Friday, December 8, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes - Winnie and Walter Rerun Challenge

Good morning! Today is the start of a new Rerun Feature and Challenge at Winnie and Walter - this month our featured set is Comfort and Joy - and as I often find myself doing, I ended up making two cards! I used the same main image on sentiment on both cards, but got a different feel for each which was kind of fun!


First up I stamped the star in a soft red ink, then stamped the sentiment several times over the top - leaving it uneven and wonky on purpose. I die cut that panel using Essentials: Lana Cutaways, and tied some jute string around it, tying it in a loose bow.



I then used a panel of green cardstock and added some White embossing paste using the newly released Scenery: Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. This added a lovely smudge of texture on the background to complete the slightly rustic but bright feel of this card!



Next up, a fairly muted and even masculine toned card:


For this one I used the same star image, stamped in a stacked row in varying colors, then added the same sentiment - only this time only stamped one time on each.


I trimmed that panel and matted it in black. I used some Antique Linen distress ink and the new Scenery: Buffalo Check Creative Screenings to add a subtle background to my kraft card base, then added some white paint splatters. Once that dried, I adhered the star panel with foam adhesive.


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Color My World - Reverse Confetti December Blog Hop

Good morning! stopping by today for the monthly Reverse Confetti blog hop! This is a non-release month, so instead of showcasing new products, we are sharing projects using already released items - make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $15 gift card to Reverse Confetti!



I have a couple of bright rainbow cards to share today featuring lots of distress inking! It was an idea that popped into my head as I was falling asleep one night - and the next morning woke up and couldn't wait to put the idea on a card. The card on the left was the original design idea, the card on the left evolved from my negative cuts and leftovers that I couldn't bear to throw away. I started playing around with them, and the second card design was born!



I started off by stamping and white heat embossing the tree from Merry Christmoose several times on white cardstock, then blending a rainbow of distress inks over the top. Once I finished that, I used the coordinating Merry Christmoose Confetti Cuts to die cut the trees.



I layered them all down on my white card the way I wanted, then used Press and Seal to pick them all up, apply foam adhesive to the back, and press back in place on my card front.



I added my sentiment from Work of Art, and then some of the snowflakes from Merry Christmoose randomly sprinkled around the top.



For the next card, as I mentioned above, I used all the negative cuts from the first card!



I trimmed them all down slightly, then layered on the card front, using some slightly wonky angles and overlapping a bit. Since they weren't perfectly sized, this worked to hide the imperfections and make them function as a design element.



I added LOTS of dots with a white gel pen to mimic snowflakes, then filled each tree in with several drops of coordination Nuvo Jewel drops. Finished off by heat embossing a sentiment from Worm Wishes on a strip of Midnight cardstock and attaching with foam adhesive.



Now I can't decide which one I like better! Which one is your favorite?



Here is a peek at the products that I used on my projects today! All photos are linked to the Reverse Confetti Store!



   

   

Here is the entire Blog Hop Order:

'Fetti Friend - Laurel Seabrook

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

This is the Day that the Lord has Made

Good morning! I've been so inspired lately by all the beautiful cards I've seen with colored pencils on colored cardstock - particularly by Yana, so I decided the other night to try my hand at it! I used a lovely Simon Says Stamp Set called Let Us Rejoice and came up with these two cards - I tried to add a couple things to the one on the right, I think I wish I had left it plain like the one on the left, but I decided to share it as is anyway!


For both cards I used some of the Gina K Designs Autumn Rainbow cardstock set - a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive! I used Honey Mustard and Fresh Asparagus from the set. I then stamped and heat embossed my image and sentiment from Let Us Rejoice in Gold. I just LOVE this sentiment - and the florals in this set are gorgeous as well!


Next, I just slowly began coloring and blending out the colors using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Isn't that shine from the gold embossing gorgeous?


For the next one I did the same thing, but then thought I'd try adding a bit of white colored pencil around the outside. I didn't love that, so I took an artist eraser to it. While that didn't remove the pencil, it did soften it up a lot, and I found that I at least liked that effect a bit better.


I added a few Nuvo drops around the florals, and then some sparkly Nuvo glitter drops on the centers of each petal of the flowers.


What do you think - do you like the cleaner look of the yellow one? Or the more embellished effect on the second?


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Saturday, December 2, 2017

SSS DIEcember Hop - Oh Hello There



Good morning! Happy December - or should I say DIEcember? Yes - it is officially the month that Simon Says Stamp celebrates die cutting! There is a FABULOUS new release - packed full of lots of NEW dies, and also some fabulous new glitter paper! I'm excited to be participating today in day 1 of a fabulous 2 day Blog Hop to celebrate - with giveaways and inspiration at every stop along the way!


I decided to make a card using entire die cuts - and was able to use two of the new die sets I received, paired up with a couple dies from previous releases! I started off with one of the Nested Talk Bubble Dies, and die cut the one that would fit the fun new Oh Hello There Wafer Dies. I die cut it from dark chocolate cardstock, and the words from white cardstock.


I added the adorable Picture Book Monkey to the bottom - layered together and with a bit of Copic and white gel pen accents - on a piece of white cardstock cut with Drifting Stitches Borders. Used foam adhesive to adhere some of the layers together, added some jute twine tied around the bottom, and then covered the words with Tonic Crystal Glaze to help them pop a bit more!


GIVEAWAY INFO: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon at every stop along the hop - so make sure and leave some love as you hop along for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Now - here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

And just for fun, here is another card I posted yesterday using some newly released items - click on the photo to go to the blog post if you want more info, or just click HERE:


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Rainbow Doily on the Unity Blog

Good morning! Dropping by with a little peek of a card I have up on the Unity Stamp Company blog this morning! You can check it out HERE if you want more info!


Have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Glittery Snowflake Hello - SSS DIEcember!!!


Good morning! Happy December - or should I say DIEcember? Yes - it is officially the month that Simon Says Stamp celebrates die cutting! There is a FABULOUS new release - packed full of lots of NEW dies, and also some fabulous new glitter paper! I didn't get the glitter paper, so unfortunately didn't use it on this card, but I did use a couple of the new dies for my card today! You can check out the entire new release HERE - and make sure and come back tomorrow for a fun BLOG HOP to celebrate - and of course, lots of giveaways!


For my card today I die cut the gorgeous new Big Joy Snowflake Wafer Die from glittery Candy Floss Tonic paper. I die cut Script Hello Wafer Die in two layers, the smaller hello from the same glitter paper, and the shadow from white cardstock to help it pop in front of the snowflake! 


I layered them together on a Stitched Square, die cut a panel of MFT Plaid pattern paper using Wonky Rectangles, and layered everything together with a bit of foam tape under the hello and the square for some fun dimension!


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Baby It's Cold Outside - Reverse Confetti SFYTT


Good morning! Stopping by with a card this morning for the brand new Reverse Confetti SFYTT (stands for Sketch For You To Try) - I hope you'll come play along with us!


The current sketch can be found HERE:


I used some lovely pattern papers from the newest 6x6 paper pad - Cheerful and Kind for the base of my sketch. I then added a die cut Scalloped Square cut out of Baby Blue cardstock and backed with white. Layered on stamped images from Happy Winter stamped in Navy and Parakeet Dye ink, then die cut with the coordinating Happy Winter Confetti Cuts, and added a few snowflake sequins to finish it off!


Here are the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card - click on the picture if you want to learn more about any of these items!


   

   



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