WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on August 16, 2013

Hello and Happy Friday!  One of the last Fridays of summer vacation…oh where, oh where has the time gone?  I’ll be savoring these last few days of summer before school gets back in session (which, by the way, I am ready for!).  I hope that you all do the same.

I have had several inquiries regarding ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS.   It has been re-ordered and should be here next week.  I will post on Facebook and send out a newsletter when it is back in stock.  Thank you for your patience…and for loving this set so much!

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Well, being that it is Friday, it’s time to take a look back at what the Confetti Crew created this week.  Enjoy this WEEK IN REVERSE

I know I’ve said this before, but I just adore the “crazy cool” style that Savannah has!

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Amy Kolling was just as colorful with this fun card!

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Amber followed suit with this colorful, super sunny and sweet card.

I LIKE YOU

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I’m lovin’ Susan‘s collage-y style and how she mixed three sets to create this cutie of a card!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, I LIKE YOU

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Heather also mixed and matched three stamps sets to create this gorgeous embossed card.

PEACOCK PRETTIES, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, DREAM IN COLOR

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Dawn‘s cards this week are just as sweet as ever!  A triple scoop cone sounds divine and this one is calorie free!

CELEBRATE CAKE

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Perfectly clean and simple (and colorful)!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, DREAM IN COLOR

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Val is always spot on with sweet and simple details!  The pattern that is stamped white on green in the background is the perfect accent to the multi-colored feathers that take center stage.

PEACOCK PRETTIES, CELEBRATE CAKE

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CONFETTI CAMERA

By admin
on August 15, 2013

Hello, ‘Fetti Friends and Fans!

Confetti Camera is back this week!

In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations.  You’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration, as well as get to know each designer a little better through some interview questions that we have prepared.  A couple of things to note:

1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such on Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop day. **we are making an exception today** **SFYTT WINNER IS ANNOUNCED BELOW**

2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member.

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This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on Confetti Crew member AMBER HIGHT!

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Her Confetti Camera project:

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This card features  both the Celebrate Cake and Arrows ‘n Elements sets.

Post Production Interview

What do you like best about this project?

Oh my, I like a few different things about this card. I love the colors first and foremost. Sometimes when I get in a color rut, I pull out a piece of patterned paper and let the color combo in the paper inspire me. I probably wouldn’t have picked out these fun colors if it hadn’t been for this paper! I also love doilies so I was pretty stoked to be able to throw a couple of those into the mix.

What was your process on making this project? Did you have a starting point (color, inspiration, sketch)?

Well, this is our August SFYTT so obviously, that was my starting point. After that, I kind of pulled some dies out, some papers, and let my muse take over. I often stamp like this, with no real direction. But soon I start gluing things down (sometimes way too early, then I have to peel off a layer to add ink or sewing, ha!) and adding ribbon/twine, buttons, all the fun little finishing details, and I end up with something like this!

What inspiration can others take from this project?

Hmmm. Well, the layout, obviously. It’s such a fabulous sketch, and I’m sure I’ll be returning to it often.

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Describe/Share your stamping space.

Here are a few pictures as you walk into my small but functional scrapbook room:

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My work station (can you tell the desk is well loved? LOL! I have paint and cuts all over this table!) I bought these little cube shelves at Target for $16 a piece! On the bottom are 2 of the units (they have 6 cubes each) and then on top is an off-center cube. I love these because they were so cheap, and also allow me to have all my must have tools out in front of me! If I don’t see it, I won’t play with it, so I have to have it all out in the open, ha! It might not be pretty, but dang it…I love my space.

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This is how I store my 8.5×11 cardstock. In the large file cabinet in the corner (its’ covered with magnets because I use to store my dies on those magnets *again, if I don’t see it I won’t use it*) Each color has a main file folder, plus the manila file folder. The manila file folder holds the scraps of each color. My favorite way to organize my cardstock!

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This is how I store my ink pads, right to the left of my workstation so I can grab any color I want! They’re organized by color. The top drawer holds all my buttons…followed by blue/purple ink pads, then neutrals, then orange/yellow, then green/turquoise, then red/pink.

