CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #170

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #170

Hello everyone!! I back with another card for CAS-ual Friday’s Challenge Blog!! This time the theme is “No Dies Allowed”.


Sounds like fun huh! 😁

Alrighty here’s my creation.


First, I stamped the “birthday” from the Shenanigans Stamp Set once on 6 different colored cardstocks in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Then using my paper trimmer I trimmed out different letters from the 6 “birthdays” but I made sure to leave a long tail of paper extending past the bottoms of the letters. I then assembled my “birthday” strips in a rainbow and adhered them onto a scrap of black cardstock and trimmed off any access. 


I repeated this process with the “happy” from the Shenanigans Stamp Set but this time I only stamped on 5 colored sheets of cardstock (because there are only 5 letters) and I made the tail end above the letters this time. I then arranged and adhered my “happy” and “birthday” rainbow stripes onto a 5×7 card base and added a tiny crystal heart over the dot for the “i”. 

I hope you enjoyed and will join us in this “No Dies Allowed” challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

[VIDEO] Sentiment Letter Substitution 

[VIDEO] Sentiment Letter Substitution 

Hello everyone!! I’m over at Waffle Flower Crafts today with a video on a very versatile and cheeky technique. I’m calling it Sentiment Letter Substitute! 


I’m really excited about this technique! If you have an alphabet stamp set and any critters or even food or possibly flower stamp sets you can combine them to give this a try. Plus you create your own sentiment so you can use this technique for many different occasions. 

All the details and the video are up at Waffle Flower Crafts. Hope you get a chance to check it out! 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!

~Channin

Stitched Cacti Hugs at Simon Says Stamp Blog

Stitched Cacti Hugs at Simon Says Stamp Blog

Hello everyone!! I am super duper excited to be able to tell you all that I’m over at Simon Says Stamp Blog today with a video showcasing the Stitched Cacti Stamp Set from Waffle Flower Crafts’ Spring 2017 Release!!! Yahoo! 😁


In my video you get to see just one of the new cross-stitch themed stamp sets illustrated by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and I also share my absolute favorite positioning trick! I hope you get a chance to check it out! Have a wonderful day! 

~Channin

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #169

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #169

Hello everyone!! It’s time for a new challenge at CAS-ual Friday’s Challenge Blog!!! The theme this time is “Off the Edge”.


Alrighty!! Here’s my creation!!


First, using a ruler and my alcohol markers I made stripes on the white cardstock, basically creating my own patterned paper. Then I die cut several leaves using the leaf die from the Posies Fri-Dies from my striped panel. I then die cut the three flowers from the Posies Fri-Die set out of white cardstock. I also cut a slim strip of paper from white cardstock. Next, I adhered the striped panel onto my A7 cardbase. I then adhered the thin strip of white cardstock between die cut leaves. 


Next, I adhered the largest die cut flower onto my striped panel. Then I adhered the medium flower onto craft foam that I also cut with the flower dies from the Posies Fri-Die and then adhered that onto top of the large flower. Next, I adhered the smaller flower onto craft foam and then adhered that on top of the medium flower. Lastly, I die cut “smile” from white cardstock and craft foam using the Smiling Fri-Dies. I then adhered the two together and then adhered the sentiment onto my card off the edge of the striped panel. 

I hope you enjoyed!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

~Channin

[Video] Watercoloring Die Cuts

[Video] Watercoloring Die Cuts

Hello everyone!! It’s Technique Tuesday and I have a new video up at Waffle Flower Crafts!

This week I playing with my watercolors and but combining them with the beautiful Greenery Die set


In the video I demonstrate how to give these leaves a more realistic look and I share a tip for handling your small die cuts. I hope you’ll get a chance to stop by Waffle Flower to check it out. 

~Channin

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #168

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #168

Hello everyone!! There’s a new fantastic challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays!! The new theme is absolutely awesome, one of my favs, one layer cards!!!


I love one layer cards!! One layer cards typically become CAS cards which is my absolute favorite style and what I often strive for. But don’t get me wrong they are definitely a bit of a challenge, but when it works out it’s magic!! Okay so here’s what I came up with.


First I stamped and clear embossed my sentiment which is from the Shenanigans Stamp Set. Then I repeatedly stamped a stamp from the Zigs & Zags Stamp Set in blues and greens under the sentiment. Next, I drew the wick with a permanent marker. 


Then I stamped the flame in yellow and orange ink using the Wallflower Stamp Set. Next, I repeatly stamped the stamp from the Zigs & Zags Stamp Set again but this time above the sentiment. Lastly, I finished off the card with more wicks and flames. 

I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful day! 

~Channin

[Video] Short Strokes Watercolor Backgrounds

[Video] Short Strokes Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello everyone! Today I’m over at Waffle Flower Crafts with a new technique video!!

This week I’m demonstrating a unique watercolor background I’m calling, Short Strokes.

 

As I’m sure you may have noticed, watercolor backgrounds are very popular lately. From gradations/ombrés to stripes and plaids, with so many different possible looks it’s easy to see why so many are incorporating watercolors into their card making. And today I have yet another look to share! Please head on over to Waffle Flower to check out the video to get all the deets!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!

~Channin