Inspiration from the Challenge Team – November 9

on November 09, 2015
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly and Laura Jane are here to share their takes on the November Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201511-technique-masking wfc-201511-photo wfc-201511-sketche Don't forget the check out the full detail on their personal blogs!

Annette Allen

I stamped the bear image first in center. Using masking paper I stamped the bear again and covered so I could create this fun feather wreath around the bear. Stamp the feather image twice on masking paper and trim. Stamp cover..stamp cover. You can use the same masking paper several times.
WFC-11-9- Annette Allen

Using: Tribal Bear Stamp Set; Tribal Thank You Stamp Set; Tribal Bear Die

Shelly Kurth
I started by stamping on my leaves on multiple post it notes and cutting them out for the masks. After, I stamped my first leaf on my card where I wanted it. Then used a mask and stamped on my next leaf. I continued this process until I was happy with the amount of leaves I had and being sure to leave some space to add my monkeys in.
WFC-11-9-Shelly Kurth

Using: Willy Stamp Set; Faye Stamp Set; Willy & Friends Stamp Set; Leafy Stamp Set

Laura Jane
Die cuts from A Bunch made the perfect masks for the floral background.
WFC-11-9- Laura Jane

Using: A Bunch Stamp Set; A Bunch Die; Pattern Play Stamp Set; Willy and Friends Stamp Set; Willy and Friends Die; Holiday Label 1 Die; Doily Circle Stamp Set

--- Thank you for sharing with us, ladies! We love the variety in how you have applied the masking technique! Such inspiration! Join us by linking your projects here! wfc-201511-technique-masking wfc-201511-photo wfc-201511-sketche Find time to create and make something today!

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Tombow + Waffle Flower Blog Hop

on May 29, 2015
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BLOG-HOP-BADGE-TOMBOW WFC-Nina-HeadshotHello everyone! It's Nina here! We are excited to team up with our friends at Tombow to bring you another fun blog hop with awesome prizes! I'm sharing a video focusing on a fun & easy twist of the popular no-line watercolor look with the help of some Tombow Dual Brush Pens! Here are the two cards I made in the video: tombow hop a bunch cards

[Video] Faux Painting Technique with Tombow Markers

Watch it below or in HD on our Youtube Channel. After diecutting the flowers I "painted" with the brush tips of the Dual Brush Pens (from Soda Shop Set), I stamped the flowers with stems (from A Bunch Stamp Set) on a A2 card base and adhered the flowers in place. I used the bullet brush tips to draw the three lines at top for perfect color matching! tombow-pens-love-a-bunch-card On the second card, I also used the bullet tip of the pink pen to draw the lines on a card base. I then adhered a piece of blue cardstock to the bottom of the card and die cut a circle layer from Flower Circles Die to mat the flower and sentiment (from A Bunch Stamp Set). circled-love-a-bunch-card Fun and easy, right? :)

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Stop by all participating blogs for more inspiration on using Waffle Flower stamps and dies with Tombow pens and adhesives!

Waffle Flower Blog <-- You're Here! Amanda Coleman Jennie Garcia Lorena Cantó Jennifer Priest Sabrina Alery Daniella Hayes Mayline Jung Latrice Murphy Tessa Wise Beth Watson Katie Gehring Tombow Blog

Giveaways

We are giving away  a set of Doily Square Die and Doily Square Stamp Set. Leave a comment on all participating blogs for your chances to win! Enter by June 2! tombow-wfc-hop-prize Tombow is giving away a set of Bright Dual Brush Pens, the Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid GlueTombow Adhesive Dots and Tombow Foam Tape. Check out the giveaway details on Tombow Blog! Waffle Flower Blog Hop Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Faber-Castell & Waffle Flower Inspiration Week - Day 3 - [Video] How to Add Texture & Color to Card Using Gelatos

on May 13, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to day 3 of Faber-Castell and Waffle Flower Inspiration Week! We team up with our friends at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft to bring you an entire week of mixed-media inspiration! Blog-hop-badge-Faber-Castell-Waffle-Flower We have Mayline here today! DesignTeamHeadshots_Mayline Hello everyone, it’s Mayline here today to share. Faber-Castell has amazing products; there are watercolor pencils, Crayons, Pastels, Pens, and so on. I believe that the most innovative product from Faber-Castell is Gelatos. Gelatos are very buttery so you can easily blend them like Pastels using fingers without water. They are also watersoluble so they can be used to create watercolor effects. How great is that?! I am fully in love with the Gelatos. They also work well with Waffle Flower products! Let’s take a look at my projects.

