I hope you all had a magical December filled with family, friends, love and laughter! This has truly been an amazing year and I look forward to all the adventures of 2015. I’m kicking the year off with a bang…a new release (sneak peeks start on the 5th), CHA (walking the floor) and my son’s 5th birthday (how is that happening already!?!).
Today is the last day to get your December SFYTT card uploaded. Here’s the sketch once more…
<— Click on the SFYTT link on the sidebar to upload your creation!
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Or course, we have a few more bits of inspiration to share with you today…
Happy Wednesday ‘Fetti Fans! So happy you stopped by to visit us on the blog today! Amber here hijacking the blog while the Reverse Confetti offices are closed this week.
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.
For my card, I broke out my Dylusions inks to create a fun spattered background!
First step was to emboss the arrows from ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS in black embossing powder on some watercolor paper. (I used Tim Holtz’s watercolor paper because it’s bright white and amazing with the Dylusions inks).
After heat setting the black embossed arrows, it’s time to spritz and splash some ink! I do this really quickly and with total randomness. Just take the cap off the ink and start flicking the ink. Get big splotches and small splotches. Blot with paper towel and flick more ink! Just keep repeating the process until you get the background you’re looking for. I used a couple different colors, but you could use just one or ten colors!
Once I had my background, I stamped the sentiment from INNER ROCK STAR. I stamped it once in black, and again in green ink. I cut the banner in the middle of the sentiment out and popped it up on dimensionals. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from CELEBRATE CAKE.
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. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from a fun tip or technique from each of our designers. 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 or sneak peek day.
2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.
3) For this round we are focusing on how Reverse Confetti stamp sets are compatible with each other and each of the Confetti Crew members is picking two of their favorites to pair together on their project.
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Today on Confetti Camera, the spotlight is on the super creative LISA HENKE
Hello. It’s Lisa, here. One of my favorite things about Reverse Confetti stamps is how easily you can mix and match ALL of them. I had a hard time choosing which ones to show off for today’s post. I love to mix up fonts and styles.
I used the largest tag from TAG ME Confetti Cuts as my focal point on the card. I customized it with the stars from INNER ROCK STAR stamped in a light gray ink on the background and then adding the birthday sentiment in Navy ink.
I stamped the guitar and cut it out to use as a custom made embellie. It was easy to transform this image into a more BOYISH embellishment simply by swapping out the heart with a star. I did this with a wood veneer star. I used a sponge dauber to add Tangy Orange ink to the star.
A few more touches of grunge to really boy-it-up: splatter, distressed edges, enamel dots, and a trio of stamped music notes and this card was complete.
Congrats, Kari V. Your name was randomly drawn from Jen Tapler’s post. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
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This week’s WEEK IN REVERSE is short and sweet, as I will not be re-posting all of the hop projects. If you missed the hop, be sure to start HERE to see all the fabulous creations from the Confetti Crew.
Amy Sheffer always knows how to make a jaw drop! I just adore this fabulous card using the DREAM IN COLOR set…
Lisa Henke’s pair of cards is just delightful! Great details and use of the stars from the INNER ROCK STAR stamp set, as well as the sentiment from LOTS TO SAY. Don’t you just love the chunky notebook edge from the OFFICE EDGES Confetti Cuts?!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget that the latest SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for a few more days. Play along for a chance to win! All details can be found HERE.