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Finally, this is my storage solution for my new Reverse Confetti stamps! I bought this binder and the sleeves at Hobby Lobby. LOVE IT! I have my phone on top of the binder for size reference.

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Do you have to clean your desk before starting a new project?

Oh yes, my space has to be back to immaculate after every card. But you know what? It does get messy in here…

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 I know my messy might not be your definition of messy, but this scene right here makes me twitchy, lol

What is your must-have tool? Why do you like it so much?

My BIG SHOT! I simply can’t make a card without my Big Shot. I love dies. Dies of all sizes, types, manufacturers, etc. I see a die, and I must possess it. LOL! So I guess dies are also my must have tools!

Do you always make A2 sized cards? If you deviate from the standard size, what favorite size to make?

Pretty much…always. On the rare occurrence I deviate from the standard A2, I go for square cards.

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

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I really loved making this little duo. It was so fun to make my own patterned paper with the Arrows n’ Elements stamp set. I got to play with pattern and color, and then embellish my little heart away! So fun!

And then, most recently I made this card with I Like You and I LOVE it!

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I have many favorite cards, but I’ll stick with these two for now.

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY WINNER

By admin
on August 15, 2013

Thanks to everyone that played along with this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY.

All of the entries were so amazing!  In the end, only one could triumph and this card from NANCY THOMAS was the hands down winner with this jaw-dropping beauty…

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(Peacock Pretties, Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows ‘n Elements)

Congrats, Nancy! 

Nancy is the August Sketch for You to Try WINNER and WINS THE ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and is invited to join the Confetti Crew for sneak peeks and the hop during release week!

Nancy, please email me

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All of the entries were fabulous and I want to take a moment to recognize a couple of

SFYTT Honorable Mentions…

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Jennifer Early

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Colleen Begley (using Inner Rock Star)

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on August 14, 2013

Howdy, friends!

Thanks to everyone that took advantage of my birthday sale!  I had a wonderful birthday spent with my family, as we concluded our “staycation.”  I enjoyed all the FB messages, texts, calls and emails welcoming me into the next age demographic (35).  And, while I have still been working during our “staycation,” today it’s back to “the grind.”  Good thing I have a job I love!

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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 WATERCOLORS, 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.

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While putting together all the school supplies for my daughter this year, I came across her set of watercolor paints and had a little light bulb go off in my head.  I have seen a few different techniques and sat down and tried a few.  While I wasn’t loving the look of the technique panels, I found that I loved how a few swashes looked together and created these 4.25″ cards…

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These clean and simple cards came together so quickly and I just love how they came out.  I used 3 different colors to create the swashes on each card, let it dry (<–important) and then stamped it in black with a sentiment from PEACOCK PRETTIES.  The black matting panel was added to compliment the sentiment and it makes a great frame for the simple, yet dynamic, panel.

Detail shots…

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Chances are you already have a set of watercolors in your house, but if not run out and get some!  They’re great to have around and can help create such fun, yet easy, cards like these that I’ll be making more of and putting together in a gift set.

TIP: Love square cards, but can’t find square envelopes?  Create 4.25″ square cards…they’ll fit right into your A2 envies with no extra postage required (based on size).

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Stamps: Peacock Pretties

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Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (AND YOU!)

By admin
on August 13, 2013

Hello and Happy Birthday…to me!

Today, I’m celebrating my birthday, but it’s YOU that gets the present!  Enjoy 20% off your order today.

Enter the code: RCBDAY20

(limited to in-stock product, online retail customers only)

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Before I get to the TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY card, I would like to announce the random winner from the comments on the blog hop.  Congrats to Wendy McGaffey! (comment on Laurie Schmidlin’s hop post).

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(Wendy, please email me)

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I thought that it would be fitting for today’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY project to be a birthday card.  I’ll be saving this one for someone else, of course…it’s always nice to have a few birthday cards on hand.

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The punched circles at the top of the card were stamped with the patterns in WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and the sentiments are from the (quintessential) birthday set, CELEBRATE CAKE.

