Friday, October 15, 2021

Ellen Hutson - ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN WINTER 2021 RELEASE

 Hello everyone!

I started making Christmas cards some time ago and I hope to have enough of them this year :) I hate the rush in December and prefer to have everything ready in advance. 

This time I want to share a clean and simple elegant cards I made with a new Winter release from Ellen Hutson. I finally tried my new Glimmer machine from Spellbinders for hot foiling and I'm obsessed. 


For my first card I used a Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp set with a coordinating die. I stamped the pattern with a large stamp and pink Distress Oxide ink. I stamped a few more Christmas trees on a separate paper with a light pink Distress oxide ink and cut them out with a coordinating die. I foam mount them on the card panel. 

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black cardstock. To embellish the card I used clear pink crystals. 



I decided to make a foiled background for my second card. I foiled a beautiful large snowflake - Snowflake Hot Foil Stamp with a shiny Opal Foil on a light blue cardstock using Glimmer Hot Foil System. I heat embossed few images from Holiday Sprigs stamp set and attached them to a white tag, I cut out using Farmhouse Tags Die Set.


I stamped a multicolored sentiment on the tag using the  Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp set. I embellished the card with sparkly silver crystals. 


I made foiling on my third card too, but this time I used gold foil and a green cardstock. Also I added a stamped Christmas tree from the  Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp set. I cut out a circle window with Nesting Circle Die to create a focal point in the centre. 


To embellish the card I used clear crystals.


Here is my one layered stamped card with a beautiful large sentiment from the  Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment with a copper color embossing powder over the stamped Christmas trees. 



The second part of the sentiment I stamped with a black color Versafine ink. I embellished the card with cute tiny clay snowflakes. 


Thanks for stopping by!

Galina



Waffle Flower October Release - SHAKER CARDS

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to Waffle Flower’s October 2021 Release Day! 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! This month, we’re brining you fun shaker card supplies along with new additions to our oversized word series!

Be prepared for inspiration, I have a lot of cards to share with you :)



I'm totally obsessed with any kind of shaker cards, so you can understand my excitement about this release. And, finally, I can use my huge sequin collection with no doubt. :)

This month I designed a cute die with butterflies - Butterfly Circle Die to embellish the shaker openings or any other round openings. 

For my first card I used a piece of patterned paper - JJ's Rainbow with colorful stripes. I cut out the round window using Slim Shaker Circle Die and attached the biggest plastic window from Shaker Cover - Slim Circles



I cut out the embellishment with butterflies using Butterfly Circle Die from a white cardstock and I colored a part of the die cut with alcohol based Copic markers to match the stripes on the patterned paper. 



In a same way I made a sweet card to welcome new baby in family. As you can see, it's a boy :) I cut out Butterfly Circle frow a white glitter cardstock and colored some butterflies with a light blue Copic Marker. For the card background I used a cute paper sheet with clouds from Special Delivery Paper pad.  

 Butterfly Circle Die consists of two dies, with the inner die you cut out little butterflies to use as a shaker element or you can cut out negative patterns. I run the small die from  Butterfly Circle Die through my die cutting machine 3 times to create a pattern of butterflies. On the back side I attached a clear acetate sheet to create a shaker window.

I foam mounted the card panel on the ink blended card base and I added a few clear crystals as shaker elements. I stamped a small sentiment and attached the white rectangle frame to decorate the card and hide the shaker opening on edges.  


  There are 3 plastick shaker widows in Shaker Cover - Slim Circles, and I used the medium size plastic widow to create a simplle hello card. I cut out a large square piece using Scalloped Squares Die I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Pink Opal throught the Mandala Stencil Quad (stencil #3) and yellow and pink Distress Oxide inks through the stencil #1. 

  I placed the shaker on the patterned paper from Half-Half Dots - Caprice Paper Pad.


Also in this release we have new bold oversized word dies and I used them as a shaker dies too :) 

On my next card I cut out the shaker window using Oversized Hey Hi Hello Print on a stiched rectangle panel I cut out with Nesting Stitched Rectangles Die. I stamped the second part of the sentiment with a small stamp from Cheer Up Sentiments. On the top of my card I placed colored image from Cheerleaders Stamp Set. 



And on my last card I used Oversized Hey Hi Hello Print dies as a regular die cut :) I cut the huge HEY word from copper color glitter cardstock. I embellished the card with copic colored flowers from Amaryllis Stamp Set and pink Enamel Dots - Enamel Dots - JJ's Rainbow.

I used  Nesting Stitched Rectangles Die to create stitched lines on the ivory color cardstock, also I applied light pink through the Maple Leaf Stencil.



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 Dana Kirby!

