Hello hello everyone! I was SO excited to be asked to take part in Waffle Flowers Spring 2018 release blog hop. Waffle Flower has some of the most unique/eclectic/adorable/etc images and wafer dies out there - I mean just look at their Spring release HERE <-------click!
There is just so much fun to choose from!!
Of course since this is a part of a blog hop there's fun GIVEAWAYS to be had! If you leave comments along all the stops on the hop today WaffleFlower will be choosing FIVE winners amongst the stops to receive $25 gift certificates! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments on the blog posts and will be announced on the WaffleFlower blog on 2/28/2018.
I couldn't decide which set to use of the four new "season" sets that are part of the Waffle Flower Big Bear & Bird Line - so I used all four and made 4 terrarium shaped shaker cards. One for each season:
I used Waffle Flowers A2 Nested Dome wafer dies to make the card bases (and they are actual side opening cards - I show it in the video). The largest die in the set is literally A2 size, so with the "handle" adhered to the top like this they're all slightly larger (more like 4.25 x 6" now). I wouldn't put a card like this in a standard A2 envelope regardless - I'd either pack it into a rigid-style mailer (that I'd pad around the card to protect it) or I would include this in a gift and/or hand deliver it. Or keep all 4 and frame them lol.
I created the "frame" to make these shaker cards by using the 2 largest dies from the A2 Nested Dome sets. I lined that with clear acetate and popped them on the card fronts with narrow foam tape.
For each card I used a different stamp set - this one uses the new Springtime stamp set. I stamped all the images onto Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card stock with MFT's Extreme Black ink then coloured them in with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die set to die cut all the images.
My second card uses the Summertime stamp set.
For all the bases I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock and sponged different colors of Distress Inks on to the backgrounds. I used different colors for each card but kept the colors and sponging light as I just wanted the backgrounds to be more simple.
I used a combo of liquid adhesive and foam dots to adhere all the coloured and die cut images to create my scenes within their terrariums.
The bases and handles were die cut from Desert Storm card stock and sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress ink to bring out the embossed woodgrain.
For all the cards I added some Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins - and only a few. I could have added tons as these are LARGE shakers and there was plenty of room, however that wasn't my goal with these cards. I was aiming more for the look of the terrariums and the scenes in them, and decided to add the few sequins just as an extra little something.
However with this last card I added some 4mm Sparkling Clear and some Sparkling Clear Snowflakes as well. This one being a winter scene and a bit more "simple" than the others it just seemed to perfect to add some more sequins and especially the snowflake ones!
To see how these cards came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <------click!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Next stop on the hop is Nichol's fabulous blog <--------click! And don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in to win a gift certificate!
Here's the list of all the blogs participating in this hop:
Amy Rysavy (you're here!)
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