Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Shelly, Laura Jane, Katie and our challenge guest Kelly Szafron are here to share their takes on this month’s Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our August challenge too! wfc-201608-photo Shelly Kurth Products: Hibiscus Stamp Set Leafy Stamp Set Sentiments Die Awesome Word Die WFC 8-8 Shelly Kurth What Shelly Says: I started with doing a little watercoloring for my background, using the Leafy Stamp Set. After, I used the Sentiments die and stamped on my sentiment pieces, using the Hibiscus Stamp Set. Then, I used the Awesome Word Die with silver glitter cardstock and white cardstock. Once done, I layered the die cut pieces together and added it to my card. To finish things off, I added a little bit of twine. Laura Jane Products: Snail Mail Stamp Set Flutter Stamp Set Lacy Layers Die Doily Square Die Snail Mail Die WFC 8-8 Laura Jane What Laura Jane Says: I created a pattern background using the Snail Mail and Flutter Stamp Sets. Double stamping the butterflies for more interest. The Lacy Layers Die provided me with a sweet frame as well as the Doily Square Die. The coordinating Snail Mail Dies layered beautifully with the sentiment from the Lacy Flower Stamp Set. Katie Gehring Products: Birthday Fishes Stamp Set Birthday Fishes Die WFC 8-8 Katie Gehring What Katie Says: For my card, I was definitely inspired by the nautical vibe in the inspiration photo, but went “under the sea" with the Birthday Fishes Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I used Salty Ocean Distress Ink spritzed with water and some White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray to create the backdrop for this fish party. Kelly Szafron (Guest) Products: Little Mermaids Stamp Set WFC 8-8 Guest Kelly Szafron What Kelly Says: I was inspired by the seaside feel to the room in the photo and the colors. I stamped the mermaids and starfish, colored them with Copics, fussy cut them and added Glossy Accents and Spectrum Noir glitter to them. For the background I sponged two shades of distress inks, splattered it with water, stamped the bubbles, painted the bubbles with water to lighten them and sprayed the piece with Shimmer Spritz. After adhering the sentiment, monkeys and starfish to the background and card base I added sequins and Nuvo glitter for more sparkle.