Sunday, August 07, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Worm Wishes, Toucan of Friendship & Coffee and You

Welcome, 'Fetti Fans to Day 3 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 three fun and adorable new sets 
that all come with coordinating Confetti Cuts: 
Worm Wishes, Toucan of Friendship & Coffee and You.

First up, I made some fun cards with Worm Wishes.

I started by running the new ABC Cover Panel through my diecutting
machine with my impressing mats to impress it onto my white cardstock panel.
I diecut my images from watercolour paper using the Worm Wishes Confetti Cuts
and stamped them with the coordinating Worm Wishes stamps in versafine
onyx black ink and heat embossed them in clear.

I coloured them in using my Zig Markers and a water brush and 
adhered them to my card, using dimensional adhesive for the apple and the worm.
I stamped the sentiment (also from Worm Wishes) onto a strip of black
cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Next, I used the ABC Cover Panel once again, but this time as a die.

I started with an aqua mist panel and inked it with my blending tool
and hawaiian shores and tropical teal ink to create an ombre effect
before running it through my diecutting machine with the ABC Cover Panel.
I diecut the largest scalloped circle from Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts
and on this stamped my adorable sentiment from Worm Wishes.

I diecut the rulers, pencil and worm using the Worm Wishes Confetti Cuts
and coloured them in using the same technique as above.

Next, I made a one layer card using only one image from Worm Wishes.

I love the "you colour my world" sentiment and was inspired to created a row of
coloured pencils.
I stamped them repeatedly onto my watercolour paper panel using my MISTI
and versafine onyx black ink, which I heat embossed in clear.
Again, using my Zigs and a water brush, I coloured them in, like a rainbow.

Next, I have three cards that I made using Toucan of Friendship.
For my first one, I was inspired to use the current 
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Snow Cone:

I was inspired to use the colours from the photo to create my card:

I inked up my watercolour panel using two shades of ink and my blending tool.
I spritzed it with water and then used a paintbrush to move the colour around a little.
I diecut two of the new Big Stripes Tag Layer Confetti Cuts and slipped
one through the other to made a rectangular panel for my card.
On it, I stamped a sentiment from Toucan of Friendship.

I diecut the toucans (aren't they adorable? I just love them1)
from white cardstock and coloured them in suing just my Zig markers.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but I used both black and navy markers on the bodies
of the toucans so the would have more dimension.
I coloured in their beaks in the colours from the photo, in the same order
the snow cones are hanging.

And I used another new die on my second Toucan of Friendship card.

Here, I diecut my white panel using the cool new die, which is called 
Circle Band Confetti Cuts.
On the watercolour panel in the background, I coloured it in using Zigs
and water.
I diecut the toucans & leaves using the Toucan of Friendship Confetti Cuts
from watercolour paper (once again stamped in versafine onyx black ink
and heat embossing them in clear.)

I used my Zigs once again to colour them in, but used a water brush this time.
This is really my favourite way to colour!
The sentiment (from Toucan of Friendship) was heat embossed in white
on a strip of black cardstock.

And for my third card, I decided to do some no-line colouring.

I started by blending ink onto my white cardstock base and layering
two frames over top using my All Framed Up Confetti Cuts.
I diecut the images from watercolour paper using the 
Toucan of Friendship Confetti Cuts and stamped them using the 
Toucan of Friendship coordinating stamps in soft stone ink.

I used my Zig Markers and a water brush to colour them in.
I adhered them to my card and stamped my sentiment from Toucan of Friendship
in versafine onyx black ink.

And lastly, I have a super fun card using Coffee And You:

Isn't this elephant adorable?
I swear it's cuteness overload with the stamp sets we're featuring today!
I diecut the elephant from the Coffee And You Confetti Cuts
and stamped him using versafine ink.
I heat embossed him in clear and coloured him in using my Zigs
and a water brush.

I layered him over a panel of white cardstock that I scored using my Score-Pal.
I stamped the sentiment (from Coffee And You) and heat embossed it in white
onto a strip of black cardstock.
I also coloured in a strip of watercolour paper using the same green Zig
that I used on the coffee cup and some water.

I'm super pleased with how it turned out!





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 today (August 7th) and the winner will be 
announced at 5pm later today.

