel with a couple sprays of water and then placed some crinkled up plastic wrap or saran wrap over the panel and placed a somewhat heavy object (I used the platform to my die cutting machine) over the the plastic wrap to hold it in place as it dried. Once the panel was dry I removed the plastic wrap and then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Folded Happy Stamp Set.

Then to make the sentiment stand out I painted another layer of the watercolors inside of the letters. After I painted the inside of the letters I then painted the around the letters (to the left and bottom) to add a shadow with No.20 watered-down to make a gray. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an A2 card base made with 110lb white cardstock. I hope you enjoyed today’s technique!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271171 Folded Happy Stamp Set (sentiment) 

[WIW] Sequin Rainbow by Channin

on February 21, 2018

[WIW] Sequin Rainbow by Channin

Hello all! It’s Channin here for Watch It Wednesday when something colorful and super sparkly to share! In today’s video I share I turned the scraps from last week’s technique video into a sequin rainbow!

[WIW] Sequin Rainbow by Channin

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I started with 5 domes, each one cut from a different colored cardstock and a different sized dome die from the A2 Nested Domes Die set except for the largest. I then sketched out a frame on the smallest dome and the cut out the interior. I then centered this frame onto the next sized up dome, traced the interior, and then cut out the interior. Next, I die cut the centers of the remaining domes with the smallest dome die from the A2 Nested Dome Die set. I then discarded all the interiors and then glued all the domes together with liquid adhesive in descending order.

With the rings of the rainbow all adhered together I moved onto the sequins. I used 5 different colors of sequins, similar to the colored cardstocks used to create the rainbow. I started at the center of the ring and then glued down each sequin with a drop of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue till I had about 2 inches of the rainbow completed. I repeated this process till the all the rings were covered with sequins. I then trimmed off the bottom portion of the domes and then glued the rainbow down onto an A2 pink card base.

Next, I die cut 2x large and 2x small clouds from white cardstock using the Across the Miles Matching Die Set. I added foam tape to the back of the clouds and then adhered them over the base of the rainbow. Next, I die cut “Awesome” from mirrored gold cardstock and craft foam using the Awesome Word Die. I then trimmed off the AW and ME off the craft foam “Awesome”, so I just the the middle letters left and then glued them to the gold “Awesome”. I set that aside to dry a little and then stamped, gold embossed, and finally trimmed down a sentiment from the In Every Way Stamp Set. I then finished up the card by adhering the “Awesome” and sentiment strip to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

310172 A2 Nested Domes Die (rainbow) http://waffleflower.com/products/a2-nested-domes-die

310139 Across the Miles Matching Die (clouds) http://waffleflower.com/products/across-the-miles-matching-die

310057 Awesome Word Die (“Awesome”) http://waffleflower.com/products/awesome-word-die

271023 In Every Way Stamp Set (sentiment & sentiment strip) http://waffleflower.com/products/in-every-way-stamp-set

[Technique] Ink Smooshing with Embossed Resist by Channin

on February 19, 2018

[Technique] Ink Smooshing with Embossed Resist by Channin

Hello all! It’s Channin here and in today’s technique video I’m combining 2 techniques to create 2 colorful cards! In the video, I will combine ink smooshing and embossed resist to create these leafy backgrounds with Distress Oxides. Please check out the video below to get all the details.

[Technique] Ink Smooshing with Embossed Resist by Channin

Watch below or our YouTube channel.

First, I ink smooshed Distress Oxides Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio onto two A2 panels (4.25” x 5.5”) of watercolor paper. I then completely dried the panels with a heat gun. Next, I die cut several leaves from craft foam using the Greenery Dies and then mounted them onto an acrylic block with tape adhesive to turn them into stamps.

Next, I covered the panels with anti-static powder and then repeatedly stamped the leaves in VersaMark to cover the panels and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Next, did some more ink smooshing over the panels; one with Peacock Feathers & Lucky Clover and the other with Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade.

I then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Drink to That Stamp Set onto a sentiment strips cut using the Sentiments Die. Lastly, I adhered the panels onto A2 top-folding card bases (4.25” x 11”, scored & folded at 5.5”) and then added the sentiment strips with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and techniques. Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271138 Drink to That Stamp Set (sentiment) 

310072 Sentiments Die (sentiment strip) 

310127 Greenery Die (leaves) 

[Fun Friday] Ombre Background with Small Stamps by Amanda

on February 16, 2018

[Fun Friday] Ombre Background with Small Stamps by Amanda

Hi there everyone! It's Amanda here and today I will show you how to create an ombré background using small stamps from the set "Stitched Love".

