Hey there ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Hump Day!

Day 2 of summer vacation in the books and I am exhausted!  Ok, not really…well, kind of.

I have mandated down time so that we can all take a breather.  Meaning, they relax and I craft.   This arrangement is going to work out brilliantly!

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Before I get to the heart of the WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS post, I want to announce the winner from our blog hop comments…

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Megan, please email info@reverseconfetti.com to claim your prize!

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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 touching on the subject of metallics.  They are hot, hot, hot right now.  While gold is my fave, and what seems to be most accessible, there are lots of other choices…silver, copper and even a variety of colors made into metallics!

Yesterday, my card had several layers and details.  Today, I’m keeping it simple…

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There are lots of ways that you can incorporate metallics into your projects.  I chose to use metallics as a simple embellishment here.  I cut the star strip from the OH MY STARS Confetti Cuts die set from gold metallic paper (purchased at Michaels) and added it above and below the sentiment (from WINNING, along with the stars stamped in VersaMark).

Just a few tips…

When using metallics in your projects, keep it simple as they are easily the star of the show.  I’m  not saying only make clean and simple projects with them, just keep in mind that a little can often go a long way.

Pair them with neutrals (white, black, gray, kraft).  Here I used a white card base along with a large gray panel, which helped to make both the colors and the gold “POP.”

Last, and most importantly…have fun with them!  Metallics are a great way to jazz up a project and give it personality.

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OhMyStarsConfettiCutsProductGraphic   WinningGraphic250

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HOORAY FOR YOU CARD

Stamps: Winning

Confetti Cuts: Oh My Stars

Ink: VersaMark, Brilliance Graphite Black

Cardstock: White, Dark Gray, Pink, Lime, Aqua

Other: Gold Foil Cardstock, Dimensional Adhesive

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