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Hello (Waffle Flower / Stitched Roses)

Hi Everyone, a few weeks ago a friend surprised me for my birthday with a gift voucher from Waffle Flower. I was so excited as, up to this point, I hadn’t used anything from Waffle Flower. The first item I just HAD to get was the Stitched Roses stamp set. It is such a clever, not to mention, pretty stamp set.

Now, I’m not too good at stamping with layered stamps, even with the use of a MISTI, but I really wanted to give this one a go. The MISTI made things so much easier but I have one tip which was incredibly helpful (and I *think* I saw it on the Waffle Flower website) and I am sure this is why I was able to do it so easily.

Here’s the tip…

Place the cardstock in the MISTI. Position the first (largest) stamp on the cardstock where you want it. Lower the MISTI lid and ink and stamp as usual. Next, remove ALL of the stamps from the index sheet. Position the index sheet over your stamped image and line up the image which is next to be stamped. When you are satisfied it is in the right position, place the magnets over the top to ensure it doesn’t shift. Place the corresponding stamp on top of the index sheet. It can be a little fiddly lining it up but it is certainly easier than eyeballing it. When you are happy the stamp is in the right place, lower the lid of the MISTI to pick it up. Remove the index sheet. Ink and stamp the image as per usual. Repeat this process until you have finished stamping all the layers of the image.

As I had never tried to stamp layered stamps using this method, I wasn’t fully convinced I was going to be able to get one suitable finished image. I stamped each layer four times so imagine my surprise, and relief when all four turned out perfectly! If you are anything like me and you have trouble with layered stamps, please try this hint, you will be surprised at how easy it makes the process. Of course, this now means I have four cards to share with you today. I tried to keep the card designs very simple to make the image shine.

For the first card, I simply die cut the image and popped it up with foam tape. Adding a few rhinestones gave the card the necessary bling.

Here’s the card…
Hello

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; and Rhinestones.

The second card followed the basic design principle but with the taller sentiment stamp, I needed to use a larger die and liked the idea of having the panel butted up to the edge. I added some Wink of Stella to add just a little more shine.

Here’s the card…
With Love

With Love
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

For the next card, I had it in my head to create more of a table cloth look. The Blueprints 20 Die-namics die set from My Favorite Thing has a great chevron style die which I thought would be fun to use to create the edge. The only problem is that it cuts out the tiny dots but not the edge. I first tried to hand cut along the edge but it didn’t work too well. How I ended up getting a look that I was reasonably happy with was to tape the die cut in place, then die cut and then use a knife to cut along the edge of the die while it was still in place. It isn’t perfect but I don’t mind. I love how it looks. I didn’t have any pink cardstock which complemented the inks used. Instead, I grabbed an inkpad from the same colour family of inks used to stamp the image and coloured the cardstock directly.

Here’s the card…
Hello

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Blueprints 13, Blueprints 20 (My Favorite Things); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

Whilst I loved the softness of the pink cardstock in the above card, I wondered how it would look if I used one of the same inks I stamped with.

Here’s the card…
Hello

Hello
Materials used: Stamps – Stitched Roses (Waffle Flower), Dies – Blueprints 13, Blueprints 20 (My Favorite Things); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Altenew Inks; Wink of Stella and Rhinestones.

I LOVE this stamp set! Now that I know about that tip to make stamping with it easier, I hope to try a few new things. Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

Supplies Used:

(DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used (although I might link to different sizes), like to use and actually recommend.)


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One more Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

Although we are just hours away from a new year, I do still have one last Christmas card to share. This is the card which *almost* became the chosen design for my Christmas card but having finalised the design at the last minuted I didn’t have the time to order in enough patterned paper. I like the card although there are things I would tweak if I decided to make it again.

Here’s the card…

Merry Christmas
Supplies used: Stamps – Color Layering Christmas Tree CL887 (Hero Arts), Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant); Dies – Color Layering Christmas Tree (Hero Arts), Stitched Hillside Boards (Lawn Fawn), Die-Namics Blueprints 7 (My Favorite Things); Kindyglitz – (Derivan); Designer Paper – Holly Berry Bokeh (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts; Distress Ink – Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Green Fields Mini Cube Set (Altenew), Hot Fudge (My Favorite Things); White Embossing Powder (Wow); and Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by today. Thank you too for you support again this year…even though I posted so infrequently. I really appreciated your kind comments on my posts and the emails you’ve sent me. I look forward to sharing more card designs with you in 2017.

Happy Stampin’!

 

 

 

Supplies Used:

DISCLAIMER: Although a member of the Simon Says Stamp Affiliate program, all items used to create my projects were purchased by myself. I only link to items I have used, like to use and actually recommend. I have included both sizes of distress ink pads as you may prefer the mini over the regular size.


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Jungle Friends Card Kit (MFT)

Hi Everyone,

It has been such a long time since I last posted. I apologise for my absence from the blogging world – partly imposed by computer issues and partly by life in general. I have been creating a little but more in the scrapbooking realm than the cardmaking one. Recently I was blessed to be chosen as a winner by My Favorite Things in one of their competitions. The prize was their May card kit “Jungle Friends”. Unfortunately, the kit is no longer available although my understanding is the individual components are released a few months later.

One of the exciting aspects of this kit is that it has a die which makes it so easy to create slider cards. I have made more than a few with the sliders as they are just so fun.

Here are six of the cards I’ve made using the card kit so far (and the kit still has many more patterned papers and cardstock leftover!)…

Thanks A Ton

Thanks A Ton

Thanks A Ton

Thanks A Ton

Sorry I Snapped At You

Sorry I Snapped At You

Happy Birthday Party Animal

Happy Birthday Party Animal

Happy Birthday Party Animal

Happy Birthday Party Animal

What's Up?

What’s Up?

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my latest creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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You’re Awesome (MFT)

Hi Everyone,

When I heard of the launch of the new My Favourite Things Card Challenges blog, I knew I wanted to play along with some of their challenges this year. As soon as I saw the Sketch Challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and that was to grab the Birdie Brown You’re Super stamp set and create a little scene.

MFT Sketch Challenge

MFT Sketch Challenge - MFTWSC210

Here’s the card I am entering into the Sketch Challenge…

You're Awesome Materials used:  Stamps - Birdie Brown You're Awesome (My Favourite Things); Dies  - Die-Namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper - Party with Amy Locurto "Boy" (Pebbles Inc.); Distress Inks and Copic Markers.

You’re Awesome
Materials used: Stamps – Birdie Brown You’re Awesome (My Favourite Things); Dies – Die-Namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper – Party with Amy Locurto “Boy” (Pebbles Inc.); Distress Inks and Copic Markers.

I did make another card before this one but I felt it fell a little flat in a few areas. I’m going to share it though because it shows a few different ideas. I do plan to play around with this idea a little more over time.

Here’s the card…

Have a Super Day Materials used:  Stamps - Birdie Brown You're Awesome (My Favourite Things); Dies  - Die-Namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper - Party with Amy Locurto "Boy" (Pebbles Inc.); Distress Inks and Copic Markers.

Have a Super Day
Materials used: Stamps – Birdie Brown You’re Awesome (My Favourite Things); Dies – Die-Namics Blueprints 5 (My Favourite Things); Designer Paper – Party with Amy Locurto “Boy” (Pebbles Inc.); Distress Inks and Copic Markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!