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

Thanks for looking!


Kathy said...

All these fun and colorful cards!!! You've been busy....and using the Circle Band pieces as the base of the Toucan card is a great idea. 😀

Christy Q said...

Wow, Leigh!!! You have been busy with a bunch of rock star cards!!! Love the friendship toucan card especially with the watercoloring.

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness, I kept scrolling down and seeing more and more delicious cards, Leigh ... what a treat ... they're all so delicious! Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Adorable cards, Leigh. The stamps and dies are fantastic, and your use of them is incredible. LOVE that little toucan, and the ellie, and the mouse.... They're all pretty darn cute! Your ombre cover plate turned out so well on both cards, too! Fun!! Bev

Janetlynne said...

Just adorable-- Love them all -- Have a great day

Christine said...

Love the scripture you share, and you certainly have been blessed with abundant creativity. Thank you for sharing both your faith and your work. It was such fun to see all your cards and there was something special about each one! I love the way you interwove the tag cover-ups to create a background for the toucans!

Sue D said...

Lots of fabulous card designs with these new products. I like the impressed background on the first one.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, you were busy making a lot of fun cards! Thanks for all the inspiration! I really love the no line w/c of the Toucan card.

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my goodness Leigh! Each card is so wonderful!!!!!!! And great and clever uses of the new dies too! Awesome inspiration!!!!! And gorgeous no-line coloring too!

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness - you have been so busy my crafty friend! I love every creation you have made for this release - honestly it is such a fun filled month at Reverse Confetti!

D.Ann C said...

You outdid yourself on these terrific cards!! I'm going to have to try that omble ink blending combo - thanks for the inspiration!

Connie Wine said...

Super fun release and you show it off well!!! Amazing cards! You've been a busy girl with very worthwhile results!!❤️❤️

Karen B. said...

Oh these are too cute and I love your layers!

cm said...

WOW! You have crafted up a gallery of awesome delights here, Leigh! I'm especially smitten with the school-themed sets; they'd make fabulous tags/mini cards/book marks for my niece, Ms. T, and her new Grade 1 class, as well as my nephew, Mr. C, and his daycare pals ! Someone may have to go shopping tomorrow *grin*

Pam Young said...

Oh my gosh!! Your cards are truly amazing!! Love your backgrounds and how you used the big stripes tag layer! Truly an inspiration!!

Jan said...

Leigh, you did an amazing job with this new release.! Looks like you had fun!

Mel said...

Wonderful group of amazing cards. Love the alphabet as an embossed design.

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your cards today!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many fun cards.
Love how you showed the versatility of
the dies and stamps.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

Diane Jaquay said...

So many wonderful cards, Leigh!! I love the background you created for the elephant card, and your use of the negative pieces on the Circle Band toucan card!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome background ideas on these cards! Love the ABC Cover Panel and the Big Stripes Tag Layer! Love your color variations and details on your toucan cards! That stamp set is absolutely adorable!

starqueen said...

OMG...Leigh! So much creativity and inspiration and cuteness in one post...thank you! But now I want it all, so thanks a lot!😏

Patti said...

What a line up!! Leigh these are so sweet! I can't decide which one I love most but that bookworm has definitely made it to the top of my wish list!


Christy Bray said...

Very clever scoring on that background! Love! The Ellie is just my favorite! Love this entire release! ❤️

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Great cards. Love what you did with the tags. The critter stamps are adorable.

Judy said...

Cute, cute, cute. Do you get that I think your cards are cute? lol Thanks for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great use of the new stamps and die cuts. You have made some wonderful, gorgeous cards.

Kristine McGee said...

Super cute cards!

Celeste Goff said...

Love all of your beautiful and creative cards Leigh!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, you've been busy! These are all so cute!!!

Lisa said...

Wow Leigh, you've been busy!! These are all delightful, love that little bookworm!!

Greta said...

These are all great, Leigh, but I really love the Toucan cards!

Lisa said...

Holy smokes! You were on fire for this one! Love them all!

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy cow! Wow, wow, WOW!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, those worm wishes images are so sweet Leigh! Love the dry embossed background on the first one with the cut-out images! Amazing! The toucans look great with the colorful beaks! Sweet card! :)