Good morning! I am absolutely thrilled to be taking part in Waffleflower’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop today! Waffleflower is a wonderful company with beautiful, unique products, and I am so proud to call the owner, Nina, one of my dear friends! I am so happy for their 5 years of success, and I hope for many more for them! You should have arrived here from the fabulous Jessica Frost-Ballas’s blog, and your next stop is Alix Davis’s blog. I have a couple of projects for you today, so let’s get started with the details! Be sure to read to the end to find out all of the fun giveaways that Waffleflower has to celebrate their 5th anniversary!
Waffleflower has released so many beautiful new stamp sets this year alone, and the Rainbow Bridge stamp set is one of my absolute favorites. The stamp set contains a plethora of poignant sentiments, and the coordinating dies are so simple, but so effective in conveying the sympathy you might feel for a friend who’s lost a beloved furry friend. I chose to create a vibrant rainbow using blending brushes and some super bright inks. I taped my A2 card front to the new Waffleflower Mixed Media Mat, then used my blending brushes to blend a bright rainbow of dye ink at a diagonal across the front of the card. Using the Mixed Media Mat allowed for quick and easy clean up after my ink spilled over onto the sides! (Tip: if your coloring medium seems to have stained your mat, a small spritz of stamp cleaner cleans that so-called stain up lickety split!)
I also spritzed the rainbow panel with some shimmer spray, again cleaning up the over spray easily on the Mixed Media Mat. (Please note that these mats will ship mid-April, so if you would like to place an order for currently-in-stock products as well as the mat, you must place two orders to receive the current stock before the mat arrives.) I added a simple white Rainbow Bridge Cat die cut over the top of my blended, shimmery rainbow, then added a simple sentiment strip from the Rainbow Bridge stamp set. So simple, but effective, and the bright colors would hopefully add a spot of cheer for a friend grieving their furry companion.
My second project features the super versatile and useful new Picture Frame dies. I had a Magnolia Copic-colored panel from the latest Daily Marker 30 Day challenge, and I thought it would look lovely with a “frame.” I die cut the largest of the new Picture Frames die from some white woodgrain card stock. I centered the colored magnolia so that it was dripping down from the top corner of the frame, then trimmed it so that it fit perfectly. I added a touch of a purple-y gray ink blended in the bottom corner, then added a stamped and embossed label.
The final touch was to add some jewels for a bit of sparkle.
To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 4/7/19 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 4/9/19.
Receive a FREE Mini Egg Die with orders at $50 or above. Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last; Valid through midnight 4/7/19.
Your next stop on the hop is Alix Davis’s blog. Good luck and happy hopping!
Pam Boedeker says
I love your Rainbow Bridge background. What a thoughtful stamp set!
I love the rainbow Bridge card. Both are awesome.
Isabel Z says
You are so creative.
Maria B says
The picture frame die looks like it will be quite useful. You made a lovely card with it.
Carol Jones says
Beautiful cards! I love your flower card. It’s a gorgeous stamp and your design with the flower coming down from the top is genius. I think the rainbow bridge dies are a must have and fabulous too!
Cynthia Cole says
Your cards are wonderful!
Dee Earnshaw says
suer cards – so beautifully created:)
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
Wow!! I love the gorgeous vibrant background on the first card! Fantastic design and execution! And the flower card is so pretty! 🙂
The floral card is just beautiful. I love the color you used for the petals. The rainbow card is so powerful and lovely. This is perfect for our beloved friends we will miss.
Sharon Gullikson says
The doggy sympathy card is wonderful…
Jane McGill says
Another great release from Waffle Flower. Love the picture frame dies.
What great cards. Thanks for sharing.
Shari Czerwinski says
Love your cards Emily!
Christina Brashears says
I love the flower! It is so soft and dreamy looking. The blending of your rainbow card is really nice.
Kelsey Thomas says
Your cards are so pretty!
Love these!! They are beautiful designs!
Gorgeous background on the rainbow card! I love your flower too!
Cyndi Morris says
Gorgeous cards. Your background on the first one is beautiful.
I love that cards you made with this release
Judy Kilgore says
Emily, your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you!
Very pretty. Love the inking on the 1st card. And the woodgrain frame on the 2nd card is perfect with the pretty floral.
Denise Bryant says
Such pretty cards! Love the colors you used on your rainbow bridge card! This set would come in handy for all my pet-loving friends. And a beautiful card with the magnolia flowers too!
The bright rainbow with the white die cut is so nice. I find color choice hard on sympathy cards, and I don’t often go with brights, but this is beautiful and feels appropriate, too. And your magnolia is lovely. It looks so elegant framed that way. Thanks for sharing!
Annette Reed says
Your magnolia card is stunning and I really like the background of your rainbow card. Both are lovely.
Pat H says
I love the simplicity of your card but it really feels heartfelt
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Such fun cards! Love these fun new products!
Cathy Lillie says
Beautiful cards, Emily! The rainbow blending behind the bridge die cut is so pretty, and I love the frame on the magnolia card. We put so much time into making these cards and this is a perfect way for the recipient to keep and display it.
Wow! Awesome cards!!!
DJ Doss says
The rainbow bridge is such a beautiful story. I sure hope it’s true. I love both of your cards. The rainbow bridge card is lovely but the framed magnolia is gorgeous.
Andrea Hastilow says
Adore the background you’ve made for the pet rainbow card, the white looks so crisp & sharpe against it. As always you’ve nailed the stunning floral.x
Allison Waibel says
I love the look of framing your hard work and this new picture frame die will make that so easy.
Leanne S says
Lauryne Cunningham says
What beautiful cards! I love how you inked the background on the pet rainbow card and I really like the woodgrain frame die on the second card!
Dana Parker says
Marisela Delgado says
Such pretty cards
Sue D says
Wonderful cards. Love the background on the first one.
The pet sympathy cards are so gorgeous!
Mary Holshousert says
Delicate card for a touchy subject.
Fur babies are as much a part of
the family as the humans and
they are missed when they are
gone. this is a sensitive way
to say sorry and good bye.
thanks for sharing
Mirella Rogan says
Two totally different, yet beautiful cards! The background on the first one is something else – it’s so striking and fabulous! And you know I always love your floral cards 🙂
The doggy sympathy card is wonderful. Both cards are great. Thanks for sharing.
Super Stick Chick says
Fabulous cards! Love all the detail and your wonderful style.
Your background coloring is gorgeous and really showcase the die cut
Lisa Byers says
Beautiful cards!! I really love the Rainbow Bridge card, so sweet!!