Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Reverse Confetti Purple Beauty

Hello Fetti Fans! It's been a while since I played with my Polychromo Pencils so I decided to dust them off for this card. If you were lucky enough to pick up the Wonderful You set from Reverse Confetti for this past Stamptember (collaboration with Simon Says Stamp), then I hope this inspires you to try something a little different with this set. But if you weren't quick enough to grab that particular set, stay tuned to the end of my post as I have another example using Beautiful Memories of how you can use the same technique with similar stamp sets!

I used a technique I first saw Yana Smakula do - stamp the image using a stamp positioner in a light ink on kraft card (leave the stamp in the positioner so you can stamp again after your colouring). colour the image with your pencils and then restamp in versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Make sure you first give your coloured in image a good tapping with your powder tool or anti-static tool so that embossing powder does not stick where it shouldn't!.

I cut out my images and layed them on a background that I had stamped randomly with the same image in versamark ink. I stamped the sentiment on black card and gold embossed it and trimmed to a strip, adhering accross the card front.
Polychromo Colours used:
249, 136. 138, 140 (purples and blue)
165, 167, 168 (greens)

You can dot he same technique with other stamp sets - the one below is done with the new and oh-so-lovely Beautiful Memories Stamp set! It's a more subtle effect (I only stamped a few background images so it didn't look too busy).
Such a pretty effect! There are more beautiful florals at Reverse Confetti that you could try this with too!
I hope you enjoyed this card and that it inspires you to try something a little different!
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, 11 November 2019

Reverse Confetti & Thermo-web Collab

Hello Fetti Fans! Today we are collaborating with Thermo-web today to bring you some stunning projects! The sheer sparkle and shine in my projects today is so hard to capture on camera - but in real life they are so beautiful to look at!

For my first project, I created some Kraft card Christmas tags by using the Stitched Circles Cover Die to create a stencil. I then used a spatula to smooth over my Glitz Glitter Gel in Red Velvet and Turquoise Sea. I used my Grid Stitched Tag as a template to cut tag shapes from the pieces when they were fully dry.

I used some Transfer Gel and a sponge to dab some gel onto my Love you Most stamps and stamped them onto some kraft card. Make sure you clean your stamps off straight away with warm soapy water - don't let the transfer gel dry on your stamps!! I let it to dry and then ran it through my laminator with Aqua and Red Rouge Rojo Deco Foil between a shim of card and baking paper - beautiful shininess!!
I then used my Bag and Tag Creator Confetti cut to cut a tag and adhered the punched foil circles to them. I attached the pieces together with jute. 

For my second project (I was just having so much fun!!) again using Kraft cardstock,  I created a more classic style card using the Peony Stamp set. I Used the transfer gel again to dab onto my stamp and then stamp it onto the kraft background piece. Once dry I ran it through my laminator using the Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil. 
I stamped a sentiment from Sentimentally Yours on vellum and embossed with Gold Powder. I secured this at the front of the panel and placed on a kraft cardbase.
Such a pretty look - foil can be striking but also subtle. 
Thanks for joining me and hope you enjoy the creations from the collab.

Ali xx

Friday, 8 November 2019

Reverse Confetti - New Release Blog Hop!

Hello Fetti Fans! Yippee, it's time - the new release from Reverse Confetti is here! Today we are taking you on a blog hop with the amazing creative team for this release! make sure you check out the other blogs on the hop for more wonderful crafty inspiration!
For my card today I've used the wonderful new Warm Hugs Confetti Cut using a partial die-cut technique (I think the first time I saw this it was on Jennifer McGuire's Youtube Channel). As well as the ever-so-sweet Huggable set.
To begin this card, I coloured a white piece of cardstock with Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide Ink and Spun sugar and placed it in my die cutting machine with the Warm Hugs Die. I placed the top plate over the die so that it did not cut the very bottom of the die (see pic below).

Once I ran it through the die cutting machine, I then used a scalpel and ruler to cut across the card as shown in the finished pic. I created another background piece with Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide Ink and Spun Sugar and splattered with water droplets.
I stamped and coloured the images with C Grey Copics and die-cut it with the corresponding die.
 I trimmed the background pieces and adhered together as shown. I stamped the sentiment and adhered the two cute little mice.
Hope you enjoyed my card and don't forget there's heaps more inspiration found below!

Products I used:

Ali xx

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Reverse Confetti - Countdown To Confetti Day 3

Hello Fetti Fans!
Welcome to Day 3 of the Reverse Confetti Countdown - the new release is only a day away!!Today we are showcasing the Thank You Stamp and Confetti Cut Die set and I have also used the fabulous new Paper Pad Winter Wonders along with the Stitched Bursts Cover Panel.

To start the card I simply ran some white card through my die cut machine with the panel. I cut a strip of the paper from the Winter Wonders Pad and adhered to the bottom of the front panel.
I stamped the Thank You stamp set and die cut. I stamped the sentiment and white embossed it on a strip and adhered to the card-front. I die-cut the Thank You words (cutting 4 extra black word dies and layering behind the embossed ones). I adhered the Thank You to the card front to complete.
Thanks for joining us for the countdown - It will be available on the 8th and make sure you join us for the hop for Release Day!

