November 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge October/November 2014 Take Two


I'm stopping by today because its half way through the Waffle Flower October/November Challenge! There is still plenty of time to play along!! We have two different challenges, do one or the other or both!! There is a photo inspiration challenge and a designer challenge!

For this card i did the designer challenge: White Space!! I started by die cutting a circle from a post it note. I placed the negative on a white card base. I also placed post it notes around the circle post it, so i wouldn;t get any extra ink on my card base. However the corners were not covered and of course the bottom left corner got ink on it!!! (sigh!!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

So i started inking up the circle with a light blue distress ink, then layered a darker blue at the bottom. Last i added just a touch of black ink to the bottom of the circle. Next i peeled away all the post it notes (and here is when i found out about that one corner with ink on it!!! :P)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Next i wanted to add some embossed images to my circle. First i used my anti-static bag, and liberally applied the powder to the circle. Then i stamped up the reindeer and a couple snowflakes from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp set with versamark ink. I added white embossing and melted it with my heat gun. Even with the anti-static bag some embossing powder stuck to the ink, however it wasn;t much and to me it looks like snow!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Once the embossing was cool, i added glossy accents to the circle and yes that is a lot of glossy accents AND my hand hurt like heck squeezing the bottle!! Then added a pinch of glitter to the wet glossy accents. While that was set aside (like way aside so i wouldn't accidentally mess it up!!!) i inked up the snow globe base from the Merry set and stamped it in black ink.

Inside the base i stamped Joy in black ink and To The World in blue ink. I cut it out and when the glossy accents was dry i added it to my circle with foam dots. And wa-la a snow globe on your card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Ok so now i have to address the ink on the corner! Just rounding the corner wouldn;t work, so i trimmed off probably about a quarter of an inch off the bottom. Then i decided to add the same ink i used on the globe along the bottom of a card base. I added the panel the globe was on to the base with foam tape. Since the challenge is white space i didn;t do anything else, in fact i put it in a clear bag so nothing would get on it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will stop by the Waffle Flower Challenge and play along with us!!!


Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts - Holiday Labels - Merry
Die: Spellbinders - Circle
Ink: Distress Ink: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Black Soot
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Glossy Accents


  1. The glossy sparkly effect you got on the globe is wonderful! It really looks like you're looking into one!

  2. Love this! Your snow globe is awesome!!!

  3. Oh, Dana, this is stunning! I love the perfect stray EP snow, and the gloss, and the recovery on the smudge (I have SO BEEN THERE!)

  4. Your snow globe looks like an actual globe - glittery, shimmery and 'dimensioned' with the addition of the glossy accents. Those darn ink smudges...but your rescued your card wonderfully! Soooo pretty, inspired and inspiring! I want to give it a shake to see that pretty snow swirl...