Saturday, May 8, 2021

Reverse Confetti | May 2021 8th Birthday Release Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends! Reverse Confetti's 8th Birthday Release is here and we're celebrating with a blog hop full of inspiration using all the new products! You've already seen the sneak peeks over the last three days and the 6 new stamp sets and 9 new Confetti Cuts die sets are now available for purchase! You'll find the complete hop list at the end of this post.

For today's card, I used pastel Copic markers to colour the image I didn't use from The Bear Up There and coordinating dies. I also stamped and coloured two extra clouds and three stars. I set those aside and trimmed a 4" x 5.25" panel from white linen cardstock.

I used the Letter Cuts dies to create a customized sentiment, which I turned into a shaker. Using a piece of smooth white cardstock, I masked off the area for ink blending using colours that match the images. I used blender brushes and Mint To Be, Sprinkles and Lavender Glaze.


I secured a piece of acetate to the back of the panel, then used foam adhesive to build the walls that will house the sequins. Before removing the release paper, I added sequins to the ink blended base and secured the front panel to the card base. To finish, I used foam tape and glue dots to attach the images to the panel, along with some additional star sequins.


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Friday, May 7, 2021

Ellen Hutson | Happy Mother's Day + Sale!

I lost my mom in April 2020 so this will be my second Mother's Day without her. My heart goes out to all of you who are hurting on this day. I'm going to enjoy the day with my husband and son, of course, and they'll spoil me rotten as usual. I'll request lots of quiet, crafty time since that's the best way to spend Mother's Day!


I made this card for my mother-in-law, using Mondo Tulip and its coordinating die. I stamped the image in my mini MISTI stamping tool with Versamark watermark ink and heat set it with gold embossing powder. Then I smooshed Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters and Rustic Wilderness mini distress inks on a silicone mat and used artist brushes to watercolour the image.


Once that was done, I set it aside to try and smooshed Speckled Egg and Evergreen Bough mini distress inks on an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and smooshed it on to a 4-bar watercolour panel. I sprayed more water on it and used a large, flat brush to spread out the colour. Once that was dry, I used black and white paint to add splatter to the panel.


When the panel was completely dry, I die cut the Essential 4-Bar Rectangles from both watercolour cardstock and matte gold cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together to give the rectangle a bit of dimension. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Amazing Women and popped all of the elements on to the card with thin foam squares.


Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and happy shopping!

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Reverse Confetti | May 8th Release | Countdown to Confetti Day 3


Hello, friends! I'm so excited to be joining the Countdown to Confetti with Reverse Confetti for their newest release. It's a big one because it's Reverse Confetti's 8th Birthday! There are 6 new stamp sets and 9 new die sets, plus there's the free stamp set with every qualifying purchase. There will be sneak peek posts every day until the release on May 8th. The full hop list and complete giveaway details are below so let's take a look at my projects!


My first card features The Bear Up There stamp set and coordinating dies. This stamp set is so adorable and works well for birthdays, congratulations and encouragement cards, as well as new baby cards. I love that the images can be used individually, paired up the way I used them or used all together.

As always, I started by choosing my colours for the card and ink blended the background panel with Blue Corn, Jelly Donut, Blue Raspberry and Granny Smith inks. Then I used Copic markers to colour the bears, using the same colours as the ink colours and you can find all the markers I used in the supply links below.


I added majestic glitter using liquid glue to portions of the images and set them aside to dry. I die cut the Letter Cuts from both silver glitter and black cardstock, securing them together with liquid glue  Then I arranged all of the elements inside my mini MISTI stamping tool to determine where to stamp the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with Sugar Cube ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I secured the small clouds and Letter Cuts directly on the panel and popped up the two images with foam tape. I added the ink blended panel to a white linen card base to finish.

My second card features the Punny Party stamp set and coordinating dies, the Celebrate Tag dies and the Oval Window Cover Panel. I started by die cutting the big celebrate base die from Peacock Teal cardstock, then die cut all the individual letters three times from Audrey Blue, Surf Blue and Sea Glass cardstock. I secured all the teal pieces together with liquid glue die cut the base again in silver glitter cardstock and secured the two pieces together with adhesive sheets.

I stamped the sherbet kitty from Punny Party and coloured it with Copic markers. You can find all of the colours in the supply links below. In the supply links below, I did not include the W0 to W7 Copic markers that I used on the kitty, nor did I include the N0 to N5 Copic markers that I used on the bowl and straw. I wanted to reduce the number of image in the links below since this post is long enough!