Detail shot…

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Stamps: Whole Lotta Dots, Celebrate Cake

White, Navy, Aqua, Green Cardstock

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Circle Punches, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensional Adhesive

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‘FETTI FINDS & NEW LINK LIST

By admin
on August 12, 2013

Happy Monday, ‘Fetti Fans!

A couple reminders before I announce the ‘Fetti Finds:

1. Be sure to leave a comment on each stop along our hop (scroll down for hop post).  Comments close tonight and a winner will be announced on tomorrow’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY post.

2. Just a few more days to link up your SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY CARD!  And, YES!, you can link it to the weekly link list, too!

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Drumroll, please.

The ‘Fetti Finds from last week’s link list are Stacy Shafer and Joan Ervin!

Stacey and Joan, grab your badge!

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Stacey’s card uses PEACOCK PRETTIES and is so fun and has lots of layers!  Look at all the details…

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Joan’s card uses three Reverse Confetti sets so seamlessly!  Gotta love being able to mix and match!  Here’s her card using PEACOCK PRETTIES, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and CELEBRATE CAKE

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We want to see your Reverse Confetti creations!  Post them here for a chance to win FREE STAMPS!

Each Monday we’ll be posting:

  • The ‘FETTI FINDS from the previous week’s link list.
  • A new link list at the bottom of the ‘Fetti Find post.  It will remain open through Saturday of that week.

 <– FIND IT FAST: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button on the sidebar.

The last day of the month:

  • The ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  This will be one of the ‘Fetti Finds from that month and they will be chosen based on their project and creative use of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for sneak peek days and the new release hop.

Just a couple of rules…

  • Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the only stamps used OR are the main focal point of the project.
  • No limit to the number of projects linked, but they must be posted to your blog or gallery that same week (no linking older projects).

SHOW US YOUR REVERSE CONFETTI CREATIONS…

 


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AUGUST BLOG HOP!

By admin
on August 08, 2013

Hello and welcome to the August Blog Hop!

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This is the start of the hop.

There is a full list of hoppers toward the end of this post in case you get lost along the way.

As the graphic above suggests, there is a TON of AWESOME inspiration from not only the best design team anyone could ask for, The Confetti Crew, but also from some very, very special guests, or as we like to call them ‘FETTI FRIENDS!

So, grab that cuppa joe, sit back, relax and click on through this amazingly fun blog hop!  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  Comments close Monday night and a winner will be announced on Tuesday’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY post.  Enjoy the ride and good luck!

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My card for the hop combines two of the sets from our latest release: Celebrate Cake (from our Key Words Collection) and Whole Lotta Dots

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“Time For Cake & Ice Cream” is just one of the MANY sentiments you can create using this versatile set (see graphic at end of post).  I used it here as part of the banner on the card…

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Both yellow panels were stamped with the large dots from the Whole Lotta Dots set in VersaMark watermark ink to give a subtle, but cute, detail to those panels.  The “Happy Birthday” and “Celebrate” sentiments were stamped repeatedly and I just love how they “pop” against all the color on this card…

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Here’s the card on a gift bag using one Laurie Willison’s (‘a FETTI FRIEND!) card hanger dies.  As you can see I cut it out using the same aqua cardstock on the card itself, and then I stamped it with the smaller solid dots from Whole Lotta Dots

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Before I send you on your way, let me introduce you to our August ‘FETTI FRIENDS (links to their blogs on the hop list)..

A HUGE thank you to these wonderfully talented ladies for joining us this month!

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JT    KC

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(Recognize Jen and Kimberly from previous hops? Yep, we’re lucky like that!  And, you’ll be seeing more of them, too!)

Now folks, are ya ready to hop?!  Let’s go...

–you’re now headed to see–>Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Amy Tsuruta

Dawn Easton

Heather Pulvirenti

Jen Tapler

Kimberly Crawford

Laurie Schmidlin

Anabelle O’Malley

Savannah O’Gwynn

Val Stangle

Laurie Willison

Susan Liles

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TIME FOR CAKE & ICE CREAM CARD

Stamps: Celebrate Cake, Whole Lotta Dots

Aqua, Yellow, Green, Pink, White and Black Cardstock

VersaMark Watermark Ink

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Star Punches, Bees Delight Embossing Folder (Craft Concepts), Linen Thread, Staple, Dimensional Adhesive, Enamel Dots, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Distresser, Card Hanger Die (Laurie Willison)

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on August 07, 2013

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Happy Hump Day!

