Saturday, September 11, 2010

Super Saturday Tutorial: Waffle Paper Background

Welcome to my Super Staturday Free Tutorial!  I know several of you have been waiting for this tutorial… I’m sorry it took me a while to write it.. it’s been a busy week of stamping and creating (including a new tutorial for next Saturday too…  you’ll get a sneak peek at in tomorrow’s Created By You blog post!)

This week I’m featuring the fabulous and fun Waffle Paper Background I shared earlier this week , Stamps, Paper and supplies can be found in THIS POST.


Stamp Supplies Used in Today’s Super Saturday Waffle Background Tutorial:Waffle Paper Supplies CBYU

Waffle Paper

Powder Pal (embossing tray)

Heat Tool

White Embossing Powder

Heat ‘n Stick Powder

Stampin’ Glitter (Old Olive, Rose Pink or Red)

Versamark Pad

Tombow Multi Adhesive


Step 1: 

Cut a piece of Waffle Paper from the roll.  The piece used in today’s tutorial measured approximately 3” x 4”

Step 2: 

Crumple it up into a tight ball…

Waffle Paper Crumpling Created By You

Step 3: 

Gently flatten the waffle paper out… not all the way, you want to be able to see mountains and valleys in the crumpled paper.

Step3 Waffle Paper Created By You

Step 4: 

Apply Versamark Ink to the crumpled paper, tapping the pad firmly will kind of flatten out the paper, and that’s a good thing Martha!

Waffle Paper Tutorial Step 4

Step 5: 

Place the waffle paper in your powder pal embossing tray, and cover generously with White Embossing Powder. 


Step 6: 

Pick up the powder covered paper, and gently tap on the reverse side to remove excess powder.

Step 7: 

Place the paper on a protected surface (heat can damage your table:) and set the powder with a pre-heated heat tool… it will look like this:

Waffle Paper Step 7

Leave the paper crumpled, as is… if you were to flatten it out at this point, it may look something like this interesting background:

 Waffle Paper Step 7a

Step 8: 

Substitute Heat N Stick powder for the White embossing powder, and Repeat Steps 4-7.  There will not be a recognizable difference in your paper.. but as you heat the Heat N Stick powder, you may notice an odd plastic-like odor.

Step 9: 

Gently add a little Stampin’ Glitter to the waffle paper and set with a pre-heated heat tool. 

Waffle Paper Background STep 9

Now, all you have to do is attach it to a suitable cardstock background using Tombo Multi Adhesive… and you’re good to go!

Alternate Background Papers…

You can use any color of stampin’ glitter… I found that the stronger colors yield a more pleasing background…  here’s one using the rose red glitter… it has not been heat set yet.

Alternate Waffle Paper Background

TIP:  After you’re done with all this embossing and glittering, you might just need to clean your Versamark Ink Pad!  Here’s a photo of what mine looked like right after I wrote the tutorial… pretty yucky!

Tip:  Cleaning your Ink PadsTIP:  To clean it, I just used a piece of packaging tape to remove excess glitter and debris… this trick works for all your ink pads too!  Of course I need to clean the pad again with tape… but it’s already looking much better, isn’t it?

Tip:  Packaging Tape

Here’s the other card I featured this past week… Supply List in THIS POST:


Waffle paper is sold in the Holiday Mini catalog, and is packaged two rolls per assortment, for $9.95.  Assortments available are Silver & Gold #120984 or Black & Brown #120985 and have 5yards on each roll.  Both items (and more) are available at my online stampin up store 

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, and will give it a whirl!  Be sure to check back for tomorrow’s sneak peek tutorial… I think you’re going to really like this one!



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thestampinglady said...

Great tutorial on a fun technique. TFS!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

The tip on cleaning off the glitter off stamp pads was worth the whole tutorial!! Good idea!! Use it for lint on clothes.. so why didn't I think to use tape on ink pads!!

Amy Rogers said...

Cool technique!!! I'm following you...

Morgan said...

awesome technique!
i'm following you from SC! my blog is
thanks! :)