Waffle Flower Simple Stem Sending Hugs

Hello! Hello! And welcome back! I’m sharing another card that I created using the new Waffle Flower Simple Stem Combo from their April 2021 release! Yes, I had to place an order myself for that new Stitched Flower Panel and the Oversized Smile Combo! Gah .. I’m dying over the inspiration projects using that flower panel! So beautiful! Anyhoo, let’s get into today’s project.

I started by stamping a bunch, and I mean a bunch of leaves from the Simple Stems set on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and then heat embossing the images using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then set out to color all of my leaves with Copic markers. And, I knew the exact color combo that I wanted to use! This is one of my favorite combinations that an Instagram friend, Bonnie Crane, told me about a while back and I’ve loved it ever since. You should definitely check out Bonnie’s Instagram, you won’t be disappointed. The Copic combo that I used was BG70, BG72 and BG75. The other one that goes well is BG78, however I did not use that one on this project.

Once everything was colored, I die cut all the pieces using the coordinating dies, and then began the tedious task of cutting all those little slivers of 3M Foam Tape to put on the back of them. I die cut a black cardstock panel using the Honey Bee Deckle Edge A2 dies and splattered it with Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Paint. I love this little jar of paint because the consistency is fabulous for splatter!

I began adhering all of my leaves to my black panel, and decided that a holographic sentiment would look nice with these shades of blue green. I die cut the Oversized Hugs once with holographic cardstock and twice with 110lb cardstock and adhered those together using Craft Tacky Glue. I then adhered the sentiment directly to my leaf panel using the same glue. I wanted a sub-sentiment but didn’t actually have a Waffle Flower sentiment, so I oped to bust out the Dymo 3D Label Maker and make one myself, and there you have the “sending.” I glued that directly to my panel as well.

My favorite bling choice is PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix, so I added a few of those and mounted my panel on a Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card base.

That finishes today’s project! I hope you found some creative inspiration! There’s still time to join the blog hop celebrating Waffle Flower’s April 2021 release to win some prizes! You can check out my post from Monday, or you can head to the Waffle Flower Blog for all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp With Love Floral Garden Mini-Slimline

All the Feels Release

Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog! The new Simon Says Stamp release All the Feels is live! Have you checked it out yet? Do you have any favorites? I ended up buying quite a few things! Shhhh .. don’t tell my husband!

For today’s card, I’m showcasing the new stamp set Floral Garden. If you like to color or paint, this one’s for you! I had in my mind that I wanted all of the flowers to be pink, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to look, but sometimes you just have to jump in feet first right?! To begin my project, I stamped the floral image on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Once that was done, I started coloring the image with Copic markers YG05, YG07, YG13, YG17, G43, RV00, RV02, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV19, RV32, RV34, RV52, RV55, R81, R83, Y08, Y13 and Y15.

After all of the coloring was completed, I decided that I wanted to cut apart the image, because this stamp is great for creating mini-slimline cards. Lots of fussy cutting ensued! Thank goodness for those little Tim Holtz Scissors!

Next I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background on a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I then trimmed that panel down to 3 1/8 x 6 1/8.

My floral image is all cut out, so I began the tedious task of cutting all the little slivers and pieces of 3M Foam Tape to put on the back of that. I then adhered the floral piece to the Crackle panel .. you know, because dimension is life! Or at least it’s my life!

This set includes a few sentiments that are a great size, so I chose the With Love sentiment and stamped it with VersaMark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed it using the same Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I trimmed my sentiment down using the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Die.

I attached my sentiment strip to my panels using Craft Tacky Glue, and adhered my panels to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb. And, of course, there HAS to be embellishments!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this floral project! You can check out the full All the Feels release HERE.

As always, don’t forget to be awesome!

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