Monday, January 14, 2019

My Favorite Things - Cute Chemist

When I saw these stamps by Birdie Brown, I just had to have them!   Aren't they adorable!  It's called Cute Chemist.  I used this week's sketch challenge with the MFT Card Challenge.

  I colored the boy with my Copic markers.   I added the glasses that come with the stamp set and then glazed over the eyes with my Copic Blender and then added a glaze of blue.    I covered them with Tonic Crystal Glaze to look like real glasses.  

For the background I used the Cute Chemist set and the molecular string and stamped it with Grape Jelly ink thru the heart background.   The main cover panel was stamped with Watercolor Stripes background stamp with Nightshift Blue cardstock and Navy ink.  I die cut it with a Stitched Heart Stax.    I added a Grapesicle card stock piece that had been trimmed down with the Horizontal Stitched Rectangles.    Here is the link for the Card Challenge.

That is it for me today!   Thank you for stopping by! 

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SugarPea Designs - Bewitched - Extending your Holiday Stamps thru the Year

Hello everyone!   It’s Tricia here today and I am on the SugarPea Designs Blog today sharing a card using a Halloween  stamp set in a different way!    I love the images from the Bewitched stamp set and there are several images and sentiments that you can use to create a card that is not Halloween related.     

I stamped the little witch reading the magic book and the cat images from Bewitched and colored them with my Copic markers.    There is several sentiments that pair with these two images, I decided to go with “I’m under your spell”.   I was thinking this could be a really cute Valentine card.     

I looked thru my dies to see what would pair nicely with the stamped images and decided to use the heart from Sugar Cut Postage Stamp and Arrow Cover Plate.    Hearts and Arrows, going along with my theme here!   I die cut the heart from white card stock and ink blended with Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade (to match her dress).   The Arrow Cover Plate will add some more interest to the card without being too distracting when you use it tone on tone.  It adds just enough texture but also blends in nicely with the other images.   

I played around a little with the sentiment, trying to decide if I wanted to put it on a strip and go across the entire card, flagged banner or simply trim it down to the size of the sentiment.   After playing around a little with where to position, I decided to keep everything clustered together with the small pop of black.   

So don't put your holiday stamps sets away for another year!   Take a look and see how you can use them thorough out the year!  

Thanks for stopping by and see you next Monday!  

You can find the SugarPea Design products here! 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Reverse Confetti - Heart Pals & Love You Most

Happy Sunday!  Whew! It has been a busy weekend!   We are back to rain and cold, I am so looking forward to warmer weather.   I made a card using the sketch from the Fusion Card Challenge and the  colors used in my card from the inspiration photo on The Card Concept. 

I started off with the Heart Pals stamp set from Reverse Confetti.   I watercolored the image with my Zig markers.   The pattern paper is the new paper pad, From Cupid.    For the card panel, I used the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel.    I ran both a piece of white card stock and the patterned paper with the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel so that the stitching detail was on each. 

For my circle sentiment, I used the new Love You Most and stamped it in Midnight ink.   I die cut it with the circle die from the Bag & Tags Creator Confetti Cuts.   For my little cat, I add Icicle stickles to the ballon and then covered it with a clear glaze.    It had a TON of sparkle.   That is it for me today, it was a very simple card but I love the pop of pink against the black.    

Here is a link again to both challenges:

Fusion Card Challenge 

The Card Concept 106

Thanks for stopping by!   

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti January Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti January Release Blog Hop!!!!   This is such a fabulous release and it is now available to purchase in the Reverse Confetti Shop!    The full blog hop list is at the end of my post below for you to hop along!   You should have arrived from Amy Sheffer's blog! 
I can't wait to see what she has created with the new release!  She always has such gorgeous projects!   

Speaking of.....I have two to share with you today.   First up, I am sharing a quick treat that you can make for a more mature Valentine.   I purchased a specialty candy bar and then wrapped it in the new patterned paper From Cupid!  It was super each to create the wrap by using the Bag & Tags Creator Confetti Cuts.   I just scored each side at 1/4" on both pieces and then made sure that my candy bar slide thru it easily.   

To decorate the wrap, I stamped with Grape Soda ink onto white card stock and then die cut another piece of white card stock with the tag and added to the wrap with a pink bow.   To add some more decoration, I had this patterned heart left over from day one's project.   It also uses the patterned paper From Cupid and was die cut with the larger heart die from Patterned Hearts Confetti Cuts.   

I die cut the smaller heart with white cardstock and sent it thru again with the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel - this is going to be a FAVORITE!!!!   I die cut several XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts and layered them on top of one another and added it to the stitched heart.  I off set it onto the candy bar wrap!  

Next up, I have a card to share using several of the new release products!   I had been crazy with the From Cupid paper pad and loved this grey and black patterned paper.   I really want to hold this paper pad but I will be buying a couple more to use.    I started by covering my card base with the patterned paper.   Next I die cut a Scalloped Squares Confetti Cuts from Midnight and white card stock.  

 I die cut the white piece with the Diagonal Stitched Cover Panel and then added the Hello Lovely die cut on top.   I stamped and colored some of the flowers from the Happy Bee Day Stamp Set.   The Big Bear images were stamped onto Bristol card stock and watercolored with my Zig markers.  I added some crystal sequins and white gel pen highlights here and there!   

That is it for me today!    What is your favorite from the release?  Let me know in the comments below.   It is really hard to pick one favorite for sure!   Well it is time for you to hop along to the next stop, which is Kelly Lunceford!   I can't wait to see what she has to share today!  There is more special guests as well so have fun hopping along!   See you again soon!   

