Hello crafty friends!! It’s time for a new release over at Waffle Flower Crafts!! This unique release is full of so many innovative products, products specifically designed to aid in the design process of cardmaking!!
My first card just so happens to feature one of these design focused products. The Cutlines Die set is so fantastic for scene building or adding decorative edges and layers. My card illustrates how you can construct an entire landscape with this die set only.
To create this card first die cut all my layers out of scraps of colored cardstock using the Cutlines Die set. I used four shades of blue for the water, two oranges for the mountains and six different yellows for the sun.
I then adhered all my layers onto an A2 panel of cream cardstock. I trimmed off any over hang and then adhered the panel onto the front of an A2 top-folding white card base.
Next, I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Vertical Sentiment Stamp Set onto light gray cardstock. I then die cut the sentiment out with the strip die from the coordinating Vertical Sentiment Die Set. Lastly I finished the card by adhering the sentiment to the card front with foam adhesive.
My last card features the beautiful new birth flower set, the Daffodil – March Birth Flower Combo with the coordinating Daffodil Coloring Stencils.
To create this card I first stamped several images from the Daffodil Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock. I then ink blended the images with several Distress Inks and the Daffodil Coloring Stencils.
Flower Petals: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey
Flower Center: Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple
Leaves: Twisted Citron, Pine Needles
Next, I colored the stamen and added some shadowing to the petals with just a couple copic markers. I then stamped the images a second time in VersaFine Onyx Black using my MISTI and then die cut the images out with the matching dies. I then finished the flowers and leaves by adding a few white gel pen highlights.
Next, I ink blended over the front of an A2 top-folding white card base with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks. I then die cut a panel of white cardstock with the Triple Line Diamond Panel Die and adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive. I then adhered the flowers and leaves over the panel with foam adhesive. Lastly, I finished the card with a sentiment created with the Essential Sentiments Combo set and a few iridescent bubbles.
In celebration of this design focused release we have been asked to share one of our favorite design tips.
My favorite design tip is the rule of three. The rule guideline of threes say things arranged in odd numbers are more appealing and effective than even-numbered groupings. Three seems to be *the* magic number, but 5, 7, or 9 work nicely as well. You can see this principle actually illustrated in my last card. There are three daffodils and also nine leaves.
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners.
You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Monday February 21, 2022 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 2/23/2022.
From now till Thursday February 17th, 2022, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!). For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a
Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection!
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I hope you enjoyed my cards. Thank you so much for stopping by!