Happy Friday friends! I'm so excited about the Waffle Flower Summer 2017 Release. There are so many awesome new stamps and dies that are so fun to play with! This Stay Cool Stamp Set and coordinating dies is just one of my favorites from the new release. How cute is this snorkeling bear, bird in a float, and fishies?!!! I framed up this little ocean scene with some hand stitching made easy with the Pinking Layers Dies.
A piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock was die cut with a Pinking Layers Die and then the center was Distress Inked with Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. The sun rays were inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink using the Tim Holtz Rays stencil. The background was spritzed with water from a Distress Sprayer and blotted dry with a paper towel.
Waves were die cut from the background using a Stay Cool die and a greeting was stamped along the bottom edge using black ink.
The bear, snorkel gear, fishes, and floating bird from the Stay Cool Stamp Set were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Jet Black Ink and colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I die cut the images with the Stay Cool Dies and arranged them as shown, replacing the die cut waves in the design.
I stitched around the edges of the design with crochet thread for a nice hand stitched frame. The design was finished with Glossy Accents on the goggles and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew and Caribbean Ocean scattered throughout.
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W A F F L E F L O W E R S H O P P I N G S P E C I A L
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