WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on August 21, 2013

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

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 THE NAUTICAL CRAZE, 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.

It’s not a surprise that the nautical trend is still going very strong!  Anchors, whales and lighthouses, oh my!

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(anchor pillow photo credit)

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Using the HAPPY HARBOR set, I created this card…

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Detail shot…

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Again, I went sans pattern paper.  I better not get too used to that since I have a slew of new 6×6 pads that are begging to be used!  I used the rope stamped twice across the aqua panel to create my own “pattern paper”.  In addition to the rope, this set also has the strip of small anchors to use as a border and/or stamp repeatedly to create pattern paper.  I had originally placed a navy scallop panel where the anchors are and then thought that it would be fun to create a colored “panel” by using the repeating anchors.  LOVE this look…sweet and simple!

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SHORE DO LOVE YOU CARD

Stamps: Happy Harbor

White, Aqua, Red, Navy, Kraft cardstock

Navy Dye Ink

VersaMark Watermark Ink

Frosted Flatbacks, Dimensional Adhesive, Heart Punch, Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Baker’s Twine, Staples

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS: CHALKBOARD TUTORIAL

By admin
on July 31, 2013

Hello and Happy Hump Day!

It’s time for another (our 3rd) 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 THE CHALKBOARD TECHNIQUE, 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.

Here’s a card that I did for the DARE TO GET DIRTY Chalkboard Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers…

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This card uses words from the I LIKE YOU set on top of a black cardstock panel made to look like a chalkboard.  Detail shot…

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What you’ll need:

Black (or dark) cardstock panel

VersaMark Ink Pad (or other ink that embossing powder will stick to)

White Pigment Ink

White Detail Embossing Powder

Embossing Buddy

White Gel Pen

Stamp(s) (of course)

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STEP ONE (no photo):

Stamp and heat emboss image or sentiment on black cardstock panel.

NOTE: You can just stamp something in white, but I like to have the embossed words, as shown, so they don’t wear away to much in steps two and three.

STEP TWO:

Apply white pigment ink to edges of cardstock panel.  You can do this by directly putting the edge of your panels in the ink or by rubbing ink with your finger.  Smudge the excess around the edges.

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STEP THREE:

Get inky!  Get some ink on your finger and smudge it all around the cardstock panel, rubbing it “in” in some areas and leaving it a little thicker in others. Don’t forget to go over/around the embossing (just make sure it is dry and set). This will give the appearance of a chalkboard that has been erased several times.

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STEP FOUR:

Draw decorative lines or dots on your panel.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but if you want straight lines, use another sheet of cardstock or a straight edge.  To create the rounded-in corners, I used a ticket corner punch on another sheet of cardstock and then traced around it.

TIP: Go back over your lines after tracing to darken and/or thicken them.

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STEP FIVE (no photo):

Add embellishments and apply to project.

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HUGS ‘N KISSES CHALKBOARD CARD

Stamps: I Like You

White Pigment Ink, VersaMark Ink

White, Black, Gray, Red Cardstock

Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Washi Tape, Dimensional Adhesives, Baker’s Twine, Heart Punch, Sequins, Enamel Dots

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on July 26, 2013

Howdy and Happy Friday!

Are you enjoying the new segments here on the Reverse Confetti blog? Yesterday, I worked on a tutorial for next Wednesday’s Wednesday in the Works post.  Confetti Camera will be on hold for a couple of weeks since the new Sketch For You to Try and monthly hop fall on the next 2 Thursdays.  Stay tuned for more inspiration when we point the Confetti Camera on each of the Confetti Crew in the weeks following.  While I have seen Susan’s space in person, I am looking forward to taking a peek into the rest of the Confetti Crew’s spaces; aren’t you?

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It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this past week.

Heather‘s dark based card with the pops of pink is just stunning!

WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, CELEBRATE CAKE AND DREAM IN COLOR

Heather

Amy K.’s preppy color palette and trendy nautical themed card are the perfect mix for this darling card.

I LIKE YOU, HAPPY HARBOR

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I could just eat up Val‘s triple scoop card!

CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Amy S.’s clean and simple card simply rocks!

INNER ROCK STAR, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Dawn has been a busy in her stamp room, creating 3 fabulous cards this week!

HAPPY HARBOR

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ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Savannah has a wicked sense of design and this card shows that off!

I LIKE YOU, CELEBRATE CAKE, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Laurie created the perfect combo with this card…sweet and sparkly!

CELEBRATE CAKE, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on July 16, 2013

Hello and Happy Tuesday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Is everyone enjoying their summer vacation?  It actually feels a little like fall here in North Texas…73 and rainy.  Perfect for me to duck into my newly reorganized studio/office and create.  Over the past few (rainy) days, I’ve whipped up a few cards using the new releases.  And, by “whipped up,” I mean that I spent a few hours tinkering and toying with stamps, ink and the like.  I’m not a fast creator.  Are you?  Rarely do I even use glue before I am actually done creating the project and I’m always adding and rearranging panels and embellishments until I get them just right.  I suppose it’s all part of the process, but I have to admit that I am a bit envious of stampers/crafters that really can just think of an idea and create it in no time at all.

I’ll be sharing more about my creative space and process in one of the new segments on the blog this week.  Stay tuned!

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As for today, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s

TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!

Have you noticed the gold trend that is everywhere these days?  I was just admiring some fun and funky gold office accessories in a local store the other day and I just love all the gold accents that are popping up in the world of fashion, too!  Of course, the gold trend has trickled into paper crafting…papers, mists, sequins, cording, embellishments and more!  I stuck to what was already on my desk…gold tinsel embossing powder and INNER ROCK STAR. I’ve had the idea to create a card with several of the records in a line for quite sometime now, but it wasn’t until I embossed a record in gold for this card that I know that I wanted them all to be gold…

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Detail shot…

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I love all the white space on this card!  Even though there are a lot of little pieces, I was still able to maintain the white space and keep it clean and simple (CAS).  I started this card by creating this strip of gold records.  To play off the star in the center of the records, I added the punched stars.  To bring it all together, I added the gold sequins which tie into the shape and color of the records.

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FOR THE RECORD CARD

Stamps: Inner Rock Star

White, Black Cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Ink

Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, Gold Sequins, Dimensional Adhesive

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