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!