[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!

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

on October 17, 2016
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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] My World is Just B&W without You by Torico

on April 28, 2016
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Hi everyone! It’s Torico again. I have a black and white card to share with you today. In my previous post, I tried to use the tiny accessory stamps in the Monochrome stamp set for my focal point. This time I used those stamps in another way. WFC160428-1 As you see I used the dotted line stamp for my stems and the heart stamps for my leaves. The flowers were die cut using the Flower Circles and the Flower Circles Inverted Die. I added enamel dots to the center of each flower and drew some dots with a white gel pen. WFC160428-2 After I stamped the sentiment, I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a black card base along with a strip of black card stock and another strip of patterned paper. I stamped the zebra, cut it out with scissors, and popped it up with foam adhesive. Thank you for stopping by! --- Thank you for sharing with us, Torico! We love how you achieved totally different looks with a single stamp set! Brilliant!

[Guest] I Love You This Much Card by Torico

on April 19, 2016
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Hi everyone! It’s Torico here. I don’t know about you, but I often ignore tiny accessory stamps in a stamp set. So I decided to challenge myself to use the tiny heart stamps in the Monochrome stamp set to create a focal point of my card. WFC160419-1 I cut out a scalloped rectangle panel using the Lacy Layers Die, then stamped the tiny hearts with four colors of dye inks to create a pile of hearts. I added some white dots to the hearts using a white gel pen. WFC160419-2 I stamped a mouse on the top of the pile with dark brown ink and stamped a speech bubble with aqua ink. The sentiment is from the On My Mark stamp set. I thought it was a perfect match for the pile of hearts. ☺ Thank you for stopping by! --- Thank you for sharing such a cute and loving card with us, Torico!   Find time to create and make something today!

Inspiration from the Challenge Team – January 4

on January 04, 2016
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, and Laura Jane are here, along with our previous challenge winner Quyen Ngo to share their takes on the January Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too!

Annette Allen

Using: Monochrome Stamp SetDoily Square DieWilly and Friends Die WFC-1-04-Annette Allen
What Annette Says: I first die cut Waffle Flowers Crafts: Doily Square Die and then used it as a stencil. Using dabblers I added this fun colorful blend of colors. I then die cut the middle using the Doily Square Die and created a fun window almost like if you were going to create a shaker card just minus the sequins. Finishing off with rounding the corners.

Shelly Kurth

Using: In Every Way Stamp SetLoved Stamp SetTiny Wings Die WFC-1-04-Shelly Kurth
What Shelly Says: For my stenciling, I chose to make my own stencil using the Tiny Wings die. I took a piece of scrap paper and one by one placed the butterfly where I wanted it and ran it through my die cutting machine. Thus giving me my stencil.

Laura Jane

Using: Magical Stamp SetHoliday Labels: MerryIn Every Way Stamp Set; Surface - Tag Die - Scallop Add-on WFC-1-04-Laura Jane
What Laura Says: For my card I started out with a stencil made from the Tag Scallop Die. To create a "window", I inked it up with Distress Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. Then I added several snowflakes and trees, embossed in different colors, for a wintery scene. Finished it off with the Magical Die in Silver paper:)

[Guest] Quyen Ngo

Using: Bowtiful Stamp Set WFC-1-14-Guest Quyen Ngo
What Quyen Says: I used distress inks in peacock feathers and tumbled glass to sponge on a template. I then repositioned the template slightly offset and used a white gelly roll pen to trace over the spaces. After the ink was dried, I stamped the sentiment and bow image (from Waffle Flower bowtiful stamp set) in VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. As it was a simple card, to finish, I rounded the outer edges and put on some gems in random places for a little sparkle.
___ Aren't these cards fantastic? For more details, please click on the designer's name/link! We love creating our own stencils using dies, how about you? Thank you for joining us today! Find time to create and make something today! Join the fun by linking your projects here!

