Saturday, June 30, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Waffle Flower: Always + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our first five videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 

Today, we're featuring the Always Combo from Waffle Flower! The stamp set and coordinating dies are also sold separately. Complete supply links are at the bottom of this post.

I fell in love with this set the moment I saw the lovely girl. The mirrored florals and foliage, sweet bird and mixed font sentiments make this one of the most beautiful sets ever!

All of the images and sentiments were stamped with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I watercoloured with Gansai watercolour paints and the full set and individual colours are also listed below.

I recessed the girl by stamping her on the back panel and popping the top panel up with foam tape. I used an x-acto knife to cut a slit above her hairband so I could tuck a flower into her hair. I added some leaves and a second bird under her arm at the base to balance the images with the sentiment that runs along her cascading hair.

I used the mirrored images to create an open wreath. That space represents the person addressed in the sentiment.

I used a pop of yellow in the flowers and on the bird. The red bird on both cards is a nice contrast to the darker colours. I used glue dots to adhere the florals so this card is flatter than the first one.

I love all the possibilities with the individual images in this set. I had a third idea using just the bird on its own and I look forward to sharing that with you in a future post.

We’re giving away one $25 gift certificate to the Waffle Flower Store, with one lucky winner chosen randomly from Kalyn’s video or Emily’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on July 8, 2018. The winner will be announced on both our blogs and YouTube channels on July 10, 2018. Be sure to check back then.

Please head over to Kalyn’s blog and YouTube channel to see her take on AlwaysThanks so much for watching!


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

{My Favorite Things} Wednesday Sketch Challenge 391

It's my final week as a guest designer for My Favorite Things' Wednesday Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join in on the fun! At first, I was intimidated by all the squares but thinking of them as a cohesive background makes it easier. Even though there are a lot of pieces, my card is still clean and simple.

I used the smallest die from Square STAX Set 2 but if you don't have square dies, you can use a paper trimmer to create your own or look for a square inside any other die-namics. I sponged two sides of each square, three squares in varying shades of blue. These are the same shades I used to stamp the flowers from Adorned Ocean Friends.

Once I laid out the squares on the panel, I stamped the bird from Just Beclaws, and the butterfly and cat from Meow Mix. I used the same shades of blue ink to stamp an ombre WOW from You Wow Me. Then I stamped the secondary sentiment over top in black to connect all of the black outline images.

After adhering the squares to the panel, I stamped and die cut the flowers and popped them up with foam tape. To finish, I added a few sparkling clear sequins in three sizes.

I hope you'll play along with us this week! Simply link up your creations HERE for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at the My Favorite Things store. Thanks so much for stopping by!