6.23.2016

You Are Totally Awesome


Hello! It's the first week of summer vacation here in MD, and it's always such an adjustment getting used to going from hustle and bustle of the school year to the slower pace of summer.  But it's a nice adjustment! :)

I'm popping in today to share a card I created using one of my favorite sentiment sets from Reverse Confetti, A Friend Like You.  To create my card, I started by lightly drawing pencil marks at the top and bottom of the card to create intersecting lines.  I then colored in the open spaces using Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers.  Once the sections were completely dry, I then colored in the lines with a gray watercolor marker.



Once all the watercolored areas were dry, I trimmed the panel to 4 x 5.25 and added the white glitter strips.  The sentiment was then stamped in Versafine black ink before adhering the panel to a light gray card base with foam tape.



Have a great one!

6.20.2016

W&W Share the Love w/Essentials by Ellen - You Are Wonderful



Hello! :) It's "Share the love" week over at Winnie & Walter, and this week, the DT has created projects using W&W products, along with the Totally Awesome stamp set and Brushstroke Wonderful die from Essentials by Ellen.

Today over on the W&W blog, they're hosting a Floral Challenge, and to create my card, I started by first stamping some of the larger images from Lola's Bouquet in black, gray and coral ink.  I then went back and filled in some of the open spaces with the smaller stamps in the set.  The stamped panel was then adhered to a light gray card base with foam tape.

 

I then cut a strip of light gray CS, and stamped it with one of the sentiments from Totally Awesome in Versafine black ink.  I used the Brushstroke Wonderful die on coral CS, and adhered it beneath the stamped sentiment.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment strip to the card front with foam tape, then embellished with silver enamel dots.

Have a great one!

6.08.2016

RC Blog Hop - Waving Hello



Hello! It's the 8th of the month, which means it's Reverse Confetti blog hop time *and* all the goodies we've been showcasing for the past few days are now available.  Wooooot! :)

To create my card, I started by first using the Scalloped Cover Panel Confetti Cuts on a piece of light teal cardstock, and then adhered the die cut to a kraft card base.  I then glued several of the negative die cut pieces to the card base, filling in some of the scallops.



Next, I used the Sand Dollar Confetti Cuts on a piece of white CS, and adhered the pieces together before adhering it to the card front with foam tape.  I then die cut a banner strip using the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts on white CS, and stamped it with one of the sentiments from Seaside before attaching it to the card front with foam tape.  To finish up, a coral ribbon and bow was added to the card base, Sugared Stickles were added to the center of the sand dollar, and I embellished with light teal enamel dots.





I hope you've enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of every month for more Reverse Confetti inspiration! 

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


Have a great one!

6.07.2016

RC Sneak Peek Day 3 - God Bless America


Hello! It's the final day of sneak peeks for this month's Reverse Confetti release, and today we're showcasing cards/projects featuring the new Because of the Brave set.  This stamp set features a ton of *awesome* sentiments done in the fabulous RC signature style! ♥

To create my card, I started by first cutting off a portion of the blue By the Sea QCP , then adhering it to a light gray card base with foam tape.  I then cut a strip of white CS, and tucked it underneath the QCP.  Next, I used the Swirlies Confetti Cuts on white CS, then adhered the die cut to the card front.  I then die cut the stars from red CS and silver foil using the Seeing Stars Confetti Cuts then adhered them to the card base with foam tape.  



I used the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts on a piece of red CS, then stamped it with one of the sentiments from Because of the Brave.  The sentiment was heat set with white embossing powder then adhered to the card front. To finish up, I embellished with some uber fun red white and blue twine & silver glitter enamel dots.





Would you like to be entered for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to RC (one for blog commenters, and one for Facebook commenters)? To enter, simply leave comments on the RC DT blogs, then hop on over to the Reverse Confetti Facebook page. (Full details can be found over on the RC Blog.)

Have a great one!

6.06.2016

RC Sneak Peek Day 2 - My Heart Trusts...


Hello! It's the second day of Reverse Confetti previews, and today we're showcasing cards/projects made with the new My Heart Trusts stamp set.  I *love* the sentiments in this set, and wanted to keep my card simple and let the sentiment act as the focal point.

To create my card, I started by die cutting a piece of light gray card stock using the Sunburst Cover Panel CC, then adhering it to the front of a yellow card base.  I then used the Detailed Circles Confetti Cuts on one of the new By the Sea QCPs.  