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Inspiration from the Challenge Team – December 7

on December 07, 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 December Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc201512 Our previous challenge winner: Anika Lerche is also sharing with us today! WFC-12-7 Guest Anika Anika says: For the background I stamped the sentiments in white pigment ink. I let it dry overnight. Then I stamped the dogs in dye ink over the white ink. For the main image I stamped the dog, added some dimension with Prismacolors and some details with a black gel pen. Using On My Mark Stamp Set, On My Mark Die, Monochrome Stamp Set WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche How cool is the hand stamped sentiment background on Anika's card? We also love that crisp black speech bubble for the sentiment! Thanks Anika for including the detailed shot! WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche2

Annette Allen

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Stocking Die, DT Mix Stamp Set, Flower Circles Die Annette says: I first stamped all the images on a scrap piece of paper. Using the Stamp Layering technique I stamped the stocking pattern from Stocking stamp set. Next I stamped over the heart from DT Mix this fun sentiment also from the Stocking stamp set. I LOVE this sketch so I added that into the mix also created a fun watercolor background just to give it a little more color. WFC-12-7-Annette Allen We are totally in love with this wonderful free-style collage look: the teal heart, the little dotted circle and the watercolored background! We also love that Annette stamped the long sentiment form Stocking stamp set on two lines to fit in the heart! Perfect!

Shelly Kurth

Using Surface Tag Stamp Set, Starry Night Stamp SetBe My Guest Stamp Set Shelly says: For my stamp layering I decided to overlap all my smaller stars in different shades of blue. WFC-12-7-Shelly Kurth Shelly, you've done it again! We are amazed at how you take all the inspiration and make it into something so simple yet so unique and fun! We love how you layered the star stamps!

Laura Jane

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Doily Circle Stamp Set Laura Jane says: I used the many different images from the STOCKING stamp set to create a layered "one of a kind" stocking:) Just a bit of masking magic allowed for flawless ink color changes. The Doily Circle stamp set added an extra layer of goodness to my card base. WFC-12-7-Laura Jane We love that Laura Jane leaves the images uncolored - the "hand-drawn" look adds so much to a Christmas card. Did you see that doily flower stamp peeking from the top right corner? So fun! ___ Aren't these cards fantastic? For more details, please click on the designer's name/link! Thank you for joining us today! Find time to create and make something today! Join the fun by linking your projects here!

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A Card, A Sneak Peek + A Winner!

on June 05, 2015
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WFC-Nina-HeadshotHappy friday, everyone! Nina here! I'm snowed under with the preparation of our July release so we will skip this week's Five for Friday post. But I still found time to create a quick card for our current Waffle Flower Challenge! You have until Sunday, June 7 to enter! Waffle Flower Challenge-20150525 I drew inspiration from the colors and the doily floor mat for my card. Pretty straight forward, isn't it? congrats-so-happy-for-you-card I heat embossed the zebra and the flower in white on vellum for a soft look. congrats-so-happy-for-you-card-closeup Our Doily Square Die just makes everything prettier! Thank you for stopping by! Find time to create and make something today!

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A Sneak Peek

Wonder what's the theme for our new release? Think tropical! Here is a sneak peek for you! Join us on the 16th for a full preview of the new products! WFC Summer 2015 Sneak Peek

Winner for Tombow + Waffle Flower Blog Hop

Thank you to everyone who joined us in this fun hop! The random winner drawn from comments left on all of our blogs is: tombow-bloghop-winner-number tombow-bloghop-winner Congrats Brithzi! Please contact us via the following email to claim your prize: waffle-flower-email

- Doily Square Stamp Set

- Doily Square Die

tombow-wfc-hop-prize Find time to create and make something today!