[Fun Friday] Ombre Background with Small Stamps by Amanda

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

 

I used my MISTI tool to stamp each of the bigger hearts twice. The first time I used a dye ink on the whole stamp, while the second one I inked up only one side of the heart with a Distress Oxide ink. This gave them a really cool dimension and made the background more interesting.

To frame the sentiment I die cut a small rectangle with the Stitched Layers dies and stamped it in the middle with black ink. I also added a few sequins and tiny black dots to finish up my card.

You will find all the details in the video tutorial. Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next time!

Thank you! Have a great day!

Amanda

 

PRODUCTS:

271142 Stitched Love Stamp Set (images & sentiment) 

120012 Ink- Dye- My Pleasure (red)

120008 Ink-Dye-Safe Choice (cool pink)

120009 Ink-Dye-Tickled Pink (warm pink)

310136 Stitched Layers Die (panel)

[Technique] Nesting Dies Shaker Cards (No foam tape!) by Channin

on February 12, 2018
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[Technique] Nesting Dies Shaker Cards (No foam tape!) by Channin

Hello everyone! It's Channin here and I am super excited to share with you today’s technique video! In today’s video I demonstrate how to create shaker cards using your nesting die sets, best part these shaker cards don’t require any foam tape!! Today I will make a colorful rainbow shaker card using the very versatile A2 Nested Dome Die set to create the well for the shaker contents and complete the card with a hot air balloon from the Across the Miles Stamp Set.

[Technique] Nesting Dies Shaker Cards (No foam tape!) by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

 

I started with 2 A2 panels (4.25” x 5.5”) of light blue cardstock for the sky and 5 more A2 panels of colored cardstock (pink, red, yellow, mint, & blue) for the rainbow. I die cut a dome from one of the light blue panels with the second largest die from the A2 Nested Dome Die set. I then die cut a dome frame from the pink panel using the largest and second largest dome die. Next, I continued to die cut with a dome die in descending order from each of the remaining rainbow panels (red, yellow, mint, & blue), starting with the red panel and the third largest dome die. Once all my panels were cut I glued the layers together, starting with the blue panel to the un-cut light blue panel, then the mint, then the yellow, and then finally the red to create the well for my shaker contents.

I then created the top of my shaker by gluing the die cut light blue panel to a panel of acetate and then gluing the pink from on top. I then filled the well with sequins and glitter and sealed it up by gluing to top to the well. Next, I stamped and copic colored the large hot air balloon from the Across the Miles Stamp Set and then die cut it out with the matching dies. I then created a cloud using a scrap of white cardstock and the Scenery Die. I then stamped a sentiment from the Doily Circle Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black on the cloud. Lastly, I adhered the shaker panel to an A2 top-folding card base (4.25” x 11”, scored and folded at 5.5”) then glued the cloud and balloon to the front of the card.

 

I used the A2 Nested Domes Die set to create the shaker for this card as well. I used the same colored cardstocks for the rainbow but this one was a little simpler because I didn’t make a frame with the pink panel like I did with the previous card.

I started with an A2 panel of white cardstock and the 2nd largest dome die then worked my way through the remaining dies in descending order with the rest of the colored panels. I finished this shaker off with a butterfly from the Pretty Butterflies Die set.

 

For this final card I used the Stitched Layers Die to create the shaker. I wanted to show you all this card because I this die set only has only 3 layers yet I was still able to create a well deep enough to house the shaker contents.

Plus with this card didn’t create a rainbow but more of an ombre look by choosing colored cardstocks in different tones but from the same color family.

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

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

310172 A2 Nested Domes Die (rainbow shaker) 

271108 Across the Miles Stamp Set (balloon) 

310139 Across the Miles Matching Die (balloon) 

310160 Scenery Die (cloud)

271032 Doily Circle Stamp Set (sentiment, cards 1 & 2) 

310142 Pretty Butterflies Die (butterfly) 

310136 Stitched Layers Die (shaker, card 3) 

271146 Make a Fish Stamp Set (sentiment, card 3) 

[Fun Friday] Simple Multi-Colored Die Cuts by Therese

on February 09, 2018

[Fun Friday] Simple Multi-Colored Die Cuts by Therese

Hello! Therese here with a new video! Today is all about an easy way to achieve the multi-colored die cut look without all the die cutting, and it’s soo simple to do.

