Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration Challenges, Day 2 & 3

Today, I have two cards to share for Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration Challenges.

The first one is for the Day 2: Dress Up Inspiration Challenge.
I bought this skirt last year at Old Navy and thought it would inspire a fun card:


I decided to pair my PTI Phrases and Praises stamp set with the sweet birds from Wee Folk.


At first, I thought I'd just pull the colours from the skirt and stamp the birds in different colours, 
but I decided to stamp them in black and colour them in with my Zigs, to match the skirt.
I added a few flourishes from Wee Folk as well.


On the side, I stamped some of the larger flourishes from Wee Folk in berry sorbet,
onto a piece of berry sorbet cardstock, for a soft tone-on-tone effect.

My second card is for the Day 3: Grab & Craft Challenge.

Now, when I had first gone looking in my closet to try and figure out which outfit/item of clothing would inspire me for the Day 2: Dress Up Inspiration Challenge,
I saw a scarf that I love, which has a white background and yellow, black and grey flowers.
But then, I remembered the skirt and chose that instead.

I decided to still use the scarf for my inspiration to make a card, so I quickly 
grabbed my Brushed Blooms stamp set, some ink and cardstock,
and white embossing powder and made my card:


I was super happy with how it tuned out!
I used some Stormy Seas ink and cardstock.


The sentiment is from Bloomers, which was sitting out on my craft table.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

PTI 9th Anniversary Celebration, MFT Wednesday Sketch & Fusion

Today, I have a couple of cards to share.... for a couple of challenges.

First up is a card that I made for the current Fusion Challenge {Paper Hearts},
where I used the sketch:



using this colour combination by Kay Miller:


Here's my card:


I stamped my flowers (from Papertrey Ink's Bloomers) onto their coordinating diecuts
in summer sunrise/orange zest & lovely lady (which I substituted for sweet blush)/raspberry fizz.
I stamped the leaves (from Wplus9's Spring Blooms) in limeade ice.


I cut a strip of Crate Paper patterned paper for the side of my card,
on which I stamped my sentiment from KIS: Birthday.

where I was inspired by this card by Kay Miller:


I love how Kay inked part of the word diecut like that -- it's so pretty!
I decided to do the same thing on my card, but on a KIS: Frame instead,
using this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:


Here's my card:


I  stamped my sentiment, using PTI's Phrases and Praises stamp set.
The flowers (MFT's Fall Florals) were stamped onto coordinating diecuts 
in the colour combos that Maile Belles shared 


Here's a close up:


I actually diecut the frame three times: once from white cardstock, which I inked with aqua mist
and my blending tool, and twice from aqua mist cardstock, which I stacked together 
to add a little dimension and stability to my frame.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Reverse Confetti February New Release Blog Hop

Hey there, 'Fetti Fans!
Welcome to the Reverse Confetti February New Release Blog Hop!

We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of the new Reverse Confetti 
stamp sets & dies, which are available to purchase today!

For my blog hop project, I made a card and a couple of coordinating journaling cards
using the new The Lord's Strength stamp set and Swirlies Confetti Cuts.


Here's my card:


I started by diecutting the Swirlies Confetti Cuts from pure poppy and aqua mist cardstock,
as well as from some post-it notes.
I used the post-it notes to create some stencils to apply some ink to my card front
using a Tim Holtz blending tool.
Then, I created another stencil using the larger leaf die from Fresh 'n Fruity Confetti Cuts
and applied some teal ink to my card to add some leaves.


I stamped the sentiment from The Lord's Strength and did a little masking/selective inking
 to switch the "ME" to "YOU", which I grabbed from the sentiment
"May the Lord be gracious and give you peace." 

I love the sentiment both ways!
Since the One Little Word I chose for myself this year is "strong",
I made a little bookmark for myself to remind me of this truth.


I used the same techniques!

And because I thought it might be fun to make a book mark to give away...


I diecut both of these using the large journaling card die from Documented Confetti Cuts.


