Here at Reverse Confetti, we are getting into the groove of fall and prepping for beyond that. It’s a little weird to be designing stamps for our January release while the sun is shining and either Rangers baseball or Sooner football is playing on the t.v. in background. We have lots of original designs, as well as a new illustrator that we will be introducing to you soon. I hope you’re excited as I am!
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And, speaking of excited…it’s a thrill to announce the SEPTEMBER ‘FETTI FAVE!
Nancy’s bright colored strips are the perfect compliment to the sentiment from COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS!
We want to see your Reverse Confetti creations! Post them here for a chance to win FREE STAMPS!
Each Monday we’ll be posting:
The ‘FETTI FINDS from the previous week’s link list.
A new link list at the bottom of the ‘Fetti Find post. It will remain open through Saturday of that week.
<– FIND IT FAST: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button on the sidebar.
The last day of the month:
The ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog. This will be one of the ‘Fetti Finds from that month and they will be chosen based on their project and creative use of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps. The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for sneak peek days and the new release hop.
Just a couple of rules…
Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the only stamps used OR are the main focal point of the project.
No limit to the number of projects linked, but they must be posted to your blog or gallery that same week (no linking older projects).
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 or sneak peek day.
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.**For this link list only: ‘Fetti Finds will be announced Sunday and the ‘Fetti Fave will be announced Monday**
My favorite thing about this card is the unexpected color scheme. More often than not, cards/projects centered around a pumpkin theme are going to include colors that tend to have more of a fall vibe. I like the pop of pink and green on navy!
What was your process on making this project? Did you have a starting point (color, inspiration, sketch)?
The only thing I had my heart set on when creating this card was the sentiment. I love the “hello pumpkin” sentiment from the Forever Fall stamp set! The font is super cute, and I’m a sucker for the coordinating pumpkin. I wanted the sentiment and pumpkin image to take center stage, so I opted for a very CAS design.
What inspiration can others take from this project?
This is a toughie! I would have to say if anything, don’t be afraid to step outside the box and try new color combos. You never know, you might just be (pleasantly) surprised!
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Describe/Share your stamping space.
My craft room wears a lot of hats, it also functions as our office, extra storage and general catch-all. We moved into our house 7 1/2 years ago, and always had the intention of doing something fun with the space. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen! Invariably, something always comes up that needs our attention (like our surprise bathroom remodel), so that room has been a little neglected. It’s the only room in our house that has yet to even be painted! Lol… So rather than blind everyone with the crazy amount of clutter and old white walls, I’m sharing a pic of my itty bitty stamping area. (Ha!)
Do you have to clean your desk before starting a new project?
I do normally try to put things away between projects. With such a tiny amount of space, I can’t afford to give up any more real estate! 😛
What is your must-have tool? Why do you like it so much?
Hmm… I think my favorite tool would probably have to be my heat gun. I have been on a huge heat embossing kick lately, so a fully functioning heat gun is a must. 🙂
Do you always make A2 sized cards? If you deviate from the standard size, what favorite size to make?
No, not always. 🙂 I also like to make 3 1/2 x 5 cards (today’s card), as well as 4 x 4 cards. It helps break up the monotony.
What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?
My favorite so far would probably have to be this card:
This week is zooooming by! I’m looking forward to a day in the studio working on some future projects…and stamp sets! I can hardly contain my enthusiasm and excitement! First, it’s time for…
WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS
What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project. Today we’re focusing on REVERSE CONFETTI KEY WORDS STAMPS, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.
When it comes to stamping (and most things in life), I love VERSATILITY! The KEY WORDS COLLECTION from Reverse Confetti offers just that…and more! In our KEY WORDS sets, you will find a “key word” (or two) to mix and match with the other stamps in the set to create a wide variety of sentiments. Our KEY WORDS sets also contain quotes and/or images that also focus on the given key word(s).
Our latest KEY WORDS COLLECTION release is COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS and features the word “COUNT” as the word that can be mixed and matched. It’s the perfect set for the upcoming Thanksgiving season, as well as other everyday cards and projects. For today’s card, I created a clean and simple (CAS) thank you card (I never seem to have enough thank you cards on hand)…
I combined this sentiment with a Silhouette die cut flower and leaves that I stamped with the small polka dots from the WHOLE LOTTA DOTS set. The edges of the white panel are distressed to give added texture, without adding more layers, etc. to the overall CAS design.
I repeated the polka dot green of the leaves with a thin strip on the inside of the card.
As with all of the KEY COLLECTION sets, COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS offers a wide variety of sentiments you can create and use. You can see all of our KEY WORDS COLLECTION*HERE*..
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Congratulations to our WORLD GRATITUDE DAY HOP comment winner (taken from Amy Sheffer’s blog)…
Ruth, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that hopped along with us over the weekend!
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It’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!
I love being able to mix and match my stamps, so the other day I was brainstorming which (previously released) sets I could match up with the Halloween sets. ** LIGHT BULB** when my eyes hit I LIKE YOU. Since I can’t stop saying how much I love Halloween, I figured I might as well make a card that says it, too. You can pretty much bank on a Christmas version of this in the coming months (don’t say I didn’t warn you).
This card definitely has a lot of layers and depth. Here’s a detail shot of the main image panel, which has a die cut circle base, a pinked circle and another circle layered on top. By matting the pinked circle it is set off and catches the eye a little more than if it had not been. From this angle, you can also see I popped up the pumpkin and the bat (both from SPOOKY CUTIES), as well as the “&” punched circle (from I LIKE YOU). Did you know that a 3/4″ circle punch works perfectly for popping out/up the “&” circle?
I bet you didn’t expect to see aqua on a Halloween card! I love how it pairs with the orange, black, purple and green! I added aqua/teal colored sequins to tie into the aqua cardstock panel and to give the card a little bit of sparkly flair.