Thursday, August 12, 2021

Guest Designer for the Waffle Flower August Challenge-Unexpected Supplies

 Hello Crafters!!! 

I am so excited to be here today as a Guest Designer for the Waffle Flower Challenge for August-Unexpected Supplies

Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life invited me to be her guest for this challenge and we decided to go deeper with a mini theme-use supplies that you have not used in a while. I have decided to use brads on my cards as my "unexpected" supply.

Okay, to be on the level here, I am terrible about getting rid of things that I do not use. My husband this summer said that I should throw half my craft room supplies out as we were moving my room from downstairs to upstairs. I cannot get rid of things. I have a mental attachment and often when I give things away, I find that I need them or want to use them. This is why I have never gotten rid of my brad supply. Is anyone out there like me?

I knew what I was going to create the minute Jeanne asked me to join her for this challenge. I had just received a Waffle Flower order and had a design in mind. I decided to use Waffle Flower's Rustic Rainbow Dies, Outlined Clouds Die, and the Oversized Rainbow Stamps. 

For my first card, I chose to use brads on the Rustic Rainbow die. My intention was to use brads on every color layer but I couldn't because I had less colors of the brads I needed then I thought. So, I decided to make an untraditional rainbow and utilize the colors that I did have. I made sure that I had enough of each color brad to use on every other layer.

I used foam adhesive to adhere the rainbow die cut over the Outlined Clouds Dies, that I had already glued to a sky blue card base. 

I put together my sentiment, using the Oversized Rainbow stamp set, by stamping the first part in black and used different colored ink for the "rainbow" word. 

For my second card, I made a traditional rainbow but only used brads on one layer. I had a bunch of yellow flower brads in my stash and I decided they would be perfect, since yellow was in the middle of my rainbow.

I adhered this rainbow over the cloud "extras" from the Outlined Clouds Die. I actually had die cut the clouds three times and the clouds on this card are two die cuts high. 

On a few of my clouds, I added some glitter glue to make them sparkle and shine.

I used blue ink for the first part of the sentiment from the Oversized Rainbow stamp set. I wanted it to match the sky I had created by blending a blue ink over a white card base.

Again, I used the same technique for the "rainbow" part of the sentiment that I did on the first card. My card was complete. 

I had SO MUCH fun creating these cards that I created another card using this technique with different Waffle Flower supplies that I will upload later on this week. I challenge YOU to drag out those brads to use on a card you create!!! Post it on IG with #WFChallenge2108 and tag me in it-@hobbitnoll-so I can comment on what you create!!!

I want to thank Jeanne Jachna and Waffle Flower for inviting me to be part of this challenge. Also, please hop on over to Darnell's blog djkardkreations to see what she created for this challenge. If I know her, it was something FABULOUS!!!

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS day!!!

**Some Affiliate Links used at no extra cost to you. All Affiliate Links indicated by an asterisk.

Paper: *Neenah Solar White, Stampin Up! Bliss Blue, Paper Scraps
Stamps: Waffle Flower Oversized Rainbow
Ink: Simon Says Stamp Steel Blue, *Memento Tuxedo Black, Pinkfresh Studio Berrylicious and Clementine, Altenew *Fresh Lemon, *Grass Field and *Iceberg
Dies: Waffle Flower Rustic Rainbow and Outlined Clouds
Brads: Green-Queen and Company, Doodlebug Design, Orange-Doodlebug Design, Red-Making Memories, Yellow Flowers-Making Memories
Other: Sizzix Big Shot, Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen, *Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents by *Nuvo, Domed Ink Blending Tool, *Ranger Multi-matte Adhesive, Foam Adhesive

Thinking of You with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

 Hello my friends!!!

Once again it is my turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog with a card I created using one of the gel plate backgrounds from my August 2nd Post. I cut down the negative portion and paired it with the Flower Duo set to create a fun card. I am posting a sneak peek below!!

Hop on over to MY POST to see how this card was created!!!!

Thank you for dropping by. Have a FABULOUS day!!!