Hello friends!! It’s release day! Yayyyyy!! Welcome to Waffle Flower Crafts June Release blog hop!! This is a big release and I have a lot of cards to share so let’s jump right in!!:)
Let’s start with the gorgeous Peony Notes set illustrated by Karla Jodoin. I love all the fine details of the images in this set. I decided to try something different (for me that is) and attempted to color these peonies in with colored pencils.
I have been so inspired by Suzy Plantamura incredible coloring, she’s truly a master! I still have lots to practice ahead of me but I just love the soft almost velvet like texture that the pencils create, so be prepared to see a lot more colored pencil creations in the future.
Colored Pencil Peonies
Watch below or on my YouTube channel.
First, I stamped the images from the Peony Notes Stamp Set in with Gina K. Amalgam Ink, Whisper onto white cardstock. I then colored the images in with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Once my images were colored I die cut them out with the matching dies. I then stamped a sentiment from the set in Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide and then die cut it out with the matching die.
Next I created a frame using the Ticket Frames Die out of yellow cardstock and adhered it to a craft foam frame cut with the same die to add dimension.
I then adhered the frame to my card base peach card base and then the flowers and sentiment as well, but added little pieces of craft foam to the backs to again add dimension. I finished the card with some beautiful sparkling crystals from Studio Katia.
Next up is a second card created with the Peony Notes Set. For this card I wanted to keep the coloring to a minimum and keep it simple to really show off all the fine details of the images. So this time I decided to use a super simple reactivating stamped ink technique.
First, I stamped the images in Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink onto Bristol paper. Then with a damp brush, I brushed over the ink to activate it and then moved the watered down ink to slightly color in the images. Next I stamped and gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Peony Notes Stamp Set and then die cut the sentiment as well as the images with the matching dies.
I then created a frame with two dies from the A2 Layers Dies and then pressed it into Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Next, I ink blended on an A2 panel of pink cardstock with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and then I splattered the panel with Gansai Tambi white watercolor paint and watered down Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. I then finished the card by adhering the frame, flowers, and sentiment and adding Crystal Clear Sequins from Studio Katia.
The next card I have to share was created with the new Vine Frame Die and Distress Oxide Sprays! I will have a full video on this card available here as well as on my YouTube channel and over at Waffle Flower this Saturday, June 8th!
First, I die cut the frame, sentiments, and hearts twice out of 110lb white cardstock. I then glued the matching layers together to create a little more dimension to the die cuts. Once glued I adhered the die cuts to a panel slightly smaller than an A2 panel made out of 110lb white cardstock. I then sprayed a rainbow of Distress Oxide Sprays around the panel.
Once I finished spraying the rainbow I then splattered the same distress oxides sprays around the panel. When the panel had completely dried I then took a white ink pad and carefully rubbed the ink pad directly to the panel, but touched only the raised die cuts and avoided getting any ink on the background as best I could. I then finished the card by adding clear enamel dots from Waffle Flower Crafts.
Next up is the adorable P-arr-ty Time Set illustrated by Liz Mytinger! I love love LOVE this set! Everything Liz creates is my favorite!!
This card is an interactive card with a fun swinging pirate mouse swooping in to snatch the treasure! I will have a video on this card available here, on my YouTube channel as well as over at Waffle Flower on Wednesday, June 19th. First, I stamped the images from the set and copic colored them, then die cut them with the matching dies.
I then ink blending the beach and sky on an A2 panel with distress inks using masks created out of contact paper and the Scenery Die. When the background was completed I then die cut some tropical leaves with the Greenery Die and ink blended the edges with distress ink.
Then I created a frame with the Rainbow Panel die and then a rope, attached one of my mice, and then constructed my swinging mechanism using the Tag Hole Reinforcer Die and a brad. I then hid the mechanism behind the leaves and adhered the frame and the rest of my leaves and images to my card. I finished by filling the treasure chest with jewels and gold sequins.
Next up is the In Bloom Stamp Set illustrated by Oana Befort! I love her dreamy illustrations, and her florals are some of my favorite to color!
I will have a video for this card available Saturday, June 15th here on my blog, as well as on my YouTube channel and over at Waffle Flower too!
For this card, I started by stamping the main image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and then copic colored. Once I finished coloring the image, I die cut it out with the matching die. I then created the background by ink blending with DIY contact paper masks.
When I finished ink blending I splattered some white Gansai Tambi watercolor paint. Next, I stamped the sentiment and then die cut white craft foam for the flower. I then finished the card by adhering the flower and the craft foam together and then onto the card.
The next set is the Konnichiwa Set illustrated by Kamo! This Japanese themed set continues Waffle Flower’s series of themed sets from around the world.
I decided to create a fun shadow box with this set! The full video will be available Wednesday, June 12th.
First, I stamped and copic colored several images from the Konnichiwa Stamp Set. Once colored I die cut the images out with the matching dies. Next, I cut and scored my panels for my shadow box and also cut windows with the Lacy Squares Die. I then started construction on the all the scenery pieces. I made the shrubs with the Scenery Die and green cardstock. I then ink blended the shrubs with distress inks to add depth. I also created some ground pieces with Kraft cardstock.
I ink blended those as well and added splatters with Gathered Twigs distress ink. I even ink blended a little on the back panel to create the look of clouds/sky with a contact paper mask. After I finished all the scenery pieces I adhered them and the other images to the panels. With all my panels completed, I then put my shadow box together.
Next up is the stunning Iris You Set illustrated by Karla Jodoin! I decided do some no line watercoloring with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I will have a video on this card available Saturday, June 22nd.
First I stamped the main image from the Iris You Stamp Set in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Bristol paper. I then watercolored the images with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
Once colored, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black and then mounted the panel onto an A2 card base.
And last but certainly not least is the Coffee Cup Combo Set designed by JJ Bolton. This is such an inventive design perfect for gifting a gift cards for those coffee lovers in your life!
I went full bling with this card and combined sparkly sequins with rainbow foil and holographic cardstock! I will have a full video on this card available Wednesday, June 26th.
First, I die cut a window using the coffee cup from the Coffee Cup Die Set from an A2 panel of holographic cardstock. I then die cut a heart from the same holographic cardstock. Next, I die cut an A2 panel of white craft foam with the same coffee cup die and set it aside for my shaker. I then foiled a toner sheet with a rainbow transfer sheet and then die cut it with the circle die from the set. Next, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink and die cut it out with the matching die. I then constructed the shaker by adhering the craft foam panel to an A2 card base and an A2 panel of acetate to the Holographic panel. I then filled the well with several sequins (Crystal Clear, Silver Polka, & Classic Metallic) from Studio Katia. Once filled I then sealed the shaker with the holographic/acetate panel and then adhered the rainbow circle, sentiment and heart onto.
For the inside, I adhere the negative holographic coffee cup that I die cut earlier. I then die cut the lid from the rainbow foiled toner sheet and then stamped and white heat embossed two sentiment on black cardstock. I then finished the card by adhering the lid and the sentiments to inside.
That’s it! Hope you enjoyed and thank you so much for stopping by!
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