9.27.2014

C4C255 - Hello Gorgeous


Hello! :) I'm popping in to share a card I created for the current Crazy 4 Challenges C4C255 challenge, which is to create a card featuring leaves.

To create my card, I started by trimming a piece of leaf patterned paper, and stamping it with the word Gorgeous from Clearly Whimsy Stamps' Happy Hello set, then heat embossing with platinum powder.  I then die cut the Hello using the Hello Large Word DIe from cream CS.  Next, I created a snake braid using Whisker Graphics' Solid Teal Divine Twine, and secured it to the patterned paper.


I then adhered the patterned paper to the card base using pop dots before attaching the hello sentiment to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with turquoise gems and covered the word die cut with stickles.

Want to play along with us this week? All you need to do is create a card/project featuring leaves, and upload it to the linky found on the C4C255 post HERE.

Have a great one!

9.26.2014

Retro Sketches #133 - Autumn Greetings


Hi, everyone! Heather P. here today with a fall-themed card I created using one of my favorite Winnie & Walter sets, The Big, the Bold and Seasons, a somewhat unusual color combo, and a fantastic sketch from RetroSketches.  I am obsessed with gray these days, and I love that it pairs up nicely with the patterned papers I selected for today's card.  Rust, gray, cream and aqua aren't colors that I would normally use together, but I really like how they turned out!

To create my card, I started by cutting two pieces of patterned paper, and used a 1/4" corner rounder on two of the edges on each piece.  I wrapped the plaid pattern paper with jute twine, and adhered it to the card base with pop dots.  Next, I stamped the flourish pattern paper with Autumn in versamark ink, then heat embossed with platinum powder before adhering it to the card front with pop dots.

I then cut a 1/8" strip of light gray card stock, and adhered it to the card front (making sure to slide it underneath the twine) before covering it with stickles.  I tied the jute twine and secured with a double bow.  To finish up, I embellished with aqua buttons.

Have  great one!

My Little Monster


Hello! I'm popping in to share a sweet little monster card I created for the September Reverse Confetti color challenge... The colors this month are pink, yellow and gray.  


Our daughter is 9, and is currently going through a monster/ thriller / suspense / scary movie phase.  She has an *amazing* imagination, and though she would tell you she's been watching "horror" movies, she hasn't seen anything beyond Are You Afraid of the Dark (a kid's tv series from the 90s).  LOL, that kiddo would NEVER sleep again if she saw anything even remotely scary (she has a hard time shutting off her thoughts, especially at night).  So, this pink, blonde haired monster is right up her alley! :)



To create my card, I started by die cutting the following shapes using the Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts: 2 pink rounded rectangles, 2 silver glitter bows, 1 gray handle, 1 hollow circle/reinforcer.  I then used the Treat Tote Confetti Cuts die on a piece of yellow CS to create her bangs, then ran it through my die cut machine again with the Tagged Totes CC to round the top.  Next, I cut out her ponytails and tooth using two of the smaller Perfectly Paisley Confetti Cuts paisleys. I adhered the yellow paisleys to one of the pink pieces of CS, and then glued the silver glitter bows to the base before attaching her bangs with pop dots.

I die cut a circle using the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, and a smaller 1" circle (using a punch) from white CS.  I then assembled the eyes, and covered the gray CS with glossy accents.  The small white paisley was attached to the gray handle piece, and covered with glossy accents.  To finish up, the gray piece was attached to the card base with pop dots.  Once everything was dry, I adhered the second pink rounded rectangle to the back of the monster.


 


 

Want to play along with us this month? All you need to do is create a card/project using the colors above (and Reverse Confetti stamps), and link it up HERE by Noon CST on September 29th! :)

Have a great one!


9.23.2014

Gift Bag Packaging


Hello! I'm popping in to share a fun little gift bag I created using some Whisker Graphics goodies.  To create my bag, I started with one of the new Navy Blue Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bag, and stamped it with a flourish stamp inked with versamark.  I then sprinkled the stamped image with platinum powder, and heat embossed the image.  