[Fun Friday] Simple Multi-Colored Die Cuts by Therese

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

To start things off I die cut the beautiful Make a Fish die in white cardstock and added my own color using Copic markers, and I could even add some shading!

 

I used the Stitched Layers dies to cut a panel for my background and added a ‘watery’ effect with inks. Then I used the co-ordinating stamp set for my ‘So-Fish-Ticated’ sentiment which I stamped with the New Fish In Pond ink.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!

Therese

 

PRODUCTS 

30180 - Make a Fish Die 

271146 - Make a Fish Stamp Set

310136 - Stitched Layers Die

120005 - New Fish in Pond Ink 

[WIW] Stitched Pears with Rainbow Background by Channin

on February 07, 2018

[WIW] Stitched Pears with Rainbow Background by Channin

Hello Waffle Flower Friends! In today’s video I make a stripy rainbow background and pair it with, well, pears! :) I love all the cross-stitch stamp sets and the Stitched Love may be one of my favorites! I love the cross-stitch look of course but I also just adore those little faces you can stamp onto the pears, they always make me so happy!

[WIW] Stitched Pears with Rainbow Background by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I stamped the rainbow background onto an A2 top-folding (4.24” x 11”, scored and folded at 5.5”) card base made from 110lb white cardstock. I used one of the stripe stamps from the Plaid Play Stamp Set and several Waffle Flower inks (You Said What, Oh Happy Day, My Pleasure, Chirp Chirp, New Fish In Pond, Daydreaming, Happy Go Lucky).

Once my background was completed I stamped the pears from the Stitched Love Stamp Set onto some scrap cardstock with Chirp Chirp, Coffee Loves Milk, and VersaFine Onyx Black for the faces, and then die cut the pears out with the matching dies. Next, I stamped a sentiment in VersaFine and added the pears with foam tape. Lastly, I added some dimension and shine to the eyes with Ranger Black Tie Enamel Accents.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

120001 Ink - Dye - Chirp Chirp (green) 

120002 Ink - Dye - You Said What (yellow) 

120003 Ink - Dye - Coffee Loves Milk (brown) 

120004 Ink - Dye - Oh Happy Day (orange) 

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

120006 Ink - Dye - Daydreaming (blue) 

120010 Ink - Dye - Happy Go Lucky (purple) 

120012 Ink - Dye - My Pleasure (red) 

271119 Plaid Play Stamp Set (rainbow background) 

271142 Stitched Love Stamp Set (pears & sentiment) 

310176 Stitched Love Matching Die (pears) 

[Technique] Making Basic Shapes by Grouping Stamps by Channin

on February 05, 2018

[Technique] Making Basic Shapes by Grouping Stamps by Channin

Hello all! It’s Channin here with a new technique video! Today I’m grouping together an assortment of stamps from several Enveloper stamps sets to create a heart. I love creating simple shapes with my stamps, it is such a fun and new way to use your sets and it is very versatile. Today, I make a heart for Valentine’s Day but you there are so many other shapes you could create; a balloon or a star for a birthday card, a christmas tree or ornament for christmas, a house for a housewarming card, and etc. 

[Technique] Making Basic Shapes by Grouping Stamps by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First I created an A2 top-folding card base (4.24” x 11”, scored and folded at 5.5”) from 110lb pink cardstock. I then created my heart template by hand drawing half of a heart on a A2 panel of 65lb white cardstock, then folding the panel in half and cutting the sketched heart out. I then unfolded the panel and then placed it on top of my card base inside my MISTI. I then positioned stamps from the Enveloper Choice, Enveloper From, Enveloper Listen, Enveloper Birthday, and Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Sets inside the heart.

Once I had the stamps all arranged, I inked them up with Candied Apple Distress Oxide and removed the template and stamped them on the card. I then cleaned and removed the stamps but positioned the smallest stamps in different spots within the heart and stamped them again. I repeated this process several times till I had most of the negative spaces with the heart filled up. I then took a Copic marker (R27) to make dots in the heart to further fill the heart. I then thoroughly dried my card and then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Enveloper Choice Stamp Set in white. Lastly, I added white gel pen accents to the images within the heart.

