Thursday, May 5, 2022

Waffle Flower - More Shaker Fun - Blog Hop

 Hello everyone. 

Welcome to the Waffle Flower May Release Blog Hop! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! Be sure to check out each stop in today’s blog hop for fun, inspiration, and chances to win some of these new release goodies!

Next on the hop is Cathy Zielske!


I have a lot of cards to share with you. The first one I made with a new Shaker cover (flat circle) and beautiful stamp set - Wild Rose Combo. For the card background I used Dashed Rhombus Panel Die.

  

For my second card I used the same stamp set, but with a big frame die cut. I used a second "shadow die" from the Elegant Oval Frame Die


And on the next card I used a "front die" to create a pretty floral frame with a shaker in the centre.  Elegant Oval Frame Die works perfectly with a previous released Slim Circle Shakers. 


Also we have a huge Flat Shaker cover in this release. Here you can see a compare of those two new shaker covers. 

I used a large circle and scallop dies to create an interactive card with Shaker Cover - 4.25" Flat Circle. I stamped a few flowers from Wild Rose Stamp set and cut out a sentiment using Outlined Hello Die.
 

And here are the cards with a second floral stamp set called - 
Larkspur Combo. I created a floral scene using the new Nesting Portrait Arches Die.
 

I tried no-line coloring with the smallest stamps from Larkspur Combo. I colored them with pencils on a light blue cardstock. I foam mount the flowers on Elegant Oval Frame Die cut. 


Last but not least - a slimline shaker card with new Shaker Cover - 3"x8" Flat Slimline. To create the card background I applied different Distress Oxide inks through the Two-step Rhombus Stencil.


And to create the sentiment I used Outlined Hello dies. 



Giveaways:
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Monday May 9th, 2022 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 5/11/2022.

Specials:
From now till Sunday May 8th, 2022, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).

For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection! 

Next on the hop is Cathy Zielske!

Thanks for stopping by!

Galina 

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Jane's Doodle Spring Blog Hop

 Hello everyone!

   I'm so exited to join Jane with a spring celebration of her new stam release. 

 There's a 35% off sale (doesn't include digital stamps). No code is needed. Sales runs through the weekend. Also, there's a flat rate international shipping of $5 and spend $45 or more, shipping is free. Wee!

 I made a cute birthday card using  Oh Baby! Stamp set and a stencul called Stripe Stencil.


I colored the stemped images with Copic markers (alcohol based markers) and I fussy cut them. On a light blue cardstock I applied white texture paste throught the Stripe Stencil.

                                                 YOUR NEXT STOP - Laura http://www.laurafadora.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Galina

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Waffle Flower April release Blog Hop

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Waffle Flower April Release Blog Hop! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! Be sure to check out each stop in today’s blog hop for fun, inspiration, and chances to win some of these new release goodies!

Next on the hop is Cathy Zielske!


This month we have a lot of new foil plates. For my first card I used Organic foil plate to create a beautiful card background and I colored the flowers with coordinating Organic Stencil. I cut out a thin blue circle frame using Spotlight Frames Die and I hot foil the sentiment with Hey There foil Plate.


Also I used Spotlight Frames Die  to create a geometric birthday c&s card using colored cardstock and a vellum.


For my next card I used only the Organic stencil for the card background and I cut out two white leaf borders using On the Edge Trio Die. I hot foil the big sentiment with Happy birthday Duo Foil Plate.


And I used a negative leftover foil from Happy birthday Duo Foil Plate to create a wide stripe sentiment for my next card. I stamped the card background with an Organic Stamp set and colored it with stencil. 


 
Those beautiful flowers can be cut out using a coordinating dies. I embellished the next card with a few of them. I hot foil a blue frame in the centre and cut out the rectangle window using a nesting A2 Layered die set.


And I used the bigger foil plate from A2 Layered die set to create a shiny frame for a thick card. In the centre I hot foil my "focal point" using an Abstract foil plate. I stamped a sentiment over foil using Stazon Black ink, it dries permanently on smooth surfaces. 

I stamped a bunch of new beautiful flowers from Lily of the Valley - May Birth Flower and I arranged them around the sentiment.



Those A2 Layered die set can be used for foiling all at once. I made a card with three gold foil frames and cut out the rectangle window in the centre. I applied green distress inks over the frames. And I foam mount the flower from Lily of the Valley - May Birth Flower



Next on the hop is Cathy Zielske!

Giveaways:
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Monday March 11th, 2022 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 4/13/2022.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Waffle Flower release Blog Hop

 Hello! 

Welcome to the Waffle Flower March Release Blog Hop! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! Be sure to check out each stop in today’s blog hop for fun, inspiration, and chances to win some of these new release goodies!

Next on the hop is Jeanne Jachna!


  For my first card I used Snail Die to create a fun shaker card. I used a Shaker Cover - Puffy Circle to make a shaker window. I put some clear crystals inside and it looks like my snail got diamonds in a shell :) I decorate it with small envelopes, I cut them out using Small Envelopes Die and I colored the flaps with alcohol markers.

To create a card background I used a new stencil - Grass Borders Stencil.


 On my next I used another die set with snails - Snail Trio Die. To create a card background I used - Layered Mushroom Stencil. It's a 2 layered stencil with different size mushrooms, big bushes border and grass border. 
  I applied ink with new shader brushes - Shader Brush Sampler Pack. They are great to create a shading, colorful accents or to color small parts on stencils without masking other parts. 


I have one more similar card, but here I used a grey cardstock for a card panel with the same inks and stencils. 


Small Envelopes Die can be used without snails for sure :) I decided to create a couple of card backgrounds using this die only. 