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 EDT on Monday October 18th, 2021 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 Friday 10/20/2021.

Specials:
From now till Monday October 18th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a sample piece of the A2 Infinity Shaker Cover (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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Monday, October 4, 2021

Floral card colored with ABT Pro Alcohol markers by Tombow

 Hello everyone!

  I was playing with new ABT Pro Alcohol markers by Tombow and in the end I made a cute floral card. The best way to rest new markers is to color the flowers :) I colored a beautiful Anemone flowers from Waffle Flower Crafts.



How I made this card you can watch here or on my Youtube channel. 

  I stamped the Anemone flowers with Memento black ink on a special paper for alcohol markers. I colored the biggest flower with Orange set of Tombow Alcohol markers, for smaller flowers I used two red markers and for leaves I used Green Set of Tombow Alcohol markers. 


To create a card background I applied blue, mint and light blue colors of ink on a white paper and I cut out the panel with A2 Lacy Layers Die. Using the same die set I cut out a frame from a black glitter cardstock. 

I embellished the card with enamel dots and stamped a sentiment from Sending Love Sentiments with Versafine black ink. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Galina

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Mixed-media stenciling using Tiny Hearts stencil Waffle flower

 Hello everyone!

Today I want to share a few easy techniques with stencil. For my card I used a Tiny heart stencil with Glitter Glaze - Galaxy and gold embossing powder from Brutus Monroe to create a pretty and shiny card background. 


How I made this card you can watch here or on my youtube channel.


   I cut out a leaf wreath using Circle Leaf shaker die from dark orange cardstock and with a separate die I cut out colorful leaves and attached them behind the orange die cut. I stamped a sentiment using Sentiment Additions 2 and dark blue ink and cut it out with a coordinating die. 
   After the card panel dried I cut it out with Nesting Stitched Rectangles Die and attached it to the blue card base. With the same die I cut out one more rectangle piece from white cardstock, I attached this die cut inside of the card, to be able to write something inside. 

 With the same techniques and materials I created one more card. For my second card I used a black and gold cardstock sheets. On a black A2 panel I applied Glitter Glaze and gold embossing powder through the all opening of Tiny heart stencil.
 I cut out a leaf wreath from a gold mirror cardstock and created a shaker with clear crystals inside. I heat embossed the sentiment with  white embossing powder and cut it out with a coordinating die. I attached more clear crystals on the card panel and this card turned out super fancy :) 



Thanks for stopping by!

Galina

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Alcohol ink blended shell backgrounds

Hello everyone!

Today I have a simple but fancy card to share with you. It's all about shell-ebrations! :) For this card I used a beautiful die caled SEASHELL SHAKER and a sentiment from a super cute small stamp set - SHELL-EBRATION.

 

 How I made this card you can watch here or on my Yotube channel.


Card details

I created 3 colorful backgrounds with alcohol inks. You can create your background with watercolor or inks as well. I cut out 3 shells from a gold mirror and white cardstock.

I attached my die cuts on colorful backgrounds using a small amount of liquid glue.I cut out a thin white frame using Loops die set. I attached all 3 shells on a grey cardstock and covered them with a thin frame.

I foam mount the card panel on white A2 card base with a regular white foam tape and for sentiment I used a black foam tape.

 

 I embellished the card with a lot of clear bubbles. I attached them with liquid glue from Studio Katia.

 

 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Galina

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Easy stenciling techniques with a mini stencil mat

Hello everyone! 
  Today I have 3 cards to share with you, they all are quick and easy to make and the result is super fun. I was playing with new mini Stencil mat from Waffle Flower aw well as some new stencils - Maple Leaf background Stencil and Cute leaf stencil 

  
 

How I made all my cards you can watch here or on my Youtube channel.


  On the left card I applied distress inks (Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey) through the stencil and on the right card I applied Brutus Monroe Finishing glaze through the stencil, and I didn't clean the stencil after distress inks, so I mixed glaze and inks on the card panel to create a multicolored leaves. 

 Also, I added gold splatters on the left card with Ecoline gold liquid watercolor paint.

 I cut out frames for the sentiments using Nesting Hexagon Frames Die. I stamped the birthday sentiments from the Essential Celebrations Stamp set. I embellished the cards with enamel dots

 

  For my third card I created a rainbow color background using Cute Leaf stencil. I made tone on tone blending with distress inks (Abandoned coral, Mustard seed, Blueprint Sketch, Crushed Olive). I cut out the slimline panel using Nesting Slimline die. I decorate the card with a beautiful flowers from Anemone Stamp set. 


