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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

Hi there, Amy S. here today. So happy to be joining you for Wednesday in the Works! I’m enamored with the adorable monsters in the new Monsterous stamp set, and have had such fun coloring them in different ways! For today’s card, I went with two-tone, Copic-colored monsters. It always seems a little tricky mixing two different colors, as opposed to two shades of the same color. Gotta be careful not to get some weird brownish mess in the middle, right? I’ve found that I get the best results when I faded each color out to its very lightest hues, and do the blending between colors in that very lightest area of color. Don’t forget, you can also touch your Copics tip-to-tip for blending assistance! I gave my monsters spots in darker shades of the same two colors, and then coated their eyes with glossy accents. They are just soooo stinkin’ cute!

I’ve been on a circle kick with my designs lately, and this one is no exception. Each monster is popped up on a white circle (both cut from Premier Polar White card stock using dies from the Detailed Circles Confetti Cuts set. The sentiment tag is cut with one of the Tag Duo Confetti Cuts dies, then stamped with a Haunt It sentiment and white embossed. For some added color, I added some horizontal strips of patterned paper. The purple and green are from Fright Night, and the yellow is from the new Every Little Bit paper collection. That awesome stitched grassy hill border is part of the Nuts About You Confetti Cuts set, and I am nuts about it!

That’s it for me this week! So glad you stopped by!

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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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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS – VIDEO

Hi ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy S. here with a *Wednesday in the Works* project
and video for you.

I’m loving the new Hello & Thanks Label Confetti Cuts die set that
Reverse Confetti just released last week! While experimenting with this die
for my release projects, I tried cutting multiple labels out of a single
card panel, then inlaying the label pieces in various bold colors of card
stock.

This is what I ended up with. I used a different color card stock for each
label inlay to get that nice color-blocked effect.

The three hello’s were done with the hello die in the Hello & Thanks
Label set.
I added some hearts, sequins, and tiny wood veneer hearts as
embellishments. The large heart comes from the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts set,
and the small heart is from the Circle Wishes Confetti Cuts set.

*Confetti Cuts Dies*: Hello & Thanks Label, XOXO Hearts, Circle Wishes

*Paper*: Cloud White, Buttercup, Flamingo, RC Aqua, and Stone

Pattern Play and True Love paper pads

*Other*: sequins, wood veneer hearts, white linen thread

The background reminded me of honeycomb, so for today’s video, I went
all-out with the honeycomb colors and a whole yellow and black bee theme:

This time I used black for the frame and two shades of yellow, the new
Buttercup and Bumblebee Yellow cardstock colors, for the label inlays.

The bees and stamped sentiment are from The Buzz. Check out the video for
more info.

*Stamps*: The Buzz

*Confetti Cuts dies*: Hello & Thanks Label, The Buzz

*Ink*: Midnight, Sunshine

*Paper*: Midnight, Buttercup, Bumblebee Yellow, Cloud White

*Other*: Lotsa Dots stencil, charcoal twine, clear sequins, Copic markers,
Clear Wink of Stella, corner rounder

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

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