8.21.2014

You Make Me Smile


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using some Reverse Confetti goodies... I love this little whale from Happy Harbor, and thought it was a perfect pairing for the You Make Me Smile set! :)

To create my card, I started with a piece of white CS, and stamped rows of the whale in light blue, dark blue, and mint to create custom patterned paper.  Next, I adhered the white CS layer to a piece of ombre houndstooth patterned paper using pop dots.  


I then used the Love Note Confetti Cuts to cut out the blue scalloped rectangle, and adhered a white rectangle cut from the Class Act Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment was then stamped in gray ink, and the layer was adhered to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with gray enamel dots.


 



Have a great one!

8.20.2014

FTL303 - Sweet Birthday Wishes


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using Whimsy Stamps and the current Clean & Simple Stamping FTL303 sketch. 

To create my card, I started with a white card base, and stamped one of the backgrounds from Distressed Backgrounds in pink ink.  Next, I stamped three balloons from Happy Everything in yellow, green and orange, then cut them out with their coordinating dies.  



I then die cut the large Sweet sentiment from the Sweet as Candy word die in aqua card stock.  Next, I stamped the banner outline and birthday wishes sentiment in versamark ink onto gray card stock before heat embossing with white powder.  Once that was done, I fussy cut the banner and adhered it to the card front.  To finish up, I stamped the balloon tails in black, and adhered the balloons and die cut sentiment with pop dots to the card front before embellishing with pink enamel dots.

Have a great one!
Heather

8.18.2014

Welcome Home


Hello! I'm popping in to share a fun card I created using the amazing Scenery: V for cheVron set from Winnie & Walter's latest release.  

Watercolor is such a huge trend at the moment, and when I first saw the solid V in the cheVron set, I knew it would be perfect for a faux watercolor technique. 

To create my card, I started by stamping the large, solid V lightly with hot pink distress ink (making sure to leave plenty of blank space on the stamp image), then spritzing it with water before stamping it onto the paper.  I then continued with orange, yellow, and turquoise ink.  (By stamping the stamp lightly, making sure to not cover the entire image, it really allows the spritzed water to work its magic when you stamp it onto paper.) 

I then stamped the welcome from The Big, the Bold and Blessings set in light gray ink, then fussy cut it out. Next, I trimmed two strips of gray card stock, and stamped the larger of the two with the word home before heat embossing with white powder.  The two card stock strips were adhered to the card front before attaching the cut out sentiment with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with teal enamel dots.

Have a great one!

8.16.2014

C4C249 - Hope You Perk Up Soon


Hello! It's the third Saturday of the month, which means it's sketch time over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

To create my card, I started with a piece of green CS, and layered it on top of a piece of white CS.  I then wrapped some Teal Divine Twine around the top of the panels, securing with a bow, then adhered them to the medium gray card front.  I then cut a piece of light gray CS, and stamped the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps' Coffee Break Additions set in Versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  


I then stamped the coffee pot in light gray ink onto white CS, then trimmed it out.  I die cut a circle from white CS, and stamped the dashed/solid circle from Feeling Fruity in teal ink.  I adhered the circle to the light gray CS layer, then attached the coffee pot with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with some small clear gems.

Want to play along with us this week? All you need to do is create a card/project using the sketch below as inspiration, and link up to the C4C249 blog post! :)


Have a great one!

8.14.2014

CASE Study's 4th Anniversary Hop


Can you believe it's already CASE Study's 4th Anniversary? Time sure flies, doesn't it?? Iwona has put together an amazing series of 4 weekly "inspiration" blog hops in celebration of this milestone! Did you see all the cards from last week? They were fantastic!

Hopefully you've come to my blog by way of Jennifer McGuire's blog. (If you'd like to start from the beginning of today's hop, please click HERE.)



