Thursday, May 05, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Lift Me Up

Hey, 'Fetti Fans, welcome to Day 1 of the May Release for Reverse Confetti


This is an extra special release, because we're celebrating Reverse Confetti's 3rd birthday!
And we have such a fabulous anniversary release, with four new stamp sets and eight new Confetti Cuts!
Lots of sweet goodness coming this month!

Today, we are introducing a super cute set called Lift Me Up
 that comes with coordinating Confetti Cuts.



Here's my card, using the adorable Lift Me Up stamp set!


I started by creating a tag from a piece of white cardstock.
On it, I stamped the giraffe and bird from Lift Me Up
as well as the "wishes" sentiment from Celebrations.
To make the card topper, I diecut one of the three fun new topper dies called
that are also being released this month and a Quick Card Panel (also being released this month)
and adhered it to the top of my tag along with some Solid Strawberry Twine.


I coloured in my giraffe, bird and grass with some ink pressed onto my acrylic block,
some water and a paintbrush.
I stamped the "big" (also from Celebrations) onto my card background.
Oh, and do you like my diecut word?
You'll never guess what I diecut it from -- the packaging from a Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts.
There's a lovely strip of teal along the bottom of Reverse Confetti's packaging,
so I diecut my Fancy Words Confetti Cuts from it.
I love how it turned out!
Then, as a finishing touch, I added some confetti that I diecut from another piece of packaging
and the new Falling Confetti Confetti Cuts that's being released this month.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, May 12th to link up your card.

For my next card, I decided to use the Lift Me Up Confetti Cuts along with the stamp set.


I started by diecutting my Lift Me Up Confetti Cuts from watercolour paper and
stamping them in versamark and heat embossing them in white.
Then, I used my Zig markers, some water and a paintbrush to colour them ink.
I'm really pleased with how they turned out!


For my background, I created a stencil by diecutting the new Cover Panel: Big Stripes
from a thin piece of white cardstock.
I layered this over a piece of watercolour paper and used a blending tool to apply ink to my panel.
I finished it off by stamping my sentiment (from Celebrations) in dark chocolate ink.


  

 

 




 That's it for today!
There will be three $30 gift certificates up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST on Thursday, May 7th and the winner will be 
announced later that day at 5pm CST.

Want two more chances to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The Card Concept #54 {Spring Flowers} & Muse #164

Today, I have two cards to share.
The first one is a Clean & Simple card to share that I made

  
I just love this beautiful image!
I decided to use my Ellen Hutson Mondo Hydrangea stamp set to create my card.


I started by stamping my hydrangeas two different shades of Altenew Ink: Lavender Fields & Midnight Violet.
Then, using my MISTI, I stamped them in the same spot again in versamark and heat embossed them in clear.
I did a little masking and then stamped the leaves, using the same technique, but with Altenew Forest Glades.
 Then, I used my Zig Markers, a paintbrush and some water to colour in my flowers.


I coloured with a Zig marker onto my acrylic block, added water and using a paintbrush,
added colour to a strip of Crate Paper text patterned paper.
Once it was dry, I adhered it behind my panel.
The sentiment is from Altenew's Best Mom, which I stamped on a piece of black
cardstock and heat embossed in white.
A few rainstones finish it off.

My second card is for the Muse Card Challenge #164:


I was immediately inspired by Michele's beautiful card.



I stamped the watering can and tools using PTI's Garden Variety
and filled the watering can with Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals.



I decided to use my new PTI Inspired Faith stamps to stamp the sentiment.



I had a bit of a smudge on my cardstock, so I added a PTI Colour Pop Butterfly
to cover it up.



Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 278

Today, I have a card to share that I made for the 


I decided to use my Fall Florals set to make a Mother's Day card.


I started with a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper as my background.
I stamped the Fall Florals in Altenew Buttercream & Warm Sunshine, PTI Aqua Mist,
Tropical Teal and Stormy Seas onto watercolour paper diecuts.


I stamped my sentiment (from Altenew's Best Mom stamp set)
onto a strip of Smokey Shadow cardstock in versamark and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, May 02, 2016

Essentials by Ellen APRIL Pin-Sights Challenge

Today, I'm playing along with the 


I just love the pretty colours and images here!
I decided to use my Ellen Hutson Mondo Hydrangea stamp set to create two cards.

