Friday, November 15, 2019

Inspired By-Garlands Challenge/ Reverse Confetti

Hello and happy Friday! A new Inspired By challenge went live yesterday and I am sharing my card here today. Here is the inspiration photo, and my card follows. 

 I am so happy with how this card turned out. There is just something about using the negative pieces from a Cover Panel that just makes a statement. Here I was inspired by those leafy felt die cut pieces and the colors, so I made my own version of it with Reverse Confetti card stock (in Piggy Bank, Salsa, Mist, and Iced Aqua) with the Leaf Lattice Cover Panel. I cut it four times and used the actual background piece as template to ensure perfect placement of the individual leaves. 

I am still creating holiday cards so I pulled the sweet candy cane image from Joys of the Seasons stamp set. I used my copics to color it up and then cut out the image with the Joys of the Seasons Confetti Cuts. I used foam dimensionals to pop up the candy canes. I stamped the sentiment from Joyous Season in Stormy ink and then added some enamel dots and a touch of clear chunky glitter to give the berries a sugary/icy feel. 

Thanks for stopping by today. You can check out more inspiration for the
 Inspired by Challenge over on the Blog. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios/ November Release

It's here! The November Release is LIVE from Picket Fence Studios. EVERY month on the 14th, new stamps, dies, and stencils release and this month is fabulous. I have two cards with a good mix of the new products on each card. 

Let's start with my favorite. It's the
 One Year Older stamp set. It's a large set full of beautiful fish images and a great mix of sentiments. 

I started this card with the 3.5 inch Circle Stencil, a Life Changing Blender Brush and some distress oxide ink. Once the ocean circle was complete, I topped it with the new Polka Dot Stencil and swiped on some Glitz Glitter Gel to create some sparkly white bubbles. 

I set that panel aside to dry and then colored up a trio of the adorable fish. I love the details and that the matching One Year Older dies cut them out effortlessly. I added the sentiment from the same set with Intense Black ink. 

The stencils releasing this month are fabulous (aren't they every month?), I just had to ink up the Roses Stencil. I used one of the smallest Life Changing Blender Brushes from the Fine blending assortment. It was perfect to fit into the nooks and crannies of this stencil. 

I then inked up the Blank Journal stamp and added the Art Grows Brain Cells sentiment. I then decided I needed to add a few bits and pieces of art supplies from the awesome new stamp set called, I Work for Watercolor. I just love how it all came together. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I always enjoy your sweet comments. 


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Color Throwdown #569/ Reverse Confetti

Good Morning! Vickie our hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #569!  This week we are creating with purple, lavender, and green!! 

We are using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown, you are all set! As always, please feel free to incorporate any neutrals that you need in your design as well!

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD569, and please use #ctd569 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog. All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, please check them out if you are in doubt! One last detail to remember, no digital designs - only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

As soon as I saw the inspiration photo, I knew I had to color up the beautiful new bouquet from The Best Days stamp set. I heat embossed the bouquet in white embossing powder and then water colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. 

I did a little ink blending with Seafoam ink in the background ,over the Diagonal Stitched Striped Cover Panel to bring in more of the green from the inspiration photo. I added a border of Royal purple with the Edge Essential Confetti Cuts. I also tied on a sweet little tag for the sentiment cut with the Tag Duo Confetti Cuts.

Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we can't wait to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Reverse Confetti & ThermoWeb Collaboration

I love when two of my favorite things come together. This week, Therm O Web is teaming up with Reverse Confetti to show how great these two company's products can work together. I was fortunate to get to try out (FINALLY) the Gina K. Glitz Glitter Gel and Purple Tape.
I got busy working with the Glitz Glitter Gel right away, so I had time to let it dry while I worked on the bits and pieces. This was so easy to work with and I ended up having two background panels from one swipe of the product. SO I have two cards to share. 

Before I share all the details of the card I wanted to show you my process and how I got my background, sparkly, glittery panels. I tell you I LOVE this Glitz Glitter Gel. I used the white color and it goes on like cake frosting. 

