Thursday, June 24, 2021

Reverse Confetti | June 2021 Stock Your Stash Challenge: Hello or Just Because

Hello, crafty friends! This month's theme for the Stock Your Stash Challenge at Reverse Confetti is Hello and Just Because. Just Because, Encouragement and General Friendship cards are my favourite types of cards to make because I can send them any day for any reason! I chose to make a Just Because card, which is also an encouragement card for a friend. I'm literally covering all my bases. LOL I invite you all to play along for a chance to win. All you have to do is make a hello- or just because-themed card using Reverse Confetti and link up HERE. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entries to win a $20 gift certificate to shop at Reverse Confetti!

Lately, I've been obsessed with creating my own striped patterned paper and using it with the Letter Cuts. It's so easy to make your own colour combos with your favourite coloured cardstock and these ones are Lemon ChiffonGreen AppleMint and 
Peacock Teal by Simon Says Stamp. I also used strips of silver brushed metal cardstock by Sizzix.

First, I lined up the Letter Cuts and measured the size of the patterned paper I would need to cut these letters. Then I trimmed a piece of printer paper for the base. I covered it with adhesive and you can use anything you want, like a tape runner, liquid glue, Scor-Tape or adhesive sheets. I used a tape runner here since it was easiest for me.

Then I cut 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" strips of Lemon ChiffonGreen AppleMintPeacock Teal cardstock and 1/8" and 1/4" strips of silver brushed metal cardstock. I decided on a colour order and but increased the width of the next colour, throwing in a strip of silver cardstock after every four strips. The stripes on the first word were angled up to the right and the stripes on the second word were angled down to the right to create an overall chevron effect. I added black die cut letters behind the striped letters to make them pop against the white background.

I used a word from the Hooray gift with purchase and silver heat embossed the middle one that completes the main sentiment. I sparkle heat embossed the other two to keep the cheer going along the length of the card and to add visual interest. To finish, I added silver star sequins in two sizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along HERE!



Purple Princess said...

such a great card!

~amy~ said...

super love this Emily!