Happy Saturday! I am here with my last post part of my Waffle Flower guest designer term. In this video I am using the lovely Tribal Bear stamp set and die cut set to create a quick watercolored sequin shaker card. Be sure to watch the video to catch all the details.

I started out by die cutting the tribal blanket out of a piece of pool colored card stock (this is the Shallows card stock by Hero Arts but unfortunately it has been discontinued). After die cutting that piece, I stamped the matching stamp using Lake Shores ink. It was easy to line up that stamp since the die cut is slightly larger than the stamp. This way it’s easier to postion.


I colored the bear using the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Coloring with these markers is so easy. However, you do need some specific products in order to get the colors moving well. First of all, you need to stamp your design using a waterproof ink. I recommend Archival Jet Black ink. Next, you need a good paper. I like to use cheap Bristol paper that I bought at a local supermarket. However, I heard that some of my crafty friends like using the Strathmore Bristol. Even though I always use the Pentel Aquash brush, you can also use a fine paint brush to blend the colors. It works well, too!


Obviously I had to create another shaker. I used the amazing Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers again. In the video I explain you how you can create a really quick and easy shaker. After creating my shaker, I stamped some pretty patterns using the Tribal Bear set from Waffle Flower again. I love that stamp set!


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That’s it for now! See you soon! 🙂 xo


Multiple shops are linked. Click EH for Ellen Hutson, TON for The Ton, WF for Waffle Flower. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Hello, friends! It has been a while since I posted. I have been busy with college but thankfully I had some time to make some quick cards that I will be sharing with you soon. I am happy to announce that I am guest designing for Waffle Flower this month. In total, I’ll be sharing two posts.

For my first guest designer post, I used the Claire stamp set. I created a quick and easy card! Do you notice anything different? I didn’t use pastel colors. Some people were asking me to create a card with bright colors instead of the usual soft and pastel colors. 🙂

Don’t you just love that you can create a pretty and fun card using one tiny stamp set?

laura-sterckx-waffle-flower-gd-project-1I colored all of the images using Copic markers. I am all about quick and easy Copic coloring so I tend to reach out to only two markers. It’s an easy way to add some shading! This little monkey girl doesn’t come with a coordinating die. However, the Willy & Friends stamp set does come with dies for these monkeys. That die only cuts out the shape on the monkey, though. So I had to fussy cut the skirt and adhere it on there. If you don’t have the Willy & Friends die, don’t worry. Simply fussy cut the image. 🙂

waffle-flower-laura-sterckx-gd-close-upI am really proud of myself for not using soft pastel colors. Even though soft and subtle is my signature style, I still like to switch it up from time to time. I received some comments lately where people were asking me to create some bright cards. I hope this will do! 😉

That’s it for now! Be sure to check the Waffle Flower blog for more inspiration using their amazing products. See you soon and thanks for your support! I appreciate it berry much! xo


Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, WF for Waffle Flower Crafts. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.