Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wrapped With Love - Waffle Flower
Quick post here to wish you all a Merry Christmas Eve and to share a last-minute Christmas card I made for the Waffle Flower Challenge of Layered Stamping. I used one of my "marker refill water" backgrounds and two different Waffle Flower stamp sets: Flower Circles and On My Mark.
The Flower Circles set is ideal for Layered Stamping.
To make the Christmas balls, I took one of the patterned circles and turned it over to stamp a (mostly) solid circle with distress inks from the reverse. Then I stamped it right side up to show the pattern in Versamark right over the solid circles and heat embossed with silver powder.
I used the stamen stamp for my ornament "stems" by turning it over and stamping the reverse, making a solid piece, instead of three little lines. (See the photo of the stamp set above.) For the ornament strings I used the single stem stamp, which I gently straightened into a straight line on my acrylic block. Both of these were stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder.
The sentiment is from the On My Mark set, which also was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. A few shimmery sequins and matting completed the card. Hope you like it!!
Hey, exciting news!! Our son has moved his bedroom down to the basement and I have his old room as my craft room now!!! YAY!!! We have the Christmas tree in there right now and my things still sitting all over the place in boxes, but here is a shot of the view out one half of the window. (I would have done both halves, but the screen was doing its optical interference trick and looked ghastly. lol... )
This is a cherry tree outside the front door, which badly needs to be trimmed and pruned....the tree, not the front door! It has the most lovely blossoms in the spring (the tree, again, not the door!)....can't wait to have that view out my craft room window. I also am excited to get a bird feeder up soon that I can see through my window. :)
You can see our festive icicles and snowy Idaho landscape. I do love living here where we nearly always have a White Christmas!!
Have a Merry Christmas, everyone. Remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower December Challenge - Layered Stamping
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle