Hi there! I have the pleasure of taking part in Waffle Flower’s July 2019 Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from my amazingly talented friend Jessica’s blog. This month’s release has a variety of seasons and styles, so there’s a little something for everyone! I have three cards to share with you today, as well as some giveaway details to share at the end of the post, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first project, I used the new Fall Dreams stamp and die. This new stamp set features a beautiful, super detailed botanical design that I heat embossed onto some watercolor paper, then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to add details and shading to the images, adding an ombre sunset background behind the little critters and foliage. (Look at the sleepy squirrel and the cute little singing birdie!) I love all of the gorgeous details in this set!
After I’d finished watercoloring the panel and allowed it to dry, I used the coordinating die to cut the center of the “frame.” I adhered the panel to some warm, pale gray card stock using foam adhesive, adding a sentiment strip that I’d heat embossed a greeting from the Fall Dreams stamp set onto some heavyweight vellum. A few gems finished it off!
For my second project, I used the new Horizontal Stripes cover plate die to create a glittery, tone on tone background for a simple Christmas card. I simply die cut the Horizontal Stripes die twice, once from plain white card stock and once from white glitter card stock, then adhered the individual stripes to an A2 card base.
I also die cut the new Oversized Merry die from some dark teal card stock so that it would really pop on the white striped background. I added a thin Christmas sentiment strip, popping both the Merry die cut and the sentiment strip up with foam tape, and finally adding some iridescent snowflakes and gems for a festive holiday feel!
My final card uses the absolutely gorgeous new Zinnia stamp and die set. Waffleflower has been knocking their floral illustrations out of the park, and this Zinnia stamp set is another winner!! The detail is just incredible! I began by stamping the large floral element and a few smaller ones onto some watercolor paper using some no-line coloring ink, then watercoloring them with my Daniel Smith watercolors. I tried a new-to-me technique for these flowers… Zinnias come in a huge variety of colors, and with the help of Pinterest, I discovered that one of the varieties has pink petals with green edges. It was such a unique combination that I had to try to recreate it myself!
I kept a pink and green theme throughout (I mentally was calling it my watermelon card, haha!), die cutting a Ticket Frame Die from some bubble gum pink foil card stock. I layered the pink foil frame over some celery green card stock using foam adhesive, then added my watercolored floral die cuts in a little swag towards the top.
I heat embossed a sentiment from the Zinnia stamp set using silver embossing powder on a pink strip of card stock, then colored the spaces in the sentiment in with a gray Copic marker. The final touch was to add some pink gems for some sparkle!
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 a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 7/8/19 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 7/9/19.
Your next stop on the hop is Nichol Spohr! Or you can head back to the Waffleflower blog to get the full hop list.
Thanks so much for dropping by today, and have a marvelous weekend!
Sherri Little says
Wow! Lots of beautiful watercoloring.
Maegan Hendricks says
Some beautiful cards here Emily! Love the nontraditional teal color for the Merry die. It definitely pops in the best ways.
Tudy Trgovac says
So so beautiful. Great inspiration. Thank you.
Oh my word. The Fall Dreams card is so amazing… I love the whimsical feel of that stamp…
Laura S says
Lots of beautiful inspiration! Another great release by Waffle Flower!
Vivian C says
Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Sharon Gullikson says
WOW, I especially love the first one. The coloring of the background is INCREDIBLE>!
Joy Meadows says
Each one of your cards is so pretty, Emily! Can’t pick a favorite.
I love your cards! Beautiful watercoloring! And the Christmas card is so elegant.
barbara lassiter says
These are all especially beautiful with the Fall Dreams card edging out the others as my favorite. 🙂
Isabel Z says
These are amazing.
Maria C F says
I love blog hops and Waffle Flower because they get me excited to create!
Cynthia Cole says
Your cards are all fantastic!
Subhashini Swaminathan says
That is breath- taking coloring!!
You are such an artist!
Wonderful ideas for Waffle Flower’s new release. Thanks for sharing your cards.
Becky Green says
The Zinnia Set is what caught my eye in this release! LOOOOVE your card! It is STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 I think your other cards are GREAT TOO! Your first has a story book feel to it with the twisting branches! And your second, I LOVE that scripty “Merry!” A SUPER JOB, Emily!!!!!! ;)<3
Teri Spracklin says
Oh my goodness – that Falling Dreams card is so intricate! Absolutely beautiful!
Mirella Rogan says
Another fabulous release by Waffle Flower, and another great set of cards, Emily!
Jenny K. says
I love how you used the horizonal stripes dies on your Merry card – lots of great ideas! Thanks for your inspiration!
Yulianna Neginskaya says
amazing cards! Beautigul coloring/ Like all you cards, Emily!
