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Hello everyone! Welcome to Surface Tag – Waffle Flower Blog Hop! Today is the 5th of the month and also the day that the design team girls get together and share some fun craft projects using our newest stamps and dies released in June. If you came from the Lorena Cantó’s blog, you are right on track! If not, you may want to jump back to the Waffle Flower Crafts blog to get started from the beginning. I hope you will join our Blog Hop today – I promise that you will find tons of inspiration. Without further ado, here is what I came up with:

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I created a masculine card inspired by subway art. I used the heat embossing technique to create my own subway art using Bowtiful Stamp Set and Bowtiful Additons Stamp Set. There are tons of great words included in both sets, designed to work together. The best thing is that all the word stamps from the sets are super easy to line up so that I get a perfect placement.

For my tag, I used Surface Tag Stamp Set and Surface Tag Die Set. These are beautiful additions to any stamper’s collection. You can use them many different ways and mix and match for endless possibilities! Please refer to our introduction post here for more details.

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This is a close-up. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but I used a lot of foam squares to give my card dimension. For the sentiment, I heat embossed Hello from Flower Circles Stamp Set. But it seemed a little too one dimensional so I got out some black marker to outline and add a little shading to pop out the sentiment. What do you think? Hope you like my card.

sample_0704This is a quick step-by-step photo tutorial on how I put together my tag card. 1)Cut a piece of panel out of Slate Grey cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. Line up word stamps on the Stamp Press and stamp them on the panel in watermark ink. 2)Sprinkle some Liquid Platinum embossing powder over the panel and heat emboss it using heat tool. 3)Make card from Fog Grey cardstock. Stamp label stamp from Surface-Tag Stamp Set and heat emboss it. 4)Adhere the sentiment panel with foam adhesive. 5)Die-cut tags using Surface-Tag Die Set and heat emboss Hello from Flower Circles Stamp Set. Then die-cut tag hole using Tag Hole Reinforcer Die and heart using Tiny Heart Die. 6)Tie leather string through tags and adhere with dimensional adhesive. Outline Hello with black marker. Then adhere the heart and add some glossy accents on it.

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 9.00.00 PMBy the way, I’m sharing a sketch based on my card. Hope you get some time to create your own tag card using the sketch above.

Giveaway: We’re giving away a stamp set of your choice from Waffle Flower Crafts. All you have to do is leave comments along the hops. You have until 11:59 pm EST on July 8th, and the winner will be announced on Waffle Flower Blog on July 9th. Be sure to comment on each designer’s blog to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!

Special Offer for All: A free Tag Hole Reinforcer Die for orders over $25, while supplies last.

It is now time to head on over to Suzanne Dahlberg’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. I am sure she has something amazing made up. I can’t wait to see what everyone created for today, so I am going to be hopping along with you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

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30 thoughts on “Waffle Flower Blog Hop: Surface Tag + Giveaway

  1. Love, love the Subway Art inspired tag you created. The stamp kit is so neat. What a variety of words you get on each of the sets. I can just imagine what I could do with them all.You make it look so easy!!!

  2. Oooh, love this. I love to do heat embossing. What color powder is this? Just got my first set of Waffle Flower stamps. Might try and find time to get crafty today.

  3. This card is stupendous – love all the embossing and the way the words all just pop off the card!! The sketch is an awesome one and one I am going to try!! Great products and you used them magnificently!!

  4. Hi May!!
    This is great embossing. You know I bought some embossing powders and the heat tool and didn’t try to emboss for weeks. I was too nervous and I’m terrible with thinking of creative ways to use stamps. Your blog is so great! I’m leaving a comment because I wrote a feature about your amazing craft space and after looking through my diary, realised I hadnt been in touch (Im so sorry, Im an idiot sometimes!) If there is any problem at all, please let me know. Your blog is my new favourite for stamping ideas ^_^
    Have a great week!
    Claire — http://www.hearthandmade.co.uk/2014/06/organised-craft-room-2.html

  5. May! Your card is AWESOME! So cool–just love the design and layout. Your blog posts are so organized -very clear! Take care 🙂

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