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

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271091 Enveloper Choice Stamp Set (images & sentiment) http://waffleflower.com/products/enveloper-choice-stamp-set

271092 Enveloper Birthday Stamp Set (images) http://waffleflower.com/products/enveloper-birthday-stamp-set

271094 Enveloper Little Birdie Stamp Set (images) http://waffleflower.com/products/enveloper-little-birdie-stamp-set

271124 Enveloper From Stamp Set (images) http://waffleflower.com/products/enveloper-from-stamp-set

271133 Enveloper Listen Stamp Set (images) http://waffleflower.com/products/enveloper-listen-stamp-set

[WIW] Bee Mine Valentine by Channin

on January 31, 2018
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[WIW] Bee Mine Valentine by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here and welcome to another Watch It Wednesday! In today’s video I create a sweet bee themed valentine using the Rock On Stamp Set and matching die. I also blend a rainbow background and stamp my own sentiment using the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set.

[WIW] Bee Mine Valentine by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I stamped the bug holding a flag from the Rock On Stamp Set in VersaFine Onyx Black onto a scrap of Bristol paper. Before I inked up the stamp, however, I did mask off the 3 small dots on the bug’s belly with a small scrap from a full adhesive post-it note. I then inked up the stamp, then removed the mask and stamped the bug. Next, I stamped a heart and “you” which I snipped off the “you rock” sentiment onto the flag. I then watercolored the bug with Tombow Dual Brush Pens (055, 933, 885, 847, 493, 977) and die cut it out with the matching dies.

Next, I ink blended a rainbow background onto the front of an A2 top-folding cardbase (4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5”) with distress oxides (Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Wild Honey). I then stamped “BEE MINE” using the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set in VersaFine Onyx Black. Lastly, I adhered the bee with foam tape and then added white gel pen and Wink of Stella accents.

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

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271143 Rock On Stamp Set (bug) http://waffleflower.com/products/rock-on-stamp-set

310177 Rock On Matching Die (bug) http://waffleflower.com/products/rock-on-matching-die

271066 Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set (sentiment) http://waffleflower.com/products/cutaway-alpha-stamp-set

[Technique] Credit Card Painted Backgrounds by Channin

on January 29, 2018
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[Technique] Credit Card Painted Backgrounds by Channin

Hello Waffle Flower friends! It’s Channin here and I have a fun and unique technique to share will you all today! In today’s video I demonstrate how to create some colorful backgrounds using Distress Oxides and a credit card! I use the fabulous Cross Stitched Heart Die, Magical Flower Border Die, and Magical Butterfly Die to complete the cards.

[Technique] Credit Card Painted Backgrounds by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

I created 2 painted backgrounds on A2 panels (4.25” x 5.5”) of watercolor paper with Distress Oxides (Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, & Wilted Violet) and a credit card. I transferred the watered-down oxides to the watercolor paper using an old credit card with a swiping motion. I started with my lightest shade first (Wild Honey) then worked my way through the other colors, but did stop to dry with my heat gun when my paper got too wet.

my backgrounds were completed and completely dry, I die cut one of them with the Cross Stitched Heart and the largest die from the Stitched Layers Die set. I then die cut an A2 panel of white cardstock with the largest die from the Stitched Layers Die set and set aside both pieces, the frame and the panel, for later.

I then die cut another A2 panel of white cardstock with the Magical Flower Border Die and the Magical Butterfly Die and set the pieces aside. Next I stamped and white heat embossed sentiments from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set on the watercolor heart panel and remaining watercolor background.

I then assembled my cards. I adhered the heart panel to the white panel die with the Stitched Layers die with liquid glue. Then I adhered the panel to an A2 top-folding cardbase (4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5”) with layer of craft foam. Next, I adhered the remaining white frame to the cardbase.

For the second card, I adhered the background to an A2 top-folding cardbase (4.25” x 11”, scored at 5.5”) with liquid glue. Then I finished up the card by adhering the flower border and butterfly with glue and foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and inspired you to give this fun technique a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271065 Balloon Messages Stamp Set (sentiments)

310123 Magical Butterfly Die (butterfly)

310119 Magical Flower Border Die (flower border)

310135 Cross Stitched Heart Die (heart)

310136 Stitched Layers Die (panel & frame) 

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