[WIW Video] Watercolored Moonlit Pumpkins with Debby Hughs

on September 28, 2016
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Hello! It's Debby here today for this week's Watch It Wednesday.

[Video] Watercolored Moonlit Pumpkins

Watch below or on our YouTube Channel.

We've had our first cold mornings and the chill of autumn is certainly in the air so I thought I'd pull out the Trick Or Treat set for this watercolored moonlit pumpkins card.

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I stamped the pumpkins along the base of a panel of watercolor card and used a masking fluid pen to block off a circle for the moon before watercoloring.

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I also watercolored a scrap of watercolor card and then white heat embossed the sentiment and added the banner on top of the watercolored panel.

wfc-20160928-moonlit-pumpkins-debby-3I popped the panel on a neutral card base and sprinkled with sequins to finish.

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[WIW Video] Make Fun Shaker Ornaments with Laura Bassen

on September 21, 2016
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designteamheadshots_lauraHello everyone! Laura here! I've created three shaker ornaments using the Dimensional Frame Die. I punched a hole in the top of my Frame die cut so that I could add string to create an ornament. emma-ornaments The Dimensional Frame Die works perfectly to create shakers filled with sequins of all sizes as well as seed beads. I used a sentiment from Peace on Earth to make these a festive holiday gift, but these could really be customized for any occasion or theme under the sun. I love the idea of adding a photo to the back as well for a fun, unique gift idea. shaker-ornaments-side

[WIW Video] Shaker Ornaments Using Dimensional Frames Die

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel! Hope you enjoyed today's video! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting! shaker-ornaments

[WIW Video] Use Everyday Stamps for Christmas with Tessa

on September 14, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHello everyone! In this week's Watch It Wednesday, our inspiration team member Tessa shares how to use your everyday stamps for the holidays! Take it away, Tessa!

[Video] Merry Christmas Lights Card by Tessa

The bubbles from Shower Stamp Set along with our pretty dye inks made a perfect Christmas lights background. Once my background was stamped, I heat embossed my sentiment from the Peace on Earth Stamp Set with white powder. I added a boarder from the largest Pinking Layers Die and fun jingle bells to finish off the look. wfc-wiw-9-14-tessa-wise --- Supplies --- - Shower Stamp Set - Peace on Earth Stamp Set - Pinking Layers Die - Inks (You Said What, Chirp Chirp, New Fish In Pond, My Pleasure, Happy Go Lucky)

[WIW Video] Pearl-fect Day Card by Patricia

on August 24, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIAHello Waffle Flower friends!  I haven’t done a card with a video for awhile, so decided I would share that with you today.  I based my inspiration and starting point for my card using this month’s challenge photo inspiration.  Instead of looking at the whole photo as the inspiration, I selected one object from it, the bird painting in the background.  So I started with the feather stamp first, then went with blue and tan for my colors.
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As I started getting my supplies together, I remembered when I learned about the stamp kissing technique, and thought I need to do that again!  You can see in the video the texture I got by kissing the circle polka dot stamp to the inked solid feather stamp.  I mention in the video that there is a little ink smooshing too.  So I have a little of that and the polka dots, but great texture, and that is what I was going for instead of a solid feather image.
I wasn’t planning on using the little mermaid, but the flow of the feathers and the other stamping, made a perfect little sea home for her.  The feathers reminded me of kelp or seaweed floating.  Okay, so maybe you and I know they are feathers, but to the recipient, they won’t know!  I think the texture from the stamp kissing also help make that elusion that they are floating in water.  For the mermaid, instead of coloring her in after stamping, I blended the same ink colors on cardstock and then stamped her.  I think she came out so pretty, soft, so calm and pretty floating in her ocean.
I have a video to share how the card came together!  
Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel.
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[WIW Video] Mermaid Garden Card by Tessa Wise

on August 17, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-Tessa Hello everyone! It's Tessa here! My family and I are heading to the beach for a few days so I've had the ocean on my mind. I was inspired to use the Little Mermaids Stamp Set for today's card. I created a quick tone-on-tone stamped seaweed garden for Mermaid Faye to relax in using Waffle Flower inks. Faye was colored using watercolor paints. Products Used: Little Mermaids Stamp Set Litte Mermaids Die New Fish In Pond Dye Ink Pad Peace of Mind Dye Ink Pad

