Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wish Big on Your Birthday



It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

source: refinery29.com

To celebrate the Curtain Call's third anniversary, the Celebrate challenge will run the entire month of July!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!




I made a mini card for today's project, using Papertrey's Text Block Horizontal Birthday die. The circles are the negative cut-outs from the Circles Cover Plate. They've been "dipped" in Versamark and heat embossed in gold. I cut a decorative bottom border using the Edgers #1 die, and added just a touch of black using a tiny bit of one of Papertrey's Black & White Basics patterns. Easy and cute!

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Celebrate Designers







Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's Time to Celebrate


I'm loving Papertrey's new Good Times stamp set -- perfect for any occasion to celebrate! Birthdays, an anniversary, great report cards, happy medical news, and a work promotion have all been on my family's radar recently. 

I stamped a white card panel with various images from the set using Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, and Ocean Tides inks, added a length of looped thread, a stamped sentiment, and last, the celebrate die-cut, which was cut from Papertrey's Luxe Silver card stock.


Along the bottom is a strip of black and white striped paper from the Black and White All Over paper collection. Super quick and easy! 

Thanks for visiting today!



Monday, June 29, 2015

A Colorful Hello


It's been a very watercolor-y weekend in the studio! I had tons of fun making all sorts of watercolored backgrounds, many of which will show up during Reverse Confetti's upcoming July release. Peeks begin July 5. I'm super excited to share with you the new stamp sets and dies! 






I've been crazy inspired lately by the vibrant watercoloring in so many of Yoonsun Hur's gorgeous creations (here, here, and here, just to link to a few). I've also found loads of watercolor inspiration at Shutterstock, just by browsing through the stock art there. (Search on "watercolor background," "watercolor splash," and "watercolor stripes," just to name a few good ones.)

The rainbow stripes in today's card were inspired specifically by this stock art. Mine is a little more vibrant, thanks to the very pigmented Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors I chose to use, and a little more messy (on purpose). I was playing around with layering and blending, experimenting with adding stripes both before and after the stripe above or below had fully dried, and experimenting with adding water droplets. Just messing around, but I liked the results enough to turn it into a card.


The cloud transparency is the Simply Spring Clouds Transparency by Bella Boulevard.


I die-cut three hellos using Reverse Confetti's Hello Confetti Cuts, adhered them together, and then stitched through the die-cut, the transparency, and the rainbow panel. Last, I added some large clear sequins for some extra pizzazz.


CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Hello

PAPER: watercolor paper, white card stock

OTHER: Bella Boulevard Simply Spring Clouds Transparency, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins, sewing machine




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