[Guest] Doily Circle CAS with Niki

on November 14, 2016
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Hello Niki here, thank you for taking a moment to stop by. Today's card is certainly clean and simple, but it showcases the intricate Doily circle die in all its beauty. img_20160824_140530 I started out with a panel of watercolour cardstock, and used 3 distress ink colours to blend together until gradual and seamless. Then took a water Spitzer and sprayed some water over the top, used a paper towel to soak up any excess water. img_20160823_134932 Now here's a technical bit of magic. I wanted to die cut the doily circle as a whole but I certainly didn't want the negative pieces of the die to detach themselves and find myself piecing together a puzzle for the next hour. So I used the trick I saw Jennifer McGuire do were you take a drier sheet (normally for laundry purposes) and rub your cutting plate with it. I don't understand what magic exactly happens but it allows you to have a die cut stay as one complete piece! Perfect! img_20160823_134832 Next up I took the Doily Cirle Die and used multi matte medium to adhere it to a piece of fun foam to add dimension. Once dry I fussy cut around it to make sure nothing was sticking out. I adhered the whole die cut piece back into its original spot. I wanted this card to be a "yay! I support you" card so I die cut the YIPPEE! die twice from black cardstock, adhered them together for strength then added shimmer and a ton of glossy accents and allowed it to dry. img_20160823_143614 From the Feather More stamp set I took the 'you are the best' sentiment, stamped it onto grey cardstock and popped it into place. Once the YIPPEE was completely dry I adhered it above the sentiment strip. img_20160823_185328 Finished up with a sprinkling of my favorite sequins and beads and voilà! Complete. Happy crafting! Supplies:

Dies:

Doily Circle Die

Yippee Word Die

Stamps:

Feather More Stamp Set

[Guest] Doily Circle, 3 Ways with Ashwini Rao

on October 31, 2016
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Hello everyone! Its Ashwini for my second (and last! Sniff!) post as a Guest Designer! Today, I am sharing a few cards using the Waffle Flower Crafts Doily Circle. This is a die that I really love, but haven't made many projects out of - so I challenged myself to use this die in a variety of ways - 3 ways in fact. So here goes -

Technique 1 - Aluminum foil

wfc-20161031-doily-circle-3-ways-ashwini-01 Using aluminum foil might be an old techqniue, but it is new for me! :) Moreover, since this is such an intricate die, I learnt a thing or two about using it as well. I used double sided, thin tape to adhere the foil. wfc-20161031-doily-circle-3-ways-ashwini-02 Here are a few tips (more like things I found out by trial and error!!) - * I tried the technique twice - with some wider tape and then some thinner ones. I actually found the thinner ones to be helpful, since I could remove then bit by bit, adhering the die cut as I went along. It was a bit difficult to remove the backing partially, with the wider tape. * After adhering, if you find that it hasn't stuck properly, or the foiling looks too wrinkled, don't worry! Just roll it along your die cut machine, and flatten it out. It will look gorgeous! :) * If you die cut tears, don't worry. Just stick it in the right place. When you flatten the whole piece, you won't even see it. Same with a torn piece. If you can't find the missing piece just save the negative pieces - you can cut it and adhere it in place. And no one will know!! ;) * Since the foil can be easily colored with alcohol inks, you can get make your own pretty colors to use! Supplies Used: Doily Circle, Leafy

Technique 2 - Cut it out

All you have to do is do some careful fussy cutting, and you get two pretty die cuts for your crafty projects! :) wfc-20161031-doily-circle-3-ways-ashwini-03 Here are the two cards - wfc-20161031-doily-circle-3-ways-ashwini-04 For this card, I also created a mask, just by cutting out a scribbled circle out of some scrap paper, which I used to apply the distress inks. I then adhered the die cuts on them. wfc-20161031-doily-circle-3-ways-ashwini-05 You could trim the inner piece further and get flowers of 3 sizes to use in a project - an idea can be to color them in different or ombre colors and stack them, for a pretty look. Supplies Used: Doily Circle, A Bunch, Lacy Flower, Congrats

Technique 3 - Backgrounds using Gesso and Paints

wfc-20161031-doily-circle-3-ways-ashwini-06 For my last technique, I die cut two pieces of the die cut, then used gesso to place and adhere the pieces on a card panel. Once this dried, I used some acrylic paint to add some color and splatters, and used this as a base to make my card. I the cut out the flowers and sentiment and adhered these on the card. Supplies Used: Doily Circle, A Bunch, Monochrome I had so much fun making these projects, and I hope you had as much fun looking and gotten inspired too!! Thank you so much Waffle Flower Crafts, for having me over as a Guest Designer!

[WIW Video] Doily Circle Die Cutting Tips

on March 01, 2016
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Hello everyone! For this week's Watch it Wednesday, we have not one but two videos for you! While Doily Circle Die flying off the shelf, we've got some requests on tips about cutting detailed dies. Nina and Tessa are sharing theirs today!

[Video] Doily Circle Die Cutting Tips - Nina

In this video, Nina shares her tips on die cutting big and intricate designs such as our Doily Circle Die. No special tools/plates needed.

[Video] Diecutting Detailed Die Tips - Tessa

In this video, Tessa shares three ways and some handy tools to help die cut detailed dies. Thank you for stopping by today! Find time to create and make something today!

