It’s a new month and time for a new release from Waffle Flower! We all have a lot on our plates these days, trying to deal with life while social distanced and the ability to send cards to family and friends, just reminding them that they are in our thoughts are incredibly powerful. All of us are dealing with something new this year, but we’re all in it together! This month, many of Waffle Flower’s products are relatable to the “new normal” and hope you’ll find these projects inspiring!
Kids are back to school, but not in a normal sense. Many of the kids in my area are taking classes via Zoom, while some might have opted a hybrid model of few days in class and a few days from home. Whatever it is that we’re going through, I know it’s not easy for the parents or the kids so hopefully some back to school cards with heartwarming messages could bring up our spirits! This card features the new Back to School set combined with the re-released Pencil In set.
I used the Nesting Diamands Die to create this fun frame out of white card stock, and also for creating masked off areas to ink blend with Peacock Feathers and Old Paper distress oxide inks. It gave it a fun pattern appearing through the windows. I added all my copic colored images to the card with foam tape and stamped the sentiment in the bottom right.
There’s another adorable cat set called Learning From Home. Although the set is called learning from home, it is a pretty versatile set that really doesn’t have a theme tied to it, so I think you can use it for any kind of card. I did however kinda went along with theme of the set name and created a familiar environment for me since I’ve been working from home using the Monitor Die.
Lots of ink blending here, once for the background, once from the area behind the monitor, and little more for the floor. I added these playful cats to the card all around the monitor and stamped the sentiment in the top right corner. This sentiment is from Safe at Home Sentiments set.
We can’t also forget to thank all your frontline heroes! I’ve only used one of the sets here, but there are several mini sets from Liz Mytinger this month with her adorable hamsters featuring all the different frontline heroes that are allowing us the stay at home safely! The set I used here is called Frontline Heroes 1. However the sentiment comes from Frontline Heroes 2.
I used the largest of Nesting Diamands Die to make this window with an ink blended background behind it. To add more interest to this window, I used the Skinny Stripes Die using three different gradients of blue card stock and adhered it around the window.
Let’s not forget fall is just around the corner and oh boy, I cannot wait until the weather cools down over here! We’ve got an adorable set called Home Sweet Home featuring these cute squirrels and fall images. I stamped and colored all the images with copic markers.
The background here is pretty unique and was created using the outline pieces of the Fall Leaves Die. I cut a bunch of them out of white card stock and then adhered them onto white card stock. Then, I started ink blending over it with various fall colored distress oxide inks. The die cut leaves pick up extra ink since it sticks a bit a more, and then I gave it a little water and ink splatter to loosen it up. I borrowed the sentiment from the Fall Greetings set.
Blog Hop & Giveaway
This post is part of the Waffle Flower September 2020 Release Blog Hop! The team and invited guests have teamed up together to bring you lots of inspiration with this month’s release products. So hop along, share some love, and most importantly have fun! If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived here from the JJ Bolton’s blog. Your next stop is Natalia’s blog!
To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 9/7/2020 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 9/9/2020.