January SFYTT - Smile

Hello and Happy New Year! It's the first of the month, which means it's time for a new RC sketch challenge! :) To create my card, I started by adhering a piece of lime polka dot patterned paper to a kraft woodgrain card base.  I then used the Layer Banner Duo Confetti Cuts on a piece of kraft CS, and stamped it with one of the sentiments from Later Alligator.

Next, I stamped one of the alligator images from Later Alligator in Versafine black ink, then heat set it with clear embossing powder before coloring the image with watercolor markers.  While the image was drying, I cut a strip of coral chevron paper, adhered the kraft tag behind it, then attached both pieces to the card base.  I then used the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts on a piece of white CS using the largest circle.  Once the alligator image was dry, I die cut it out with the coordinating Later Alligator Confetti Cuts, adhered it to the white circle, then attached the die cut piece to the card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with teal gems.



Want to play along with us this month and be entered to win a gift certificate to the RC store? All you need to do is create a card based on the sketch using RC stamps, and link it up to the post HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog by noon CST on the 31st... Easy peasy! :)

Have a great one!


  1. Such a cute card Heather! Love the color combo with the kraft cardstock!

  2. I am new to card-making, and I notice that you use clear embossing powder before you color with
    watercolors. Do you recommend this process when coloring with copic markers? What does the embossing powder do for the card? Thank you for your help.

    1. Hi CJ! :) For coloring with Copic markers, I think your best bet would be to use Memento Ink vs. Versafine. Memento ink dries much faster and there's less of a chance of it smearing with Copics. Why use embossing powder on Versafine? I'm impatient, so I like to heat emboss the ink because it dries quicker, and I like the subtle texture it adds. :)

  3. Like how you followed the sketch. I need to practice that.


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