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. 

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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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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

How to stamp solid stamps. Video

 Hello everyone!

Today I want to share some tips and tricks on how to get nice crisp images using big solid stamps - Two step Leaves from Waffle Flower and regular dye inks. 

 How to make perfect stamped leaves you can watch here or on my Youtube channel. I shared my other card examples in this video too. 


I stamped all the leaves using Two-step Leaves Stamp set and different dye inks. I was testing Distress Inks, PTI ink, Memento inks, Lawn Fawn inks and Altenew inks.

 

To create a fancy card background I used Mandala stencil ( 2 of 4 layers) and Nuvo glimmer gold paste and for the white layer I used a white gel pen.


I stamped a sentiment from Sentiment Additions 2 Stamp set with dark brown Memento ink and cut it out with a coordinating die. 

To embellish the card I used clear enamel dots.


After finishing the first card I got a lot of leaf leftovers, so I made one more leafy card. With stamped leaves I created small clusters and foam mounted them on a white card base. I added a black stamped sentiment I made using a Label maker stamp set and coordinating die.

And, again, I embellished the card with clear enamel dots.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Galina

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Inverse colors card background using Distress Oxide inks

 Hello everyone! 

  I have a fun project to share with you. I was playing with Distress Oxide inks, but any type of ink will work with this technique. For my card I used the You’re so Sweet Stamp set, Loops Panel Die, Best Ever Die set and stamp.



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

BEST EVER DIES – Studio Katia

  On a white A2 card panel I applied distress oxide inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick.I cut out a panel with a circle called Loops Panel die and I inlaid circles in opposite directions.

  I cut out a silver frame using a frame die from a Loop set.I Stamped 3 flowers from You’re so Sweet Stamp set and I colored them with Copic markers.

  I cut out sentiment using die from Best ever Set from white and black mirror cardstock. I heat embossed a second part of the sentiment on a black cardstock.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Galina

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Waffle Flower September release Blog Hop

 Hello everyone!

  Welcome to Waffle Flower’s September 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 looking to the change in season with some fall favorites with a sprinkling of everyday goodies!



 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!

I have a lot of card to share with you today. For my first card I used Maple Leaf Stencil and foiling technique. I applied Duo transfer gel through the stencil and covered gel with copper color foil, it sticked only on leaves. I think the bronze color foil will look awsome too. 



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  This month we have released a cute Leaf stamp set - Two-step Leaves Stamp Set. To get a perfectly stamped image with solid stamps you need to prime, rub the stamp gently with an eraser and remove eraser bits with a brush.

  I stamped leaves from Two-step Leaves Stamp Set with different inks on a kraft cardstok and cut out  the frame and panel with Nesting Rectangle Frames Die

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Two-step Leaves Stamp Set
Nesting Rectangle Frames Die
Essential Sentiments Stamp Set

And on this card I created a one layered leaf background using Two-step Leaves Stamp Set and sentiment stamp from Essential Celebrations Stamp set. I stamped on a white cardstock and I tried to overlap some leaves. I embelished the card with Clear enamel dots 
 

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Essential Celebrations Stamp set

Another cool stamp we have this month is 
Wood Grain Stamp Set. It includes two long stamps and they can be used together as a full panel woodgrain background or separately, like I used on my next card. 



  Next I want to show a simple and pretty card I made using Circle Leaf Shaker Die  and Tiny Heart Stencil. The new circle die includes a 3-leaf die for cutting out leaves background, for "coloring" the leaves on a circle die. I cut out mine from gold glitter cardstock and adhered them on the back of the circle die cut.
 I applied white textured paste through the Tiny Heart Stencil on a dark brown cardstock. I stamped a sentiment on the vellum background with brown archival ink. 


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Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set

In this release you can find another great stencils. With 
Cute Leaf Background Stencil I made a slimline card with yellow-green background. 


  And my last card was made with stencils only, except the sentiment :) I stamped it with a Label maker stamp set and cut it out with a coordinating die. At first, I thought about the sun set near the ocean, but I turned my card into a night mountain scene with a lake :) 
  I combined Moon Bay Stencil Trio with Keeway's Mountain Scene Stencil and Keeway's Sky Scene Stencil. I applied distress oxide inks on a black cardstock.


