Waffle Flower 2019 February Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Waffle Flower 2019 February  Product Release Blog Hop. There are lots of pretty and cute products for you to play with.

We have plenty of fun florals to color including a big, beautiful bloom and lovely girls relaxing in Peony Dreams (stampdiecombo) illustrated by our new artist, Oana Befort. We also have soft and delicate flowers in the Be.You.Tiful  stamp set (stampdiecombo) that make great wreaths and frames, illustrated by our new artist, Karla Jodoin. The Be Her stamp set (stampdiecombo) designed by Big Bear & Bird features four of the cutest animals and tons of accessories to adorn them. The scripty font of Label Greetings (stampdiecombo) is an elegant take on the popular label maker look and is a quick way to make perfect sentiment strips. The Little Fairies stamp set (stampdiecombo), illustrated by Kamo, has fairies, flowers and a fountain for creating sweet garden scenes. Tiny Terrarium, (stamp) our 3×4 set this month, includes sweet foliage and a darling bunny perfect for spring. And the Diamond Texture Die (die) (by cardmaker JJ Bolton) is one of a series of dies designed to give more interest and depth to your card backgrounds.

There are four cards I would like to show you. I featured Waffle Flower Be Her, Peony Dreams, Be You Tiful, Little Fairies, Label Greetings Stamp sets and Diamond Texture Die.

<Card 1>

I love rainbows. The idea of creating a rainbow colored card came up to me. To begin with this card, I made stitched pattern on to an A2 sized watercolor paper using Diamond Texture Die. I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and picked raspberry. In order to make it more pastel look, be sure to apply them softly. I pulled out Waffle Flower Enamel Dots in Up & Running to create the diamond shaped borders for my center piece.

For my centerpiece, it is the cutest kitty cat from Waffle Flower Be her Stamp set which was illustrated by Big Bear and Bird. I stamped the image on to neenah solar white 80lbs card stock with Memento Tuxedo black in and die cut with the Coordinating Dies. The coloring part was simply done with copic markers. After adding a few dots using white gel pen on the cheeks of the kitty, it became so so adorable!

After I adhered the kitty to the center of the diamond shaped frame I created, I stamped the sentiment “Hello” from Waffle Flower Label Greetings Stamp set onto a piece of blue cardstock with Versamark clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I hand cut it to rectangle shape with scissors and attached it below the kitty.

 

<Card 2>

I was wowed by this Peony Dreams Stamp set that is illustrated by Oana Befort. I love the style of her creations, so I decided to some of techniques that were inspired by her original work. I inked the stamp images onto a piece of watercolor paper using Tim Hotlz Distress ink in Antique Linen. Then I colored them with random picked watercolor paints that were laid on my craft table. I added some details onto the stern and center of the flower using white gel pen as well.

I cut the background paper to the size that is slightly smaller than A2 size and adhere it to the A2 sized front folded card base in craft color.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock paper with Versafine Oynx Black ink and hand cut it with my scissors. After I adhered the sentiment onto the background using Foam tape, I added Enamel dots in Stardust to finish my card. FYI, This stamp set does come with the Coordinating Dies for your projects.

 

<Card 3>

I quickly moved to my third card. I want my card to be bright and springing. Red and yellow were two tones that were great to achieve my goal. First of all, I colored my images from Waffle Flower Be You Tiful Stamp set and cut with it’s Coordinating Dies. Then I colored them with Copic markers.

I ink smudged onto the A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron. Once its dry, I splattered Black ink to create some artsy effect. I arranged my colored images onto the background, the I stamped the sentiment “Miss you” from the same Stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock with Versamark clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I popped the sentiment to the background using Foam tape. Believe or not, it only took me about 45 minutes to make this card.

<Card 4>

Now we come to the last card. Oh fairy oh fairy. Everyone loves fairies right?! Waffle Flower Little Fairies Stamp set fulfill my childhood dream. I love there are so many elements to build a scene. And they are all good to mix and match with other stamp set as well. I started to create the background, I ink blended the bottom part with Tim Holtz distress oxide in Cracked Pistachio and lucky clover and the top part with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. I splattered mixture of ink and water over the background and let it aside to dry。

I stamped all images onto Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then die cut them using the Coordinating Dies. I colored all fairies and accessories using Copic markers. I arranged them onto the background I created using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes and stamped the sentiment “Birthday Wishes”  to the upper portion of my card.

Now you have it. A quick peek of all cards I created to tease you from this wonderful collections. Be sure to be inspired by other creative designers!

Please Hop with us 

Waffle Flower (Nina)  
Amy Rysavy

Hop Prize

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 2/7/19 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 2/11/19.

60 comments

  1. Lisa Byers says:

    I love all of your cards but the kitty has my heart!! He’s adorable!! I have ordered the Label Greetings set because I think I will use it more but the one with the kitty is next!!

  2. Lisa Moline says:

    Beautiful cards! That cat is so darn cute and the peony – wow! that’s gorgeous! I love the pale pastel colors! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  3. Jeanne J says:

    Wonderful post. It’s fab seeing these images through your eyes. Your coloring on the stitched panel with the kitty is so clean and beautiful. The no line coloring on the peony makes it look like you drew it yourself, and the pretty watercolor with the florals, and adorable fairies. You put a fun and original twist on all the images.

  4. Kristi H. says:

    I am loving all the great inspiration for the Be Her set I’m seeing along this hop! I’m also wowed by your fabulous saturation and color choices on card #3 using the Be You Tiful set. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Elizabeth Bomber says:

    I love your cards Alix! Card 2 really stood out for me. It’s so soft and pretty. Love your stuff!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. ,Mary Holshouser says:

    Fantastic cards.
    Love the diamond highlighted
    with the enamel dots. The
    little fairies playing in the
    garden is darling.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What pretty cards! I love the little fairies in the last card and the background is beautiful. I like the way you left the white space in the middle- images really pop.

  8. Kati says:

    Such a cute kitty card!! Love the pink peony and the Be YOU Tiful Card’s but my favorite is the fairies!! I am just in love with these darling little fairies!!! Just adorable!!! Great job!!

  9. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Fantastic card designs, I especially adore that gorgeously cute cat in the diamond, excellent idea with the enamel.dots. Thank you for sharing these.

  10. Miriam Prantner says:

    What a wonderful set of cards, they are all so different, and do a wonderful job of showing off these new goodies!

  11. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Love your cards! I really like the way you framed the kitty with the diamonds and used the enamel dots. They look like little buttons. So cute!

  12. rachel duong says:

    I just love the tiny fairies card. The teal background is perfect and I love how the fairies are so happy and active. This card is full of energy and happy thoughts!

  13. Mary-Anne V says:

    It was so fun to see your cards today. I love that this release has something for everyone with all the different styles of stamps.

  14. Annalisa says:

    Holy cow, how cute is that little kitten? I love what you did with that card. I really thought that would be the only card, and then we get a bunch of other amazing cards! Thanks for sharing all this lovely creativity with us.

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