We’re glad that you are joining us for this week’s Confetti Camera!
In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations. You’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration, as well as get to know each designer a little better through some interview questions that we have prepared. A couple of things to note:
1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such on Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop day…or on the sneak peek days that are just around the corner!! (we’re just a little excited over here)!
2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member.
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Before we jump into the CC post, just a quick reminder that we want to see YOUR Reverse Confetti creations! Link ’em up on Monday’s ‘Fetti Finds link list (new link list each Monday). There’s a find-it-fast button over on the sidebar.
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This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on Confetti Crew member AMY SHEFFER!
Her Confetti Camera project…
Paper: White and Sahara Sand card stock; Fancy Pants Wonderful Day 6×6
Ink: black and white pigment inks
Tools & Accessories: Silhouette cut file, circle die, foam adhesive, vellum, wood veneer stars, paper piercer/needle/thread, corner rounder
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Post Production Interview
What do you like best about this project?
I like the overall clean and graphic look, as well as the mostly neutral color palette.
What was your process on making this project? Did you have a starting point (color, inspiration, sketch)?
My starting point was an occasion — my oldest son’s thirteenth birthday, which we celebrated this past Sunday. Masculine and teen – a most tricky recipient, agreed? I pulled out some of the more masculine colors and patterns from a new-to-me 6×6 pad, Wonderful Day by Fancy Pants, and then sketched out a few layout ideas. The chevron circle is a shape I’ve had in my Silhouette library for a long time, and I was really itching to work that into today’s card as well.
What inspiration can others take from this project?
Maybe it will give others an idea for a teen boy card.
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Describe/Share your stamping space.
Do you have to clean your desk before starting a new project?
Yes and no. If my space is too clean, I tend to stay away so I don’t mess it up again. If it’s too messy, I tend to stay away because I can’t stand it. Somewhere in between pristine and a total wreck is my sweet spot — where there are just enough scraps and embellishments around me to inspire creativity. I’m a slow crafter, so usually, by the time I manage to complete a project, I’m so over it that I just leave the resulting mess for later. It’s unfortunate, since cleaning up yesterday’s mess isn’t a very fun way to start today’s card.
What is your must-have tool? Why do you like it so much?
I’d have to say my dies (and die-cutting machines). I love being able to create an endless supply of inexpensive, custom shapes and embellishments.
Do you always make A2 sized cards? If you deviate from the standard size, what favorite size to make?
Almost always, yes. On a rare occasion, I’ll go for square or shaped.
What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?
This card, featuring Arrows ‘N Elements, is probably my favorite. As I was making it, I was doubtful that the graphic arrow image and bold sentiment from Arrows ‘N’ Elements would be a good match for the soft, floral loveliness of Crate Paper’s On Trend collection. I kept setting aside the Crate collection, but something about it kept beckoning. I’m so glad I heeded the inner muse, because I love the juxtaposition of the graphic and the shabby! A happy surprise!
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