Thursday, November 5, 2020

Waffle Flower November 2020 Release Blog Hop


Welcome to Waffle Flower’s November 2020 Release day! Today Waffle Flower is rolling out their new release that includes 3 stamp sets, 1 stamp-n-stencil combo, and 14 stencils! All of the products from this month’s release are already waiting for you on the website here!

 

This month’s Waffle Flower release is all about creativity boosters! For many of us, time in the craftroom is all about clearing the mind and recharging! With that goal in mind, Waffle Flower packed this release full of stencils and silhouettes designed to feed your imagination! So, take a mini-break from your holiday crafting and take a look at these new goodies!

 

This month marks the first stencil release for Waffle Flower! For the artsy types, there’s the Ink Spots Stencil (stencil, bundle), Paint Strokes Stencil (stencil, bundle), and Inky Stripes Stencil (stencil, bundle).

If you’re more a fan of clean and geometric backgrounds, there are 3 builder stencils from cardmaker JJ Bolton: Stripes Builder Stencil (stencil, bundle), Infinite Petals Stencil (stencil, bundle), and Infinite Rings Builder Stencil duo (stencil, bundle). For the lovers of cute and whimsical, there’s Keeway’s Grass Scene Stencil (stencil, bundle), Mountain Scene Stencil (stencil, bundle), and Sky Scene Stencil (stencil, bundle) designed by beloved DT member and cardmaker extraordinaire Keeway Tsao. Just in time for the holidays, there are the Merry Bow Stencil (stencil) and Pine Trees (stencil). Last but not least, everyone could use the new Spotlight stencils series that includes the Spotlight Circle Stencil (stencil, bundle), Spotlight Square Stencil (stencil, bundle), and Spotlight Star Stencil (stencil, bundle). This is just the start of the stencils line for Waffle Flower! You’ll definitely be seeing lots more stencils in future monthly releases! 

 

On the stamp side, the November release stamps sets all have something in common, beautiful and creative silhouettes! These silhouette sets include the classic Herb Silhouettes Stamp Set (stamp), festive Spotlight Holiday Elements Stamp Set (stamp), and unique Power Lines Stamp Set (stamp) by cardmaker JJ Bolton.

 

Last on the release list this month is a new type of combo, the stencil-n-stamp. Stencils are used to create larger elements and the coordinating stamps add focal points and fine details. Waffle Flower’s first stencil-n-stamp is the adorable Fall for You by artist Cassie Loizeaux (stencil-n-stamp).

 

We hope you’re ready to see some of these goodies in action! There’s a full lineup of guest designers and team members in today’s Blog Hop! We hope you find some ideas that spark your creativity!


Today, I've got a collection of cards using the Power Lines Stamp Set. I'm going to admit that this set may not be for everyone out there, but for those cardmakers who love to make backgrounds, this one is so much fun! This set is a true scene builder set with images of power lines and birds. These power lines scenes are popular with watercolor fans because they're all about the background. So today, I've got 4 different backgrounds that I created with these stamps.

This first one is done on a watercolored background. I put masking tape around a watercolor paper panel and painted a very loose sunset scene. I stamped the telephone poles over it with Versafine ink (so dark and great for this application). The set comes with the power lines, but for this card, I just drew in the lines with a thin Sharpie and ruler. I added a couple of birds and a sentiment, and this CAS card was done. 

This next card has a blended ink background using Distress Inks and Keeways's Sky Scene Stencil for the clouds. This card uses the power line stamps instead of the drawn in lines. I added a bit of splattered water and diluted white acrylic paint to finish. 


For this version, I hand painted a very simple background with gouache paints. These paints are water-based and more opaque than water colors. I love how the gouache gives the background a more flat design look. 


My last version is just a straight blended ink background. I used Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Dusty Concord). Blending ink is one of my favorite things to do! Such a simple technique, but the colors you can create are so deep. 


That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Here's the links for the whole release hop! This month, we've got a ton of awesome guest designers joining the DT and I'm so excited to see what they have to share! The always wonderful Keeway is next on the hop, but here's the whole list in case.

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on November 8th, 2020 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 11/11/2020. There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out! 

From now till November 8th, 2020, all orders over $50 placed at waffleflower.com will receive a FREE Merry Bow Stencil (No code required; Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last).

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ





34 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of the images used. Beautiful colors.

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  2. OMG. I LOVE this stamp set - so unique! And your blending is gorgeous.

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  3. Wow, these are goegeous! Your ink blending is perfect and I love the serene scenes you've created.

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  4. Your cards are so striking! So simple yet wow!

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  5. never seen such unusual images on a stamp set before - what a fabulous way of keeping in touch

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  6. Stunning projects. Love your beautiful skys

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  7. Fantastic looking cards! I so love your blended backgrounds!

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  8. Love this stamp set, so versatile. Beautiful cards JJ. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Keep well.
    T x

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  9. Absolutely beautiful cards. I love your backgrounds.

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  10. Such Beautiful & Creative Projects , such a great prize package to work with 💙

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  11. Now that's fun... wish I had this stamp years ago for a lineman. Now I see an Easter card. The colors are so pretty.

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  12. I love your backgrounds, they are stunning!
    Great sentiments that we all need right now.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. How pretty your skies are....I need to work on my skies....

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  14. Gorgeous cards! Love these build up stencils! great idea!

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  15. Your cards are truly amazing. The stencil is so unique.

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  17. Lovely cards! I really like the telephone poles and wires and the birds. And your ink blending is wonderful.

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  18. Who would have thought power poles and lines could be so beautiful?! All your cards look so peaceful and lovely.

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  19. I love all of the different cards using the same stamp set. The backgrounds are all awesome!!

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  20. Love all of the sky line backgrounds. This stamp has such great possibilities!

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  21. OH MY!! Your cards are all stunning!! Your inking is just beautiful!! I love that stamp set!

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  22. Oh my gosh, your skies are fabulous! Beautiful and uplfting cards!

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  23. Beautiful! I love all the gorgeous colors and ink blending!

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  24. Lovely scenes with these silhouette designs!

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  25. Wow! Fabulous backgrounds! I love those rich vivid colors!

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  26. Wow! These are beautiful cards. Thanks for using this stamp set! I was wondering how it would look stamps out.

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  27. I think this telephone pole is a very cool and unique image. Love your cards.

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  28. Love the backgrounds you created.

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  29. Hi JJ :) Love seein' these variations on the theme!!! Terrific cards! TFS :)

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