Ericka Strange says
Gorgeous cards and I love all the beautiful watercoloring! The flower is amazing!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful cards! I love the non traditional colors on your Christmas card!
Wonderful cards, Emily! My favorite is the ‘Fall Dreams’ card – love your bright coloring! So many things you can do with this Stamp & Die…..in yet another great Release from Waffle Flower!
Denise C says
Goodness, those are beautiful!
Katherine Herbert says
Cyndi Morris says
This is such a wonderful release and your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the Zinnia — absolutely stunning.
Darlene DeSario says
So much beauty! Christmas card was lovely . Im always lookjng for just because card ideas and these are beautiful. Tyfs!
Wow! Such a great variety! The first one is soooo detailed then a gorgeous CAS! Great job!
Marisela Delgado says
WOW….what FABULOUS cards.
Marisela Delgado says
The first card is my favorite! Awesome job.
Diane Zalusky says
Love the non-traditional xmas card.
Joy Liddy says
Beautiful cards! Love the colour choices.
Melissa F says
Beautiful cards, your watercoloring of the Fall dreams and the Zinnias is so gorgeous. The oversized Merry in non-traditional colors rocks too!
Kelsey Thomas says
You always do such a great job coloring. 🙂
How lovely! Thanks for sharing this with us!!!
Beautiful cards. Love the coloring.
Kristen Snoozy says
All of your cards are incredible! I love the simplicity with the striped background behind the Merry die, you added just enough sparkle
Love that very interesting Fall Dreams scene!! Your coloring is beautiful!! The giant MERRY die makes Christmas cards a snap!!! Gorgeous zinnia!!’
michelle sauve says
Thanks for sharing. I agree the details in these stamps sets is AWESOME.
wow your watercolouring is STUNNING!!!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Wow! Amazing coloring. Love the new release.
LAURA CASSELMAN says
Your coloring is amazing! What you’ve done with Waffle Flowers new release is beautiful!
Love your ‘Merry’ card. So festive!!!!
Laraine R says
Great cards! Love your zinnia card!
Rebecca Yahrling says
I love how you colored the gorgeous zinnia! That’s a beauty! The first card is lovely and I’m always happy to see a birdie! I spy a hot cup of coffee, too. All of your cards are beautiful.
Dianna Naugle says
love the colors
Carol DuFrene says
I love all the examples of what it possible with this new release.
Beautiful cards! My favorite is the Merry
Sarah S Bates says
I adore that background stamp with die. Those glasses on top of the books makes this set move to the top of my wishlist.
Toni Morton says
Love your cards especially the Christmas one. Thanks for sharing!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow – stunning cards – thanks for the inspiration
Anne Sturgeon says
Lovely cards. Emily. I think the Fall Dreams is going to be mine. Love all those sweet elements. TFS.
Sue D says
Very pretty variety of cards!
Karthikha Uday says
What a wonderful set of cards! Each one is unique and awesome!
Beautiful cards! I love the zinnia colors
Mary Holshouser says
Fantastic cards. Love the beautiful flowers
and the simplistic Merry. thanks for sharing
Oh wow! You have such a great variety of cards. That first one with all the flowers is stunning. And the Merry one is stunning in its simplicity
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards! Love the Fall Dreams design and your fabulous coloring! And the Oversized Merry die is a favorite! So many possibilities with it! Gorgeous coloring on the lovely Zinnia flower too! Great items in this release!
Daylene Strickland says
I love all 3 of your projects! So pretty!
Heather Jacobs says
Amazing cards! I have grown those Queen Red Lime Zinnias! They are such gorgeous flowers!
Carla Hundley says
Gorgeous bunch of
cards, looking eo
Carla from Utah
Patt H. says
These creations are all stunning, especially that gorgeous zinnia! Awesome designs on every one!
Beautiful samples! Your coloring is beautiful.
Nessy 44 says
I like all of the new items from Waffle Flower, and the over-sized MERRY, is extremely eye-catching.
Cheryl Rigney says
Love your cards!! Especially the Zinnia!! So gorgeous!!!
Wow what precious cards. Love them all!
Your cards are all beautiful. An amazing new release and great blog hop.
A gorgeous set of cards, Emily! I love them all. They showcase this amazing new release perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.
Jean Marmo says
A beautiful collection of cards!
Annette Reed says
Your cards look great! Your watercoloring is very pretty.
These are awesome! I love the stripes behind the sentiment!
Mary-Anne V says
Such pretty cards…love the fall dreams set.
Leslie Kiley says
I am crazy in love with your cards! Such wonderful inspiration! Thank you. Love new releases so much.
Marisela Delgado says
So many beautiful cards, amazing coloring too. Love this new release!