[WIW Video] How to Make a Shaker Card using Planner Stamps by Patricia

on May 22, 2016
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Hello everyone! In this week's Watch it Wednesday, our newest inspiration team member Patricia shares how to make a shaker card using planner stamps! Patricia's card was inspired by our May Challenge! wfc-201605-photo DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIAHello everyone, Patricia here! The colors, the flowers, the umbrellas, and the bright feeling from the photo inspiration, inspired me to made a shaker card using the planner stamps for the weather as the little shaker windows, welcoming the pretty Spring flowers after all of the cloudy and rainy days.  A great way to cheer someone up.  I used the soft blue and pretty aqua/green colors from the photo for my card base.  Then made the white base for the shakers smaller to leave a big border, similar to the feeling I get from the photo inspiration with lots of color and white to balance it.  And, of course, I had to include a little umbrella, all closed up and saying goodbye to the rain and hello to the flowers.  I colored the little fussy cut flowers from the Fay Stamp Set with Copics and Chameleon markers in colors from the photo inspiration. [VIDEO] How to Make a Shaker Card Using Planner Stamps
And here's the finished card! WFC 5-9 Patricia Roebuck Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

[WIW Video] Watercolor Stamping with Markers - Tessa

on May 18, 2016
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Hello everyone! In this week's Watch It Wednesday video, our inspiration team member Tessa shares how to stamp using waterbased markers! DesignTeamHeadshots-Tessa Watercoloring techniques are my favorite!  I used water-based markers and a spritzer bottle full of water for this technique, creating a fun leafy background for Faye! Supplies: And here's the finished card! Leafy Watercolor Card Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

[WIW Video] Faye and Colored Pencils - Tessa Wise

on January 27, 2016
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Watch-It-Wednesday-square DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHello everyone! Tessa Here! I used the adorable Faye Stamp Set along with the Doily Square Die to make this card.  I stamped Faye onto the diecut square and then colored her with Prismacolor pencils.  I used Gamsol for blending her all out.  

[Watch It Wednesday] Faye and Colored Pencils

Finished Card

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[Guest] Dance Party Card - Melania Deasy

on January 13, 2016
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Hello everyone! Our friend Melania is on the blog again! Dance Card 1
Hi everyone! Melania here!
I used Claire Stamp SetFaye Stamp Set and Faye's Flower Die for the images on this cute card. I paper pieced the monkey face on the left with the one from the sitting monkey in Willy & Friends Stamp Set.
I stamped and colored the images using Copics. I heat embossed the sentiment in white and then blended in the colorful circles with a stencil.
Dance Card 2
- Melania
Thank you for showcasing that the monkey faces in our three mini sets are interchangeable with the faces from Willy & Friends too! You make the most beautiful blended backgrounds!
Find time to create and make something today!

[Guest] Monkey Friends Tags - Melania Deasy

on January 03, 2016
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Hello everyone! Our friend Melania is on the blog today! mini sets tags 1 Hi, Melania here! I made 3 cute shaker tags using three of the mini monkey sets (2"x3") and matching dies: Faye Stamp SetFaye's Flower DieWilly Stamp SetWilly's Umbrella DieClaire Stamp Set, Clare's Strawberry Die. The tags and frames for the shaker are made with Surface Tag Die - Starter Kit. mini sets tags 2 --- Thank you for sharing with us today, Melania! We love that you used sequins in the same color groups as the accessories (umbrella, flower and strawberry) to make them pop! Find time to create and make something today!

[Guest] Paper Pieced Stockings for Christmas - Melania Deasy

on December 20, 2015
Hello everyone! Our friend Melania is on the blog today!
Christmas Stocking Card 1
Today I have a card I made with Stocking Stamp SetStocking DieWilly Stamp Set and Faye Stamp Set.
I stamped and colored the cute monkeys using Copics.  I paper pieced the stockings with some patterned paper.
For the background, I blended some dye inks on the card base and then splashed some water with my brush. After that, I used a snow stencil with white pigment ink to make it more snowy.
The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Christmas Stocking Card 2
Thank you for sharing with us today, Melania! We love the glittered bows!
Find time to create and make something today!

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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