#547 – Guest Designer at Waffle Flower

Hello! Yesterday, another post of mine as Guest Designer went up at Waffle Flower Crafts. And today, I am posting the same content (more or less) over here, in my blog. πŸ™‚

I tried making a few cards out of Waffle Flower Crafts Doily Circle. This is a die that I really love, but haven’t made many projects out of – so I challenged myself to use this die in a variety of ways – 3 ways in fact. So here goes –

Technique 1 – Aluminum foil

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Using aluminum foil might be an old techqniue, but it is new for me! πŸ™‚ Moreover, since this is such an intricate die, I learnt a thing or two about using it as well. I used double sided, thin tape to adhere the foil.

  • I tried the technique twice – with some wider tape and then some thinner ones. I actually found the thinner ones to be helpful, since I could remove then bit by bit, adhering the die cut as I went along. It was a bit difficult to remove the backing partially, with the wider tape.
  • After adhering, if you find that it hasn’t stuck properly, or the foiling looks too wrinkled, don’t worry! Just roll it along your die cut machine, and flatten it out. It will look gorgeous! πŸ™‚
  • If you die cut tears, don’t worry. Just stick it in the right place. When you flatten the whole piece, you won’t even see it. Same with a torn piece. If you can’t find the missing piece just save the negative pieces – you can cut it and adhere it in place. And no one will know!! πŸ˜‰
  • Since the foil can be easily colored with alcohol inks, you can get make your own pretty colors to use!

Technique 2 – Cut it out

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All you have to do is do some careful fussy cutting, and you get two pretty die cuts for your crafty projects! πŸ™‚

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You could trim the inner piece further and get flowers of 3 sizes to use in a project – an idea can be to color them in different or ombre colors and stack them, for a pretty look.

Technique 3 – Backgrounds using Gesso and Paints

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For my last technique, I die cut two pieces of the die cut, then used gesso to place and adhere the pieces on a card panel. Once this dried, I used some acrylic paint to add some color and splatters, and used this as a base to make my card. I the cut out the flowers and sentiment and adhered these on the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

11 thoughts on “#547 – Guest Designer at Waffle Flower

  1. OK….I TOTALLY GASPED when I saw that pink “Thinking of You” Card!!! All of your cards are Ultra Fabulous!!!! Love all the variations…..BRAVO πŸ™‚

  2. You have rocked your guest post Ashwini ! The cards have turned out Just AMAZING !! Loved how you used the same die to create different n striking cards !

  3. “…Waffle Flower Crafts Doily Circle. This is a die that I really love, but haven’t made many projects out of…”. Subscribe to that… the same with me. I guess you had a lot of fun and pleasure making all these cards, wonderful use of the Doily Circle die!

  4. Beautiful Ashwini, love all 3 cards, specially the last one where you had used the gesso, I want to try that, but thinking what die cut I can use from my stash.

    • Thank you so much Rahmat!! Actually, you can use it with any die.. Not just intricate ones. I had seen a piece where they had used the gessoed piece as a tile..so that’s another idea. πŸ™‚

  5. Pingback: #549 – More Aluminium Foil | Experiments With Card Making Etc

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