Next, I stamped one of the images from My Heart Trusts in Versamark ink, then heat set it with platinum embossing powder before adhering the die cut to the card front with foam tape.  To finish up, I embellished with silver enamel dots.





Would you like to be entered for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to RC (one for blog commenters, and one for Facebook commenters)? To enter, simply leave comments on the RC DT blogs, then hop on over to the Reverse Confetti Facebook page. (Full details can be found over on the RC Blog.)

Have a great one!

6.05.2016

RC Sneak Peek Day 1 - We Mermaid to Be Friends


Hello! It's the first day of sneak peeks for the Reverse Confetti June Release! There is so much cuteness coming your way this month, and today's reveal is one of my faves from this release. :) 

To create my card, I started by first cutting a piece of watercolor paper to 4 x 5.25", then wetting it with water and using Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powders to create the background.  While it was drying, I stamped the mermaid and friends images from Mermaid Kisses in Versamark ink, then heat set them with clear powder.  I then die cut the embossed pieces using the Mermaid Kisses Confetti Cuts, and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers.  



Next, I used the Scalloped Tag Layer Confetti Cuts on white CS, then adhered the die cut tag to the watercolor layer before adhering the panel to a light gray card base using foam tape.  I then die cut a gray CS circle using the Detailed Circle Confetti Cuts, and stamped it with one of the sentiments from Mermaid Kisses.  The Doin' the Wave Confetti Cuts were then used on vellum, and two of the strips were adhered to the card front to mimic water.  Once all my stamped images were dry, I adhered the various elements to the card front using foam tape.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment circle to the card front, covered bits and pieces of the images with Sugared Stickles and embellished with aqua glitter enamel dots.





Would you like to be entered for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to RC (one for blog commenters, and one for Facebook commenters)? To enter, simply leave comments on the RC DT blogs, then hop on over to the Reverse Confetti Facebook page. (Full details can be found over on the RC Blog.)

Have a great one!

6.02.2016

Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop - Live the Life of Your Dreams


Hello! Skipping Stone Design is having their third annual Blogs for Boobies blog hop and card auction to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  More than 60 designers will be participating in the hop/auction running from June 1st through June 7th! Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Kelly Gettelfinger's blog (if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click ***HERE***).

This is a huge post packed with info, so bear with me... :) Want to support the cause?? Read on below to find out how:

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You can help by shopping at Skipping Stones Design.
Skipping Stones Design will be donating $2 per stamp set purchased between June 1 and June 14.

You can help by bidding on the auction items.
***BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS***
1. To bid on my card:
Leave a comment below with your bid amount and your email address. 
Starting bid is $5.
Only comments on this post will be eligible for this card auction. 
Comments without an email address are invalid... Sorry!

2. Comments will post in chronological order, so you will be able to see the current high bid.

3. Return to my blog post to see if you've been outbid and to place a new high bid. 
(Below the comment field, you'll see a "subscribe to post comments" option. You can subscribe if you would like notification of additional comments.) 

4. My auction closes at 8 pm Mountain Time on June 9. 
The winning bid will be the highest valid bid at the close of the auction, and I will notify the winner by email. Skipping Stones Design will send the winner an invoice for the amount of the winning bid. Once the invoice is paid, I will mail the card out to you. :)

 You can help by spreading the word. 
The more people who know about this event, the more money we can raise. Please feel free to share this event with friends and family and/or on social media.

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Whew! That was a ton of info, hopefully you're still with me. Lol :) To create my card, I started by first cutting a piece of watercolor paper to 4 x 5.25" and added water to the surface using a paint brush.  I then used 4 different Ken Oliver Color Burst watercolor powders to create the watercolor background.  Per usual, I fiddled with it then zapped it with the heat tool to help speed up the dry time. ;) Once that was done, I adhered the watercolor layer to a light gray card base using foam tape.  Next, I stamped one of the sentiments and the larger, intricate butterfly from Healing Wings onto coral textured CS, then heat set them with embossing powder.  The butterfly was fussy cut and adhered to the card front with foam tape.  I then cut a strip of silver foil CS and adhered it to the sentiment strip before adhering it to the card base.  To finish up, I embellished with silver glitter enamel dots. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Here's the full list of today's participants:

Heather Pulvirenti (that's me!)

Have a great one!