Monday, April 06, 2015

Countdown to Confetti: Shine from Within & Color Me Happy

Hey, 'Fetti Fans!
Welcome to Day 2 of the special April Release for Reverse Confetti

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

Today, we are introducing two new sets with coordinating Confetti Cuts: 
a bold & fun sentiment set called Shine from Within & a gorgeous watercolour set called Color Me Happy.

First up, I'm sharing the cards that I made using Shine from Within.

I loved the sentiment in Shine from Within that says: 
"When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars."
To highlight this stamp, I decided to create a card that uses both rainbows and stars.

I repeatedly stamped one of the star border stamps from So Many Stars onto 
my white linen cardstock panel using six different colours.
Then, I stamped my sentiment over top.

For my next card, I decided to add a little sparkle.

I was looking for the perfect piece of patterned paper in my stash to use with this sentiment,
and I found it in this piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper.
It had wide gold stripes, so I diecut it using the new Shakers 'n Frames Confetti Cuts.
I love how these dies include some fun shaker card elements as well -- like the stars I added.
I stamped the sentiment (from Shine from Within) and the stars (from So Many Stars)
in versamark and heat embossed them in white.

Here's a close up of the glittered frame -- it's so pretty and sparkly!

And here are the cards that I made using Color Me Happy.

I had fun stamping my white linen cardstock with the fun watercolour stamps from Color Me Happy.

Then, I diecut the "hello" (using the new Hello Confetti Cut that's being released this month)
from the panel and replaced it with another hello that was diecut from another piece of white linen cardstock.
A few enamel dots finish it off.

And what did I do with the "hello" diecut that I cut from the stamped panel?
Why I used it on another card, of course!

The Hello Confetti Cut matches perfectly with the hello stamp that's in Color Me Happy.
So, I stamped the hello three times on my white linen cardstock panel and then
layered the hello diecut overtop (along with two other diecuts that I diecut from the 
first two panels that I tried inking to make my card. 
I love reclaiming elements from my cards that didn't turn out perfectly!

I adhered the diecuts so that the stamped hellos look like a drop shadow from the diecuts.

And lastly, I have a card that I made using a Piña Colada Quick Cut Panel.

I stamped the sentiment from Color Me Happy in three different colours of ink
and then added three coordinating buttons with twine to finish it off.



 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 Tuesday, April 7th and the winner will be 
announced later that day 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


Fotinia said...

I like your ideas with this new stamps!
Am I right - you up-dated your blog design? I've notices this bright flowers in your header - looks so cool!!!!

Kathy said...

Love your designs with these stamps and that Hello diecut is amazing. So inspiring!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, you have been busy! Great job on all of your cards.

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous work them all!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Your Hello card is so pretty with the new Color Me Happy Stamps!

Joni Andaya said...

Aww... this is so Wonderful Leigh, AWESOME cards <3.

pcm said...

love the happy hello cards!

Kari V. said...

So awesome. I love the colorful hellos and the think happy thoughts in different colors!!

Michele Henderson said...

That hello die is amazing! I love how you've used it in all your designs! Very pretty!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

WOW! All these cards are so awesome Leigh! LOVE the CAS hello, with those great enamel dots and brushstroke stamping!

Sandi said...

Love these new releases and your cards are gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--great colors and design.
I really like the rainbow of stars on the first one.

Mary Holshouser said...

So many cute cards. Love the stars on the first and the sparkle on the second.
thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.

graham Brand said...

All your cards are fantastic, simple and stunning. LOVE them.

Brandi R said...

Wow you busy bee! Love all of these, but I have to say I REALLY love the "hello" cards!

KayM said...

Beautiful projects Leigh!! I especially love the inlaid Hello with the paint swatches!

I Card Everyone said...

Such a lovely group of cards... this release is fantastic, Leigh!!
=] Michele

Mary-Anne V said...

The Shine from Within set is just how you used it.

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh these are all fabulous! Love these new sentiments and your colorful "hello" die cuts are so fun!!!

Happy Dance said...

Great cards, Leigh. Love how you've used the stars for your bg on your first card. You've inspired me to try that with MISTI! All of these cards are beautiful. Love the inlaid hello against the watercolor swooshes. What a great release. What wonderful cards. Bev

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving all these positive sentiments and I really love the hello die!

Pam said...

Fabulous cards, Leigh! They are so inspiring.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING These!! ;) Such AWESOME designs!! LOVING the Release!! ;) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Cathy said...

Fantastic cards--I love them all! This is a great release!

Kathy Martin said...

So many AWESOME cards! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Amazing! Good grief these are absolutely amazing, Leigh!

BeverlyBL said...

WOW! Every card is a winner today! Great job. Love'm all.

sabbycat said...

I just love your creativity!

Amante del Papel said...

wow your cards are really, really vibrant!!!

Shona Chambers said...

These are gorgeous and I especially love the inlaid hello die card, the colours are divine!