Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti July 2020 Release


Hi, Welcome to July 2020 Release Day for Reverse Confetti! You can find all the new beautiful products here. Shop fast because a few things from the last release were sold out before I could buy them! I love Jen's creativity and those cover panels.......! The blog hop starts over on the Reverse Confetti blog and more details on the hop can be found: HERE.

Today my post is focusing on Multi-Step Cacti. I will be back later in the month with posts on Background Builder and Stained Glass Butterfly.



For my first card, I wanted to make an arrangement of cacti in a window. I used Stitched Notes and Frame to make the white window frame and the Roman shade. The Roman Shade was easy to make. I used the center most cut from the cover plate and rolled it up and left part of it hanging. For paper I used Winter Wonders. I adhered window decor with liquid glue. I then cut a piece from the Lacey Scallop Frame die set and adhered it to the shade. I made the window sill with the solid banner from Background Builder and Reverse Confetti's Navy Blue ink! The sentiment is from Tulips and I heat embossed it in white onto the navy window sill. For the very back panel I used the Stitched Circles cover panel. I mounted all of this onto a navy A2 card. My second card is after the blog hop list.

 The Blog Hop

Amy Tsuruta




This was so easy to make. I simply stamped each of the solid images in the stamp set with black ink and my MISTI onto a berry colored piece of card stock (I have no idea which brand it is. I had a big paper accident in the craft room...). I used Versafine Onyx Black ink as it gives a nice crisp stamped image. I heat set that panel and trimmed it to 4"x5.25". On the same colored paper, I stamped the sentiment from Best Sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black. I mounted that onto some Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I popped the sentiment strip up with some 3M foam tape and called it done. I should have made multiples of this because I like how bold it is. On kraft card stock this would make a great masculine card. But I was feeling the berry today for some reason! Need to make more of these. So simple.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I make a small commission on each sale. Reverse Confetti supplied the stamps and Confetti Cuts used for these projects. I purchased the remaining products because they are my favorites and are of very high quality.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Impression Obsession July 2nd Challenge: Flowers



Hi, Welcome to another Impression Obsesson Challenge. The theme is Summer Flowers. You can find all details and more design team inspiration on the blog: HERE. I used Lindsay Ostrom's new daisy corner with some easy Copic coloring and doodline. I then used her new encouragement sentiment. I think the two perfectly complement each other. We all certainly need to know God is writing our story.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. Impression Obsession provided the stamps for this project!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Double Background Cling Stamps Using the MISTI



Have you ever wanted to layer one cling background on top of another? Well I have and I am not a fan of kissing stamps. Sometimes, I just want a faint layer to show through a darker pigmented layer.
Using my regular sized MISTI and Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock, I inked up Impression Obsession's Cover-A-Card Fluff cling stamp with WPlus9 Designs Fairy Dust Dye Ink. It is important to use a dye ink for the first layer as the ink is translucent. Once I was done with the stamping, I heat set the ink.

Leaving my card stock in the same position, I added Simon Says Stamp Wide Stripe to the door of the MISTI. I inked it up several times with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide. For the second layer I found that using a pigment ink was best as these inks lay down a layer of opaque ink and will hide the first layer. I then set this main panel aside to dry. Once it was dry, I cut it into a 4" x 5.25" panel and mounted it onto a Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock side folding note card.


I am making this card for my granddaughter so I stamped the cute little girl with a big bow from Ink Blot Shop's Little Something stamp set. I used my mini-MISTI to stamp this image on a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It is very humid here so I had to heat set this before using my Copics to color the image. I colored her in my granddaughter's favorite colors of navy blue and pink. I used B91, B95 and B97 for the blues, RV11, RV14, RV19 for the pinks. I stamped the leaves from WPlus9 Modern Roses with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored these in with various greens. Honestly, they were sitting on my desk so I decided to add them at the last minute.

I used my mini-MISTI to stamp the sentiment - Lovely Old World- from Impression Obsession using some Versafine Onxy Black ink. This is a cling stamp so I removed the foam pad from my mini-MISTI. After this I added some droplets from Pretty Pink Posh. I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the bow and her dress. I allowed that to dry and then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the bow.

Thanks to Lydia Fiedler for adding me back to the team 
and to you for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I make a small commission on each sale. I was gifted some of the stamp sets used in this card but the majority of the supplies I purchased myself! 


Monday, June 29, 2020

Impression Obsession: Veggies are Sunshine


Hi,
Over on the Impression Obsession blog the design team is featuring cards with older sets. You can find the information on the blog.  I wanted a quick easy card to make. Using my regular sized MISTI, I stamped the Vegetable Medley Cover-A-Card cling stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored the background between the veggies with a Copic Sketch Black markers.

I used some red cardstock to cut out the Sunshine die and mounted it as a curve on the panel. I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Sunshine Stamp set using my MISTI with Versamark Ink and Detail White embossing powder. I mounted the final panel on some red card stock and mounted that on a 110 lb Neenah Solar White side folding panel.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I make a small commission on each sale. Impression Obsession provided the stamps and die for this card. The remaining supplies I purchased as they are often used in my craftroom.



