Sunday, July 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti July Release Hop


It's Release Day at Reverse Confetti! Five new stamp sets, 7 Confetti Cuts, and our new Cue the Confetti 6x6 paper pad are now available in the Reverse Confetti store.





My card combines MOD FLORAL STACK stamps and dies and PATTERN BUILDER stamps and dies. There are so many possibilities with these two sets! Today I've used PATTERN BUILDER for the flower and MOD FLORAL STACK for some petals.



The flower petal colors are Reverse Confetti's PEACH, BELLINI, and CORAL inks, and the petals are LIME GREEN and OLIVE. I placed my flower in front of a sunny background that I did with STITCHED RAYS COVER PANEL. The rays are masked off and ink blended with BUTTERCUP ink.


I heat embossed a sentiment from MOD FLORAL STACK in white onto a grassy hill that I die-cut using a NUTS ABOUT YOU Confetti Cuts die, then ink blended in PISTACHIO and LIME GREEN inks.



For more July Release inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew, 'Fetti Friends, and special guests:


Reverse Confetti blog

Amy Kolling

Ali Farmer

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Laurie Schmidlin

Heather Hoffman




Saturday, July 7, 2018

Countdown to Confetti - Greatest Adventure


Welcome to the final day of Reverse Confetti's July release countdown! All the new products will be available for purchase at midnight Eastern Time in the Reverse Confetti store.

Today we are featuring our newest critter set called GREATEST ADVENTURE, an outdoors/camping themed set with darling woodland critters. 


For my card, I started by creating an ink-blended circle background for my scene. I die-cut the circle from PREMIER POLAR WHITE CARD STOCK using the FA LA LA CIRCLE Confetti Cuts, then with the die still in place, I did my ink blending using Reverse Confetti's SAND, BABY BLUE, NAVY, and ABYSS inks.


The images are all colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from THE MOST BEAUTY.



I placed my focal point onto a PREMIER POLAR WHITE background that I die-cut using the new STITCHED CIRCLE COVER PANEL Confetti Cuts die, leaving the negatives all in place.


Along the bottom is a band of patterned paper from WARM HEART and some natural hemp twine. 



I filled a clear box with a s'mores mix and added a simple "happy camper" tag for a cute little gift. The tag is from the CLEAR TREAT WRAP Confetti Cuts die set. 

This will be going into a care package for a family friend who is away at summer camp. I think she's going to love it!


 





For lots more GREATEST ADVENTURE inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew and Friends:





Friday, July 6, 2018

Countdown to Confetti - Mod Floral Stack & Pattern Builder

Hello and welcome to Day Two of Reverse Confetti's July release countdown! Today we are introducing PATTERN BUILDER and MOD FLORAL STACK. If you love stamping patterns and backgrounds and creating motifs from smaller images, today's products are for you!

All of the new products will be available in the Reverse Confetti store at midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, July 8.

I have two cards to share today....


My first card features a PATTERN BUILDER medallion/flower element, a sentiment from MOD FLORAL STACK, and a new cover plate called STRIPED CIRCLE COVER PANEL.


For the medallion/floral focal element, I chose a color combo of LIME GREEN, STONE, and MIDNIGHT, then used a combination of stamps and dies to build out the medallion. It's hard to see in these photos, but the long petals on the STONE base piece are stamped with a dotted pattern in white.



Let's talk about that background! That panel was cut with the SRIPED CIRCLE COVER PANEL Confetti Cuts. I opted to leave all the pieces inset for more of a dry-embossed look. 

The white embossed sentiment from the MOD FLORAL STACK stamp set. And for a final touch, I couldn't resist some ink blending and white splattering to brighten up that solid RC AQUA card stock.








Next up is the MOD FLORAL STACK stamp set and coordinating MOD FLORAL STACK Confetti Cuts:


You'll quickly see that the MOD FLORAL STACK petals work beautifully as butterfly wings and one of the PATTERN BUILDER dies works perfectly for the butterfly body!



I did some emboss resist on the wings by stamping the crosshatch pattern in Versamark onto white card stock, heat embossing in white, then ink blending in MINT, LAGOON, and NAVY BLUE.



In the background is another amazing new Confetti Cuts die in this release: GEO PANEL. I die-cut it in white, then backed some of the squares with patterned papers from the PAPER BLISS and WARM HEART collections.



The card base is Reverse Confetti's SAND card stock, which is similar to Kraft. I trimmed it down to be a bit narrower than A2, which allows the sentiment to overhang and still fit into a standard envelope.

 





For more PATTERN BUILDER and MOD FLORAL STACK inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew & 'Fetti Friends:







Thursday, July 5, 2018

Countdown to Confetti - Elegant Florals & The Most Beauty


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of Reverse Confetti's July Release Countdown. The July release includes 5 stamp sets, 7 Confetti Cuts dies, and 1 fabulous paper pad. Today we are introducing ELEGANT FLORALS stamp set, the coordinating ELEGANT FLORALS Confetti Cuts, and THE MOST BEAUTY stamp set.



ELEGANT FLORALS includes both solid and outline images. There are two main bouquets, both of which are on my card. The solid images are stamped in color and die-cut. I stamped the outline bouquet in white onto LEAD card stock for a background pattern.


There are separate stamps for just the flower clusters. I especially appreciate having the flowers separate on the solid bouquet so that you can easily stamp the flowers in different color than the foliage. They're also great for popping up for dimension.

THE MOST BEAUTY is beautifully designed and filled with meaningful sentiments for friendship, thank-you and encouragement cards



I love the almost lacy look of the outline image stamped in white onto colored card stock.








For more ELEGANT FLORALS and THE MOST BEAUTY inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew & 'Fetti Friends:


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Release - With All My Heart + Love

Welcome to Day Four of Papertrey Ink's June Release countdown. Today's featured products are Kimberly Crawford's WITH ALL MY HEART stamp set and companion LOVE die; and Jennifer Campbell's BOTANICAL BOUNTY II stamps and dies.

These new products will be available at 10 pm June 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.


I've combined all of these featured products for today's card project:


Giant word die-cut + stamped and die-cut flowers -- you could toss these elements up in the air and they'd land into something beautiful! 




The LOVE die is beautifully lettered and generously sized for maximum impact. And I love the font of the WITH ALL MY HEART sentiments -- perfect for stamping onto a narrow banner or for tucking above or below the die-cut.



I picked out one of the sentiments from WITH ALL MY HEART and heat embossed onto vellum so that I could place it right over the die-cut and still have everything visible.



The wide variety of blooms and leaves in BOTANICAL BOUNTY II are also perfect for embellishing this beautiful die-cut. I stamped and arranged three clusters, placing some of the elements behind the die-cut and some in front for a mingled effect.



My final touches were to add some texture to the Classic Kraft card base, both with a stitched perimeter (done with the NOTED: SIMPLY STITCHED A2 VERTICAL die set) and a textured circle detail (done with one of the SHAPE SHIFTERS: CIRCLE 2 dies). I also added some white splatter to help bring out the brightness of the word die-cut.



For lots more inspiration and new product details, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for visiting!