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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

Hey, hey ‘Fetti Fans!

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a special edition of WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS with Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer!

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, Amy is going to walk you through some Copic tips with a card that blends a new release with a previous release.

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Hello ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy here today, with a sweet combination of old and new products, as well as tips on how to ground your images with Copic markers.

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I started by die-cutting some bunnies from the MORE THAN JELLYBEANS Confetti Cuts die set in two different felt colors and arranging one on top of the other so that they’d look like they’re standing side by side. They looked so sweet together that I immediately thought of the sentiments in GO TOGETHER.

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Because I wanted to maintain a light, airy feel to the card, I placed the bunny pair on a white, almost card-size panel. So that they wouldn’t just float there on the white panel, I grounded them using Copic markers. Underneath, I created a shadow using the warm gray series. Around the bunnies, I added dots in different shades of gray, pink, and aqua.

Here are a few tips for adding this dotted halo effect:

— mix up the size of the dots. With the brush tip, lightly dot the paper to make tiny dots, and press and hold a little for the larger dots.

— You also want a faded out effect, so be sure to have lots of closer together dots in darker colors right next to the image. Be more and more sparing and use lighter colors the further out you go.

That’s it — super easy and fun to do! I used a fairly light hand here. You can work with darker colors and a more concentrated dot pattern for a more dramatic effect.

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I kept my embellishments simple and subdued — a few wood veneer hearts, some linen thread, and a fabulous DOUBLE BANNER GARLAND Confetti Cuts die cut from vellum and white card stock.

The design team often praises Jen for how easy it is to combine various Reverse Confetti sets, old and new. I hope today’s project inspires you to stretch your stash by mixing and matching in creative ways! Thanks so much for joining me!

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FINAL DAYS OF FEBRUARY SFYTT

Howdy ‘Fetti Fans!

Just a little while longer to get in your SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY entry for February.  The link list closes tomorrow at noon CST.  Play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate…just in time for the next release on March 8th.

Here’s the sketch once more…

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Of course, we have a few more bits of inspiration for you…

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Lisa Henke

All About You, Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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Sarah Gough

Oliver Owl, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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Tara Godfrey

Fabulous Flamingo, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts

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Amy Kolling

So Many Stars, Winning, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts, Winning Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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JANUARY SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Usually we post the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY on the 1st of each month, but since we were participating in the SEASON’S GIVINGS HOP yesterday, we bumped it to today.

This is a great sketch and I hope that you will play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Here’s this month’s sketch…

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Here are all the details you need to know…

Before I get to all the wonderful inspiration that the Confetti Crew came up with using this sketch, let’s go over the details…

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.

Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.

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The Confetti Crew has come up with some great inspiration using this sketch!

Susan Liles

So Many Stars, Beautiful Banners, Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Lighthearted Letters, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts

Leigh Penner

Roundabout, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Sweet Thing

Kathy Martin

Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts; Fresh ‘n Fruit Confetti Cuts, In a Big Way, Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts

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Now it’s your turn!  Show us your SFYTT!

 

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In addition to the SFYTT inspiration, I want to share a few more Confetti Crew creations from this week…

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Be a Barista, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts

Jean Manis

Fabulous Flamingo, Fabulous Flamingo Confetti Cuts

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Leigh Penner

Fabulous Flamingo, Fabulous Flamingo Confetti Cuts, Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, So Stripey

Heather Pulvirenti

Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts, Petals ‘n Posies

Laurie Willison

Bring on the Merry, Lighthearted Letters, All About You

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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello and Happy Friday, ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s time for our WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a look back at what the Confetti Crew was up to this week.

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The entire Crew participated in the Pretty Packaging hop on Monday.  If you haven’t had a chance to go through the hop, check out the Pinterest board we created with all the Confetti Crew inspiration HERE.

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Here are some more great creations from this week…

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How clever of Leigh to create ornaments from the leaves of the Fresh ‘n Fruity Confetti Cuts die set!

Bring On The Merry, Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts, Pretty Panels: Chevron Confetti Cuts, Fresh ‘n Fruity Confetti Cuts

Seasonal Sentiments, Give Thanks, Give Thanks Label Confetti Cuts

Kathy Martin

Seasonal Sentiments, Give Thanks Label Confetti Cuts, Branch Out Confetti Cuts, Let It Snow Confetti Cuts

Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Branch Out Confetti Cuts, Let it Snow Confetti Cuts

Jean Manis

Circle Garland Confetti Cuts, Tinsel ‘n Trim

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Seasonal Sentiments, Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts, Let It Snow Confetti Cuts

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WEEK IN REVERSE

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

What a whirlwind of a week it has been!  I’m looking forward to some cozy up time on the couch watching Christmas movies with the family this weekend!  The Christmas Clause 3, Elf and Christmas Vacation have already been requested.  What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

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It’s Friday so today we are taking a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has been up this week in the WEEK IN REVERSE

Amy Sheffer

Beautiful Banners, Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts

Lisa Henke

Seasonal Sentiments, Let It Snow Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

Forever Fall, Pretty Panels: Diagonal Stripe Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

Leigh Penner

Seasonal Sentiments, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts

Kathy Martin

Give Thanks, Give Thanks Label Confetti Cuts, Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts

Jean Manis

Tinsel ‘n Trim, Mini Circles Garland Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts, Seasonal Sentiments, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts, Sweet Thing

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Susan Liles

All About You, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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