I first cut a panel of Premium Polar White card stock with the brand new Snow Stars Cover Panel. I then cut a piece of Mist card stock a little smaller, 4 x 5.25 inches and used some Purple Tape to hold it in place under the white die cut panel.

With the Mist layer under the Polar White panel, I smeared on the Glitz Glitter Gel with my offset scarper, making sure the gel gets down into the cut out pieces. 

I then carefully lifted the top layer and set the two pieces aside to dry. You can see the Snow Stars detail on the bottom panel and I love it. 

 Here is the first card, with the full coverage of the Glitz Glitter Gel. I added some strips of Salsa, RC Aqua, and Sand card stock and stamped a greeting from the Thank You stamp set in Midnight ink. 

I added a sweet little Birdie Buddie colored with Copics and mounted him onto the branch image. I used the matching Birdie Buddies Confetti Cuts to cut out each image and adhered them to the card front with foam dimensionals. 

My second card uses the negative piece I created with Mist card stock. I added a little frame with the Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cut in Sand card stock and made a little hill for the stacked Birdie Buddies on the sleigh. 

I used more of the Purple Tape (1/2 in size) to hold my Birdie Buddies Confetti Cuts in place while I ran the die through my die cut machine. 

Here is a closer look at the Glitz Glitter Gel detail and the finished card with the Warm Hugs Confetti Cut

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by the Therm O Web blog all week to see many more projects from both Design Teams. I'm excited to see what everyone has created. 


Monday, November 11, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags/ Picket Fence Studios

Today is the day Picket Fence Studios is joining Tracey McNeely and her amazing 25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog hop.You can find all the details over on Tracey's blog as well as the link to all of the PFS tag inspiration.  So much fun!

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I used my favorite deer from On A Christmas Walk for today's tag. I added some bits and pieces from the same stamp set to add some hand stamped embellishments. 

The holly leaves are fun and festive and look great with the deer. I colored them with Copics and cut the all out with the On a Christmas Walk Dies

I added a sweet little sentiment to the bottom of the tag from the On A Christmas Walk stamp set, inked in Intense Black ink. The tag die is from Reverse Confetti and is linked below in the Linkdeli link list. 

Here is a look at each of the sponsors from this fun challenge. 

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday.


Friday, November 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti/ Release Day Blog Hop

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 It's here, it's here....the November Release from Reverse Confetti is LIVE! I'm so excited to see you all get these awesome products into your hands.

I told you yesterday that this new Thank You stamp set was going to be on repeat for me. I decided to use the Thank You Confetti Cut in Iced Aqua as a place for my sweet little mouse. I stamped the sweet little mouse from Huggable and then used the matching Huggable Confetti Cuts to cut him out. I used my Copics to color him and his big heart. 

I then got busy with my background. I cut water color paper to a little smaller that an A2 card base, and then ran it through my die cut machine with the Stitched Burst Cover Panel. I then  did some ink smooshing with Distress inks and gave it a splattering of color in the same inks. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the rest of my sentiment in Midnight ink underneath the Thank You Confetti Cut. I then added the little Huggable mouse with some foam dimensionals. 

I can't wait to give this to my friend next week. 

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Here is another look at the new products I used on today's card.

Thanks for all your sweet words and for hanging with me this week. 


25 Days of Christmas Tags/Reverse Confetti

Today is the day Reverse Confetti is joining Tracey McNeely and her amazing 25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog hop.You can find all the details over on Tracey's blog as well as the link to all of the RC tag inspiration.  So much fun!

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 I used the sweet new Circle Tag Confetti Cut along with the new Birdie Buddies stamp set. I created a little snowy hill top shaker card. The November Release from Reverse Confetti is LIVE!

You can see the mix of sequins and the bit of chunky glitter I used at the top of the hill. 

I used some pink gingham ribbon tied up with twine to finish the tag. 

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Here is a look at the new products I used on my tag today. 

Thank you for stopping  by!
See my next post for the RC New Release Blog Hop.