Monday, August 22, 2016

My Anchor Card

Hello!  The August challenge at Waffle Flower Crafts is just about to wrap up!  Pop over to the blog for details and to play along!  I loved the soft colors in this month's inspiration photo and went with some pretty grays and blues for this card:


I think the Life Anchor Stamp Set and Matching Die is such a great little set!  I love the sentiments and the fact that there is a tiny little face to make the anchor even cuter :)  I paired it with the border stamp from the Doily Circle Stamp Set- I think it makes perfect waves!  Here, I stamped them with new Waffle Flower Dye Inks in Peace of Mind, New Fish in Pond, and Like a Pro.

If you have time to play along, I hope you will!  Pop over to the Waffle Flower blog for more inspiration from the Challenge Design Team!

Hope you're having a great day!!

-tessa

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mermaid Garden Card

Hello!  Hope your Wednesday is going well!  I am spending my day with my family at the beach.  That might have been what inspired today's card!  There is also a video of how to make it up on the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog and Youtube Channel for this week's Watch It Wednesday segment :)  I used the lovely Faye from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set to create this card:


I created a tone-on-toned stamped background using the Little Mermaids Stamp Set and pretty new Waffle Flower Inks in New Fish in Pond and Peace of Mind.   Faye is watercolored and diecut using the matching Little Mermaids Die.


For more information and to see the video, pop over to today's post on the Waffle Flower Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

-tessa

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Sketchy Birthday Card

Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I though I'd pop on early this morning and share a card I made for this week's Watch It Wednesday series for Waffle Flower Crafts!  You'll have to pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to check out the video but here is a look at the card I made:


I went for a fun, layered look with this one!  I used the Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set along with the Lacy Layers Die to create my card along with some fun new embellishments from my stash.

I created a layered background that peeks through the vellum and heat embossed the focal image with white embossing powder.


Hope you enjoy the video!  I am hoping to get a few cards made this afternoon :)  There are only a few errands on my list today- including a trip to the craft store!  Fun Fun Fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

-tessa

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dancing Sharks Card


Hello!  

It's been a few weeks since my last post, hasn't it!  Things have just started to slow down a bit :)  I had an unexpected trip to Washington come up and finals for my summer courses come up.  Oh how I am glad they are over!  Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of the summer...

For this month's Waffle Flower Designs Challenge card, I went with the sharks!  The colors were bright and colorful and boy I wish I knew how to photograph neons better!  This photo doesn't do it justice...


Summer means fun times and around here it can get a little goofy!  These sharks were so fun to stamp and cut out!  I made the card extra long to fit all of them on there together.  And of course, left shark is doing her own thing lol!

Hope your summer has been fun so far!  If you have time, be sure to join the challenge at Waffle Flower Crafts this month!  You can also pop by the Waffle Flower Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today!

-tessa

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Snail's Happy Place Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card I made for this month's Waffle Flower Challenge.  I loved the colors and the flowers shown in the inspirational photo- so pretty!  They inspired me to create this:


These little snails from the Snail Mail Stamp Set are so cute!  I imagined them in a little oasis of flowers in a garden somewhere in the shade- doesn't that sound like a happy place? :)  I stamped these pretty flowers from the A Bunch Stamp Set to go along with the adorable snails.  Everything has been painted with water and residual ink from my ink pads.  When everything was dry,  I used the matching A Bunch Die and Snail Mail Die to cut everything out.  The sentiment came from the fun, new Balloon Messages Stamp Set.

After everything was cut out, I layered it on to the pink card base.  I used some foam adhesive dots to add dimension here and there.  I love how it turned out!

Pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to check out June's challenge and a few great cards from our design team!

Well, I hope your week is off to a great start!  Thanks for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Neon Hi Card

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for Watch It Wednesday at Waffle Flower Crafts.  I used the Jumbo Letter A-Z  Die Set to create a neon light look:


I used neon cardstock so in real life it's really bright and fun against the black background.  To a video of how it was created, pop over to the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog :)  While you're there, check out the catalog contest that is going on featuring these dies as well!


As I was editing the video I had this card sitting next to me at the desk and my daughter asked me why I made a card that said ih!  lol!  It was upside down... Goofy girl :)

Hope you have a great day!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Blue Bird Card

Hello!  Hope your day is going well!  I just finished up my homework and have a few extra minutes until I head off to school!  I'm enjoying the sunshine on my back porch :)  Today is pretty great!

I wanted to share a card I created a little while ago.  It features the adorable bird stamps by W Plus 9.  I just love these stamps!  They remind me of one of my favorite artists, Charley Harper :)  I love his work and had to have these stamps as soon as they came out!  Here is what I made with them:


I stamped and watercolored this little scene on Stampin' Up!'s shimmer paper.  It is a nice thick cardstock and watercolor works well on it.  I love that the whole thing shimmers- it's subtle but so pretty!


This stamp set is sure to get some more use soon!  I think it is the cutest :)

Hope you have a great day!
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