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Wednesday in the Works

Hi there, Amy S. joining you today with a Wednesday in the Works project and video. Today I’ve combined some warm pinks and oranges with floral images from Build A Bunch to create a batik-inspired summery background.

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I stamped and embossed a Premier Polar White panel with floral images from Build A Bunch, then did some heavy ink blending with FlamingoRustMagenta, and Peach.

To help give the panel a fabric feel, I creased the paper, distressed the edges, and swiped both top-to-bottom and side-to-side with my Magenta ink pad.

The sentiment, from Sentiment Essentials, was stamped in Midnight, die-cut with the coordinating Sentiment Essentials Confetti Cuts, placed in front of a Premier Polar White stitched circle die-cut, and accented with one small Build A Bunch flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Build a Bunch, Sentiment Essentials

Confetti Cuts dies: Sentiment Essentials, Pop-Up Circle

Ink: Midnight, Flamingo, Rust, Magenta, Peach

Paper: Premier Polar White card stock

Other: white embossing powder, distressing tool, ink blending tools and foam, fun foam

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

Hi there, Amy S here today with a new Reverse Confetti Wednesday in the
Works video. This week, I’m using the Leaf Lattice Stencil to create
some beautiful ink-blended backgrounds.

I’ve created two cards, same design, just different colors and sentiments.
This first one blends Flamingo and Buttercup in the background. I’m
really liking the light touch you get with stencil brushes, or in this
case, an inexpensive make-up brush (thank you Laurie Willison for that
money-saving tip!). I find they have a lighter touch all the way around, so
your ink blending can be super light (or just keep adding for more
saturation and intensity). Also, I find there’s less pressure on the
stencil, so it doesn’t shift during the ink blending.

The *Round Top Tag* with the window cut out makes a great neutral layer on
the card and is the perfect way to frame a stamped Simply Sentiments
sentiment.

I added a stamped, colored, and die-cut panda bear from Miso Happy, along
with a paper pieced ballon from Take Flight. The pink diagonal striped
pattern is from the True Love 6×6 Paper Pad. I can’t remember the last
time I paper pieced! Such a shame, as it’s so quick and easy and adds great
pattern and visual texture.

I made the second version, with an Iced Aqua, Lime Green, and
Buttercup background, into a baby boy card by adding the baby panda and a
“Hello Baby” sentiment, also from Simply Sentiments.

The baby panda looks especially adorable holding the balloon! This time I
paper pieced the balloon with a pattern from the Pattern Play 6×6 Paper
Pad.

Although the pandas look fantastic just stamped in black ink and left
uncolored, I added some rosy cheeks and some warm gray shadowing around the
faces and bodies just to bring them to life a bit more.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Amy

Stamps: Miso Happy, Take Flight, Simply Sentiments

Confetti Cuts Dies: Miso Happy, Take Flight, Round Top Tag

Ink: Midnight, Flamingo, Buttercup, Lime Green, RC Aqua

Paper: white card stock; True Love and Pattern Play paper pads

Other: Leaf Lattice stencil, make-up brush, charcoal twine, clear sequins,
Copic markers

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS – VIDEO

Hi there, Amy S. with this week’s Wednesday in the Works project and video.

In today’s video, I am sharing how to make a cute Tic Tac (or other treat)
wrap using the Round Top Tag Confetti Cuts die set.

To make the wrap, I started with a piece of Stone cardstock measuring 9
3/4″ x 2″. I scored at 1 1/2″, 4 1/2″ 5 1/4″ and 8 1/4″. Next, I die-cut
the handles on both ends, first rounding the ends by partially cutting just
the top half of the Round Top Tag Confetti Cuts die, and then die-cutting the handle using the semi-circle die that’s also in that set.

After creating the wrap, I decorated it using the Take Flight and Miso
Happy stamps and dies and a tiny bit of patterned paper from the Pattern
Play paper 6×6 paper pad.

The circle tag is from the Goodie Box Additions Confetti Cuts set and the
“smile” sentiment is from Later Alligator.

Thanks for joining me today!

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*Stamps*: Miso Happy, Take Flight, Later Alligator

*Confetti Cuts Dies*: Round Top Tag, Miso Happy, Take Flight, Goodie Box
Additions

*Ink:* Memento Tuxedo Black, Reverse Confetti Midnight, white pigment

*Paper*: Neenah Solar White; Reverse Confetti Stone, Cloud White and Lime
Green card stock; Reverse Confetti Pattern Play 6×6 paper collection

*Other*: Caribbean Twine, Copic markers, foam adhesive, Tic Tacs

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