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It’s time for another WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.  I am loving this new segment here on the Reverse Confetti blog.

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 a cool color combo AND a fun 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.

First, the color combo.  I am absolutely hooked on creating with black, green, gray and pink!

color combo

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My card using this color combo along with the sets WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and DREAM IN COLOR


The second part of this WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS post is about creating your own pattern paper using a fun technique with paint .


Before I get started on the details, I want to share a little about this card’s recipient.  I’m sending this card to my kiddos’ former babysitter that is off to her freshman year at college.  She’s sweet as pie, super fun and has a little edge to her…which is exactly how I wanted the details this card to come across.  To achieve that “edginess” I created my own pattern paper with paint.

Do you have a lot of little paint bottles from various projects?  I have a ton of these bottles of acrylic and patio paint and every now and then, they come in handy for a paper project like this.


The black paint was poured on a plastic plate.

TIP: I use clear plastic cocktail plates from the $1 store (8 plates = $1).  Since the paint tends to bleed through on paper plates, and I really don’t want to use my dinner plate these are perfect.  Re-usable or tossable!

I added the green paint, along with a little water to thin it out, to one of two dixie cups I grabbed from my kids’ bathroom…


The rim of the blue paper cup was dipped in the black paint and then stamped repeatedly on the white cardstock.  When I was happy with the amount of black circles that I had “stamped,” I used my heat tool to dry the paint quickly.  Of course, you could wait for it to dry, but who’s got time for that? *wink*

After the black paint was dry, I dipped the paintbrush into the watered down green paint and flicked/splattered (using my thumb against the brush) the paint onto the cardstock.  I’m pretty sure that just as much splattered paint was on my panel as was on my workspace.  Take note of that, especially if you are working with a paint that cannot be washed out.

The end result…


From here, I cut two strips and added them to my card.

Easy peasy and a little fun ‘n funky!

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Whole Lotta Dots, Dream In Color

Black, White, Gray, Green and Pink Cardstock

VersaMark Watermark Ink

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Star Punch, Dimensional Adhesive, Sequins, Rhinestones, Paint