Thursday, June 18, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge: Birthday Wishes



Hi, The new Impression Obsession Challenge is up. You can find the details and more design team inspiration here. The new theme is birthday wishes which is great because I am out of birthday cards!

I fell in love with this stamp: Gardener's Coffee Mug and the dies Whimsical Tag and Rustic Bow. I am still experimenting with blues and yellows. I stamped the mug with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using my standard sized MISTI. I colored the mug with Copic Sketch B91 and B23 with some tip to tip blending. For the flowers, I used Y11 and Y17 and the leaves are colored in YG11 and YG17.  I then added some colored pencil detail to increase the depth of the mug.

I die cut the tag using some old yellow gingham paper. I added the bow in some yellow card stock. I mounted the mug onto the tag using 3M Foam tape. Altogether a relaxing card to make.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Impression Obsession: Old is New for stamps and tools


Hi,
So here we are for Old is New Day at Impression Obsession blog. I resurrected a sort of older stamp, Leaves Silhouette, and some old tools. I have been catching up on my homework from Online Card Classes Spring Card Camp 2. This is a technique from Dawn Woleslage which uses a Gelli Plate or Gel Press and inks. That is all you need and some paper. You can find the course here. I pulled my brayer and Gel Press out from my closet of "It's Been A Long Time" storage. I think it was 4 years that I last used these tools!!!!!

I simply inked my Gel Press with some Hero Arts Reactive Inks and Distress Oxides in various color combinations. I am not sure what combination yielded this card but as you can see I made a lot of backgrounds. This technique yields two card panels in one printing session. Swap out the ink colors and make two more panels.

To die cut the panel I used our new Postage Stamps die set which is perfect for 4-bar cards. The sentiment is from Mom Life. It is perfect for the new mama I sending it to,

Thanks for stopping by!
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I make a small commission on each sale. Impression Obsession provided the stamps and dies used in this project. All other products I purchased myself. 


Monday, June 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti May Release and Happy 7jth Birthday Blog Hop


I am so thrilled to be here on this blog hop. It is Reverse Confetti's 7th Birthday Celebration - a bit delayed but so worth the wait. All Reverse Confetti Releases are worth the wait if I am truthful! I have a bin full of Reverse Confetti products...full confession.

Anyway, to see the full release head here. And here is the blog hop. If you get lost, head back to the Reverse Confetti blog!

Carissa Wiley

Jennifer McGuire

So here are my cards. I chose to use Bowl of Blossoms and Sketched Florals. This first card is my favorite. It was sooooo very relaxing to do this type of sketchy watercoloring versus detailed watercoloring. This stamp is perfect for this or some easy Copic coloring or some heat embossing or some....the ideas are endless. 

Using my MISTI, I stamped the vase and the separate blossoms on to Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink which is water proof. Due to the torrential downpours from Tropical Storm Cristobal I did heat set all images and the sentiment. It is just very, very humid here right now in FL. If you are in a dry climate, you could skip this step.

I painted these with my Daniel Smith watercolors and honestly, I was mixing colors so I cannot tell you want exactly I used. I always mix colors and then test on a piece of the same watercolor paper that I have off to the side. I used my Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Brushes size 2, 4 and 6 round. Around the vase I used a wet to wet technique and added a bit of Payne's Gray. For the base I mixed two browns. I then added detail with the Payne's Grey pencil from Caran D'Ache Luminance collection and the Indigo Blue from Prismacolor. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onxy Black and positioned everything with my MISTI. Finally, I mounted the trimmed panel onto some W Plus 9 Designs Black card stock and then mounted that onto some W Plus 9 Designs Oatmeal card stock.



For my second card, I used the Sketched Florals which is a layering set to make this very preppy and perky card. However, the stake with the sentiment is from Bowl of Blossoms. For the background I die cut some Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy card stock with the Vertical Stripes Cover Panel which I flipped to be horizontal. I adhered this to a 110 lb Neenah Solar White Card Stock note card. I then die cut a white oval and a soft navy oval using Hero Arts Infinity Oval Dies. I also die cut some Soft Navy card stock with the Reverse Confetti Stitched Scallops Cover Panel. I trimmed this panel with the larger of the two infinity ovals and then trimmed it to a size where I though it would make a good vase. For the flowers, I stamped each outline image with Versafine Onyx Black ink because I wanted a bold black outline. I stamped the coordinating shape with the following Reverse Confetti inks: Piggy Bank, Rose, Grass, Parakeet and Wisteria. I die cut each floral with the Coordinating Confetti cuts. I added Glossy Accents to the yellow dots and added some shine and sparkle with a Tonic Glitter Pen. I then added some older navy, gold and clear sequins. That was it and it took no time at all. Love this set!!!

Next stop on the blog hop is the fabulously talented Amy Kolling. Again if you get lost head back to the Reverse Confetti Blog: Here. Have a wonderful day and Happy Birthday to Reverse Confetti, Jen Del Muro and the fabulous Reverse Confetti Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I make a small commission on each sale. I was gifted the Reverse Confetti products from this release to use in these two projects. The remaining products I purchased for myself because they are my favorite, time tested products that I use every day!