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.
Thanks so much for dropping by today, and have a marvelous weekend!