Project 1

It was my first time trying to create a mixed-media project using Gelatos and Textural Accents Whipped Spackle. I did not know what to do or how to apply them. So I watched tutorials on YouTube and found many techniques. I used simple techniques on my first card. textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch Here are a few pictures to show you how easy it was to create the background for the card. textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-steps
  1. Use washi tape to create stripes on cardstock.
  2. Apply “Lemon” Gelato; blend with finger.
  3. Mix Whipped Spackle with "Lemon" Gelato; apply to the left side of the card base; let dry.
  4. Apply a random coat of Whipped Spackle for additional texture; let dry.
  5. Peel off washi tape.
As a result, I made a textured yellow-striped background. Here are some close-ups: textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-1 textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-2 textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-3 textured-stripes-love-you-a-bunch-closeup-4 I used three different ink colors to create a blended look on the petals. It is a fast and easy technique and here are a few pictures to show you how. I used A Bunch Stamp Set , A Bunch Die and Spring Blend inkpad, the color numbers are 4(Sweet lilac), 5(Pretty Peony) and 6(Rose Bud). doily-congrats-card-by-mayline-flowers

Project 2

I had fun getting messy with the Gelatos and Whipped Spackle on my second card. I used Doily Circle Die from Waffle Flower as the stencil for this technique. doily-congrats-card-by-mayline Here are a couple of close-ups: doily-congrats-card-by-mayline-closeup doily-congrats-card-by-mayline-texture And a quick video to show you how I made the card. Watch it here or on Waffle Flower's Youtube Channel here. http://youtu.be/mud88qPYZoo I used A Bunch Stamp Set & A Bunch Die (flowers), Congrats Die (sentiments), Doily Circle Die (yellow background), Pattern Play Stamp Set (banner) from Waffle Flower, and Gelatos (Lemon, Guava, Bubble Cum, and Metallic Melon) and Artist Pens (SILVER 251 and Gold 250) from Faber Castell faber-castell-products   That’s all for today. I hope you like my mixed-media projects and are inspired to make something yourself. --- Mayline Thank you for sharing your amazing cards with us, Mayline! We loved watching the video!  

Blog Hop Prize

waffle-flower-crafts-logo-RGB We have prepared a $50 gift certificate to our store as this week's prize! A random winner will be drawn from comments left on all the postings for this event! Enter before 11:59 pm Eastern on May 17, 2014. The winner will be announced on May 18. Don't forget to check out Design Memory Craft Blog and their Facebook for more inspiration and prizes! See you tomorrow!

Five Naturalistic Bouquets for Friday

on May 01, 2015
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WFC-Nina-HeadshotHello everyone! Nina here with another Five for Friday for you! With Mother's Day right around the corner, I surfed the web for some sweet and unique bouquet ideas to inspire my cards for mom. I'm a lover of simple things and once again, I fell for these naturalistic looks:

1. Tulip

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2. Sunflower

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3. Wild Flower

3. wildflowers

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4. Succulent

4. succulent

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5. Pinecone

5. pinecone

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My Card

I was most inspired by the wildflower bouquet! The color combo is comforting and energetic at the same time - just how I feel about my mom! <3 wildflower-bouquet-for-mom-card I cut a bunch of the foliage from our Loved Stamp Set and flowers from A Bunch Stamp Set  from kraft cardstock and stamped them in several different colors to form a bouquet look I liked. loved-stamps-dies I cut the standard A2 size card base down to 3.75" x 5.5" so I can let the doily cut by our Doily Circle Die stick out. wildflower-bouquet-for-mom-card-closeup Nothing compares to making a card for someone you love! Thank you for stopping by! Hope you can find time to create and make something today!

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