Saturday, August 06, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Forever in Our Hearts & In A Jam

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

Because there wasn't a release in July, this month is a fantastic double release, 
with seven new stamps sets & twelve new Confetti Cuts!

Today, we're showcasing a wonderful sentiment set that's perfect for
creating those hard to make sympathy cards called Forever In Our Hearts
We're also introducing a sweet new set with coordinating Confetti Cuts
called In a Jam. 

First up, I made a sympathy card using Forever In Our Hearts.

I wanted to keep my card simple so the focus would be on that beautiful sentiment!
I started by blending two shades of ink onto my watercolour panel 
and spritzing it with water. 
Then, I used a paintbrush with more water to blend them together better.

Once it was dry, I stamped my sentiment in versafine onyx black ink
several times, using my MISTI.
A few rainstones finishes it off.

Next, I used the same sentiment and made this card:

I created the background the same way that I did on my previous card.
I trimmed a piece of white cardstock and on it, I stamped my sentiment
in three different colours -- this was relatively easy to do using washi tape
to mask off my sentiment while I inked it up and my MISTI.
I added a frame that I diecut using the new All Framed Up Confetti Cuts.

I diecut a few clouds using Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts.

Next, I have a card that I made using In a Jam with its coordinating Confetti Cuts: Jam Jar.

I started by blending ink onto a piece of watercolour paper and diecutting
it using the jar dies from Jam Jar Confetti Cuts.
I stamped the gingham pattern in pink using one of the stamps
from the previously released So Stripey stamp set,
which I diecut using the lid from Jam Jar Confetti Cuts.
I stamped the sentiment from In a Jam in the same colour
of pink ink twice to make it a little darker (using my MISTI) on a 
Jam Jar Confetti Cuts.
I smoothed some hawaiian shores and soft stone inks onto my 
background panel and added a frame using the new All Framed Up Confetti Cuts.

I diecut two cherries and stems from Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts
to finish off my card.

And lastly, I made another card using In A Jam.

I smooshed ink onto my watercolour panel and diecut them
using my Jam Jar Confetti Cuts
I diecut the oval from Jam Jar Confetti Cuts and stamped it with the 
fun In a Jam stamp.

I layered it over a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper, onto which 
I added a little ink for some extra colour.
A couple of buttons and twine finish it off.

I'm linking this card up to the House of Cards August Challenge,
where we were to use twine and/or these colours:



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 Sunday, August 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!


Sabrina said...

Adorable cards and fabulous sentiments!!

Pam Young said...

Great cards!! Love your watercolor on the first. Love the new sentiments, and that jam jar is just precious!!

Christine said...

Love your cards! The watercolored sky was particularly eye-catching! Great cards and a wonderful release!

Karen B. said...

Such sweet cards! I really love how you've made the backgrounds compliment the sweet stamps and dies.

Patti said...

Oh Leigh! these are plum perfect!! giggles ; )


Bonnie said...

Oh my gosh - you have been so busy!! I love them all - just every single creation!

Debra Rumpza said...

Loved all your cards today. My favorite is the second one.. Love that sentiment.

Kathy said...

Your brighter sympathy cards are lovely. The jam jars are sweeter than sweet! Love them all, as usual, Leigh!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, these are all wonderful!

cm said...

Your sentiment cards are gorgeous,'ve really made them the stars of the stage! Your jam jars...oh my! Adorable! Nothing better than home-made jam...and home-made cards! Stellar showcases once again!

Michele Henderson said...

Leigh, this sunrise card is BEAUTIFUL! WE have just had a sad loss in our family very recently, and seeing your card and that beautiful sentiment and background really touched my heart. It is PERFECT for so many occasions! Thanks for giving me a warm feeling today!
Take care!

Frozenstamper said...

Beautiful backgrounds and love your CAS designs on all your cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful sentiments and colors on your first cards, and the jam jar cards are a delight! Very fun!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how the colors in the second card match
up the background colors with those on the front.
The little cherry jam pot is darling.
the first card is bright and cheery.
thanks for sharing.

Amy Sheffer said...

All of these are fabulous, Leigh, but your sympathy cards are definitely favorites for me. So heartfelt and peaceful and perfect!

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

Beautiful cards! I must get those little rain stones - these are a perfect finishing touch!

Mel said...

Really pretty cards. Love the soft yellow color.

Davi said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the last one, you are plum perfect!

Janet D. said...

I love the "forever in your heart' stamp set! Your cards are fabulous!

Lisa said...

Wonderful cards Leigh!

eemel said...

Love the watercolor background on that second card and the pattern paper on the last card. So cute!

Judy said...

Your sunrise cards are gorgeous. I like the one with three colors, so very soft and pretty. Your jam jars are cute. Thanks for sharing.

jan metcalf said...

I am loving the jam jars!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely mix of cards. I really love the sentiment kit.

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! I love your use of watercolor! Gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Lots of clean & simple goodness here, Leigh!

Janetlynne said...

love your cards

Connie M said...

Pretty cards. I like watercolor backgrounds, really brings it to life.

Mary-Anne V said...

Awesome how you inked up the sentiment 2 different ways on the first two cards.

Christy Borfitz said...

Beautiful cards! I love your designs!

Kay Miller said...

Everything looks amazing Leigh! You've done beautiful job with these new sets and dies!

Sue D said...

Cute jam cards and I like the backgrounds on the sunrise/sunset cards.

D.Ann C said...

What a great set of cards!!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Fantastic cards!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful, Leigh!! I especially love how the sentiment stands out against the watercolor wash in your first card - amazing!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the sentiment on those first couple of cards!

Kristine McGee said...

Love the sentiment and cards!

Greta said...

Great card, Leigh! I really love the beautiful soft colors of the second sympathy card--perfect!

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love the big impact of a little bit of watercolor...

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous cards!
Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
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