Sunday, March 06, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Butterfly Dreams & Whole Lotta Happy

Welcome, 'Fetti Fans to Day 2 of the March Release for Reverse Confetti


This month is an amazing release,
with four new stamps sets & six new Confetti Cuts!

The set we're introducing today is fabulous and beautiful and quite possibly 
my favourite Reverse Confetti set to date!
There are so many possibilities with this set!
It's called Butterfly Dreams and comes with coordinating Confetti Cuts.
We're also featuring a wonderful new sentiment set called Whole Lotta Happy.

My first card uses a new technique with Butterfly Dreams...


I started by colouring the background of a piece of watercolour paper with my Zig markers.
When it was dry, I stamped my butterflies in versa mark and heat embossed them in clear.
Then, I added water to my panel with a paintbrush and lifted the colour off using a dry baby wipe.


I thought it would be fun to stamp the butterflies so they would be two-toned, but 
I might make another version and make sure each butterfly has its own colour.
So many possibilities!

My next card using the leftovers from my first attempt at this technique.


I had coloured part of the watercolour panel with two shades of blue Zig markers,
but when I'd gone to heat emboss the stamp and lift the colour, the heat
embossing wasn't great, so a lot of the background colour was showing through.
I loved how the colours on the panel had turned out though,
so I stamped a piece of vintage cream cardstock with the large butterfly stamp
in a soft grey colour and coloured in the words with my Zig.
Then, using my MISTI, I stamped the butterfly again, in versa mark 
and heat embossed it in white.
I used the Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts to diecut my butterfly
and adhered it to my card.


For my next card, I was inspired by the Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge #5
to pair the new Butterfly Dreams stamps set with the previously released Caffeinated Cups
and the new Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts.


Isn't it beautiful?
Here's the card it inspired:


I started with a piece of ombre Crate Paper patterned paper that I ran through
my diecutting machine with the largest pinked circle from Flowers For Mom Confetti Cuts.
Then, I stamped my cups onto the background as well as onto two other pieces of 
coordinating Crate Paper patterned paper -- don't they look like pretty tea cups?
I diecut the butterfly from Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts & stamped it with its coordinating stamp.


I diecut the banner (also from Flowers For Mom Confetti Cuts)
and stamped on it using the "happy" from the previously released With Love stamp set
and Whole Lotta Happy, which is part of this month's release.

And for my last card for today, I used the Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts to 
created a stencil on a piece of acetate.


I used my blending tool to blend ink onto my panel in Hawaiian Shores
and then inked my homemade butterfly stencils in summer sunrise, cotton candy and berry sorbet.
I stamped the Butterfly Dreams stamps onto their coordinating diecuts
and adhered them to my card.


I stamped the sentiment (from Whole Lotta Happy) in versamark and 
heat embossed it in white.

I'm also linking this up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6,
because I used so many new supplies.





 

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 on March 7th and the winner will be 
announced at 5pm later that day.

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

Thanks for looking!

57 comments:

Maggie Miller said...

What beautiful and unique cards! I love that you used so many different techniques! Wow!

Shirley A. said...

LOVE your Mother's day card! It is awesome.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh! Love these butterflies! ♥

~amy~ said...

WOW! You've been BUSY. These are all gorgeous Leigh!

Gail Alcorn said...

Love how you showed so many ways to use the butterfly set!

Pam Young said...

Love them all, especially the kindness card and your fabulous Mother's Day card!! This release is amazing!!

Mel said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I love the ombré one.

Kathy said...

All four cards are so pretty! I love butterflies, but I'm particularly drawn to the teacups this time. :)

Hussena said...

Beautiful cards..Each one is so unique ❤

!neke said...

Great work you did !
Love those cards and the new stamps and dies !

Ineke X

Karen B. said...

What an amazing parade of cards, each is so beautiful and thoughtful!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful collection of cards, Leigh! I especially love the graduation card---the colors are absolutely stunning!!

Christy Q said...

Wow, Leigh!! So many projects and they are all adorable!! I'm especially in love with your first card - I love how you achieved that whitewashed effect. I'm definitely going to try that out today, if I can! Pinning it so I don't forget!! :)

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

Amazing cards!!! The zig marker background technique is so cool! I must get some of these markers!