Inspiration from the Challenge Team - February 22, 2016

on February 22, 2016
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Isha, York Tee and Tessa are here to share their takes on the February Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201602-technique-inlaid-diecutting wfc-201602-sketche wfc-201602-photo

Isha Gupta

Products Bowtiful Die Lotus Stamp Set WFC-02-22-Isha Gupta

York Tee

Products Doily Circle Die Feather More Die Tiny Twine Bow Die
What York Tee Says: I started with die cutting the Doily Circle Die from coordinating cardstock and patterned papers. I “Puzzled” and replaced the cut pieces with the cardstock piece cut earlier, using tape on the back side of the Doily Circle to keep the inlaid piece in place. To inlaid the Doily to the heart shaped frame, I cut out the inner heart shaped frame, overlay the Doily that I puzzled earlier to the frame, die cut them with the same heart shaped frame lit. Repeat the steps of inlaid die cutting for the remaining outer heart shaped frame and Mini Twine Bow. Then, I cut Feathers in a separate white card base, and inlay the shimmering gold Feathers into the opening. Lastly, I “overlay” (cut and inlaid) the whole heart shaped frame that I completed earlier to the card based.
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Tessa Wise

Products Rain Check Stamp Set Partly Cloudy Die Flower Circles Die
What Tessa Says: I diecut some patterned paper with the largest circle from the Flower Circle Die as a base for my sunny sky. Next, I cut out the cloud shape from the edges of the circle. I also diecut the cloud from white cardstock and layed it into the area I had cut from the circle. I love how the clouds go over the edge of the circle! I also inlaid the sun layer, cutting it out of orange and yellow cardstock and inlaying the center of the sun.
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[Video] Inspiration from Challenge Team – February 15, 2016

on February 15, 2016
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Marcie, Daria, Shona and our previous Video Gust blogger Galina Filippenko are here to share their takes on the February Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201602-technique-inlaid-diecutting wfc-201602-sketche wfc-201602-photo

Marcie Sharp

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Products Leafy Stamp Set Good Stuff Die Doily Square Die

What Marcie Says: I have never snipped apart the super fun Doily Square Die because it's just so awesome as it is! After die-cutting it several times out of various colours and the main white panel, I pieced it all back together. The small star from the Good Stuff Die set was a perfect little piece to inlay into one of the circles. A sweet sentiment and some glitter along the bottom finish it off.

Daria Grushina

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Products Tribal Bear Stamp Set Tiny Die Trio

What Daria Says: I used Tiny Dies Trio to make my inlaid die-cutting and heat embossed Lovely bear from Tribal Bear Stamp Set. I think that is one of my all time favorite combination: craft+white+gold :)

Shona Chambers

WFC-02-15-Shona Chambers

Products Doily Square Die Perfect Word Die Congrats Stamp Set

What Shona Says: I used the Doily Square Die, along with the Perfect Word Die and stamps from the Congrats Stamp Set. I die-cut the middle diamond shape first and added a panel behind it before I die-cut the outer frame. That way the whole panel didn’t fall to pieces and turn into a jigsaw puzzle!!

Guest (Video): Galina Filippenko

WFC-02-15-Video Guest Galina Filippenko

Products Doily Circle Die Hibiscus Stamp Set

Video Link: https://youtu.be/XK1UBaScGpM

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Inspiration from the Challenge Team - January 11, 2016

on January 17, 2016
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Hello, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Marcie, Daria and Shona are hereto share their takes on the January Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too!

Marcie Sharp

Using Doily Circle dieIn Every Way stamp set
What Marcie Says: The gorgeous Doily Circle die just BEGS to be used as a stencil. On my main panel I used a DYE ink pad to fully ink up the cardstock, saturating it completely. After die-cutting the doily from a scrap piece of cardstock, I sprayed the back of it with a temporary adhesive and placed it on the inked panel. Using a watermark pen I coloured through the 'stencil' and then discarded it and set aside the panel to dry. As it dries, the pattern appears! WFC-1-11- Marcie Sharp

Daria Grushina

Using Leafy Stamp SetWith Love Word Die
What Daria Says: For the first card, I used stencil to position and stamp dots on the back panel. It is actually a very fun and useful trick when you want to make your own polka dot pattern :) I also stamped lots of leaves from Leafy stamp set to mimic the background pattern from the January inspiration photo. WFC-1-11-Daria Grushina 2 What Daria Says: For the second one, I took a circle stencil and used it to heat emboss some circle pattern with liquid platinum embossing powder. I took for my sentiment a Waffle Flower With Love die! It is so delicate and beautiful and suits to all occasions. WFC-1-11-Daria Grushina 1

Shona Chambers

Using Lotus Stamp SetLeafy Stamp Set WFC-1-11-Shona Chambers Can you tell that the DT girls had some fun with stencils? Hope you will join us in our challenge too! Thank you for stopping by!

[WIW Video] Doily Circle Art Journal Page with Cheiron (Guest)

on June 03, 2015
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Watch-It-Wednesday-square Hello everyone! Waffle Flower friend Cheiron Brandon is on the blog today! Many of us may be hesitate to get our fingers wet but it is so much fun to watch an artist like Cheiron working her magic! Enjoy!

[Video] Doily Circle Art Journal Page

Hi there! It's Cheiron here with a guest post for you. Today, I have created a video that walks you through the steps I took to make this art journal page. I love playing with new color combinations and trying out different stamp sets together in my journal pages. I don't always finish one page at a time, but rather work on a few backgrounds at once. After making this page, I have several other doily pages in the works! Watch it below or in HD on Our Youtube Channel. http://youtu.be/AW1Xbsr7Q1k Here are some photos of the finished page: doily art journal 2 by cheiron_ doily art journal 1 by cheiron_ doily art journal 3 by cheiron_ Thank you so much for sharing the fun with us today, Cheiron! All the beautiful details make us smile. Find time to create and make something today!

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!  

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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!