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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!

 

 

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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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On Top of the World (Gorjuss)

Hi Everyone,

A while ago I purchased the Gorjuss – On Top of the World stamp set. Not long after I saw some other card makers had used this stamp set and I thought, “Oh I cannot do anything as lovely as that” and so it went back into the stash. Such a silly attitude! Recently when flicking through my stamps I came across it again and thought it was about time I used it! Even better, I had quite a number of ideas running through my mind. Hooray! So, today, I am sharing FOUR cards using this gorgeous stamp set.

Here’s card one…

For this card, I stayed with the original intention of the stamp set. The little gorgeous girl is sitting on a wire in the sky with her little bird friends. I used the sentiment which came with the set.

On Top of the World Materials used: Stamps - On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights Smooth;  Dies - Die-namics Blueprints 22 (MFT); Rhinestones - Clear (KaiserCraft); Copic Markers, Distress Inks and Wink of Stella.

On Top of the World
Materials used: Stamps – On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 22 (MFT); Rhinestones – Clear (KaiserCraft); Copic Markers, Distress Inks and Wink of Stella.

While I was colouring the above card, it crossed my mind that with a few lines, the little girl could easily be sitting on some stairs…and card idea number two was born.

Here’s the card…

Hello Friend Materials used: Stamps - On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts), Crazy Talk (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights Smooth;  Designer Paper - Black & White (Glitz); Dies - Die-namics Blueprints 13 (MFT), Die-namics Blueprints 20 (MFT); Copic Markers, Distress Inks, and Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.

Hello Friend
Materials used: Stamps – On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts), Crazy Talk (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Designer Paper – Black & White (Glitz); Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 13 (MFT), Die-namics Blueprints 20 (MFT); Copic Markers, Distress Inks, and Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.

So why stop at stairs? Maybe the little girl could be sitting on a brick wall?

Here’s the card…

Hello Sweet Friend Materials used: Stamps - On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts), Six-Sided Sampler (Stampin' Up!); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights Smooth;  Designer Paper - Black & White (Glitz); Copic Markers, Distress Inks, and Distress Markers.

Hello Sweet Friend
Materials used: Stamps – On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts), Six-Sided Sampler (Stampin’ Up!); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Designer Paper – Black & White (Glitz); Copic Markers, Distress Inks, and Distress Markers.

And just when I was going to put the stamp set away, it popped into my mind the little girl would be the cutest little witch. (OOOH IDEA! I should have masked the bird and added a cat…maybe next time). This time I thought she could be sitting on a fence. I have to say this is my favourite of all four cars. The idea just came together effortlessly…although she really does need a black cat, doesn’t she? lol Maybe next time! (Edited to add: Tell me she wouldn’t look super cute as a witch with GREEN skin!!)

Here’s the card…

Happy Halloween Materials used: Stamps - On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts), Crazy Talk (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), Crazy Things (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), Vintage Fence (KaiserCraft); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knights Smooth;  Designer Paper - Black & White (Glitz); Dies - Die-namics Blueprints 7 (MFT); Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Distress Markers and Wink of Stella.

Happy Halloween
Materials used: Stamps – On Top of the World (Gorjuss/DoCrafts), Crazy Talk (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), Crazy Things (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), Vintage Fence (KaiserCraft); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knights Smooth; Designer Paper – Black & White (Glitz); Dies – Die-namics Blueprints 7 (MFT); Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Distress Markers and Wink of Stella.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today.

Happy Stamping!