Saturday, March 07, 2015

Countdown to Confetti: Shine Bright & The Buzz

Hey, 'Fetti Fans, welcome to Day 3 of the March Release for Reverse Confetti

This is such a fabulous release, with five new stamp sets and seven new Confetti Cuts!
Lots of sweet goodness coming this month!

Today, we are introducing two new sets with coordinating Confetti Cuts: 
a fabulous sentiment set called Shine Bright and a sweet "bee-themed" set called The Buzz.

First up, I'm sharing the cards that I made using The Buzz.

I diecut the white panel using the largest scalloped circle from Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts.
On the aqua mist panel, I adhered a Spring Fling Quick Card Panel that I trimmed down.
I stamped my sentiment from The Buzz.
I stamped the bee from The Buzz on some vellum (which I diecut using the coordinating Confetti Cuts) and heat embossed it in black.
Then, I used a marker and coloured in the back of the bee.

To adhere the bee, I used some dimensional adhesive behind the bee's head and behind his stinger.

For my next card, I decided to combine two techniques: smooshing & paper-piecing.

I stamped the striped on my background using one of the stamps from So Stripey.
I diecut the aqua mist cardstock using the journaling card die from Documented Confetti Cuts.
On it, I stamped my sentiment, beehive and three little bees.
On a piece of white cardstock, I used the smooshing technique to watercolour my paper
with some summer sunrise ink.
When this was dry, I stamped the bees and hive and fussy cut them out by hand
before adhering them to my panel.

I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Next up, I have some cards that I made using the new Shine Bright stamp set and the
Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts.

Here's my first card:

To start, I diecut a window using the journaling card die from Documented Confetti Cuts
from my white cardstock panel.
Then, on another piece of white cardstock, I applied some ink (lemon tart, harvest gold,
summer sunrise, hibiscus burst and aqua mist) with a Tim Holtz blending tool.
I stamped my sentiment (from Shine Bright) in Versafine Onyx Black.
I adhered my inked panel to some aqua mist cardstock and then adhered the white cardstock panel with the window using dimensional adhesive.
I diecut some clouds from the new Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts and adhered those with dimensional adhesive, too.

For my next card, I did some more inking with my Tim Holtz blending tool.

To start, I ran my panel through my Big Shot with my embossing mats to impress the cloud dies
 from Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts into my cardstock panel.
I diecut some clouds from sticky notes and placed them over the impressed clouds before
inking the sky with aqua mist.
Using sticky notes as masks, I applied some summer sunrise ink in a start burst pattern.
I added some more diecut clouds and stamped my Shine Bright sentiment in tropical teal ink.
A few MME enamel dots finished it off.

When I was putting the enamel dots on my card, I had chosen three colours: yellow, 
aqua and teal.
Sage was watching and suggested I use the silver one. She has such a great eye!

And lastly, I made this card:

Once again, I applied some summer sunrise and Hawaiian shores ink to my background using
my Tim Holtz blending tool.
I stamped my sentiment (from Shine Bright) on my card front using my MISTI.
Then, I flipped my card over and stamped it again.
One at a time, I placed my diecut sun and clouds (from the Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts)
on the card back and stamped again with the MISTI.
Then, I was able to adhere my diecuts to the front of my card.
I used Tombow mono adhesive dots for the sun and then dimensional adhesive for the clouds.
I'm loving how this turned out -- and how quick and easy this was to stamp using my MISTI!



 That's it for today!
There will be a $15 gift certificate 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 today (March 7th) and the winner will be 
announced later today at 5pm CST.

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

Thanks for looking


~amy~ said...

You're amazing.

Unknown said...

Wow I love how you did the backgrounds, so pretty!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

OOOH! Great cards here, Leigh!

Kathy W said...

Such pretty ink blending on your projects! Thanks for sharing.

BeverlyBL said...

WOW! Nice selection of beautiful, well thought out cards. Great job!

Unknown said...

Loving all the cards made! Color combo are pretty! So loving the shine bright and the buzz stamp sets!

Brandi R said...

All of these are AWESOME! Love the backgrounds of the Shine Bright cards and the bees are just too cute. ♥

jan metcalf said...

Nice cards! A lot of design ideas here, especially like the scene inside a frame. said...

Fantastic cards, LOVE them all.

Kara said...

love your cloud/sunshine cards!!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! SUPER Sweet Cards!! LOVE them ALL!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Bev said...

Cards are all so pretty. Have to try that blending tool.

Happy Dance said...

Stunning cards, Leigh. Your use of color and the designs are pure brilliance. Love this new release, and my wallet will be the poorer for it, lol! Have a great weekend. Bev

SRob said...

What beautiful, clean cards. I don't know which one I like best - love them all.

Kari V. said...

Wow!! Those last two inked cards are my favorites! I found myself staring for a few minutes!! I love love love your cards!! Amazing techniques and beautiful blending!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards were great. Love the layering. The clouds are so pretty.
thanks for sharing

Megan Carroll said...

Wow! These are all so great!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the bee highlighted in the scalloped circle.
Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

What an adorable combo of card and tag!

D.Ann C said...

Goodness... so much eye candy! Love the bees... especially the vellum wings! LOVE the pastel watercolor rainbow! Love the 3d cloud border! Really LOVE the yellow and mint with the sentiment stamped over die cuts... FAB!!! Soooo glad I got a Misti!! : )

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your sweet little bees! Very cute cards!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Leigh, your designs are amazing! So simple, yet have such a WOW!

Nancy L. said...

Your work is always amazing!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Wow amazing cards! I love the vellum bee and the embossed clouds!

Nora Noll said...

You just amaze me with your ability. I LOVE all these cards. The design is stunning and I am so in awe with the way you make your backgrounds. Stunning design.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! My favorites are the window with the soft inking and the clouds one and that last one, great inking and great stamping/technique!

Brithzi said...

Well you really did shine bright with your lovely cards. Thanks.

Betty Sue said...

You out did yourself again! Love all these sentiments!

Jill Norwood said...

These are all so beautiful!!!!!

Kay Miller said...

OH my goodness wow!!! These are all adorable and amazing! Your ink blending is gorgeous!

Marianne said...

Wow, I came here looking for your PPP post, but these projects caught my attention first. I love the CAS designs and soft colours.

Iris said...

The bees are so cute.

Kathy said...

What a gift you have! Lovely cards, maybe would pick first and fourth as personal faves, but five cards! I've loved the light aquas and yellows you used. :)

Katie said...

Gorgeous projects!

Diane said...

Super cute card designs.

Hugs diane

Pam said...

Love every single card. That last one is brilliant!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh your cards are all stunning! Love your Reverse Confetti creations but I am so taken with your gorgeous ink blending done so softly.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic cards!!

Lisa Elton said...

FABULOUS display of cards Leigh, love the soft buttery yellows and light blues!

Joyce said...

Beautiful collection of cards, Leigh.

Teresa Doyle said...

I love all of your cards they are amazing. I love all of the different backgrounds. So adorable.

KFlaherty said...

I love these cards! These aren't normally items I'd purchase, but your cards have completely won me over! Thanks!

cm said...

Another series of ever-so-creative cards, Leigh...bees, spring colours, sunny skies...utterly gorgeous!