What’s everyone been up to this week?  Are you getting inky with your Reverse Confetti stamps?  Be sure to link up on the weekly link list for a chance to win Reverse Confetti stamps!  Also, the August SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is up.  Won’t you come play along with us?

<—FIND IT FAST links are always on the sidebar—

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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…

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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…

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

Easy peasy and a little fun ‘n funky!

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on August 06, 2013

Howdy, ‘Fetti Friends!

I hope everyone’s week has started off well.  Over here in the del Muro house, we are squeezing in as much (local) fun into these last few weeks of summer before school starts again.  Lots of fun in the sun, as well as some shady play dates are up ahead. At Reverse Confetti, we are gearing up for all things fall and then we’ll be jumping into all the winter holidays.  I hope you’re ready for all the great new things that are up ahead!

As you know, we don’t release every month, but rather every other month. August is one of the months that we do not have a release, but we are still having a lot of fun here and it’s sure to be a month chock full of great projects and  inspiration.  Of course, we’ll be hopping on the 8th, as always.  We hope you’ll join us…

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Right now, it’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!

This is actually a card that I made for one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers last week.  The challenge was “Simply Sparkly,” meaning a clean and simple (CAS) card with a bit of bling.  I love making CAS cards and there’s no secret that I have a thing for bling!

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I started by stamping the words AWESOME from the ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS set and then added three strips of (double stick) red line tape in a diagonal to the bottom half of the die cut (Silhouette) tag.  Next, I added the glitter one color at a time.

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I couldn’t stop at just glitter for a challenge that called for bling!  I also spritzed the base of my card with a little Heidi Swapp Color Shine it Teal.  It’s very subtle, but breaks up all the white just enough.  Plus it sparkles a little bit…bonus!

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As you can see, I also added sequins and topped them with rhinestones for just that added little bit of bling (and color).

Because this card has so much sparkly stuff going on, I wanted to make sure the rest of the card was CAS just as the challenge called for.  I kept the layers to a minimum and the paper color palette is completely neutral.  When I added the kraft panel on the right, I needed a way to bring it together on the rest of the card.  To do this, I layered it under the white star and added kraft colored linen thread.

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Stamps: Arrows ‘n Elements

White, Kraft Cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Red Line Tape, Martha Stewart Glitter, Linen Thread, Star Punch, Silhouette Die Cutting Machine, Dimensional Adhesive, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Sequins, Rhinestones

‘FETTI FINDS AND NEW LINK LIST

By admin
on August 05, 2013

Happy Monday, ‘Fetti Fans!

A couple reminders before I announce the ‘Fetti Finds:

1. New link lists are posted EVERY MONDAY!  Come play along! (details below)

2. The new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is up!  Come play along (link on the sidebar).

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Drumroll, please.

The ‘Fetti Finds from last week’s link list are Taheerah and Nancy Thomas!

Taheerah and Nancy, grab your badge!

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DREAM IN COLOR is such a fun set to work with and there are so many colorful possibilities on ways to create with it.  Taheerah did a fun and fabulous job using it on her card…

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Nancy was able to mix and match PEACOCK PRETTIES and ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS seamlessly on this awesome card…

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We want to see your Reverse Confetti creations!  Post them here for a chance to win FREE STAMPS!

Each Monday we’ll be posting:

  • The ‘FETTI FINDS from the previous week’s link list.
  • A new link list at the bottom of the ‘Fetti Find post.  It will remain open through Saturday of that week.

 <– FIND IT FAST: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button on the sidebar.

The last day of the month:

  • The ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  This will be one of the ‘Fetti Finds from that month and they will be chosen based on their project and creative use of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for sneak peek days and the new release hop.

Just a couple of rules…

  • Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the only stamps used OR are the main focal point of the project.
  • No limit to the number of projects linked, but they must be posted to your blog or gallery that same week (no linking older projects).

SHOW US YOUR REVERSE CONFETTI CREATIONS…

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