We're all featuring cards/projects based on inspiration... Whether it be another crafter, technique, color palette, you name it! For my card, I wanted to play with watercolors... I have been obsessed with all the amazing creations that have been cropping up in the crafting community lately.  People have some serious skills! Me? Not so much! :) Lol... I've come to realize that I'm a very precise stamper and I like to exercise a certain amount of control over my little canvas.  Well, you can forget about that when you're playing with water! :) I had a lot of fun putting my card together, but I definitely struggled with letting go.  Haha



To create my card, I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and stamped a series of flowers/leaves in Versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  I then colored in my design using watercolors (and couldn't. stop. messing. with it - lol), and set the layer aside to dry.  The sentiment was stamped onto turquoise CS in Versamark, then heat embossed with white powder as well.  I used the Double Border Scallop Die to cut a small scallop from white paper, then adhere it to the back of the sentiment strip.  Once the watercolor layer was dry, I adhered it to a piece of patterned paper, and attached the sentiment with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with green enamel dots.

Want to be entered to win for your chance at a fabulous prize? All you need to do is leave a comment on each stop along the blog hop, then link up your name in the widget in today's CASE Study post once you're done.  Easy peasy!

You've got until Tuesday midnight EST to join us. The names of the winners will be announced on the CASE Study blog on Wednesday, the 20th. 

Here's the full list of today's participants:

Cindy Lee
Kristii Lockart
Sarah Martina Parker
Maureen Merritt
Gayatri Murali
Donna Mikasa
Jaclyn Miller
Wida Miller
Jennifer McGuire
Heather Pulvirenti (me!)
Maureen Plut
Kathy Racoosin
Windy Robinson


Thanks for visiting today! The next stop on the hop is Maureen Plut's blog... 

Have a great one!

8.13.2014

Candles 'n Confetti Birthday Hop - Smile, It's Your Birthday!



We are celebrating a very special someone's birthday today!
Happy Birthday to the very lovely, Jen del Muro!


A few of the Reverse Confetti Crew and 'Fetti Friends are thrilled at the chance to surprise Jen with a celebratory hop in her honor and share birthday inspiration using Reverse Confetti!

The Candles 'n Confetti Birthday Hop started over at Stacey's blog and you should've made your way here by way of Sarah's blog.  If not, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing!

There's more...
Jen is making today even sweeter with a Reverse Confetti One-Day SALE!
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Now, on to my project... :) For today's card, I started with a medium gray card base, and stamped the feather from Peacock Pretties in Versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  Next, I used the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts to cut out a yellow scallop and white circle, then layered them together.  


I then stamped the sentiment in two parts onto pink CS, the smile from You Make Me Smile, and the it's your birthday from Fresh 'n Fruity in Versamark, then heat embossed with white powder.  I trimmed banner ends on the pink CS, then adhered it to the scallop layer with pop dots.  To finish up, I adhered the entire sentiment to the card base, then embellished with clear gems.

One final thing... Reverse Confetti will be sponsoring the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop later this month, too!  We would love to see you show off your favorite Reverse Confetti Cuts and join in the fun!  


Now it's time to hop over to Leigh's blog for more Candles 'n Confetti... :)

Have a great one!


8.11.2014

SFYTT - Better Than Being Perfect


Hello! I was just going back through my Reverse Confetti posts, and noticed that I used this exact same sentiment on last month's sketch... :) I absolutely love it, and that probably has a lot to do with the fact that it reminds me of our kiddo.  She is such a spitfire! I love that she marches to the beat of her own drum and isn't the least bit concerned about other's perceptions of her... I certainly wish I could be like that sometimes!


For today's card, I started with a medium gray card base, and added two strips of patterned paper to the card front.  Next, I die cut a light gray tag shape using the Tag Me Too Confetti Cuts (as well as a patterned paper reinforcer), then adhered them together before adding some twine.  I then used the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts to die cut a circle, and stamped one of the sentiments from Fabulous Flamingo in aqua ink.  The sentiment was adhered to the tag with pop dots, then the whole tag was attached to the card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with yellow enamel dots.


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


 





Have a great one!