 

  


Here's the complete list of everyone participating in today's hop:

Reverse Confetti blog
Fetti Friend--Yana Smakula 
Heather Pulvirenti
Lisa Henke
Kay Miller
Leigh Penner -- me!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: The Lord's Strength

Welcome, 'Fetti Fans to Day 3 of the February Release for Reverse Confetti


That's right!
Reverse Confetti is doing monthly releases now, starting with Countdown to Confetti posts
on the 5th of each month and the New Release Blog Hop on the 8th.

This month is a fantastic release,
with four new stamps sets & seven new Confetti Cuts!

I'm especially excited about the stamp set we're introducing today,
as it's another faith-based set that's perfect for cards, scrapbooking and Bible Journaling.
It's called The Lord's Strength.

Here's my first card, which I made using the new Edger Confetti Cuts.

(By the way, I apologize for the poor photos of my next card.
I tried photographing it several times, but had a hard time getting it to turn out right!)


I started by stamping my sentiment on my aqua mist background in versamark
& heat embossing it in white.


For my mountains, I diecut some watercolour paper using the new Edgers Confetti Cuts.
I smooshed brown ink onto my watercolours paper.
For the peaks, I pressed the tips into versamark ink and heat embossed them in white.

For my second card, I was inspired by the current


I paired the new The Lord's Strength with the heart dies from Stamped Note Confetti Cuts.


I tried diecutting the hearts using felt, but the felt outlines didn't keep their shape,
so I used one felt heart as the inside of one of the hearts and cardstock for the outside of the other two.
The patterned paper is Crate Paper.


I diecut the bottom of the white cardtstock using one of the new Edgers Confetti Cuts.




  



That's it for today!

There will be a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST today (February 7th) and the winner will be 
announced at 5pm today.

Want another chance to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Hippity Hoppity

Welcome, 'Fetti Fans to Day 2 of the February Release for Reverse Confetti
 

That's right!
Reverse Confetti is doing monthly releases now, starting with Countdown to Confetti posts
on the 5th of each month and the release blog hop on the 8th.

This month is a fantastic release,
with four new stamps sets & seven new Confetti Cuts!
 
Today, we are introducing an adorable new set
with coordinating Confetti Cuts called Hippity Hoppity.


I started by applying some watercolour to my background
and stamping the sentiment from Hippity Hoppity.
I diecut the basket, using the new Basket Confetti Cuts, from some kraft cardstock
and added some classic kraft ink to the top layer to create a little more dimension.
 

I stamped the two adorable bunnies from Hippity Hoppity onto their coordinating Confetti Cuts,
coloured them in using Zig Markers and slipped them into the basket.
I also diecut the egg from the Hippity Hoppity Confetti Cuts, smooshed it with some ink
and added it to the basket.

For my next card, I used a couple of this month's new Quick Card Panels.


I love this sentiment from Friends Like You and decided to add two little female bunnies
 from Hippity Hoppity to my card.
However, I didn't like that they wouldn't be looking at each other if I did this,
so I did a little masking with the male bunny and used his head, but with the female body.
I used a paper-piecing technique and coloured them in with Zig Markers.
It worked out great!


I diecut my green text Quick Card Panel, using one of the new Edgers Confetti Cuts.
I love how this set of dies offers so many different options!
Some Solid Honeydew Twine finishes it off.

And for my last project today, I made a treat bag using the fabulous
In the Bag Confetti Cuts & Clear Totes that were released last month.


I filled my Clear Tote with some Cadbury Mini Eggs.
I used the In the Bag Confetti Cuts to diecut some white cardstock,
which I stamped repeatedly with three sentiments from Hippity Hoppity.
 

I diecut a new Quick Card Panel using the tag die from  In the Bag Confetti Cuts
and attached it to the treat bag using some Solid Caribbean Twine.


I stamped the bunny and basket from Hippity Hoppity onto their coordinating Confetti Cuts
and coloured them in with some ink pressed onto an acrylic block, some water and a paintbrush.
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

That's it for today!

There will be a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST on February 7th and the winner will be 
announced at 5pm on February 7th.
 
Want another chance to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.
 
Thanks for looking!