I foam mount envelopes all over the card panel and I colored some of them with a gold marker to add a shiny accent on the card. 


On the next card I used only the biggest envelopes and some clear crystals. 


And here are some more samples of carrying envelopes :) We have another snail die set called 
Snail Trio Die, it works with all three sizes of - Shaker Cover - Slim Circles. 

Again I used Grass Borders Stencil to create a card background and Snailed It Sentiments Stamps. 


  With the biggest snail die from Snail Trio Die I created a fun shaker card, where a cute snail is sitting on a big mushroom. I used the biggest mushroom from Layered Mushrooms Stencil Duo and Cloud stencil to create a card background. 
  To create a white dots on a mushroom I used white pigment ink, for other colors I used Distress inks only. 



  In this release we have a new stamp set from Kamo - Hand Delivered Stamp Set. I love it because you can mix and match characters with other images to create any occasion cards. I used a girl stamp as is and for boys I stamped a big present box and balloons. 

  I cut out a card panel using a A2 rectangle die from Designer Template 2 Die and I applied black ink through Random Tiny Dot Stencil. On top of the card panel I placed a piece of vellum to make the dots not so bright and bold. 



   As you may know, we also have puffy shakers in different shapes and in this release we bring new dies that work with them and with our nesting dies. Our design team showed how they used them without shakers, so don't miss to hop along and find more inspiration. 

  Here I have a card using Tangled Heart Die. I decided to use flowers around the heart frame to create a floral background. 


  And on my last card I used Tangled Star Die to create a spring card with yellow flowers. To create a card background I used yellow and orange inks, which I applied through the Daisy Background Stencil. 


There were a lot of cards :) I hope you like them and find them inspiring 


YOUR NEXT STOP - Jeanne Jachna

Giveaways:
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Monday March 14th, 2022 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 3/16/2022.

Specials:
From now till Saturday March 12th, 2022, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).


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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Woodgraing bricks using a large background stamp

 Hello everyone! 

Today I want to share with you a fun way of using large backgrounds stamps like - Wood Grain 6x6 Stamp. I used it with  1/2" A2 Background Strips Dies to create a background for a beautiful flowers from Joyful Blooms 4x6 Stamps.


   Usually, I stamp with the acrylic blocks, but I don't have huge blocks for 6x6 stamps. So, I make an inverse stamping with background stamps. I remove the acetate sheet only from the back of the stamp and place it on the table. I cover the stamp with a cardstock and press with a small acrylic block or with hands.


I stamped the wood background with a dark brown ink in a piece of kraft cardstock.



  This pattern looks amazing and so realistic. For sure you can use it as is. I decided to create a kind of wood brick, to add more dimension to my card. 
  I cut out large stripes using  1/2" A2 Background Strips Dies and foam mount them on the A2 kraft color card panel. Also I added a bit of dark brown ink on the edges.



  I stamped flowers from Joyful Blooms 4x6 Stamps. with dark brown ink and colored them with inks and coordinating stencis. I cut out the flowers with a Joyful Blooms Coordinating Dies.

Thanks for stopping by!
Galina

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Waffle Flower February release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Waffle Flower February Release Blog Hop! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! Be sure to check out each stop in today’s blog hop for fun, inspiration, and chances to win some of these new release goodies!


  I have a  lot of cards to share with you today. This month is all about Card Designing and we will share some card designing tips and we have a lot of new fun products to make the card making process much easier. The first one is - Designer Template 1 Die Set. 

TIP. Build a background 

  When I'm struggling with what and where to put on the card I always look for a card sketch and the basic shape dies help a lot! And now we have a perfect die set series to build quick and easy card backgrounds. The only thing you will need is a sentiment or other stamped image. 

  I made a few sketches that work with this die set and below you can find my card samples. 


On my dirst card I combined Designer Template 1 Die Set with our new flowers - Daffodil - March Birth Flower Stamp Set.


And on the second with a large sentiment - Oversized Happy Word Die and heat embossed Daffodils. 


    Daffodil - March Birth Flower Stamp Set comes with coordinating stencils for coloring and all my flowers I colored with inks in seconds. Only on the next card I used a red alcohol marker to add a border on the flower's centre. I embelished the card with green enamel dots and for the card backgrouind I used white and pattern paper with lines from - .


 TIP. Make a pattern.
  Besides the new floral stamps we have a new small flower die - Layered Flowers Die, that can be used as focal point near the sentiemnt or can be used for creating floral frames or simple patterns on the cards. 


  Another must have product for easy card designing is border die. Any kind or any shape :) But it has to be with an open edge like our new dies - On the Edge Trio Die set. The open edge will allow you to create any size panels with a shaped border vertical or horizontal. 

  For my first card I cut out a vertical panel with tiny envelopes from a regular white cardstock. I foam mount it on a leftover paper piece with alcohol inks. I stamped my sentiments and embellished the card with a few black enamel dots. 


TIP. Color Combo
On the next card I cut out the same panel but for a horizontal A2 card. I adhered small pieces of a black glitter cardstock behind the envelopes. I applied black ink through the Random Tiny Dot Stencil on a card panel to balance the black envelopes.
 


TIP. Use clear embellishments on a busy background.
  On my third example I used another border die from the On the Edge Trio Die set. I cut out small white stripes to embellish the top and the bottom of my ink blended card. To create this card background I used Abstract Stencil Quad and distress inks.
   I embellished the card with clear enamel dots just to add some almost invisible accents on the card, they make a difference for sure! 



Next on the hop is JJ Bolton! 


Giveaways:
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Monday February 21, 2022 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 2/23/2022.

Specials:
From now till Thursday February 17th, 2022, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).

For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection! 

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