Sunday, June 5, 2016

Countdown to Confetti - Seaside and Mermaid Kisses


Reverse Confetti is kicking off its June release today, and we're so glad to have you with us! The June release includes 4 stamp sets, 7 Confetti Cuts die sets, a brand-new limited edition Quick Card Panels collection called By the Sea, plus some new red-white-and-blue twine.

Today we are featuring Seaside, an adorable nautical stamp set with coordinating Confetti Cuts dies and Mermaid Kisses, also with coordinating Confetti Cuts.



All of the new products will be available in the Reverse Confetti store at midnight EST June 8.


Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for links to all the designers posting peeks today. Leave comments on each designer's blog for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate. Also, head over to the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for an additional giveaway.


I have two cards to share today, both using Seaside and the Seaside Confetti Cuts dies.  (I'll have a Mermaid Kisses project later in the week.)


I started by stamping and die-cutting the crab and octopus. I used a stamp positioner and sponge daubers to achieve the gradient stamping. The dots on the crab were done with Copic markers. The dots on the octopus were done with a white gel pen. I mounted them both to a partial white circle and then to one of the By the Sea Quick Card Panels

(By the way, the By the Sea QCPs are *fabulous*! Be sure to take a look at the graphic below to see the different designs. And remember, these are limited edition, so when they're gone, they're gone.)


I gave them each a flag to wave by attaching the flag to one end of a toothpick and tucking the other end behind the crab and octopus die-cuts. The star within the circle is from the new Seeing Stars Confetti Cuts die set, definitely a new favorite die set!



Stamps: Seaside

Confetti Cuts Dies: Seaside, Seeing Stars

Ink: Papertrey Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Raspberry Fizz, and Aqua Mist; Versamark

Paper: Reverse Confetti By the Sea Quick Card Panels; white and green card stock

Other: toothpicks, white linen thread, foam adhesive, white embossing powder, ink blending tool, Copic markers, white gel pen








This next card also features Seaside, this time the adorable whale image. I stamped and die-cut the whale, then adhered him to a cluster design made up of a circle from the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, a tag from In the Bag Confetti Cuts, stars from Seeing Stars Confetti Cuts, a hint of vellum, a tiny strip of anchors from one of the By the Sea QCPs, and some sequins.


The sentiment is stamped vertically onto the tag. Everything is on a white panel and white card base for a clean, crisp look.



Stamps: Seaside

Confetti Cuts Dies: Seaside, Seeing Stars, Circles 'n Scallops, In the Bag

Ink: Papertrey Bright Buttercup; Hero Arts Navy

Paper: Reverse Confetti By the Sea Quick Card Panels; white and teal card stock

Other: white linen thread, white sequins, foam adhesive






 For links to all the RC designers posting today, visit the Reverse Confetti blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



60 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love the fun ombre in your first card and the navy/green combo in your second....FABulous cards.

Lisa H. said...

oh my! these are adorable. love how you show off these seaside images. so cute!

Julie Long Bitner said...

I love the colors you used in your first card! Darling for summer!

Pam Young said...

Oh WOW! Love your colors, and your layers! Amazing!! Love all the new products, especially the sentiments in Seaside.

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful cards!

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

Adorable cards - LOVE the gradient stamping on the sea creatures!

jan metcalf said...

Love the coloring on your seaside critters!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are WONDERFUL, Amy, love how you colored the crab and octopus!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Amy I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! =) I CAN'TWAIT to see MORE!! Have a FABULOUS RELEASE WEEK!! HUGS!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your cards are just gorgeous!! So excited about this month's release :)!

Rosemary said...

both cards are just fantastic... so creative and clever!!

Karen B. said...

Ooh, two adorable cards! Love these products!

Connie Wine said...

Wow! So awesome as always! Your attention to details is riveting!!

BeverlyBL said...

Cute cards. The first one made me flash on a kid show, that I can't quite remember,but I can even hear the voices they used, and I love the design and colors you used on the second one. Great green and blue mix.

Vicki S said...

Absolutely adorable! Great designs to start with, but, in your hands, they become magical. Love the color and layout.

Vicki S said...

Absolutely adorable! Great designs to start with, but, in your hands, they become magical. Love the color and layout.

Donna said...

I'm waving back@ Too cute.

Rubina Pantoja said...

Adorable cards - that octopus is so cool!

Lisaerica said...

Super cute, love all your details! Such a awesome release. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Frozenstamper said...

I love it all! Darling cards!

Kim Faucher said...

Super cute! Love how you colored those sea creatures!!

Kathy said...

Love both cards, the colors of the first just made me smile and the creatures look so playful with the signs! The second with all its shapes and the deep green circle is so fresh. Inspiring!

Texas JennyWren said...

I LOVE both of your cards, Amy. The crab is simply adorable holding the little flag, and so is the his playmate. And I love the second card too. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Cute cards! I adore the whale done phrase! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Ericka Strange said...

Cute cards love the whale and layering so fun.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Love the gradient coloring on the crab and octopus!

Connie M said...

Love how the colors pop on the white background, so pretty.

Laurie said...

Very cute! I love how you used the pre-printed cards. Nice!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful card...love the gradient inking on the images.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Super cute cards!

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the gradient effect on the crab and octopus. So cool!

Isabelle said...

Your card are very refreshing and colorful, really excellent creations !

Linda Hahn said...

I love your cards...they made me smile!!

McStamper said...

Great cards.

Michael Farrell said...

Great job with the ombre look on the images!

Michael Farrell said...

Great job with the ombre look on the images!

Judie said...

Wonderful cards! Love the colours on the first one!!

Julene VanKleeck said...

Such fun happy sea creatures! Really cute cards!

Nora N. said...

What totally adorable cards!! LOVE the design on the second with all the layering!

Mary Holshouser said...

I had to smile at the card.
I'm waving "hello" back to you.
thanks for sharing.

Amy Rohl said...

You are such a rock star!

cindybearj said...

What cute cards. I love the crab and octopus holding signs...lol. I love the other card too, it's a whale of a card!

Natasha Henderson said...

Cute cards!I like that the whale card is sweet snd simple.

Natasha Henderson said...

Cute cards!I like that the whale card is sweet snd simple.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the ombre sea creatures on that first card, and such a wonderful cluster on the second!

My Kraft Kloset said...

So cute!!! Love all the little details!~Kim K. at My Kraft Kloset & Cardmaker Blog Team

Deepa M. said...

Love that wavy print panel, and the octopus is too cute!

Amy C. said...

Super cute cards! Love all these fun new products!

maria f. said...

Your gradient inking on the images is fabulous.

Kimberly Bennett said...

Great card designs! Especially like the Whale Done!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so fun! You always add the best details to your cards!

Tracy said...

These are so cute!

KirstenNB said...

Love them both!

Christine Canfield said...

the only thing better than an octopus is an ombré octopus!

Sue D said...

Very cute cards. I like the wavy background on the first one.

Deborah R said...

Such fun cards today!

Btrflywmn said...

Love all the cards on this blog hop, so much inspiration

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the ocean theme & arrangement. Have a Bee-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Mom and wife. said...

Love this under sea

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable cards. Love the sea life. TFS