ColourQ Challenge #287

I’m playing along with colourQ challenge #287 with a CAS card created with Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts.

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I cut the red patterned paper arrows and the ampersand with the Documented Confetti Cuts set. The sentiment is from Arrows ‘n Elements. For some textural interest, I dry-embossed the bottom gray panel.

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Stenciled Mother’s Day Card

Today, I’m sharing a CAS card suitable for Mother’s Day (or a birthday) featuring the Penny Black 25-018 Patina stencil.

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I stamped the sentiment from 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles before cutting the cardstock with a rectangle die. Next I applied the the embossing paste, which I colored with dye ink, in two sessions. I started with the flower in the lower-left corner.

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I adhered the stencil to the craft mat over the cardstock panel, using washi tape to hold the stencil, as well as to mask off the areas to which I didn’t want to apply any paste.

Once the paste was applied, I pulled off the stencil and rinsed it, and I let the paste dry for about thirty minutes. Then I repeated the process in the right-hand corner with a small flower.

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Avery Elle Make a Wish

Today, I’m sharing a watercolor card featuring the Avery Elle Storybook stamp set with coordinating dies. Have you seen this month’s AEI♥U Challenge? There’s still time to play along!

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I stamped the balloons and mouse, colored them with a combination of watercolor pencils and Distress inks, and then used the coordinating dies to cut them. I stamped the balloon strings directly onto a square panel that I washed with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Combining pencils and Distress Inks is one of my favorite watercolor methods.

You’ll find the InLinkz tool to link up YOUR take on the challenge on the AEI♥U Challenge Blog! There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries!  You have until 12:01 AM on April 26, 2015 to link up your take on the challenge!

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Reverse Confetti April SFYTT

Have you seen this month’s SFYTT at Reverse Confetti?

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I’m playing along with a warm-weather-themed card!

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I stamped the popsicles with images from the Let’s Chill set and cut them with their coordinating Confetti Cuts. The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped and heat-embossed. I used the Wonky Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts die to add some whimsy to the layers.

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I hope you’ll play along! Head on over to link up your card on the Reverse Confetti Blog for your chance to win a $20 Reverse Confetti gift certificate and the title of ‘Fetti Fave!

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Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

BlogHopTitleBarThe wait is over! REVERSE CONFETTI has just released FIVE stamp sets, EIGHT Confetti Cuts and “Piña Colada” Quick Card Panels in the April “Special Release”!!

The hop started on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

For my first card, I stamped one of the pineapples from the Pineapples Aplenty set several times, adding the pineapple tops, and cut them with the coordinating Confetti Cuts die. I added a sentiment pair with Fancy Word Coordinates and the Fancy Words Confetti Cuts to create a colorful thank you card.

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My second card features one of the sentiments from Shine From Within stamped with ombré ink. I cut the stamped sentiment with the rectangle die in the Documented Confetti Cuts set that I then cut with two of the dies from the Office Edges Confetti Cuts. The stars were cuts with the Shakers ‘n Frames Confetti Cuts set.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathy’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

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Countdown to Confetti Day Three

Welcome to Day Three of the Countdown to Confetti at Reverse Confetti!  Today, Reverse Confetti introduces the Fancy Word Confetti Cuts with the Fancy Word Coordinates stamps. All of my three projects are celebration-themed.

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For my first project, I nested two of the Shakers ‘n Frames Confetti Cuts dies (one of the standalone Confetti Cuts sets in this release) to create a shaker frame to which I attached the birthday die cuts from the Fancy Word Confetti Cuts set.

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For the frame interior, I covered one of the “Piña Colada” Quick Card Panels with vellum. The stars, hearts and sequins were cut with the Shakers ‘n Frames Confetti Cuts set out of coordinating cardstock. The coordinating sentiment was stamped directly on the card base.

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Speaking of celebrations, for my next project, I created a tassel garland with the standalone Tassel Confetti Cuts die.

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With the die, I cut three colors of tissue paper – light aqua, gold and pink. The die cuts through a folded-up sheet of tissue paper creating several tassels at once. I laid out the packets of tassels in the order that I wanted and then placed a cord across them. I folded the tassel packets over the cord and secured them with more cord. It’s an easy way to make custom party decorations! After the string of tassels was complete I did a bit of fluffing.

