[Technique] Gradation Backgrounds by Layering Stamps with Channin

on October 04, 2016
designteamheadshots_channinHello everyone!! It’s Channin here with another technique to share with you today!! This week I’m playing around with creating gradation backgrounds by layering non-background stamps. I’m not really sure why but I just love to stamp backgrounds!! I think it’s simply because I just love to stamp. Which is a good thing because for today’s card I did a lot of stamping. 104-1 First, I picked my stamp. For this technique, I generally favor non-background stamps with more surface area. So basically, stamps that are more solid, less linear. For example, I made a card for August’s challenge using this technique and I chose to create my background with the fairly solid circle stamps from the Flower Circles Stamp Set. For today’s card, I decided to go with the striped bag from the Little Gifts Stamp Set. I thought that the stripes would allow me to create an interesting gradation. 104-3 Now that I had my stamp picked out, I experimented on some scrap paper to find the right pattern. I chose to create a horizontal pattern in which I would overlap the stamp by stamping the proceeding layers in some of the negative spaces created by the stripes of the previous image. Next, I picked out my ink colors. I decided to go with rainbow colors. I chose Waffle Flower inks, Happy Go Lucky, Safe Choice, My Pleasure, Oh Happy Day, You Said What, Chirp Chirp, New Fish in Pond, and Daydreaming. I then arranged my inks on my table in the order I wanted to use them (rainbow order). 104-2 Now, with my stamp picked out and my inks in order, I begun stamping my pattern on a 5” by 6 ½” white card base.I used My Pleasure as my starting point for my rows. I would also vary where I started to disperse my colors so when I was finished all my colors were not just in a column. {Oh and yes that is my daughter's dirty hand in the shot. She just came in from the backyard and had to see what I was up too.} 104-4 Once my background was completed I stamped and white embossed “21” using the Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set on a scrap of black card stock. I then fussy cut my numbers out and adhered them to some black craft foam. I then stamped my sentiment, which is also from the Sketchy Number Stamp Set in black on my stamped card base. Lastly, I adhered my numbers under my sentiment. 104-5 Oh and since I was making this card for a specific person (my brother), I went ahead and stamped the inside. I used the Sketchy Alpha Stamp Set to create “you!” and used the Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set for “happy birthday”. I hoped you enjoyed and will try creating some gradation backgrounds with your non-background stamps! Have a creative week!! ~Channin   Products: Stamps:

Little Gifts Stamp Set

Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set

Sketchy Alpha Stamp Set


Happy Go Lucky

Safe Choice

My Pleasure

Oh Happy Day

You Said What

Chirp Chirp

New Fish in Pond


#TBT - Tiny Trick or Treat Bags - Katie Gehring

on September 29, 2016
DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here continuing my mission to mix older Waffle Flower Crafts products with new in another #TBT. This week, I’ve pulled out the Little Gifts stamp set with the newly released Little Gifts 3D die. I combined these coordinating products with the Trick or Treat stamp set and the Tiny Pumpkin Face die. I also used Oh Happy Day dye ink and some items from my stash including black pigment ink, black spray ink, and a glue pen. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-1 First, I built the Trick or Treat bags by stamping the outline and the patterns onto card stock and die cutting the bags using the Little Gifts 3D dies. I used Oh Happy Day ink on the orange bag for a great tone on tone look. Next, I added the pumpkin faces- one happy and one scary. The scary face was created by just flipping the eyes and mouth upside down. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-2 For the background, I die cut a piece of card stock using the Lacy Layers 2 die. I spattered ink onto the background and stamped some of the stars and the sentiment from the Trick or Treat stamp set. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-3 I adhered the trick or treat bags to the white panel and attached the completed panel to a purple note card. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-4 Well, that’s it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Katie

Gift for You - Card by Patricia Roebuck

on September 26, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIAHello Waffle Flower friends! I was inspired by this month’s inspiration challenge to use the Little Gifts stamp set. wfc-201609-photo The inspiration reminded me of a party with the circle garland, and gifts are usually at parties!  I started this card with a piece of 4.25x5.5 piece of Canson 140 lb Cold Press watercolor paper to create a watercolor background. Little Gifts Stamp Set wfc-201609-gift-for-you-patricia-photo-1 wfc-201609-gift-for-you-patricia-photo-2 Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Five for Friday - Pretty Presents by Katie Gehring

on October 30, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends,
Katie here.  The holidays are approaching and one of my favorite parts of the season is wrapping gifts.  Unfortunately, I am usually running around at the last minute, and I run out of time to do much more than wrap the gifts and hastily stick a label and plastic bow to the center.  My plan this year is to finish my shopping early, so I can spend some time thinking about presentation- pretty papers and stunning accents.  To inspire and motivate myself and share some inspiration with you, I am sharing some ideas for festive gift wrap.

Gilded Elegance

I love these elegant gifts adorned with feathers and touches of gold. I think the Feather More stamp set and Feather More dies would help replicate this look.

DIY Giftwrap

These gorgeously textured gifts were wrapped in wall paper and fabric- what a great use of materials from a DIY home improvement project!


Mod and Monochrome

Kraft coupled with black and white makes for a trendy and timeless presentation.

Festive Foliage

Replace the plastic gift wrap and bows with eco friendly kraft and natural materials including evergreens, cinnamon and berries. These presents smell as good as they look.

Sweet Candy Colored gifts

I adore this sweet color combination of red, pink, aqua and lots of white.

My card

Since my holiday shopping isn’t finished yet (or even started!), I decided to get my gift wrap fix by playing with the Little Gifts stamp set along with the Stocking stamp set, Tiny Star Die and Tiny Twine Bow Die.  I would love for you stop by my blog for more details and how to’s!
Gehring- WFC- Christmas Gift Wrap
Thank you for sharing all these wonderfulness with us today, Katie! Your card is adorable!
Don't forget to check out Katie's Blog for more details on how she made her card!
Find time to create and make something today!