  I stamped two sentiments on the colorful card panel using Sentiment Additions 2 and Versamark black ink. I cut them out with coordinating dies and foam mount back on tha card.
 

Thanks for stoping by!
Galina

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

WF September challenge - Fall favorites

 Hello everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Waffle Flower! This time we have a Fall theme and my mini theme is "Use 3 or more iconic fall images\objects" On my card I used a lot of fall leaves and 3 pumpkins.

 
I made the leaves background using Maple Leaf stencil. I applied red and orange distress inks through the stencil. I cut out a frame for my leafy background using Wooden frame die. 

With a nesting cup die I cut out a cup for my pumkin spice latte. I decorate it with a scallop die cut. which I cut out using a small slimline die from Slim Lacy Layers, trimmed it off with the scissors and decorated with a stamped pumpkins from Pumpkin House Stamp set. 

I added a few leaves from the Two-step Leaves Stamp set and stamped a sentiment using Coffee shop talk Stamp set and dark brown ink. 

JOIN the challnge HERE



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Friday, September 17, 2021

Holiday card with a poinsettia

Hello everyone!
  I have a holiday card to share with you. I fell in love with this beautiful poinsettia stamp set called Potted Poinsettia 4x6 Stamps. This stamp set includes a huge image of a poinsettia in a pot and it's very easy to color. There are a lot of leaves, but they are all quite big, so you can make a nice shading on them.


 I stamped the poinsettia image with black ink and colored it with alcohol based markers. I cut out the image with a coordinating die.
 To create a fancy card background I cut out a beautiful pattern with Modern Geometric A2 Coverplate II from a white cardstock and adhered it on a grey card basse.


 I stamped a sentimente from a Potted Poinsettia 4x6 Stamp set on a kraft cardstock using Watermark Emboss Pad. I covered the sentiment with white embossing powder and melted it with my heat gun.

Thanks for stopping by.
Galina

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

New tools from Waffle Flower crafts


Hello everyone! 

Today Waffle Flower Crafts released a lot of cool new tools and to celebrate this special release we have the Instagram hop, join the fun to win awesome prizes. All new tools you can find HERE.
 


  I was playing with a new mini stencil mat and Maple Leaf stencil. I cut out a small panel using a rectangle die from A2 Layers Die and kraft cardstock. I placed the panel on the stencil mat and covered it with stencil. Using two blending brushes I applied red and orange distress ink through it.







The mat can be easily cleaned with no-oil baby wipes, micro-fibre cloth or paper towel and water. 



  The both mini stencil mat and a regular size mat have openings on two sides, so any size stencil and paper will fit.


  Even a large stencil like Buffalo Plaid Stencil - 6"x9" size. 
The recessed stencil work area measures approximately 9”x12” (23 cm X 30 cm). Waffle Flower Stencil Mat is a multifunction craft mat that is non-stick, waterproof, and heat-resistant.


  I foam mount the card on the A2 pattern paper from Half-Half Dots - Caprice Paper Pad. I cut out a sentiment using Oversized Grace and Kindness Word Die.

  I cut out one piece from vellum and another from a white cardstock. On the white die cut I applied Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and covered it with Metallic Embossing Powder - Gilded from Brutus Monroe. I melted the powder with a heat gun and got a nice shiny gold sentiment die cut. 


 I stamped two smaller sentiments from Oversized Grace and Kindness Stamp set with dark brown ink. I embellished the card with colorful enamel dots - Enamel Dots - Botanical and Enamel Dots - Enchanted.

Thanks for stopping by.
Galina

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Making a woodgrain card background

 Hello everyone! 

  Today I want to show you how I made a woodgrain card background, that looks pretty realistic:) I used a Wood Grain Stamp Set from Waffle Flower as a base and I colored it with Distress ink and Copic markers. 

 

 How I made this card you can watch here or on my Youtube channel.


 I heat embossed 3 times stamped images from Wood Grain Stamp Set on kraft cardstock with fine detailed white embossing powder. I applied Vintage photo (Dark brown ink) on the edges and then I colored the card panel with the Copic markers: E33, E35, E11, E57. 

 To remove the copic's ink from the white embossed lines I used super light color grey marker W00. I cleaned the marker tip with a paper towel.


  I stamped the beautiful flowers from Anemone Stamp Set with dark brown Memento ink and colored them with copic markers. I cut out the floral bouquet with a coordinating die.

  I cut out an oval frame with a Nesting oval Frames Die set from the ivory color cardstock and foam mounted the frame on a piece of vellum.

  On a kraft cardstock I heat embossed a sentiment using a stamp from Sentiment Additions 2 and I cut it out with a coordinating die.

I embellish the card with few clear enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
Galina

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