 Don't forget to comment and visit the Reverse Confetti Blog too for chances to win! 
Here's the line-up of other fabulous designers@

Thanks for visiting!
Ali x

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Reverse Confetti - Countdown to Confetti Day 2

Hello Fetti Fans! Hope you are loving all the samples from the upcoming new Reverse Confetti release as much as I am! Today I have two cards created using the Huggable and Birdie Buddies Sets - sooo much cuteness in these two sets!! New Release is available from the 8th November!

For both cards, I first used blending brushes to create the backgrounds (Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Inks for the purples and Stormy Sky and Blue Sapphire for the blues). I then used the new cover plate Stiched Bursts for the blue card piece and the Snow Start Cover Panel (using a embossing mat, so it did not fully cut through the paper). I splattered the panels with water.

I stamped and coloured the images with Copics (mice C1, C3, C5, C7 Birds B26, B24, B02). I die cut the mice (and fussy cut the birds as I layered the stamps). I stamped the sentiments from each set and white embossed them on black cardstock strips, adhering them to the cardfront, then adhered the images. These images are so very adorable and such fun to colour!

New Release Products used:

Please checkout the other designers blogs with their creations using these sets and leave a comment for you chance to win! There's another chance on the Reverse Confetti Facebook Page too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ali x

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Reverse Confetti - Countdown to Confetti Day 1

Hello Fetti fans! Welcome to Day 1 of the Countdown To Confetti! 
Today we are showing you Beautiful Memories and The Best Days. Both beautiful sets that you will be able to use for many occasions. I have two cards with these sets:
For the Beautiful Memories card, I created the background with the Stitched Rays Cover Panel and white card. I stamped and coloured the Bluebells with copics in blues and purples (B02, BV04, BV02) and die-cut them out. I layered them simply in the centre of the rays. I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink on Vellum and embossed with black embossing powder - attaching the strip across the background piece and securing on the back with tape runner.
For The Best Days, I masked off a centre strip along a white piece of cardstock and stamped the stunning flower image at the top, turned the card and stamped again at the bottom. I coloured them with copics (Y02, Y11, YR02, R12, BV02, BV04) and then stamped the sentiment accross the centre. I finished the card with a border from Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cuts in white. Some clear droplets complete this pretty card.
Join the other designers on their blogs for more goodness from the new release! Leave a comment here and the other blogs to be in the running for a $15 us gift certificate! Head to the Reverse Confetti Facebook Page too for another chance to win!!

New Release Products:

Here's the list of amazing contributors for this release! Be sure to stop by their blogs and leave some comment-love!

Thanks for joining me and stop by tomorrow for more new release goodness!

Ali xx

Friday, 11 October 2019

Tonic Studios Wonderful Wishes Christmas Release Online Party

Hello Crafters, Ali here and thanks so much for visiting my blog and joining the
Tonic Studios Wonderful Wishes Online Party
I have a fun interactive, acetate wheel card for you today using the super cute Christmas Snow Globe. I've also used the Winter Wonderland Stencil to create a beautiful sparkly background with Nuvo Glitter Drops! Nuvo Alchohol Markers made it a breeze to colour the cute images! Stay tuned at the end of my post for my special 10% discount links!!
Here's the card in action: (if you are looking for other tutorials/cards created using my acetate wheel design head to my Youtube Channel!)
You can also head over to my Instagram to see this card and more of my creations! I began the card by using my stencil and a spatula to push the Nuvo Glimmer Drops solution through the stencil (I masked off the bottom images of the stencil). I turned the background piece up the other way, and repeated this for the bottom of the piece.
I stamped the images and coloured them using Nuvo Alcohol Markers:
Fair skin Tones
Organic Greens
Pebble Beach
Indigo Ink
Rich Reds
Depth and Shadows
Natural Browns
I fussy cut all images. I used a circle die to partially cut out the center of the snow globe and finished the cutting with my scalpel. I adhered an acetate circle behind it for the 'glass' of the snow globe.  I also used the circle die to cut a circle from the background sparkle piece once dry. I adhered this circle to another piece of card the same size as the background piece, in the correct position (guestimated the position).
I die cut an acetate circle with a circle die and adhered to the back of the sparkle background piece with a brad. I adhered the images to the front of this acetate circle and turned the wheel to make sure they sat in the correct position. I adhered the snow globe to the front piece, aligning it with the circle cut. I adhered the Trees to the second background piece and used 3 D foam on the front of it to attached behind the other snow globe piece. I placed all of this on the front of a white cardbase.
Hope you enjoyed my card!

You can use my links below for a 10% discount to be automatically added to your order! Valid until Nov 11th 2019.
My Tonic UK 10% discount Link
My US Tonic Discount Link

Hope you enjoyed the Blog Party!
Ali xx