Sunday, January 5, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: Freida Fox & Paper Crane


Another fabulous Reverse Confetti release is just days away (our release are on the 8th of every other month), so for the next few days, we'll be strutting our {paper crafting] stuff as we Countdown to Confetti!



We're featuring two sets today: FREIDA FOX (we've added a new illustrator) and PAPER CRANE. This release also has three new CONFETTI CUTS (dies/die sets), which you'll see throughout the countdown. A full list of Confetti Crew designers posting today is posted over on the Reverse Confetti blog. You won't want to miss a thing!

First up is FREIDA FOX:


She's the first in a new line of stamps called Quirky Cuties. Isn't she darling?! As excited as I am to see Reverse Confetti add some line art for coloring, I was feeling a bit rusty with my coloring and decided to try something a little different. I  stamped on black chalkboard-design paper, then paper pieced just the scarf and heart for some color. The nerdy glasses are a separate stamp. I wasn't sure how they'd look stamped in white, but I just had to add them anyway ... along with the My Mind's Eye eyeglasses pattern as well. Too fun!

Next up is PAPER CRANE (this one has really tugged at my heartstrings!):



I wasn't all that familiar with the meaning/tradition/symbolism around origami paper cranes. If you're not, I highly recommend a quick google search, especially Thousand Origami Cranes. The paper crane image is so dainty and elegant, and the sentiments in this set are fantastic. The vertical scallop strips were cut with the new Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts.

A closer look:



The layout on this card is the January Sketch For You To Try:










Remember to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for a list of designers with peeks today! All the new product will be available January 8!








CARD #1

Stamps: FREIDA FOX (Reverse Confeti)

Paper: gray and white card stock, My Mind's Eye designer paper

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, white pigment ink

Accessories: Tag Me Confetti Cuts dies, crafter's floss, rhinestones, vellum
enamel dots, button, foam tape, white embossing powder


CARD #2

Stamps: PAPER CRANE (Reverse Confeti)

Paper: white card stock, American Crafts designer paper

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, wheat chalk ink

Accessories: Scallop Border Confetti Cuts, crafter's floss, heavy jute cords, vellum, tan acrylic paint, 
enamel dots, piercing pad, needle, thread, foam adhesive

55 comments:

De hobby droom said...

2 AMAZING card!! i love it

Barbara Murphy said...

stunning creations! as usual :)

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Great cards - love all those layers!

Annette Allen said...

wow I love your cards.. they are gorgeous..

Michelle said...

Oh.... pretty cards! Love the colors and detail of the second card- so soft and lovely!

Kay S said...

Fabulous cards! Love how you stamped Freida on the chalkboard paper and paper pieced the scarf! Very cute!

cm said...

Wonderful cards; fabulous showcase of the new release!
c

~amy~ said...

LOVE Freida on black...so much fun and your paper crane card...LOVE.

Tangii said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Crane card... the dies & elements just rock!!!

Tami McBeain said...

Great cards, love the paper pieced crane!

Heidi said...

Love the origami set, so cute.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, your paper crane card is my favorite!! Love it!

wendy said...

WOWZERS wowzers wowzers Amy love Freida done on chalkboard paper...fab !!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous embossing on Frieda and your patterned paper crane is fantastic!

Heather Jensen said...

Both of these are fabulous. I like how you stamped Freida on black CS. Your crane on the tag is stunning. Love the soft tones on that one. :)

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards! Love the chalkboard look and your paper pieced crane!

Tina said...

Both cards are awesome (as usual!). I especially like the fox card, as I would not have thought to do it that way ... gives me ideas! Great job!

conil said...

Brilliant to do a chalkboard effect with this adorable stamp.

cghundley said...

How fun your card
came out on the
chalkboard! The
paper crane card
is lovely.
Carla from Utah

Indy said...

Both are fabulous! Love glasses pattern paper on the fox card! Clever!

sharon g said...

It is so cute how you made her so simple. I've never done that before!

robinann17 said...

I love the stamping of Freida on chalkboard paper - very clever! The other card is so beautiful - love it! Robin

Jennie said...

Adorable and LOVE it stamped on black!

Sheila H said...

Your cards are great!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Very cool idea to stamp her on black paper!

Becky Carafa said...

Love the fox stamped on black! Gorgeous cards.

Lynne in NI said...

Cool cards, I love your new goodies!

Megan Carroll said...

Love all the layers! I am a new fan!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW! I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Creations for today!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards but I esp. like the way you created the chalkboard look with paper piecing.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...simply amazing!

Michele Clay said...

Ohhhh! I like Frieda in white on the black! Great idea! Sweet cards…both of them! Love this release already!

Sally K said...

Love your designs, so clever.

Liz O. said...

Lovely cards! This cute fox is eye candy! TFS Amy!
Have a wonderful day!

Sue D said...

wonderful cards--I like the paper piecing.

Elena said...

Wow! Your cards are fantastic!!!

Elena said...

Wow! Your cards are fantastic!!!

Angelica Suarez said...

Ooooh Amy!!! I *adore* the fox stamped on black like that. You are just too clever. Your layering is nothing short of jaw-dropping! So much to discover in these cards. The paper crane card is absolutely PERFECT and I love the pretty, tiny flower print you used to paper piece it! Be still my heart!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful! Love the chalkboard look for the fox with just a few pieced pieces and I love the dimension you gave the crane!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable projects. Love the stamping and coloring on the black card stock. TFS

JessicaK said...

Wow, Frieda looks so great on the chalkboard paper

Ravengirl said...

These are both uber cute!

Beth Norman said...

I love what you did with the fox. Very unique idea and I think I might try my hand at it. Love the way you embellished your cards.

polycrafty said...

I love the way you used the paper crane! Very lovely!

TaraG said...

WOW! Both of you cards are exceptionally gorgeous, Amy! LOVE Frieda to bits and I LOVE how you have stamped her on chalkboard paper with a pop of colour...STUNNING! Your Origami Crane cad is SO elegant with a touch of whimsy...adore the gold splatters on the velum and the beautiful Origami crane and beautiful sentiment.
Hugs,t

Christine said...

Love that cute little fox on black, and your card is fabulous. Love the scalloped strips!

Lyndal said...

Just stunning Amy - LOVE the blackboard fox & colours of your crans card!!!

Moosisk said...

FABULOUS! I just love the paper piecing you did on your cards. :D

Iris said...

Awesome cards - love all the layers and embellishments and I love this new release.
isoscia at aol dot com

Lindsey said...

LOVE how you used these stamps...especially since I'm not much of a colorer.

Tammy M said...

I really liked the Freida Fox where you stamped and had very little coloring. I am not one to do a lot of coloring so I appreciated your different take on that.

Amy McCue said...

This is such a great release for Valentine's Day!

Oliwiaen said...

What a great set, Amy! The foxie is just too cute :) I also love how you cleverly avoidied colouring ;)
The crane card is so delicate and elegant, it reminds me of those paper wall panels in Japanese houses - a perfect representation!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

REALLY cute!!! Love the chalkboard fox

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Both of your cards are amazing. Tfs Patricia B