I die cut the kitty and set it aside. I just love the way it cuts around the tail, especially on the inside! Little details like this make me so happy! I cut a 4" x 5.25" panel from white linen cardstock and arranged the kitty and big Celebrate Tag die to determine where to stamp the sentiments. I added the Punny Party sentiment first, which I didn't even get until I was making the card (LOL), and added a couple of words from the Hooray stamp set, which is the freebie with every qualifying purchase. I stamped the two words in Do-Si-Do and Bellini to coordinate with the sherbet. If I were to redo this card design, I would stamp the punny sentiment in Do-Si-Do as well. To finish, I used the Oval Window Cover Panel to dry emboss the white linen panel before securing all the pieces to the card base. I added some arctic breeze pearls to embellish the card.


 

PRIZES
We're giving away a $15 gift certificate to one blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to one Facebook commenter. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning, so be sure to leave some love at every stop and be sure to head over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook Page following each countdown day's blog hop. Comments close at noon CST on May 7, 2021 and the winner will be announced at 5:00pm on May 7, 2021 on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook Page.

Thanks so much for hopping along!

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Reverse Confetti | May 8th Release | Countdown to Confetti Day 2

Hello, friends! I'm so excited to be joining the Countdown to Confetti with Reverse Confetti for their newest release. It's a big one because it's Reverse Confetti's 8th Birthday! There are 6 new stamp sets and 9 new die sets, plus there's the free stamp set with every qualifying purchase. There will be sneak peek posts every day until the release on May 8th. The full hop list and complete giveaway details are below so let's take a look at my projects!


My first card features the Beautiful Balloons stamp set and coordinating dies. I love these whimsical balloons and the florals in this set! Plus, the sentiments are so beautiful and you know how important fonts are to me! Both the balloons and the sentiments are large, which makes them totally perfect for clean and simple cards.


I time-travelled back quite a few years to a time when I used a significant amount of patterned paper in my card making. Boy, have I missed it! The only thing I'm missing is my sewing machine, which has not been in working order for about two years. I used beautiful papers from a retired paper pad called Stitched by Amy Tangerine, the same one I used for the border on yesterday's Father's Day card. I've listed three good alternates in the supply links below, if you'd like to give this design a try!


I started by choosing the patterns for the accent trip and the main panel, which are ombre striped peach and mint cloud patterns. Then I chose three bold and contrasting patterns for the balloons, which are chevron yellow, love red and speckled white. I used more subtle washes in coordinating colours to paper piece the bouquet on the balloon.


I layered the patterned balloons on heavyweight cardstock to keep them sturdy, especially since I was tying white hemp cord strings to their bases. The sentiment and paper pieced bouquet were stamped using grey pigment ink. The yellow chevron balloon was attached flat to the panel and the red and white balloons were popped up on foam tape. I used glossy accents to secure the strings to the panel.


My second card features the ultra fun Have Your Cake stamp set and coordinating dies. This is a layering stamp set, which means there's an outline for each cake layer, plus a solid filler that adds colour and multiple detailed layers for each section of cake. I don't mind colouring but I really appreciate the option of not having to colour and this stamp set does just that!


I started by choosing my ink colours for the cake layers and I didn't use the outline stamp on this card. From top to bottom, I used It's a Girl, Do-Si-Do, Bellini, Orange Twist and Be Mine. They're so pretty together, especially with the Audrey Blue panel die cut from the Oval Window Cover Panel


After I allowed the ink on the cake layers to dry, I used an anti-static pouch on the layers before heat embossing the gold details on them. I left the top layer plain since I was adding the gold embossed flowers on top. I used all five ink colours to ombre stamp the candles to match the cake, then I heat embossed just the top of the candles with gold. I did some stamp surgery on the sentiment from the Hooray stamp set (free with qualifying purchase) in order to make it wrap around the top of the Oval Window Cover Panel


 

PRIZES
We're giving away a $15 gift certificate to one blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to one Facebook commenter. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning, so be sure to leave some love at every stop and be sure to head over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook Page following each countdown day's blog hop. Comments close at noon CST on May 7, 2021 and the winner will be announced at 5:00pm on May 7, 2021 on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook Page.

