2.08.2014

RC Blog Hop - How Beautiful a Day Can Be...


It’s the 8th of the month –Blog Hop time from Reverse Confetti! The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Sarah Gough’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets!

To create today's card, I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and colored it with some diluted distress ink.  I am super impatient sometimes and I find it hard to wait for my projects to dry before continuing on (especially if you want to lay down 3 or 4 layers of color), so I normally end up zapping it with a heat gun after each color wash to help speed things along. :) Once I was happy with the saturation of the color, I flicked a paintbrush filled with mustard mist to create the speckles (and then used the heat gun again).  




Next, I stamped the sentiment and crane from Quirky Cuties: Paper Crane in versamark ink, then heat embossed them with white powder.  To finish up, I wrapped the card front with gold metallic twine, and embellished with clear gems.



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! Now it’s time to hop on over to Jen Tapler's blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own?  Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti. Comments are open until February 10th at Noon CST.

Have a great one!

Supplies:
Stamps - Quirky Cuties: Paper Crane (Reverse Confetti)
Paper - Watercolor Paper
Ink - Versamark (Tsukineko), Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Ranger), Mustard Mist (Heidi Swapp)
Miscellaneous - Clear Gems (Hero Arts), Gold Metallic Twine (Whisker Graphics), White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)

37 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of your card (and we all know that NO card is simple to make). Really fun stamp set!

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  2. Heather, this is gorgeous! I've been so smitten with distress inks lately....love what you've done! I'm totally there with you on being impatient about waiting for the layers to dry!

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  3. This is so awesome! Love the colors and the splatters.

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  4. This is a work of art! WOW! I love the beautiful wash of colour and the white embossing...STUNNING!
    Hugs,t

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  5. Love the soft water color feel your card has! And the bling just a little something extra!

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  6. what a beautiful background, Heather!

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  7. Very pretty! Love the watercoloring.

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  8. Absolutely and wonderfully stunning! Love the blue watercolour, the white embossing, the gold splatters. So eye-catching...
    c

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  9. Heather fantastic background for the crane!

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  10. love how you made your own background - I am impatient also

    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  11. I love this, Heather! Turquoise is one of my fav colors and those splatters ROCK! WTG!

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  12. So pretty Heather. Love the white embossing with the blue watercolor.

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  13. Pretty coloring and technique! Thanks and Think Spring!

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  14. So pretty, the splatter is fantastic!

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  15. So pretty! I really like the watercolor look.

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  16. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the watercolor!

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  17. What an elegant card the color you used for your background is lovely also that little bit of bling is perfect that oragomi crane is one of my favorite new stamps have a great weekend!

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  18. Fabulous OLC. Love the splatter.

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  19. OH I do love your watercolour effect. So effective with the twine as well

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  20. loved it. pinned it. the end.

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  21. The beautiful background and splatters give your card wonderful artistic flair.

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  22. Ha your impatience for waiting for the ink to dry made me smile...that could explain why I hardly use water colour paper. But I'm glad you did since the card turned out beautifully!

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  23. Love the watercolor and the fantastic splatter. TFS

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  24. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love that watercolour background with the white embossing

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  25. WOW!! YOUR CARD IS AWESOME!! I LOVE the water coloring and the fun colors!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  26. Very beautiful background!!!!Love your card!!!

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  27. You have inspired me to try using watercolour paper!

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  28. Beautiful Card! Love your misted background.

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  29. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

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