[Guest] Doily Circle, 3 Ways with Ashwini Rao

on October 31, 2016
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!

[Guest] Little Stamps Background with Monochrome Animals by Ashwini Rao

on October 17, 2016
Hello everyone! Its Ashwini here. Thank you so much Waffle Flower Crafts, for having me over as a Guest Designer! I have a couple of cards today with the cute animals from the Monochrome stamp set - wfc-20161017-little-stamps-background-with-monochrome-animals-ashwini-04 I've used some pattern paper and some custom made background for these two cards. I chose all the little stamps from Waffle Flower I could find in my stash (I've used stamps from MonochromeA BunchCongrats and Lacy Flower). wfc-20161017-little-stamps-background-with-monochrome-animals-ashwini-01 I then chose a series of at least 6-8 colors for each card, choosing greens, blues and grey for the card with the zebra and pinks, yellows and grey for the one with the mice (grey makes as good a combination as black with any other color!!) and started stamping on a card panel. wfc-20161017-little-stamps-background-with-monochrome-animals-ashwini-02 Once I was done, I also stamped the cute animals and the speech bubbles + sentiments on scrap cardstock and fussy cut them. I also added a piece of torn vellum for the card with the mice, since the critters themselves are too small to draw focus on them..and the vellum would soften the background and draw the line of sight. wfc-20161017-little-stamps-background-with-monochrome-animals-ashwini-03 Finally, I covered the card base with pattern paper, and then adhered my stamped panels on them before foam mounting the critters and the sentiments, along with some wood veneer embellishments. wfc-20161017-little-stamps-background-with-monochrome-animals-ashwini-05 wfc-20161017-little-stamps-background-with-monochrome-animals-ashwini-06 Did you notice that the cards can easily be interchanged into masculine or feminine cards, based on the colors - for example, the mice card could be made to a Dad card, using the blues and greens instead of the pinks and reds! So easy!! :) Hope you liked the cards I made, and could get some inspiration from them! Thank you so much for having me over today!! Have a great day! Ashwini Stamp sets used: Monochrome, A Bunch, Congrats and Lacy Flower

[Guest] Lacy Flower Card by Niki

on August 12, 2016
nikibee-lacy-flower-card-1 Hello! Niki here with a card that I think will become my "go to" layout. The Lacy Flower stamp is stunning, intricate and lends itself so perfectly to a clean and simple card. I started out with some watercolour cardstock, I heat embossed the stamp using white embossing powder. I took Distress ink and softly blended two colours to showcase the Lacy Flower, then splashed a little water over the top, just love that effect. nikibee-lacy-flower-card-supplies To finish up I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum and adhered it to the panel. Added a little sparkle with clear sequins and beads. nikibee-lacy-flower-card-3 No doubt this card is simple and clean but I adore it, so easy to create several embossed panels and ink them up, then add a vellum strip and sentiment when an occasion arises. Hope you like and happy crafting!

[Guest] Awesome Friend Card by Stephanie Klauck

on May 06, 2016
Hi everyone it's Stephanie here with another card to share! For today's card I used the Lacy Flower stamp set to create an embossed resist flower on my card. I stamped the large lacy flower onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Once it was embossed, I used an ink blending tool and distress inks to add colour to the entire background. When I had all of the inking complete, I spritzed water on the entire panel and dabbed off the excess with paper towels to create a distressed look. Awesome I trimmed down the stamped and inked panel slightly smaller than the card base in width and then cut a diagonal edge on the bottom. I adhered the panel to the card base and added a strip of gold glitter cardstock to the bottom. To create the sentiment, I diecut the Awesome word die from the same gold glitter cardstock that I used for the strip and I also cut it from black cardstock. I adhered the two together with the gold one on top to create a shadow effect. AwesomeClose I stamped and white heat embossed the word friend onto a black piece of cardstock, trimmed it into a strip and adhered the Awesome word on top. I adhered the whole sentiment over the embossed flower and added some clear glitter to the flower with a clear glitter marker. I completed the card by adding some clear sequins with gold stickles in the center to match the gold glitter strip and word. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be back later this month with one more card to share as a guest on the Waffle Flower blog.

[Guest] Lacy Flower Card by Jodi Collins

on May 03, 2016
Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! It's Jodi here with you today, and I am thrilled to be here today guesting on the Waffle Flower Blog! I have a card to share with you featuring the gorgeous Lacy Flower stamp set! I just adore this gorgeous set! WF Lacy Flower I wanted to focus on this amazing image, and I kept my card pretty simple, letting the image do all the work! I stamped it onto a panel of X-Press It Blending Card and then, using Copic Markers, colored the image. After adding the color, I gave it a bit of shimmer using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker. I cut a strip of black card stock, and then, using Versamark Ink, I stamped the sentiment "FROM ALL OF US" and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I then added the sentiment to the main panel with dimensional tape. I added a mat to the main panel and added it to a black card base using more dimensional tape. I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots, picking up the colors used in the focal image. I had so much fun creating this card, and am so honored to be here today! Have a happy day!

[Guest] Forever Friends Flower Window Card by Stephanie

on April 12, 2016
Hi everyone! It’s Stephanie here and I am excited to be back on the Waffle Flower blog sharing another card I've created. For today's card I really wanted to make the largest Lacy Flower the focus of my card so I decided to create a fun acetate panel for the flower to adhere to so you can see right through to the inside of the card. ForeverFriends I first diecut the lacy flower from a white cardstock panel, just to get the outer shape of the flower. I then adhered a piece of acetate behind it and layered another piece of white cardstock (with a flower cut out as well) over the acetate on the inside of the card so you can't see any of the adhesive on the acetate piece. Once I had the acetate piece done, I diecut the lacy flower from a piece of aqua glitter paper and adhered the actual flower piece (after poking out all of the insides) directly into the open area on the acetate. Once it's adhered it kind of looks like it's floating and you can see inside the card. Friends2 Once I had the flower part done, I adhered a couple strips of patterned paper down the left side of the card and then I stamped the sentiment from the Lacy Flower stamp set onto a white cardstock strip that I adhered over the center area of the flower. I stamped some of the hearts from the same stamp set, coloured them in to match the card and cut them out with my scissors. I adhered them on to the card front with some clear sequins to complete the card. Thanks so much for visiting today! I'll be back later this month with another card to share! ;)