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AUGUST SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

Happy AUGUST!  Wow…time flies!

I love August.  The hot weather, time by the pool or at the lake (like today), friends and family, back to school and birthday cake!  Yep, I’m a Leo (does that explain a lot?).  I’m one of those people that loves their birthday.  Do you?   I know some people want their birthday to be kept a secret, but not me.  I guess after being put on top of a table and getting sung to by a whole restaurant I just embraced the idea of my birthday being an extra fun and special day.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably still be doing loads of laundry and playing chauffeur all day, but it will still be fun and special.

I love the idea of doing Random Acts of Kindness on your birthday…the same amount to match your age.  Have you ever done this?  What did you do?  I’d love some ideas!

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Well, I’m sure you didn’t come here to discuss my birthday…that’s just an added bonus, right?

Today is August 1st, which means we get to introduce the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (aka SFYTT).  I know that I always say this, but this sketch really is full of possibilities!  I can’t wait to see how you will make it your own!

The August SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY…

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While it might not seem like it, especially because of how I started this post, but it really is a coincidence that I made a birthday card as my sample.  I just really wanted to use the CELEBRATE CAKE set (from our Key Words Collection)…

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Confetti Crew Member, Heather Pulvirenti posted THIS card using the overlapping circles from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS embossed in neon green embossing powder and I immediately was in love and wanted neon green embossing powder so that I could do the same thing!  I even ventured to Hobby Lobby with both kids in tow to get it.  We’re just going to consider that “commitment to my craft” and not “crazy craft lady OCD.”  We’re all in agreement, right?  Ok good, glad we’re on the same page.

Pic of the various details on this card, including the said neon green embossing on the black panel and arrows from the ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS set…

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I’ve also been playing around with some of my Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays (purchased at Michaels).  Instead of spritzing it onto my card base, I put a small paintbrush into the bottle and then flicked the Tinsel color onto by card base to give it just a hint of splatter…

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The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY details you need to know…

  • 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 14th. The sketch will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s SFYTT post with the link list during this time.
  • We originally stated that you must play with Reverse Confetti stamps to win; however, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding this requirement in January.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive ALL OF THE STAMP SETS for the next release and be invited to share their creations during our sneak peeks and hop!  The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 15th of each month.

Want more SFYTT samples?  The Confetti Crew will be posting their sketch creations over the next couple of weeks for a continuous does of inspiration.  Today, check out what Heather did with the sketch!

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AUGUST SFYTT CARD

Stamps: Celebrate Cake, Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows ‘n Elements

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Hot Pink Dye Ink

White, Black, Green, Gray Cardstock

Neon Green Embossing Powder, Star Punches, Sequins, Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel, Dimensional Adhesive

YOUR AUGUST SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY CREATIONS:

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY WINNER

Thanks to everyone that played along in the July SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT).  All of the cards were A-MAAAA-ZING!  In the end, there could be just one winner and this card literally made me say “Whoa, WOW!” out loud…

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(using Happy Harbor)

A big congrats to SARAH GOUGH!  She is the July SFYTT WINNER and will receive the entire next release and is invited to join the Confetti Crew for peeks and hops.

Sarah, please email me.

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Without a doubt, all the cards were great and there were several cards that stood out and I would like to take a moment to share some

SFYTT Honorable Mentions…

RC Coffee

Amy Tsuruta (using I Like You)

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Alyssa Scritchfield

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Lisa Henke (using Inner Rock Star)

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‘FETTI FINDS

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

WOW…what an exciting few days we’ve had with this release (available now)!  Because of the release, our normal Monday and Tuesday posts for this week are shifting by a day.  Today we are announcing the ‘Fetti Finds from last week’s link list, and we are adding the new link list to this post.

Congrats to STACEY SCHAFER, she is the ‘FETTI FIND from last week’s link list! 

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Stacey’s card using PEACOCK PRETTIES (from our first release in May) is so pretty! Love the colors and how she made this month’s SFYTT her very own…

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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.

