Welcome to 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.

As noted last week, a few of the Confetti Crew design team members will be guest blogging here.  Today, we welcome Lisa Henke to the Wednesday in the Works post.

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Trends. They are a fun way to add some extra pizazz to your stamps and supplies. Especially simple, sentiments. I used three trends on my card today along with  the LOTS TO SAY stamp set.  I used two of the sentiments to create this custom thank you note.

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I love that stencils and modeling paste (or embossing paste) are trending right now. I pulled out a dotty stencil to make a custom backdrop for my sentiment.

You’ll want to make sure to secure your stencil over top of your card stock and before swiping some Modeling Paste (you can find it in any craft or art store). I used an old credit card or gift card to apply my paste, an off-set spatula works great, too. For an extra bit of depth and interest, I did move my stencil just a little bit when I applied the paste to create the ghosting effect. Set this panel aside to dry.

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I also love the angled panels I’ve been seeing on lots of cards across blog land. It adds great visual interest to any card. Cut a rectangle panel, angle it off the side and bottom (or top, depending on where you want the angle to be) of your card base and then use your trimmer to snip off the overhang.

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The final trend so hot right now are sequins. They are just the sweetest little embellishments and with all the different color choices your options are endless. I used the Rule of Three on my card and added a trio of sequin clusters across  my card front.

I used the sentiment flag from TAG ME Confetti Cuts to pop up the ” just a note” stamp. Keeping the sentiment simple, really allows the trendy items to shine!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you feel inspired to try one or all of these paper crafting trends.

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