Sunday, September 7, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: Cast A Spell and Give Thanks


Welcome to Day Three of REVERSE CONFETTI's Countdown to Confetti. All new stamps and dies will be available at midnight! Join us again tomorrow for a celebratory blog hop. In the meantime, head over to the Reverse Confetti blog for links to all the designers posting today, as well as details on how you can win one of two Reverse Confetti giveaways.






Today we're featuring two new sets, and I have two projects to share, so be sure to stick with me 'til the end! First up is GIVE THANKS. Here's where that gorgeous double-line frame that I used yesterday comes from. And matching label dies - YES!

For my card, I've gone minimalist again. Inspiration comes from the current Curtain Call Lovely Leaves Challenge (and from Gayatri's lovely sample card last week).


photo source:  flickr.com
I cut the leaf sprig with my Silhouette, then sponged on Distress Inks in the colors from the inspiration photo. The background is a soft gray watercolor wash, concentrated in the lower left corner. GIVE THANKS is full of fabulous fall sentiments in a font combo that is both sophisticated and a little bit playful. Sequins and a bit of torn vellum peeking out added just a little pizzazz.






Next up is CAST A SPELL, a primarily Halloween set with some serious witchy appeal -- broomsticks, cauldrons, ravens, oh my! I love Halloween cards, but I also love versatility and getting lots of mileage out of my stamp sets. So here's a non-Halloween way to use CAST A SPELL


I started with a watercolor wash background in pink, orange, and yellow, then sprinkled on some tiny card stock white stars (the leftovers from the new PRETTY PANELS STARS CONFETTI CUTS die. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on vellum and cut with the smaller of the two TAG ME CONFETTI CUTS dies. For a little shimmer, I painted the tiny stars with a clear Wink of Stella pen, adhered a loop of sparkly silver thread using a few small dabs of matte multi medium, and added a few Pretty Pink Posh silver star sequins. 


I'm linking this up to the current Color Throwdown Challenge #308:




 



Remember to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration using these two new stamp sets and all the September dies! 

Thanks for stopping by!





LET US GIVE THANKS CARD: 
REVERSE CONFETTI STAMPS: GIVE THANKS
PAPER: gray card stock, vellum, watercolor paper
INK: Versafine Onyx Black; Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge,
Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed Distress Inks
OTHER: watercolor paints, Ranger mini ink blending tool, Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, black baker's twine
Stampin' Up binder clip, foam adhesive
paper piercer and white gel pen for faux stitching
leaves motif by Cali Arroyo/Silhouette design ID #46819


CAST A SPELL CARD: 
REVERSE CONFETTI STAMPS: CAST A SPELL
REVERSE CONFETTI DIES: PRETTY PANELS STARS, TAG ME
PAPER: watercolor paper, white card stock, vellum
INK: VersaMark
OTHER: watercolor paints, white embossing powder, heat tool, silver thread, 
Pretty Pink Posh silver star sequins, clear Wink of Stella pen, enamel dot

40 comments:

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Amy these are beautiful, another great release <3

Annheidel said...

Great cards! I love the watercolor wash with that sentiment.

Kathy said...

Both cards are gorgeous with the color you used. Nice to see the versatile uses of the stamps.

Celeste Goff said...

What amazing cards! I love the leaves on the first one and the pretty vellum overlay and twine on the second one. The colors in both are fantastic too!

Jennie said...

Beautiful designs and LOVE your Give Thanks card!

Sue D said...

Love the leaf sprig on the first one and the background and stars on the second.

Lynndee Georganas said...

What pretty cards! I love the watercolor background!

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Beautiful cards - love the soft colors and the CAS look.
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Megan Carroll said...

Two gorgeous creations!!

Betty Sue said...

Great cards!!! Love how you used "you cast a..."

Ruth G said...

I love the colors you used and the lovely watercoloring you've done! Just beautiful! TFS!

marylouh said...

I love the watercoloring. I haven't done any of that but it's going to be one of my next projects.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Amy. Love the pretty multicolored leaf sprig. The greeting is perfect. The sweet little stars are awesome on the second.

Katie Skiff said...

These are beautiful. I love the white embossed ink on the vellum.

Linda K. said...

Love your use of color and the white embossing on the tag.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL pair of cards Amy - LOVE the colors and designs of them BOTH!!!
Your thankful card is so elegant with the shaded leaves, sequins & torn edge, LOVE the mix of fonts in the sentiment too!!!
As for your 2nd card, WOW, it is PURE MAGIC - LOVE the watercolor background, the sweet sentiment on the vellum banner and your sprinkling of stars - a DELIGHT and a WONDERFUL non-traditional use for these stamps!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRAITON!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great cards, Amy! Love the water coloring!

Rosemary said...

love, love, love your cards... both beautifully showcase the new stamp sets!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I love the watercolor wash background on the second one to feature that great sentiment stamp on the vellum paper! Looks awesome!

cm said...

What else is there to say other than 'wickedly awesome'! Fabulous fun release, and your showcase due is top-notch inspiring!
~c

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic projects...this release is fun!

Lucinde said...

The colored leaves are beautiful!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful job! I love the colors on your leaves.

Vicki said...

I love the torn edge of the vellum you used on the thanks card. So pretty and classic. The extra touch of the water colored leaf is the finishing touch.

Kim S said...

Each is gorgeous! The beautiful leaves with the various colors is lovely on the simple gray background. And the background with the sprinkle of stars is just perfect with the sentiment.

Barbara said...

Both gorgeous, Amy! LOVELOVELOVE that color wash on the second one especially! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Marisa said...

Your leaf card is stunning, Amy!!

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Shelley C said...

Pretty cards. Like how you used the Halloween set and stretched the sentiment to make a pretty, non Halloween card! I love the fonts on the stamp sets.

Joan B said...

beautiful work, as usual!

Joan Ervin said...

Such beautiful cards, Amy!!! I love how you colored the leaves on the first one and the second looks sooo dreamy with the color wash and tiny stars...It's wonderful to see your fabulous cards in the CTD gallery!!!

Connie said...

I love your cards! Especially the leaf sprig card...I've combed the Silhouettes site, but can't find the leaf sprig design you used...could you possibly direct me? Thanks for sharing such beautiful designs and techniques.

Charlene said...

Great cards!! Love both!!

Vickie Z said...

Amy...you always make me smile!! Both are wonderful cards, but....don't you just hate that "but" -in this case it's a good thing....LOVE the second card using the CTD colors with watercolored background!! Glad you played along!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love these new sentiments, size and font! Exciting release!

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous...love them both!

Lisa H. said...

totally drooling over both of these! looooove that first one, such a cool cut and perfect with the sentiment. Then the color throwdown card....wow!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two fantastic designs, I am in love with the leaf sprig!

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Joan B said...

these are both stunning