 <– NOTE: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button 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).

Alright, it’s your turn now!

 

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JULY SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

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Howdy and Happy Monday!  Before I get to the newest SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY, I just wanted to remind everyone that we are just a week away from our next release.  Stay tuned this week for sneak peeks and a chance to win!

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It’s July 1st and it’s time for this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  We’re keepin’ it pretty simple again this month and there are a lot of chances for you to make it your own.  Be sure to link up your creations to the link list at the bottom of this post.

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I had so many ideas for this sketch!  At first I was going to switch the circle out with a label shape, but then I came across something that was ombre and decided that was the direction that I wanted to take.  I stuck with the circle, like shown on the sketch, and used my Silhouette to cut a variety of different size hearts.  The size of the hearts, as well as the intensity of the aqua increased as they got lower on the circle…

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As you can see, there are a few other creative liberties taken with this sketch, but “the bones” are still there.  I really encourage you to let your creativity help you make this your own!  My liberties were a bit accidental, as the circle/heart panel came out a wee bit bigger than I anticipated.  Short on time, and figuring that everything happens for a reason, I just went with it.

Detail shot of how this card is layered and bling’d (rhinestones on top of sequins) and the sentiment from DREAM IN COLOR from our Key Words Collection

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I took some pics along the way so that you can see how I created the ombre heart panel.

First, I cut the circle panel with the hearts from my Silhouette and punched out some circles in the 3 colors I used to create the ombre effect.  The punched circles are attached to the reverse side…

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TIP: To avoid a gooey glue-y mess, use a little glue around the hearts and then put the circles on top of it.

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I’m a glue person, but I understand you may be using a tape runner.  If so, just apply the adhesive to the heart panel instead of the punched circles so that you will avoid any adhesive showing through on the other side.

Here’s the completed reverse side…

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This panel is attached to a large white cardstock mat with dimensional adhesive and then added to the card, also with dimensional adhesive.

Want more inspiration using this sketch?  The Confetti Crew will have lots of creations for you to see.  Today, check out what Dawn as made…

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The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY details you need to know…

  • 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 14th. The sketch will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s SFYTT post with the link list during this time.
  • We originally stated that you must play with Reverse Confetti stamps to win; however, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding this requirement in January.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive ALL OF THE STAMP SETS for the next release and be invited to share their creations during our sneak peeks and hop!  The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 15th of each month.

Now it’s your time to shine!  What will you make using this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY?

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‘FETTI FINDS + NEW LINK LIST

Hello and Happy Monday!  I love Mondays.  I mean, I love Mondays here on the Reverse Confetti blog when we get to shine the spotlight on ‘Fetti Fans using Reverse Confetti stamps on their cards and projects.  We LOVE to see what you are making!  Be sure to link your projects on the link list found at the bottom of this post.  For those of you that are new to the Reverse Confetti blog, there is a new link list each and every Monday to share/link your projects.  More details about this and how you can win Reverse Confetti stamps below.

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This week’s ‘Fetti Finds are…

Tracey

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Tracey’s card is just bursting with happiness!  I love the tone on tone sentiment from I LIKE YOU!

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Joan take on this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is awesome! The multi-colored feathers from PEACOCK PRETTIES peeking from behind the main image panel is such a fabulous detail!

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Want to be a ‘Fetti Find?  Here’s what you need to know!…

Each Monday we’ll be posting:

1. a few(2-3) of the linked projects which will be that week’s ‘FETTI FINDS

2. a new link list for that week (posts made Sunday through Saturday)

From these ‘FETTI FINDS, YOU WILL vote on a ‘FETTI FAVE!  The ‘FETTI FAVE will win the entire next stamp release and be asked to join the CONFETTI CREW as a guest during our next release for sneak peeks and the release hop. These will be announced on the last Monday of the month.

Just a few rules…

1.  Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the main focal point of the project

2. 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), please

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What will you make this week?