Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wrapped With Love - Waffle Flower

Hi, Friends.....

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


Virginia Lu said...

Love the inking for the background! Way to use the backside of the stamps! Gorgeous ornaments! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Merry Christmas!

Karenladd said...

Wow, you really got creative with this card! The soft pattern from your marker refill experiment is perfect to show off those gorgeous ornaments and looks somewhat like the trendy bokeh designs that other crafters labor over. Of course, your was background was a product of serendipity, which makes it even more fun. Look at you, using the flip side of the stamp to get the shapes you needed, and then doing your usual magic with metallic embossing powder. This is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas eve...with a festive card, a snowy vista, and time in the craft room. Merry Christmas Janis and Happy New Year!!

ike said...

Great card and lovely snowy picture. So glad to hear you are getting a craft room all to yourself :-D
Merry Christmas xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous your beautiful ornaments. Merry Christmas.

Bad Kitty said...

nice card!
Merry Christmas!

Annette Allen said...

such a pretty card.. thanks for joining us at Waffle Flower Crafts: December Challenge

Shelly said...

Oooh, such a festive and pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

LauraJane:) said...

I like the added silver layer! Thanks for playing at Waffle Flower Crafts!

York Tee said...

Such a pretty festive card! I love the effect of adding the silver embossing! Thanks for playing with us at Waffle Flower Crafts!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful holiday card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Daria G. said...

Ornaments and holidays go so well together. Love all the sparkle on your card :) Thanks for joining Waffle Flower Challenge!

Irish Cherokee said...

LOVE your festive card. The Christmas tree Balls are perfect. Love the pictures. Also happy to not have to shovel snow yet. Smile.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Irish Cherokee said...

LOVE your festive card. The Christmas tree Balls are perfect. Love the pictures. Also happy to not have to shovel snow yet. Smile.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Marcie Sharp said...

Great job with the stamp layering! I like that you turned those circles in ornaments. :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

ionabunny said...

Congrats on your new craft room. I am sad I can't join the waffle flower challenges anymore. It's not an easy brand to find in Norway and their postage was prohibitive. Ah well. I can enjoy your lovely creations. Great idea to stamp the solid back and the detailed front. God luck in the challenge. Hugz