Polar Bear Christmas Card

on October 13, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCanto Hello, Waffle Flower friends! Lorena here with a little idea to stretch some of the stamps from our latest release. I should probably be posting Halloween ideas, but I’ve decided to skip that and embrace an early Christmas spirit. Actually, if I were in charge, it would be Christmas all year round. Who’s with me? *wink*   Ok, so let’s talk today’s card. A couple of days ago I had a lightbulb moment and decided that the little guy from Tribal Bear stamp set would make an awesome polar bear. And it did! I stamped the bear, die cut it with the coordinating die set and added some festive green and red to his necklace. bearBut then (and believe me, this doesn’t happen often) I had a second lightbulb moment. Would the cutie Santa hat from Stocking stamp set fit on the bear’s head? Well… it did! I also used the Stocking die to cut the hat and colored it with Copic markers. Isn’t it wonderful when a crafty idea turns out awesome? bear 2The sentiment also comes from Stocking stamp set. As for the background, I masked a snow drift, sponged light blue ink and then added the falling snow using a stencil and white texture paste. Now that I think of it, I barely see people using it anymore… is it “totes 2014” and I’m completely out of the loop? Or can it be considered a classic now? bear 3Anyhow, I had lots of fun making this card and putting the versatile new Waffle Flower stamps to work. Thanks so much for visiting! Thank you for sharing with us today, Lorean! Find time to create and make something today!

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[Guest] Monkey Christmas Party Card - Debby Hughs

on October 02, 2015
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Hi everyone, you are in for a treat! Our friend Debby is here to share a super bright and happy card!WF1

Hello, Debby here with a fun card to share using the Stocking and Willy & Friends sets. Aren't these guys so fun; I love the different expressions on their faces!

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To start I stamped out lots of the images from the two sets using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out with their matching dies before playing around with the scene. As I moved pieces about I got a party vibe with the little critters in their Christmas accessories.

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What better for a monkey Christmas party than lots and lots of bananas! Having sorted which monkey got which accessory I coloured everything with Copics before foam mounting on a panel blended with Simon Says Stamp Melon, Pale Blush Pink, Lake Shores and Spring Rain inks. I also splattered some Gansai Tambi paint and some Perfect Pearls solution around and then when dry stamped the sentiment from the Stocking set in Versafine Onyx Black ink before adding the panel to a top folding white card base.

Have you got your Christmas party outfit sorted yet? I know as crafters we make an early start on Christmas preparations but I can't believe it is October tomorrow; time to get busy!

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Stamps - Waffle Flower Willy & Friends, Stocking; Dies -Waffle Flower Willy & Friends, Stocking; Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Simon Says Stamp melon, pale blush pink, lake shores, spring rain; Card - Neenah Solar White 80lb, 110lb; Paints - Gansai Tambi; Perfect Pearls, Wink Of Stella, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Misti Stamping Tool, Martha Stewart Mini Score Board, Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools, Copics 0 R12 R22 R24 R29 YG13 YG17 YG67 BG11 Y18 YR24 BV04 E70 E71 E74 E77 E79 E50 E51 E53E55 E57 E59 Y28 E44 E49 T0 T1 T3 W0 W1 W3 W5 W7