Hello Crafty Friends! I’m very excited to be contributing as a Fetti Friend this month, and to participate with the March Release from Reverse Confetti
. As you may know, they always countdown the days until their new Release, with fabulous sneak peeks from the whole team, and a grand Blog Hop on the 8th, which is Release Day!
Today is the first day of the Countdown to Confetti and I have two products to share with you. I made two different cards, both are full of bright inkblended colors. The first card uses a new sentiment stamp set perfect for encouragement cards, Easter cards, or anytime cards really, called Perfect Timing
. It has a wonderfully cute script and I created an inky rainbow on some Bristol smooth cardstock for the perfect background. I also went into the craft closet and found some old embroidery floss, in a rainbow of colors, to braid into a tassel. I looped the tassel through the extra large tag hole in a fun new stand alone die called the Scallop Window Tag
. It has a great stitched outline and plenty of space to add images or sentiments.
I layered the tag onto some bright white cardstock that I cut with the diagonal Stitches cover panel
, then trimmed. I popped the kraft tag onto some foam tape before adhering, so the tassel would have plenty of space to move. Then I finished it off with a sprinkle of luxurious matte gold sequins.
For my second card, I used the new set called Choose Joy
. This set has some cheerful bold sentiments, and solid image stamps for creating wreaths. I found some bright polka dotted red patterned paper from the Winter Solstice Paper Pad
, and layered a piece of white textured cardstock over top, that I cut using the Scallop striped panel
die and lightly inked with abandoned coral distress oxide inks.
With so much texture going on, I decided to use multiple stamped die cuts of the flower and leaves, and arrange them in a cluster, around the sentiment. I gold embossed the sentiment Strength & Love, and cut it out with a circle die. I cut a second circle out of fun foam and mounted them together. I used 3 different shades of red distress oxide inks to stamp my flowers. I found that I prefer using the Distress Oxide to stamp reds and pinks because they don’t the stain the stamps red. I cut everything out with the coordinating Dies, and adhered them in place. Then I added a few more of the fancy matte gold sequins.
I really love the versatility of both of these sets. I was also surprised at how quickly I was able to create these cards. I’m notorious for spending 5-6 hours on one card. But these two cuties came together in an afternoon! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and stop back in tomorrow for the next peek!
There will be a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate for one lucky blog commenter, who hops along and comments on each Designers Countdown to Confetti Sneak Peeks. Comments will be closed on the 7th at noon with a winner announced at 5pm CST. There’s a second prize for those who comment on the Reverse Confetti FB so head on over Reverse Confetti Facebook
Thank you for dropping by,