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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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(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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Happy Purrthday! Wishing You A Pawsome Day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone, as a massive fan of Lawn Fawn, I love it when they issue their new releases. Well, artistically, I love it but the wallet doesn’t love it quite as much. Haha! I’m sure many of you can relate! The latest release had so many wonderful things but sadly, I just couldn’t get them all. One item which nearly didn’t make the cut was the Meow You Doin’? set. I’m a dog person so tend to favour the dog images but there was something about this set I couldn’t resist. I’m so glad I got it as it is such a fun set to use. I have only just started to explore this set. Initially, I started to create with this set as part of my quest to design an 18th Birthday card (see this post) but I decided to go in a different direction for that project. Nevertheless, since the stamp set was out, I just had to create with it! The one thing I *wish* I had done differently? Purchased the coordinating die set! This is now on the Wish List! It would have made the putting together of some of these cards even simpler! The following set of four shows variations of the same theme but I hope you will see something in one of the designs which will inspire you.

Here’s the first card…

Happy Purrthday
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Party Banners (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Black Licorice, Manatee, Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn), Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Copic Markers and Wink of Stella – Clear.

 

Here’s the second card…

Happy Purrthday: Wishing You A Pawsome Day
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, (Lawn Fawn), Die-namics Blueprints 13 (My Favorite Things); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Black Licorice, Plastic Flamingo, Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn), Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things); Copic Markers, White Embossing Powder and Wink of Stella – Clear.

 

Here’s the third card…

Wishing You A Pawsome Day
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Black Licorice Hippo, Manatee (Lawn Fawn), Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things); Copic Markers; Sprinkles Shapes: Hearts (Doodlebug Design) and Wink of Stella – Clear.

And here’s the final card…

Wishing You A Pawsome Day
Materials used: Stamps – Meow You Doin’? (Lawn Fawn); Dies – Grassy Border, Stitched Party Banners (Lawn Fawn); Circle Die (Unknown); Cardstock – Knights Smooth, American Crafts; Inks – Hippo, Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass (Lawn Fawn), Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Copic Markers; White Embossing Powder and Wink of Stella – Clear.

So there you have four simple birthday cards using the Meow You Doin’? stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I really cannot wait to use this set again and see where else it leads me.

Thank you so much 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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Have an unbelievable day (Lawn Fawn)

Hi Everyone,

Despite the silence on my blog in recent times, I have actually been creating! I hope to have a few more regular posts coming up as I share some of my creations. The card I am sharing today is the birthday card for my youngest nephew, Max. He turns 13 tomorrow (and I feel pretty confident in posting the card as I know he doesn’t read my blog. lol). I decided to make a scene card for him – lots of die-cutting and inking…and it was so much fun. I haven’t made a scene card in the longest time!

Here’s the card…

Have an unbelievable birthday

Have an unbelievable birthday

It’s not a traditional looking birthday card and is rather “dark” but I was trying to avoid going too cutesy and girly. I’m definitely going to have to build up my masculine card stash!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

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. I have also linked to the dies which match the stamp set although in this case I decided to fussy cut out the images.