[Video] Mermaid Garden Card by Tessa

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel. https://youtu.be/_o69kPNnSuY Finished Card: WFC-WIW-8-17-Tessa-1 Close-up: WFC-WIW-8-17-Tessa-2 Thank you for watching! -- Tessa

[WIW Video] Perfect Layout by Patricia Roebuck

on July 27, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIAHello Waffle Flower friends. I have a layout to share inspired by this month’s challenge photo inspiration. wfc-201607-photo

[Video] Perfect Layout by Patricia Roebuck

https://youtu.be/PtxYOhQMqGM Using the inspiration, I chose some of the new Waffle Flower Premium Dye inks, adding in other shades and tones of those same colors. I love the outside photo with the refreshment on the table next to the chair. Similar to the inspiration, I picked an outside photo enjoying ice cream to use along with the InstaLove Die. For some added texture, I brought in some pattern paper to use with the Chunky Chevron Die. I brought in more stamps to help set the mood of my summer layout. I have a video sharing how the layout came together.
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[WIW Video] Shadow Stamping with White Pigment Ink by Tessa

on July 20, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHello everyone! Tessa Wise is here to share a fun card using Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set and how to use shadow stamping with white pigment ink technique to create your own patterned paper! 12 Happy Birthday Card Supplies: Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set Lacy Layers Dies Chirp! Chirp! Ink Pad [Video] Sketchy Birthday Card by Tessa I did some layered stamping on this one using Chirp! Chirp! Ink followed by a white pigment ink. I layered some vellum over the top where I stamped my focal image and sentiment. I added a few embellishments to finish off the collage look. 12 Happy Birthday Closeup Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!  

[WIW Video] How to Stamp with Gelatos - Patricia

on June 22, 2016
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Hello everyone! Patricia here with another Watch It Wednesday Video for you! This project is also inspired by this month's challenge! DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIA I gained inspiration from the entire photo inspiration by doing repeated stamping of the mason jars in black ink on my background and then stamping the inside of each one with gelatos. Then I stamped and die cut leaves and flowers to decorate each mason jar and create clusters near my photo. For my title, I used a combination of dies cut cut from foam and stamping. Then I finished the layout with a few more branches and flowers. [WIW Video] Stamping with Gelatos - Patricia SUPPLIES:
And here's the finished layout!
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Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

2017 Catalog Challenge + Neon Lights Hi Card Video by Tessa

on June 15, 2016
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Hello everyone! Nina here! We are preparing for our Year 3 Catalog and feeling very, very grateful. We could not do this without you! Your kindness, love and support is what keeps us going and your creativity inspires us more than anything! It would be an honor to include some of your projects in our new catalog, so we are hosting a little challenge here on the blog! 2017-Catalog-Challenge We challenge you to make something using any of our Jumbo Letter dies. And because it is for our catalog, we do have a few guidelines:
  • Make Jumbo Letter die(s) the main feature of your project(s). You may use other Waffle Flower stamps, dies or inks.
  • Use only stamps & dies that will be in our catalog. This means that you may not use stamps/dies from any other company.
  • Use no patterned paper / designer paper. You may use any colored cardstock/paper/felt, coloring media or embellishments. If you have any questions, please ask!
  • Once your project is chosen, you will need to mail your project to our office at Mesa, AZ by end of October. If you live outside of US, it may take 5 weeks for your mail to arrive.
  • Enter as many times as you would like by linking your project(s) to the Link-up Tool at the bottom of this post.
  • Enter by 11:59pm eastern, September 15! Extended till 11:59pm eastern on September 17!
We will choose up to 5 projects for the catalog! Winners will each receive 3 copies of the catalog plus a $75 gift certificate to our store!
To help get you started, our design team member Tessa Wise is here to share how to achieve a neon lights look with the dies! Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel Isn't it fun?! Neon Hi Card Neon Hi Closeup Now, put your thinking cap on and link away! We are so excited and can't wait to see what you will create!

[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!