Welcome to Waffle Flower April Release and 5th Birthday Blog Hop! We got new stamps, you’ve already seen at creativation stamps and Back to Basics Dies this month. I’ve made four cards to take you to a little tour of this month’s products.
How many of your kids are doing sports? This stamp illustrated by Kamo is so adorable. It is very easy to make a birthday card or a deck of Gym party invitations out of it.
To start with, I stamped images from Tumble On stamp set and cut with Matching dies. Then I colored them with copic markers. You really don’t need to use lots of colors to blend since the images are cute enough to work with. I created the abstract patterns using washi tapes to mask the A2 sized watercolor paper and ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick.
I arranged all colored images along the pattern I created and stamped the sentiments to finish my first card.
Mother’s day is approaching. Giving a card with unique and interesting pattern would be a great idea.
First, I mixed Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio with water, then I applied it onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using medium sized paint brush to create my background. To make it textured, I splattered some of water paint over it and let it set aside to dry.
At the meantime, I stamped selected images from Grateful stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink over Neenah Solar white 80lbs card stock paper and colored with Copic markers. I die cut them with Matching dies and adhered onto the background with Foam squares. At last, I stamped sentiment “Grateful” to the lower left corner of my card and added enamel dots from Up & Running Enamel Dots to finish.
April marks the beginning of baseball or softball season and we are ready to hit one out of the park with this fun stamp set.
I decided to make this card simple enough to duplicate. Since my daughter is a softball player, I made a softball coach Thank you card. To make my background, I ink blended the background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio. Then I cut out 2 pieces of wider strips to adhere onto top and bottom of my background so I would have a stage for soft girls to stay on. To create some dimensions, I did add some foam strips underneath after I ink blended with Distress oxide ink in Wilted Violet.
I stamped out my images from Batter Stamp set and cut out with Matching Dies. Then I colored them with copic markers and added to my background. I cut out a speech bubble from Speech Bubbles Die and stamped the sentiment “Thanks coach” in it before I adhered it. I found these purple color enamel dots from Up & Running Enamel Dots which matches so well with the girls’ uniform color so I popped some of them around the frame to finish my card.
For my last card, I used these the cutest hamsters celebrating their co-workers in Office Birthday.
I got back to my all time favorite ink blending background technique this time. I ink blended my background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick heavily. I then sprayed water over the background and dried it with a piece of paper towel.
I stamped my images from Office Birthday Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black in and cut with Matching dies. Then I colored them with Copic markers and arranged onto the background using Multi Medium Matte and Foam squares. I stamped sentiment ” from all of us!” and embellished my card using purple color enamel dots from Up & Running Enamel Dots . Now you know this enamel dots set is so come in handy for all color matching requirements!
Please Hop with us
Jessica Frost Ballas
To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 4/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 4/9/19.
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