Good morning! Today, I have the pleasure of joining the Waffleflower December New Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Lydia’s blog, and your next stop is Therese’s blog. The new release for this month features some absolutely adorable kitties, a sweet little girl, and some nifty dotted backgrounds that are sure to become a staple in your craft room. Here’s some info from Nina, Waffleflower’s owner:
Waffle Flower’s 2018 December release is sweet and simple. Halftone Background stamp set features a gradient of dots that can be overlapped and stamped in two colors to create the look of a blended background. In this release you will also find the lovely Thinking of You stamp set featuring the same girl from our Always stamp set hugging the cutest cat ever. The Cookie Love Stamp Set (stamp, die, combo), illustrated by Big Bear and Bird, is perfect for anyone wanting to send some love or get a jump on their Valentine’s cards! And the 2×3 Lettuce stamp set (stamp, die, combo)
For my first project today, I chose to work with the absolutely gorgeous Thinking of You stamp set. The sweet girl in the set is also featured in the Always stamp set… would be so pretty to make a card set featuring both stamps!
I began by stamping the main image onto some Aquarelle hot press watercolor paper using Versafine ink, then clear embossing it. I then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor this sweet little scene. The little girl reminds me of my little miss, with just a hint of a curl to the ends of her hair, so I watercolored her hair a pretty reddish-brown and gave her a pink sweater, with a pretty lavender halo.
After I’d finished watercoloring the image, I stamped the greeting from the stamp set onto some black card stock and white embossed it, then flagged the end. I trimmed and mounted the watercolored panel on an A2 card base, then mounted the flagged sentiment strip using dimensional foam adhesive. Simple, but that beautifully drawn image from Thinking of You doesn’t need much, does it?
For my second card today, I just couldn’t resist that chubby kitty with his cookies! My husband loves, and I do mean LOVES, chocolate chip cookies, and this sentiment fits him perfectly! I decided to make him an early valentine.
I began by stamping the images from Cookie Love onto white card stock with Copic-friendly black ink, then coloring the images with my Copic markers. I have a fat little striped kitty named Chandler whose belly is definitely reminiscent of this chubby kitty’s (ha), so she was my model for this cookie-loving feline! After I’d colored all of the images, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I stamped the greeting from Cookie Love on some strips of white card stock, then blended some bright pink ink on the card base before mounting my die cuts and sentiment strips with dimensional foam adhesive.
Copics used: T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T10, E11, E13, E15, E18, E59, Rv25, Rv09
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information!
To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 12/10/18 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 12/12/2018.
Waffleflower has also marked down hundreds of items in their Last Chance sale! Use code LASTCHANCE to save 25% off of all of the items in this category (and there is tons of amazing stuff available)!
Your next stop is Therese’s blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a marvelous week!