[Guest] It was Love at First Sight Card

on March 06, 2015
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Hello everyone! Waffle Flower friend Emily is here to share with us today! Emily does amazing things with critter stamps and we are so happy to have her showcasing our Monochrome stamp set! Take it away, Emily! leiphartonart I'm so excited to be a Guest Blogger over at Waffle Flower Crafts! When the Monochrome stamp set as released, I gasped 'cause I love critters, plus these ones were so unique and included some of my favourite types of animals. My husband, my son and I were all born in the Year of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac! Plus, hubby and I are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary next month so I used the rats to make a fun card.
I always use Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink to stamp anything in black for the sharpest and darkest images. I heat embossed both the sentiment and rats with clear embossing powder. I love that the bit of texture makes them look soft and furry. To create the background, I created a mask and the void is the Atlantic Ocean separating North America and Europe.
I stamped rats in six pale colours all over the panel to represent the vast number of possible love interests out there. LOL I added a couple of layers of Wink of Stella to the heart for a bit of shimmer and I also second-generation stamped the dotted line several times to ground the rats.
The greenish coloured rats were stamped first in neon chartreuse, followed by silver.  I love the unique colour and those particular rats pop a little more than the more muted colours. Would you believe that my husband didn't even notice all those rats in the background? LOL! I coordinated the peachy-pink cardstock on the outer edges of the card with the heart and dotted lines.
If you're new to my blog and feel like reading more, I had posted a condensed version of our love story a few years ago. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Waffle Flower Challenge - Feb 9-22, 2015

on February 09, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Waffle Flower Challenge! Waffle Flower Challenge Badge Every two weeks, we challenge you with a new inspiration photo. Entering the challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
  1. Make something based on the inspiration photo (color, composition, theme, etc.)
  2. Share it on your blog, an online gallery (i.e Flickr), or your Instagram
  3. Add the link(s) to your project(s) to the Link-up Tool at the end of this post!
We will draw a random winner from all entries for playing along. You can enter as many times as you want! The winner will receive a stamp set of choice! The Waffle Flower Challenge Team will share their takes with you and vote for another winner from all entries using at least one of Waffle Flower Crafts products. The winner will receive a stamp set of choice and join the team for a future challenge! The winners for our last challenge will be announced on Friday, Feb 13.

The Photo

Waffle Flower Challenge-20150209 DT Takes

Shelly Kurth

WFC 029 Shelly

Loved Stamp Set

Tenia Nelson

WFC 029 TeniaMonochrome Stamp Set

Jennifer Mertens

WFC 029 Jennifer

Loved Stamp Set

Kymona Tracey

WFC 029 Kymona

DT Mix Stamp Set

Now, how amazing are these cards?!

Thank you so much for the inspiration, ladies! You're the best!!!

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Join the Fun!

We welcome all project types and crafters at all levels to join us!

To Enter:

Add your link(s) to the Link-up Tool below. Here are some helpful tips if you are new to online challenges!
  • If you used Waffle Flower Crafts products, list the product name in your blog post or photo description. This is especially helpful when you used a product in a clever way that might not be obvious to people. Our team will be looking for them when they vote for the winner, but let's help making it easier for them.
  • We have two winners for each challenge and one of them will be randomly drawn from all entries! Enter as many times as you want. Include the challenge photo and a link to this challenge post so your crafty friends and followers can find us and join the fun too!
  • Combine up to 3 other challenges if you want. We look forward to seeing what wonderful projects you will create with your own unique formulas.
[inlinkz_linkup id=493899 mode=1] Did you know that you can use your Instagram photos to enter? Learn more here! A Quick Tip: If you share your projects on social media sites, hashtag #waffleflowercrafts and/or #waffleflowerchallenge will make your projects be seen by more people!

Silly Valentine Week - Two Clever Cards by May Park

on February 05, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-MaySukyongParkHello, everyone! It's May here. Today I'd like to share a couple of one layer cards that I made for Valentine's Day.
pouring hearts card by May
For my first card, I stamped the stitched heart image from Flutter stamp set after leaving some lines uninked. Then I drew some holes/lines using black pen to look like my heart hanging up from the top. Next, I stamped the tiny hearts from DT Mix stamp set in different shades of pink. I finished it off with the sentiment from Monochrome stamp set.
sheep love you cardFor my second card, I used a masking technique to create a flock of sheep on the bottom of card front. Then I drew a ladder using a ruler and black pen to look like one of sheep climbing up to the heart. Next, I stamped the solid heart from DT Mix stamp set and the sentiment from On My Mark stamp set.
That's all for today. Hope you loved my cards and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! 

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