Lisa said...

All are so beautiful! Love all the watercolor! I'll have to try that technique...very cool!

Vicki S said...

So many variations! Like it.

Judie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the butterflies in this release!

Angel said...

Beautiful work! So inspiring!

Michele Henderson said...

These are all gorgeous, Leigh! I love these bright, fresh colors!
Take care!
Michele

scrapgal413 said...

Wow! I love how you showcased the new products in all these wonderful cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! Love this beautiful butterfly set... so many possibilities!

Christine Canfield said...

girl YES! these are so cool!

windinstarsranch said...

I'm loving these sets. So many great choices.

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh these cards are all so beautiful!!!!! Love the fun techniques you used on the butterfly cards! And love your teacups - great take on the inspiration!

Linda Droege said...

Really inspirational designs and execution. Effective showcasing of the new releases. Makes me want to shop, shop, shop!

Brandi R said...

Wow! All of these are simply beautiful! Love the simplicity and sweetness of the mom card. The first one....the technique gives those awesome butterflies a beautiful look. Love all of them ♥

Linda Hahn said...

Your cards make me so happy! Love all the variations of butterflies! I especially love the way you added the cute little butterfly to the coffee cup...so original! I also love the butterflies for graduation!! I would never have thought to use them, but they make perfect sense. Amazing cards...all 4!

emma sleppy said...

Great Samples! Love the retro looking cups!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful watercolor and ink blending to highlight the butterflies!!

Kate D said...

Ohhh, it looks like you've been having lots of fun with all the new 'Fetti goodies! Your cards are fabulous! Thanks for taking the time to write out how you did things. When I saw the first card, I thought, "How DID she do that?". It was a treat to find out how! Love the look!

D.Ann C said...

Wow! There is SO MUCH PRETTY here!! Love the last one best, tho!!

Deborah R said...

I love bright colors. You made me happy today.

Connie Wine said...

Wow! Nice!! Much inspiration!!!

I Card Everyone said...

Every card a charm, Leigh! LOve those dp tea cups!
=]

Mary Holshouser said...

So many wonderful projects.
Love the teacups.
The shading on the first card is fantastic.
Love those colors.
thanks for sharing some great projects.

Stephanie L. said...

I love the technique you used on your first card!! So cool!!!

Kay Miller said...

Gosh what gorgeous cards Leigh!! I love the technique you used on the first one! I'm going to have to try that!

Sue D said...

Lots of beautiful colors and techniques.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

I love that card with the tea cups , beautiful!

Amy C. said...

All the bright colors are beautiful!

Lisa said...

You've been a busy bee, these are all wonderful Leigh!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very colorful and fun. Thanks for the inspiration

Lydine Arriola said...

Love love love it! Colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Elise Smith said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards! The first two are my favorite. I love those multicolor backgrounds! I can't wait to try that watercolor lifting technique.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and this Butterfly Dreams stamp set is adorable!!!

Susan. w said...

Leigh you are prolific in your card making. Another three stunning cards and still with more ideas. Thank you for showing me the technique of your first card, I love the soft background and wondered how you added the butterflies! The confetti cuts is a useful addition to the stamp set.

Shirley said...

WOW love your colorful cards. The technique you used on your first card is just awesome.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful projects with all these wonderful new stamps.

Audrey Pettit said...

Omgoodness, you are on fire, Girl! Love these!
Super cool technique on that first card! Gotta try that!

Charlene said...

Beautiful cards Leigh!!! I esp love the butterfly card and the sentiment!

Jeanne Jachna said...

You busy busy girl ! I love love love all the butterflies. Lots of great techniques here - I could see how much fun you were having! Love all the bold beautiful colors!

Bobby said...

I love those butterflies with the sentiment on the wings, Leigh, and all the different ways you used them.

Nora N. said...

I always love that you make so many cards with one set. The different creations you come up with are amazing. Lovely design!!

Tracey McNeely said...

So many beautiful cards Leigh, I lvoe that RC butterfly. Your coffee cups for mom is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Inspired by All the Little Things.

Lesley said...

So much pretty in your post, Leigh! Love your projects! I am a sucker for butterflies!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Loving the resist technique on the first!

Karen Hasheck said...

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