Thanks so much for hopping along!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Reverse Confetti | May 8th Release | Countdown to Confetti Day 1


Hello, friends! I'm so excited to be joining the Countdown to Confetti with Reverse Confetti for their newest release. It's a big one because it's Reverse Confetti's 8th Birthday! There are 6 new stamp sets and 9 new die sets, plus there's the free stamp set with every qualifying purchase. There will be sneak peek posts every day until the release on May 8th. The full hop list and complete giveaway details are below so let's take a look at my projects!


My first card features the Cup of Friendship stamp set and coordinating dies. This stunning stamp set has two large floral images and I used the horizontal planter on my first card and the mug bouquet on my second card.


I stamped two of the planters on watercolour cardstock with black pigment ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I used distress inks to watercolour the images and you can find all those colours in the supply links below. Next, I die cut the Oval Window Cover Panel three times from fog, slate and watercolour cardstock.


I used Speckled Egg distress ink to blend the top and bottoms of the inner oval. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Cup of Friendship stamp set. I adhered the main panel directly to the card base using liquid glue. Then I stacked three layers of the slate gray oval border to give it some dimension and inserted the sentiment panel flat. I popped the watercoloured images on to the card with foam tape and embellished them with iridescent clear crystals.


My second card features the Happy Coordinates stamp set and Happy dies. As I mentioned above, I also used the mug bouquet from Cup of Friendship. My father has been an avid gardener his whole life and I always make him a Father's Day card with flowers. This was the perfect opportunity to get his card done.


I created the mug bouquet as indicated above and set it aside while I prepared the watercoloured panel. I used Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Old Paper and Speckled Egg mini distress ink cubes and the direct-to-paper technique to swipe colour from the bottom edge. Then I used a mister bottle to spritz water on the ink, letting it run a bit while I used my heat tool to quickly dry it.


I die cut the Happy dies three times from watercolour cardstock, black cardstock and pearl gold cardstock. I used an ink blending tool to add Speckled Egg to the bottom two thirds of the watercolour layer, then used liquid glue to adhere the black layer on top, followed by the individual pearl gold letters. 


After determining placement of all the elements. I stamped and heat embossed the Father's Day sentiment from Happy Coordinates at the bottom of the panel. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the Happy die and popped up the mug bouquet from Cup of Friendship. Before securing the panel to the card base, I trimmed a strip of micro checkers from a retired paper pad called Stitched by Amy Tangerine. To finish, I added a few iridescent bubbles.



 

PRIZES
We're giving away a $15 gift certificate to one blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to one Facebook commenter. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning, so be sure to leave some love at every stop and be sure to head over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook Page following each countdown day's blog hop. Comments close at noon CST on May 7, 2021 and the winner will be announced at 5:00pm on May 7, 2021 on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook Page.

Thanks so much for hopping along!

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Ellen Hutson | Essentials by Ellen April 2021 Release Instagram Hop + Prizes


The Essentials by Ellen April 2021 Release is HERE and the Brand Ambassadors are celebrating with an Instagram Hop to bring you inspiration using the latest products! While appreciated, comments left here are not eligible for one of three $25 gift certificates. Please head to Instagram for all the details!


I'm featuring the super adorable Love Notes Stamp Set and coordinating Love Notes Dies by Julie Ebersole. There are nine sweet images in this stamp set, along with coordinating phrases.


I stamped these images on Neenah heavyweight cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers YR07, Y26 and BG13 to coordinate with the coloured cardstock. I did very simple, straight-forward colouring without shading and whipped these up in no time.


I used the Mini Note Die as a base for these mini notecards or lunchbox notecards. I love making mini notes for my son and husband so I was really excited to see this die! It will get used a lot. This die is interactive, with a perforated window but I chose not to use it in that manner.


I trimmed squares and strips of cardstock using Lawn Fawn metallic gold, Bazzill Circus Peanuts, Gold Coins and Candy Necklace. After adhering the squares and strips to the mini notes, I stamped the best sentiments from the Besties Stamp Set on the insides to coordinate with the cute little images.


After the sentiments were done, I popped each of the images on their respective mini notes with foam tape. There is one image that is from an older set and that's the hand throwing the paper airplane, which is from the Handful Stamp Set and coordinating Handful Dies. I thought it worked nicely together and I love that I could colour coordinating nail polish!


Please visit my other posts from Inspiration Week to see more photos using these new products and click on the image below to head to the SHOP!


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