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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 Wednesday September 8th, 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 9/10/2021.



There are more giveaways to enter on Instagram including 1 winner to receive the entire release! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out!

Specials:
From now till Wednesday September 8th, 2021, 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!


September Challenge:
Waffle Flower is hosting monthly challenges and this month it’s all about your fall favorites!
The link party has started now! Find more details here!
https://waffleflower.com/blogs/challenges/september-2021-challenge-link-party

Next on the hop is Jeanne Jachna!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Two ways of using tropical floral dies

 Hello everyone!

  Today I want to share with you a hot summer cards! I played with a beautiful Tropical dies from Claina Palmer Designs and I want to share with two projects: Layered card with tropical forest and Clean and simple geometric card. I made both of my projects using the same die sets!



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  I applied different colors of Distress inks on wet watercolor paper. Mostly I applied green shades plus yellow and a little bit of blue. I dried the paper and made drops and splashes with water and white acrylic paint. 

  I cut out a lot of pretty tropical leaves, I used a large palm leaf and one smaller die from  Passion Flower & Leaf and Fan Palm and a big monstera leaf from Hibiscus, Flamingo Flower & Swiss Cheese Leaf.

  To create acard panel I cut out a white panel using one of the dies from 5"x7" Double-Stitched Nested Dies and I applied blue Distress ink to create a clouds. 

  I foam mount leaves around the centre and I placed die cut sentiment in the centre of my leaf frame. I cut out the word Thanks from red and white cardstock, below the die cut I stamped a second part of the sentiment with Versafine black ink.



And here is a second way of using floral tropical dies. I used a small flower die to create birds. I cut off a small part from the die cut and colored it with alcohol based markers. I add details with a white gel pen. 

Card 2 


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  For my second card I used one of floral dies to create a geometric pattern on my card. This die is a part of Bird of Paradise, Lobster Claw & Banana Leaf and it can be used to build a flower.

  I cut out a lot of circles in my A2 card panel and I foam mounted it on a colored cardstock. 

  To create a sentiment I used the same dies-  Mix 'em Dies - Essentials 2  and the stamp set - Mix 'em Stamps - Essentials. This time I cut out the sentiment from a gold and white cardstock and one additional piece from a vellum. I heat embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock and cut it out using a thin stripe die from - Claina Palmer - Banners Die Set

  I foam mount my both of my sentiments in the centre of the card. 

  Thanks for stopping by!

Galina

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Coffee shop talk scene on a card. Multicolored ink blending

 Hello everyone! 

  I made a cute scene on a card using Coffee shop builder die and Speech bubbles stencil. I was playing with my favorite colors of distress inks and I made a multi colored ink blending on the speech bubbles. 

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Special Delivery Paper Pad

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


  This card is so sweet and I can't wait to send it :) For the card background I used a patterned paper from Special Delivery Paper Pad. I trimmed it in a half and adhered it to the card base.

  I cut out a roof and a small rectangle piece using two dies from Storefront Builder Die. I foam mount the roof and scrap kraft pieces on the card base. 

  I decided to create a shop sign for my little coffee shop. I stamped tiny images of coffee and bakery using stamps from Coffee Shop Hamsters Stamp Set. I colored the sign with copic markers and added small drops of Gold Nuvo drops on the corners, to create a more realistic look of the sign.


  And on the top I placed a few colorful speech bubbles, they look like we can hear (see? lol) somebody chatting in the coffee shop. 

  I used separately 3 openings on the Speech Bubble Stencil (I masked the rest with masking tape). I applied different colors of distress inks to create multicolored backgrounds. Then I stamped sentiments from Sassy Speech Bubble Stamp Set and cut them out with coordinating dies - Sassy Speech Bubble Matching Die.



To embelish the card I used pink - Enamel Dots - Unicorn and clear enamel dots.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Galina

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Card ispired by Iridescent bubbles

   Hello everyone and thanks for joining me.

   I want to show how I made a card inspired by beautiful  iridescent embellishments.
  It was the first time when I tried these bubbles on black cardstock and I simply adore them and I decided to make a whole black card and use as many bubbles as I can :)

How to make this card you can watch here or on my Youtube  channel.