Waffle Flower 2019 March Blog Hop + Giveaway

We have the lovely Lilac Dreams set (stamp, die, combo) illustrated by Oana Befort this month which brings to mind summer breezes and sweet scented flowers. We also have a new Bouquet Builder set featuring a beautifully arranged bouquet of wildflowers illustrated by Karla Jodoin (stamp, die, combo). The pretty floral elements from our Loved stamp set is now back in a much bolder format in XOXO (stamp, die, combo). To compliment the adorable Be Her stamp set, we now have a dapper Be Him set (stamp, die, combo)! The Animal Tags set, designed by JJ Bolton, (stamp, die, combo) can be customized to create the cutest bear, panda or frog tags. This month we also have two stand alone dies. The Stitched Rose die allows you to add the look of beautiful stitching to a card in the shape of a pretty rose. The Wave Texture Die incorporates fluid stitched lines that are reminiscent of a rolling wave, falling rain, or gentle winds.

This month we have 5 new stamps and 7 dies. I made four cards to inspire you hopefully!

<Card 1>

The main image of this Bouquet Builder set is fairly large. All I need to do is to stamp it onto a piece of Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock paper with Memento Tuxedo Black in, then colored with Copic markers. After die cut it with it’s Coordinating Die, I had it set aside. I ink blended onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch, then I splattered coordinating colored inks and white paints over the background to create some textures.

I free cut two sides of my background with paper cutter and adhered it onto the A2 card base to create color contrast. I stamped the sentiment “happy birthday” that comes with this stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock paper using Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I arranged the image and sentiment on the top of card and added some clear enamel dots from Waffle flower enamel dots in Stardust  to finish my first card.

<Card 2>

I believe some of you already had fun with Be Her stamp set from last month. Now it’s His turn! This Be Him stamp set is perfect for every card receiver. I was inspired by a watercolor painting on the internet for the layout. So I ink blended a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio, then splattered whole bunch of white paint using tooth brush flicking technique. I really don’t have a specific layout tamplet, so I just free hand cut all rectangles and squares with my paper cutter. I adhered them onto an A2 card base and set aside.

I stamped selected images from Be Him stamp set and cut with Coordinating Dies. Then I colored them with copic markers. Since this set doesn’t come with any sentiments, I grabbed the sentiment form Group Hug stamp set in January release and white embossed it onto black cardstock paper. After I stamped the large sentiment “Hugs” directly onto the background, I adhered the embossed sentiments around it. I arranged all images onto the card using and added enamel dots from  Up & Running and  Stardust

<Card 3>

We are moving onto my third card now. This color combo is highly inspired one of art work that I saw a while ago. The main colors are Dark blue, light blue, Red and black.  I really worked out of my comfort zone and played a little this time. I stamped all images from XOXO stamp set with dye inks and cut with Coordinating Dies.

Then I heavily utilized my white gel pen to create all details and textures on my die cut images. Suddenly, all my elements became more interesting. After adhered them onto an A2 cardbase using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes, I used black archival ink pen to create some dots around my images. At last, I simply stamped the sentiment “XOXO” using Versafine Oynx Black ink to end this card. It looks simple but it is not simple as well if you get into all details. Right?

<Card 4>

Lilac Dream Stamp set is something that really softens my heart when I saw it. Not sure why, I knew I wanted make it into something purple and I would like to send this card to my mom who lives in China. I started to mask my background using some washi tapes, not limited to any specific brand, as long as it is low tack tape. Then I ink blended uncovered area using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Pickled Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves. I splattered a little water over the background and dried it with a piece of paper towel. I removed the washi tapes and cut top and bottom of panel about 1/4 inches.

I stamped the image from Lilac Dream Stamp set and cut with Coordinating Dies. I colored the images with Copic  colors (Hair and shoes: E37,E29 Skin:E00, YR31 Cheek: R20 Shirt: R27 Skirt: B24,B26 Flowers:V12,V15,V17 Leaves:YG03,YG17) I adhered the image onto the background I created, and added all panel onto an A2 card base using foam tapes.

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!

         Waffle Flower          
       Jessica Frost-Ballas        

                 Emily Midgett                   

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 3/7/19 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 3/11/19.

 

50 comments

  1. Lisa Byers says:

    So many wonderful creations!! I love your bouquet card. The background is gorgeous. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

  2. Surekha Galagoda says:

    Dear Alix
    The four cards made using the Waffle flower March release is just amazing. I love the colors too tc I wish i become a winner so that I can be the proud owner of the set of Waffle flower collection.which includes 5 new stamps and seven dies. stay blessed Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

  3. Rachel Duong says:

    I really love the blue background with the realistic looking drops of water. It is so elegant. Your elephant card is such a fun layout. It is saying to me you can choose what you want to do or be! I love the lilac dream girl. She is so modern yet classic.

  4. Mary Holshouser says:

    I have a thing about elephants so that
    was my pick of favorite. Cute idea.
    All of the cards are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Teri S. says:

    Alix, I am impressed with your cards! Love the background colours on the Bouquet Builder card, not to mention your great colouring. I adore the Be Him critter stamps & love the way you put the masculine touches to choose from in the individual squares. Great design! I also really like the bold reds & blues on the XOXO card. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

  6. Jen F says:

    These are so lovely! Thanks for showing a sample of the XOXO designs and I love your Miss you card …. so pretty!

  7. Mindy Drummond says:

    What a wonderful showcase of the new release products you have created Alix. With each stop on the hop I am falling more and more in love with the Bouquet Builder 3 set, your card is stunning! All 4 of your cards are awesome, thank you for sharing them and for the great inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  8. Cathy Lillie says:

    Wonderful job on your card designs! I love the red, blue and black XOXO card. It’s such a clean design and the white details you added are really pretty. The lilac dreams card is beautiful and I’m sure your mom will love it!

  9. Mirella Rogan says:

    Absolutely beautiful cards, Alix, I especially love the first two! Love what you did with the background on the first card, and the second one has such a unique and fun design!

  10. Brenda Abbott says:

    So much beautiful inspiration! I love the Be Him card, just too adorable for the young or old. They are all fabulous cards and your coloring is great!

  11. Debbie Rumpza says:

    You created a lot of amazing cards today. but that elephant card steals the show for me! Love the way you did the blocks and the background.

  12. Annalisa says:

    Fantastic cards! I think my favorites are the Be Him and XOXO cards. I really like how you broke up the background and used the accessories for the Be Him card. And I love your color palette on the XOXO card. It’s not one I think of often, but it looks fabulous, especially with all your penwork. Thanks for sharing with us!

  13. Lisa Moline says:

    WOW! I love all of your cards! They’re all gorgeous! I am so in love with that wildflower bouquet but the whole release is great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Helen says:

    These cards are simply delightful…especially like the floral elements of this new release. You’ve rendered them so well. tfs

  15. Michele K. Henderson says:

    ALL of your cards are adorable, but that Elephant with the Hugs Your Way card is just too cute for words! LOVE this idea!

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