I’m just going to apologize right now, because this post is like a love letter to Waffle Flower. I am obsessed with every stamp and die set they produce. I adore the illustrators they work with. Who’s got two inky thumbs and a huge stack of bright yellow stamp packaging? This gal.
The card I’m sharing with you today uses the Tea Party set, which was illustrated by Flora Waycott. I’ve been really into no-line coloring with colored pencils lately, so I stamped several of the images onto some white cardstock with grout grey ink (My Favorite Things) and proceeded to color with Prismacolor. I wasn’t actually intending to turn them into a card, so I didn’t really pay attention to what colors I was using, but I was obviously gravitating towards peaches and scarlets and aquas.
I cut the images out using the coordinating dies and set them aside, trying to think of how to complete the scene. I thought the girl looked like she might be standing in a breeze, so I decided to make an outdoor scene. I actually don’t have any cloud stencils, so I made one. I had some plastic sheets laying around from my quilting days (says the girl who has never actually quilted anything ever), so I grabbed the fluffy cloud/greenery die from this set and ran it through my machine to make my own stencil. Then I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide in Broken China and a very light hand. Then I blended in the grass using a trio of greens inks from Altenew. I flicked in some blades of grass using Prismacolor pencils.
I trimmed the scene down with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to my card base, along with the stamped elements.
I really loved how this card turned out. And who wouldn’t want to find a kitty in their tea?