Tuesday 15 December 2015

Waffle Flower Challenge # 3

Well, we sure are close to Christmas now, I can't believe how fast this year has gone by!! I hope your all getting yourselves gradually ready for the holidays. I still have a lot to be done but I think its all part of the excitement of Christmas. I don't think I would feel the same if I had all my shopping done by November!!

To help with any more Christmas cards that might be needed, you should check out the current Waffle Flower Challenge - December. It has the cutest Christmas themed inspiration photo, with a sketch and technique to help you along:

For my card I wanted to create a stocking with pastel colours, just like the photo:

I started off by die-cutting the stocking and bow from coloured CS and the fluffy top of the stocking from white CS. After gluing them together I used my Wink of Stella to add some twinkle to the top of the stocking. For my 'Stamp Layering' I used a pine branch stamp and stamped it over top of itself to create the shape of a fireplace mantle decoration. By layering with the same green pigment ink, it caused the ink to be darker and lighter in places without having to use different shades of green. 

I fussy cut around the pine branches, adhered the stocking to the card front and then put the 'mantle' piece up on foam tape. I wanted to give the illusion of a stocking hanging from the fireplace. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added gold and pink sequins for a bit of shine.

The stocking dies are from the Waffle Flower 'Stocking' Die set and the stamps from the Waffle Flower 'Stocking' Stamp set. The gold sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and the pink from Neat and Tangled.

You have until the 25th of December to link your projects to the Waffle Flower - December Challenge. I do hope you get a chance to get your Waffle Flower sets out and join in. The rest of the Design Team have some gorgeous cards on the blog if you need any help with inspiration. Hope to see you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Nailed the inspiration photo. Hope you're having a great time getting ready for Christmas.

  2. Nailed the inspiration photo. Hope you're having a great time getting ready for Christmas.

  3. So very pretty, Shona ... and so cute! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. So sweet...love your beautiful stocking. Happy New Year!