Next, I die cut a heart shape from aqua card stock, then lightly covered the front and back with liquid tombo adhesive before wrapping it with Solid Teal Divine Twine.  Once that was done, I adhered the heart to the bag with pop dots.  I then folded over the bag and used a double hole punch.  To finish up, I added a double twine bow.

Have a great one!

9.17.2014

StampNation - Bountiful Blessings


Hello! I don't know about you, but for me, the approaching change of the season comes an increased desire to stay snuggled under the covers! I love the cooler morning air, it's so great for sleeping. :)  

Reverse Confetti is sponsoring a sketch this week with Catherine Pooler over at StampNation, and I've attached a sneak peek of the card I created for the challenge.  (For the full sketch/challenge details, hop on over to StampNation...)


Unfamiliar with StampNation? It's an amazing member community of stampers offering videos, tutorials, challenges and more.  Trial memberships are available for $1 (reduced price expires today)!  Click HERE for info!


 

Have a great one!

9.13.2014

C4C253 - Read. Learn. Grow.




Hello! :) I'm popping in to share a card I created for the current Crazy 4 Challenges C4C253 challenge, which is to create a card with a school theme.  I think I sorta kinda stuck with the theme?? Loosely?? :)To create my card, I started with a light pink card base, and stamped the zigzag border strip from Whimsy Stamps' Basic Backgrounds & Borders set in versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  Next, I die cut a heart from white CS, and a scallop heart from gray CS.  I then repeat stamped the read. learn. grow. sentiment in light gray ink before adhering the two hearts together.


I used the Glasses and Bracket die set to cut out a pair of glasses from light pink CS, then covered them with glossy accents.  The Smarty Pants sentiment was stamped in fuchsia ink, then the heart die cuts were attached to the card base with pop dots.  Once the glasses were dry, they were adhered to the hearts with pop dots, then fuchsia enamel dots were added to the card base.

Want to play along with us this week? All you need to do is create a card/project with a school theme, and upload it to the linky found on the C4C253 post HERE.

Have a great one!

9.11.2014

September SFYTT - Hello


Hello! ;) I'm popping in to share a card I created for this month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT).  It's funny how time passes, and yet, I still want to reach for the same things over and over and over.  I am so in love with gray! Lol, I just can't get enough, and looking back at my card for last month's sketch, well, it appears I'm also in love with this aqua patterned paper. Haha...  

For today's card, I started with a medium gray card base, and adhered two strips of patterned paper.  I then used the Tag Me Confetti Cuts to die cut a light gray tag shape.  The tag was attached to the card front with pop dots, then Teal Divine Twine was wrapped around the card base and secured with a bow.  



The Hello sentiment from In a Big Way was first stamped in versamark ink, then heat embossed with white powder onto a yellow scallop circle die cut from the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts.  I adhered the scallop circle to the tag with pop dots, then the card was embellished with black enamel dots.


Want to play along with us this month? All you need to do is create a card based on the sketch above, and link it up to the post HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog by noon CST on the 14th... Easy! :)


 


Have a great one!

9.09.2014

MFT Guest Designer: Happy Engagement


Hello! I'm guest posting again over on the My Favorite Things blog today, but wanted to post my card on my blog as well... :) 

My card today features the LJD Together Forever and MPD Tropical Sensations sets.  To create my card, I started with a white piece of card stock, and stamped the Happy Engagement sentiment in gray ink.  


Next, I stamped the images from the Tropical Sensations set in coral, yellow, lime and teal.  Once the inks dried a bit, I adhered the stamped layer to the card base with pop dots.  That's it! :)

I love how quickly this card came together.  I am just about the world's slowest stamper (seriously, you'd be amazed how long it takes me to do the simplest card-making tasks... LOL), but this card was super easy to put together, and I love all the happy colors.

Have a great one!