Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans!

This post is chock full of exciting news. This first bit is personal to me and my family…we are moving! EEK! For those of you that have followed me for a little while and are thinking, “Didn’t you just move?” you are right. This will be our second move within 2 years…double EEK! I’ve moved enough throughout my adult life and feel like a pro. But, even with that pro status it’s a bit stressful. The plan is to keep life and business as normal as possible. I’ll keep you posted as all the fun events of the weeks and months to come unfold.

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Next up in the exciting news of the day…the winner of the January Color Challenge.

First, THANK YOU to everyone that played along. There were so many A-MAAAAAA-ZING entries and it was so hard to pick just one. But, alas, there could be just one winner…

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Here’s Kim’s card using BE A BARISTA, which will be back in stock tonight…

Kim, please email me at info@reverseconfetti.com to claim your prize!

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Now, it’s time for our “regularly scheduled programming” with today’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. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from a fun tip or technique from each of our designers. 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/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

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Today the spotlight is on Confetti Crew member and my CHA roomie, STACEY SCHAFER

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Here’s Stacey’s fun, fresh and on trend project using the PAPER CRANE stamp set and ARROW, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER and LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts…

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Hey there, ‘Fetti Fans! I’m thrilled to be on the Confetti Camera today to share a couple of technique tips! There are two techniques, in particular, that I want to show you today…stenciling with embossing paste AND loopy twine!

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Here is a photo of the supplies that I gathered for my project.

Paper Crane

Arrow

Love Note

Double Edge Scallop Border

Burlap Canvas, Stencil, Embossing Paste, Twine, Paper, Ink, Adhesive

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Embossing paste can be applied to a variety of surfaces. Here I spread the paste over the stencil onto the canvas using a piece of folded card stock. For more texture, like this, apply liberally (almost a little clumpy) instead of smoothing it out.

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Gently lift the stencil and allow a few minutes to dry.

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I am asked a lot about my twine loops. There is no secret to the looping other than the twine that you choose. My favorite twine is Hemptique 10 lb. Hemp Cord…it’s durable and holds it shape better than baker’s twine.

Here, I have wrapped the twine around the canvas and secured with a knot, leaving long tails.

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Next, I wrap an extra piece of twine around my fingers and tie it into place with the already wrapped twine…for a “lasso” looking effect.

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Here’s a closeup photo of my finished canvas that’s been Reverse Confetti-fyed!

Thanks so much for stopping by Reverse Confetti today! I hope you’re inspired to try some new techniques!

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