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For my final project today, I combined the Tassel Confetti Cuts die with the Fancy Word Coordinates stamp set.

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I cut narrow strips of black cardstock and repeatedly stamped the “let’s celebrate” sentiment with silver pigment ink. (The strips were cut wider than the A2 card base so that I could stagger the words on the card base.) I attached the sentiment strips and trimmed off the excess. I tied the tassels with baker’s twine, secured one in the left-hand corner, wrapped the cord around the card and attached the the other tassel in the right-hand corner.

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There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on April 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on April 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.

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Countdown to Confetti Day Two

Welcome back to Day Two of the Countdown to Confetti. Today Reverse Confetti is introducing the stamp sets Shine From Within and Color Me Happy, as well as the Hello Confetti Cuts.

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My first card features a sentiment from Shine From Within heat-embossed over stamped brush strokes from Color Me Happy.

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For my second card, I’m showcasing the new Hello Confetti Cuts die cut paired with the Geometric Background Confetti Cuts.

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I cut the Geometric Background Confetti Cuts from white, turquoise, green, orange and red cardstock, piecing the colored pieces into the white frame. I cut the hello sentiment twice, placing it over a die cut vellum circle.

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There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on April 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on April 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.

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Countdown to Confetti Day One

It’s Countdown to Confetti time at Reverse Confetti! There are FIVE stamp sets, EIGHT Confetti Cuts and “Piña Colada” Quick Card Panels in the April “Special Release”!! Today, Reverse Confetti introduces two awesome stamp sets – Leaping Lions and Pineapples Aplenty – both with coordinating Confetti Cuts!

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My first project features the stamp set Leaping Lions along with its coordinating Confetti Cuts set, as well as one of the Piña Colada Quick Card Panels and the Double Banner Garland Confetti Cuts die.

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I stamped and clear-embossed the lion and his pedestal on watercolor paper and then colored both with watercolor pencils. I stamped the sentiment directly on the Quick Card Panel. The Double Banner Garland Confetti Cuts was cut in both orange and white cardstock and then glued together.

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For my next project, I used the one of the die cuts from the Layered Banners Confetti Cuts set to create a birthday decoration.

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I added gold foil chipboard letters to banners cut from cardstock with the largest die in the set. I strung the banners with cord on two cardboard sticks (the type used to make cake pops). It’s an easy way to create custom birthday decorations!

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There are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on April 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on April 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.

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Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Today, I’m sharing a card created for the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Fantastic sponsors are showing their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list on the post. If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this blog and any of the other blogs participating in today’s hop! Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, April 6.
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The theme for the cards and projects is “blue” and can be for any occasion. Here’s my “Thank You” card created with Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts. Reverse Confetti is one of the blog hop sponsors.

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I stamped flowers from the Petals ‘n Posies set, as well as die-cut some with the Confetti Cuts set without stamping, in shades of blue. I also used the small flower in the The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts set to cut some smaller blooms. The watering can was cut with my Silhouette. I added a dry-embossed panel, onto which I stamped the sentiment from the Petals ‘n Posies set.

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Head on over to the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop post for all of the details.

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AEI♥U Challenge #23 – Watercolor!

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Here’s my take on the AEI♥U Watercolor Challenge:

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I did some faux watercoloring by inking my stamps with Distress Inks and then spritzing/misting with water before stamping onto watercolor paper. The stems from Petals and Stems were stamped directly onto the panel. The flowers, from the Fabulous Florals stamp set, were stamped onto watercolor paper, stamped again with a smaller flower, and then cut with their matching Elle-ments set. The die-cut sentiment was cut with the Thank You Elle-ments die from cardstock, which I colored directly with a Distress Ink pad.

There’s no limit to how you can create a watercolor project for the challenge – use colored pencils, Distress Inks, traditional watercolors, …

Check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the AEI♥U Challenge Blog!  You’ll also find the InLinkz tool to link up YOUR take on the challenge – we’d love to see your beautiful work in our gallery! There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries!  You have until 12:01 AM on April 26, 2015 to link up your take on the challenge!

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