Hello and Happy Hump Day!

It’s Wednesday and 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.  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.

Today, I’m focusing on another fun and different way to use your Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts dies…as stencils!

So, I think that I have said it before, but I will say it again…I am not a technique person.  The thought of the mess and the time and the mess is enough to send me over the edge.  I mentioned the mess, right?  So, when we got to chatting about embossing paste over this past weekend, you would think that I would check out of the conversation.  Nope.  I was actually intrigued.  I’ve seen lots of samples and loved them, so when we got to talking about how easy it was…and not all that messy…I thought that this was something that I could get into.  So, off I went and purchased a couple different embossing pastes.

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I got some stencils, too, but I decided to make my own for today’s project.   Yes…make my own.  Easy peasy.  I cut out the CHEVRON PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts die from heavyweight vellum.  Then, I placed it on a piece of pattern paper and taped it down with washi tape.

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I applied the embossing paste and went down to fix dinner and came back up and viola…

(this pic shows it cut out using the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die)

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Ok. so it is not perfect, but not bad for the first time trying a technique.  I decided to use it as a panel on a card…

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The heart (in felt) and scalloped rectangle are from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set.  The tab cut from kraft cardstock is from the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set and is stamped with a sentiment from CRUSHIN’.  The flag ended panels under the heart are cut from heavyweight vellum using the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die.

Detail shot…

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I wouldn’t consider myself a technique person just yet, but I will admit that I really did enjoy this, especially since it was easy to use with a homemade Reverse Confetti stencil.

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Crushin300   TagMe300

PrettyPanelsChevron  ClassActConfettiCuts

  LoveNote

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S.W.A.K. CARD

Stamps: Crushin’

Confetti Cuts: Love Note, Class Act, Tag Me, Chevron Pretty Panels

Ink:Navy Dye Ink

Cardstock: Vellum, White, Kraft

Pattern Paper:

Other: Button, Linen Thread, Dimensional Adhesive