Reverse Confetti

Day 4 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 4 was Reverse Confetti. I don’t have any Christmas sets by Reverse Confetti but, having seen how the designers used a circles set, I decided that their  You are a Star set would work very well.

Lindsey M-p‘s tag provided my inspiration. Whilst she used the reverse of a stamp to create her background, but I couldn’t do that with the star set as the large images weren’t cut very close to the star shape. Instead, I used a smaller solid star stamp from the set and did some second generation stamping in green and red, like Lindsey. I embossed the large star in gold tinsel embossing powder – it’s so sparkly in real life!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Geometric circles

Hello everyone!

My name is Lucie and I may have a problem with background dies! Love them all! But they have a higher price point so I often dither before committing….

But as soon as I saw this fabulous background die from Revere Confetti, I knew I had to have it and snapped it up as soon as it was in store! Isn’t it fabulous?

I have so many ideas for it, but today I simply popped the die cut on top of one of my rejected distress oxide backgrounds. I’m so glad I save them like the guru Tim Holtz suggests – what might not be right immediately is often just right at a later date!

The sentiment die is from Winnie & Walter.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

I can always count on you

Hi everyone!

I’ve had a crazy busy week with no time to get into my craft room, not even when my Simon Says Stamp order showed up!

I had a bit of time this evening and here’s what I came up with using my brand new Flickering Butterflies die from Simon Says Stamp. I confess I had a little buyer’s remorse about getting this instead of a different die in the collection, but as soon as I saw it in real life, I was so happy I got it!

I added a couple of layers of white cardstock to the back of the die cut piece and then adhered a panel I made with my neglected Distress Stains. I used card instead of foam as I didn’t want to raise the panel too much – It has made the card quite heavy – may be one to send in the UK rather than overseas!

The Thanks die is also by SSS and the sentiment stamp is from Reverse Confetti.

I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Message from coral bunny

Hi there everyone!

Well today’s card certainly turned out a lot brighter than my usual choice of colours, don’t you think?! I decided to play along with both the Color Throwdown challenge (coral, green and kraft) and the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and somehow my card ended up on the brighter end of the colour spectrum, a bit outside my usual, more muted, comfort zone, but I guess challenges should push you too, shouldn’t they!

Anyway, this card was super easy to put together – I stamped the Reverse Confetti bunny in Abandoned Coral distress oxide ink and the cut it out with the coordinating die. Following the sketch, I cut a piece of My Mind’s Eye paper and adhered that to my base card , finishing it off with a strip of glitter paper. Once the card was assembled, I felt that kraft background needed something a little extra. As I’d already stuck  everything down, I couldn’t use my standard go-to’s (embossing/stencilling) so I pulled out a tiny bunny stamp and stamped it a few times using versamark. I do like this watermark effect and should use it more often!

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge which has a fabulous mood board for Easter/Spring inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Let your beauty run wild

Hi everyone!

When I saw the colours for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge, I immediately thought of my gorgeous Hero Arts layering Bengal tigers stamps and ended up making quite a bold card using the challenge colours (dark red, blue, golden yellow and white). I used a Hero Arts stencil for the background and fussy cut the tiger as I don’t have the coordinating dies. I used the sentiment stamp from the set but masked off the ‘wild’ and replaced it with a Reverse Confetti die cut word instead. Oh and I couldn’t resist adding a few sequins to finish it off!

Thanks for looking!

LucieG