  
For my first card, I started by stamping my hydrangeas in versamark and heat embossed them in white.
Then, I stamped the leaves and brushed off the extra embossing powder before heating it.
I stamped the sentiment in Wplus9 Ocean Drive.


Then, I used my Zig Markers, a paintbrush and some water to colour in my flowers.

For my second card, I used the same stamps, but this time I stamped the Hydrangeas in 
a coloured dye ink first, and then, using my MISTI, stamped them again in Versamark
and heat embossed them in clear.


I used the same technique to colour in my hydrangeas, with my Zig markers,
water and a paintbrush.
(I actually stamped this card and then brought it along to my Sunday School 
yesterday where we did "card club" and made mother's day cards.
I brought my Zigs and taught them how to watercolour with them. :)  )


I stamped my sentiment (Wplus9 -- I think it's retired though) in versafine and embossed it in clear.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Charming

*Note: This is my second post for today.
Please scroll down or click here to see my Pinterest Inspired Challenge post. 


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


The LEAD of the Charming Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

When I first saw the inspiration photo, I thought I'd go digging through my 
stash of patterned paper, but then I remembered that the diecuts that came in the
PTI Colour Pop Florals kit were in these colours...
 

I started by blending Spring Rain ink onto the edges of a piece of white cardstock.
From this I diecut the scalloped frame (PTI).
I diecut the flowers from the patterned paper that came with the Colour Pop Florals kit. 


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Graceful Greetings) in versafine onyx black.

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!
for the challenge details and to play along with us!



Thanks for looking!

May Pinterest Inspired Challenge

Today, I have a card to share for the May Pinterest Inspired Challenge:


Isn't it fun?
I was inspired by the splattering of fun colours to make my card.


I started by stamping the sentiments from PTI's Phrases & Praises in versafine onyx black.


Then, I stamped the birds from PTI's Wee One in Altenew's Frosty Pink,
Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine, Caribbean Sky & PTI's Green Parakeet.
 
I'm also linking this up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Please check out the Pinterest Inspired Challenge to what the rest of the DT created 
using this photo as their inspiration and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until May 25th to link up your project.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inspired by all the little things #13

Today, I have a card to share for 
 

As soon as I saw this fabulous photo, I knew I wanted to use my new
PTI Butterfly cover plate to make my card.



I started by impressing the cover plate onto a piece of white cardstock and then 
blending Altenew Buttercream and Warm Sunshine ink onto it.
I diecut the Butterfly cover plate from some teal cardstock and inked the edges with Altenew Dusk ink and my blending tool.


I used the Altenew Dusk ink to stamp my sentiment (from PTI's Choose Joy).
 
I'm also linking this up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, May 5th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Butterfly Reflections Ink April Mood Board

Today, I have a card to share that I was inspired by the


Isn't it pretty?
I was inspired to make my card using Altenew's Wild Hibiscus stamp set.

 
I stamped the flowers in Wplus9 Ocean Drive and Altenew Cotton Candy.
The butterflies were stamped in Altenew Warm Sunshine and the sentiment in Altenew Moon Rock.

 
I was really happy with the design of my card, so I decided to repeat it several times,
using my MISTI.

 
Here, I stamped everything the same, but decided to colour in my elements,
using ink pressed onto an acylic block, water and a paintbrush.


Here, I stamped the images & sentiment in versamark on some watercolour paper
and heat embossed them in white. Then, I coloured them in using my Zigs, water and a paintbrush.

 
Here, I stamped everything in Versafine onyx black on watercolour paper,
before colouring in the images with my Zigs, water and a paintbrush.
 
And, because, when I stamped my last card, I thought it looked cool in black and cream...

 
I stamped everything in black on a piece of vintage cream cardstock and adhered it to a piece
 of black cardstock, so there'd be a strip along the bottom.
 
So, there you have it... a "Five for Friday" of a different sort for today -- five cards, one design.
Do you have a favourite?
Sage's is the fourth one. :)
 
Thanks for looking!