Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop

Hey there!   Reverse Confetti is hopping along with My Sweet Petunia this month!  We are sharing ABC projects (anything but a card!)   I made some sweet tags for my Peep Treat Pops for Easter.    I used the new Honey Bear stamp set along with an older Reverse Confetti stamp set that I love called  Hippity Hoppity.   These sets interchange so well together!

I stamped the images from Honey Bear and Hippity Hoppity on Premier Polar White cardstock using the MISTI.    I then die cut the images with the Honey Bear and Hippity Hoppity Confetti Cuts.   I colored the images with my Copic markers picking soft colors to match the Peep treats.   

I used the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cuts and cut several tag bases from Mist, Sunshine and Premier Polar White cardstock.    I also used the new Fun Times paper pad and added accents to all three tags.      For each tag, I mixed it up and added different elements to build my tiny scenes.   

For my Honey Bear tag, I used the new Dashed Line Tag.    I mixed up the images from both the Hippity Hoppity and Honey Bear sets.   The cloud is a die cut from Honey Bear Confetti Cuts.   The Easter greeting was stamped using the MISTI which makes it easy to get a bold and crisp stamping! 

My next tag I used the Dots Tag Layer and cut it from the Fun Times paper pad and added a Lime Green border that was die cut with the Edge Essentials to add the dashed line at the top.   I stamped the sentiment in Lime Green ink with the MISTI to ensure a bold tone on tone sentiment.   

For my last tag, I used the Topped Off Tag along with the Edge Essentials to add details.   The Edge Essentials has a pinking edge that I die cut the Fun Times paper.  I stamped my sentiment again with the MISTI masking off the words to stack on top of each other.   

That is it for me!    I hope that you have fun hopping along with our March Blog Hop with the Confetti Crew and the My Sweet Petunia designers!   Be sure to hop along for prizes!   Next up on the hop is Kia Gibson-Clapper!

 Two lucky commenters from the hop will win one of two prizes: a $60 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com  or a $60 shopping spree at www.Reverseconfetti.com.   You must leave comments no later than Sunday, March 25th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday March 27th, on the Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

Tricia Barber --> you are here!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Reverse Confetti - Easter Card

Hello!   I hope you have had a great weekend!   I played along with Freshly Made Sketches and made an Easter card with a new and old Reverse Confetti Stamp Sets - Honey Bear and Hippity Hoppity.    Easter will be here before you know it!  

I stamped my images on Premier Polar White card stock and then Copic colored them.   The tree, bee and clouds are from the new set Honey Bear.  Instead of apples in my tree, I hide some Easter eggs for the bunny.   The bunny, basket and eggs are from the Hippity Hoppity stamp set.

My grass hill is from the new paper pad, Fun Times.    I cut the green patterned paper at an angle like the sketch and then lined it with a pretty scalloped edge with Edge Essentials.   I ink blended from Iced Aqua ink for the sky and then stamped my sentiment in Lagoon ink.  

 The panel was placed on a Kraft cardstock.   I added some yellow twine with a pink felt flower cut with the Berry Sweet Confetti cuts.  I actually finished the inside of my card with the other bunny and more of the patterned paper from Fun Times.   (I forgot to take a photo of the inside.)

Here is a link to the sketch.   I hope you have a fantastic week!  


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti - New March Release Blog Hop!

Today is release day and all products are available for purchase at Reverse Confetti!  We are hopping today with all the designers!    You should have arrived here from Amy Sheffer's blog!   Her projects are always so gorgeous!  

I have three cards to share with you today.   My first card is a little different for me but I absolutely loved it when it was done.    I used the Tall Flowers stamp set and gold embossed it on a piece of Navy cardstock.    I created a background with the one flower and stamped it multiple times.    I trimmed the embossed piece down to 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  

I then took another piece of cardstock and applied my Versamark ink to the four sides and gold heat embossed it twice to get a smooth finish to the gold embossing.    I die cut a rectangle from the upper part of the navy and gold panel with the Lacy Scallop Frames Confetti Cuts.   I stamped a sentiment and gold embossed it onto white card stock scrap.    The sentiment in the stamp set is one line but I just used post it tape and taped off the wishes so that I could stamp it below the get well.  I covered the back of the Navy panel with foam tape.  

 I just used a scrap of white so it was easy for me to line the sentiment up in my window and press down with the foam tape to secure straight and in place.   I then just added regular adhesive to the back of the white sentiment and lined it up on the gold embossed panel.    I added that panel to a Navy card base and added some clear sequins for a final bit of sparkle.   I love the gold and Navy together and it made for a very elegant get well card.       

For my next card, I decided to do a little watercoloring of the images from Sealiously!    This is such an adorable set.    I stamped the images onto watercolor cardstock and then clear heat embossed the Versafine ink.   I really like to heat emboss my stamping when I watercolor.    To me it is much easier to contain my colors and keep them from spreading around.   I had recently purchased some Tombow Dual Brush pens and they are water reactive.  I really liked using them and can't wait to use them again.  

For my card, I really wanted to use the one of the sentiment stamps from My Sunshine.  I loved the bright pop of yellow with the rainbow umbrella.  I stamped You are my Sunshine sentiment using Bumblebee ink and die cut it with the My Sunshine Confetti Cuts.   The rule follower in me wasn't sure if the sentiment from My Sunshine could be used with two seals that needed an umbrella.   So for my card, the little seals are basking in the sunshine and using the umbrella to get a little shade!     

I really loved the pattern paper in the new Fun Times paper pad so I decided to build the rest of my scene with the patterned paper.    I added a strip of white to separate my sky and grass using the Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts.  I added some light blue and white twine at the top and some clear sequins to finish it off.  

My last card today, I used Sealiously again and created another sunburst pattern using the Stitched Rays Cover Panel and some Mist cardstock.    I then inked every other ray with the Iced Aqua ink.   I die cut my sun using the Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts and Sunshine and Premier Polar White cardstock. The banner was created also from the Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts and Rose cardstock.  I white heat embossed a sentiment from Sealiously onto the banner.   

The cloud, seal and rain drop images from Sealiously were stamped onto Premier Polar White cardstock and colored with my Copic markers.    I then die cut them with the Sealiously Confetti Cuts.   I used my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen and added it to the rain drops  and the cloud.  I then added some Glossy Accents to the raindrops.   The photos don't pick upon this but it added the sparkle to my card that I always love. 

That is it for me today!   The new release is available now!    There is so much cuteness in this release!   Have fun hoping along with all the designers today!   Next up on the hop is Kelly Lunceford! She has some gorgeous projects this week.    The complete hop list is below!  I can't wait to check out everyone's projects for today!   Have fun hopping and shopping!  

Tricia Barber - that's me!