Monday, January 7, 2019

Countdown to Confetti - Happy Bee Day

Welcome to day three of the January Countdown to Confetti's new release!    Today we are sharing Happy Bee Day stamp set and Confetti Cuts.    I used my Zig's again today and watercolored the images on some Bristol Smooth card stock.   I stamped the honey cover onto some Vellum and white heat embossed it.   I love the small little bee!   

 I die cut some wood grain card stock with the Hex Cover Panel and added some yellow patterned paper from Under the Umbrella paper pad.  I stamped my sentiment onto Midnight card stock and white heat embossed.   

There are so many little details included in the stamp set to create many variations and add little bits of flowers or bees here and there.  This is a beautiful set that can be combined with many other floral stamp sets that Reverse Confetti has.   

Reverse Confetti is giving away a $15 gift certificate to one blog commenter and also to one Facebook commenter.   Here is a link for the Reverse Confetti Facebook page.   Please leave a comment on each sneak peak post for each designer, below is a link list for each one!  

 Comments will close at noon CST on the 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm CST on January 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook page!  Please check out the Reverse Confetti Blog for all the details on the giveaways!!  

 We will have a new release hop on the 8th.  All products will be available for purchase on January 8th! 

Here is a full list of all the designers to see more inspiration! 

SugarPea Designs - Guest Designer - Infinity & Beyond

Hello all!  I am so excited to be guest designing with SugarPea Designs! I have a birthday card to share with you today using the Infinity & Beyond stamp set.   I started by ink blending a background with several Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth card stock using Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Black Soot.

 I kept my center light with the edges much darker since I knew that I would be die cutting in the center with the Sugar Cut Star Dust.   I added a strip of silver glittered card stock behind the stars.  The panel was also die cut with the Sugar Cut Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle to add some detail to the card panel edges.  I just love the swish of the glittered stars across the galaxy background and continued it with the blue jewels that were added to each end.   Normally I would splatter some white paint across a galaxy card panel, but I thought it would take away from the stars.  So I left it clean and simple! My version of clean and simple that is!  😉

I added highlights to the stamped images with a white gel pen and covered the helmets of the puppy and little boy with crystal glaze.   I may have gone a little crazy with the white gel pen, but those smiling planets just had to have some rosy cheeks and white highlights!    

That is it for me today!   See you back Monday with another SugarPea Designs project!  

You can find the SugarPea Design products here! 

Have a great day! 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Countdown to Confetti - Big Bear & Heart Pals

Welcome to day two of the Countdown for the January Reverse Confetti Release!   I love the two new Dawn Machel stamp sets that we are showcasing today!   They are both adorably sweet!

First up, Heart Pals, which is just simply adorable stamp set!  I stamped my images onto Polar White card stock and colored with my Copic markers.  For my first card, I used the new Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel for my card panel.    

It adds such great detail with the stitching and covers an A2 card panel perfectly.    I topped it with Falling Hearts Panel Confetti Cuts using Rose card stock.   I added some hearts using Piggy Bank, Flamingo and Salsa card stock with the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts.  I added a sentiment from the stamp set on Midnight card stock.

For my next card, I used the Hex Cover Panel for the background and some patterned paper From Cupid paper pad.    I added a die cut heart from Patterned Hearts Confetti Cuts.   The heart was cut from Rose card stock and then an Iced Aqua white embossed sentiment was added.    I love that the Hex Cover Panel provides a scattering of cut out hexagons with stitching around. 

This card came together super quickly and could be easily recreated in mass for Valentine's Day.   I added some Crystal Glaze to the heart ballots for a little more sparkle and shine.   I love how the Heart Pals Confetti Cuts trims out the extra details in the stamped images.   See the little cut out below the balloons?  I added some small details with my white gel pen. 

Next up, I used Big Bear stamp set along with the matching Confetti Cuts.    Instead of using my go to Copic markers, I pulled out my Zig markers and watercolored my images.   The Big Bear Confetti Cuts had some of those additional details added in that allow you to put the different accessories into the bears hands.   See the picture below of the Big Bear Confetti Cuts.  

I used the Hex Cover Panel again and used some more of the patterned paper From Cupid to peek thru the hexagons.    I decided to do a die cut inlay and die cut a circle from Boo to You Confetti Cuts and then ink blended with one of my favorite color combinations:  Lagoon and Iced Aqua inks. 

 I added a sentiment stamped onto Midnight card stock.   Some aqua jewels were added for extra sparkle and I covered the die cut heart from Big Bear with crystal glaze.  See how the flower bundle fits underneath the hands of the bear.   I LOVE these extra details with the Big Bear Confetti Cuts!    
The From Cupid patterned paper has been one of my favorite patterned paper pads.   I love this black and white geometric paper.   

Thank you for stopping by! 

Reverse Confetti is giving away a $15 gift certificate to one blog commenter and also to one Facebook commenter.   Here is a link for the Reverse Confetti Facebook page.   Please leave a comment on each sneak peak post for each designer, below is a link list for each one!  

 Comments will close at noon CST on the 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm CST on January 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and Facebook page!  Please check out the Reverse Confetti Blog for all the details on the giveaways!!  

Please be sure to check back with me for more sneaks on the 7th!  We will have a new release hop on the 8th.  All products will be available for purchase on January 8th! 

Here is a full list of all the designers to see more inspiration!