Sunday, March 6, 2016

Countdown to Confetti - Day 2

Hey there!  I'm back for day 2 of Countdown to Confetti!


The March release from Reverse Confetti will be available on March 8th!  You will find them in the store, HERE.

Today's introductions include Butterfly Dreams and the coordinating Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts!  This stamp set is unique in that in nearly every stamp, you get an image and sentiment all in one!

I started off my card by watercoloring a teal ombre pattern on a piece of watercolor paper.  When it was dry, I used a stencil and dark teal ink to add a tone on tone pattern over top of the watercolor.  I added some gold and white pearl watercolor spatter for even more dimension.


Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I used the largest butterfly in the Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts set to cut a butterfly from one of the new So Very Spring Quick Card Panels.  Then I stamped and diecut one of the sentiment butterflies to adhere on top of it.  I used foam tape to put one on top of the other, and gently folded the butterfly in the center to help it pop off of the panel a little bit more.

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I added a scattering of teal metallic sequins to finish things off before popping the panel up on a white card base using foam tape.

Here you can see how much fun that gold metallic watercolor is!  I just can't get enough of it!  I want to paint everything with gold watercolor!! :)

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I have a second card to share with you today using the new Flowers for Mom, the new Double Panel Hearts dies, and a super awesome new sentiment stamp set called Whole Lotta Happy!  The stamp set is done in an adorable whimsical font, and includes sentiments for a whole lotta holidays! *wink*

As soon as I saw the Flowers for Mom dies, I knew I wanted to create a sun with the pinked edge circle and pierced circle dies!  To start off my card, I used an ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass Distress ink to add a subtle blue color to most of a 4 x 5.25" panel of watercolor paper. I concentrated the color in the center and blended out to white around the edges.  I splattered some clean, clear water on it and blotted it up a few seconds later to add more texture to the panel.  Then I diecut the pinked edge circle and pierced circle from white cardstock and colored them with shades of yellow and orange distress inks.  I added some googly eyes and a blushing smile for some additional cuteness, and popped the yellow circle up on the orange rays with foam tape.  I also diecut the open heart die from the Double Panel Hearts dies out of white cardstock, and again from bright pink cardstock.  I then stamped and diecut the small and large clouds from the Weather it Together stamp set.  I arranged everything like I wanted it on my watercolor panel, and adhered some pieces flat with a glue pen, and others popped up with foam tape.  I collected some of the teeny hearts that are cut with the Double Panel Hearts die, and glued them into the white diecut, randomly with a glue pen.  I stamped the "A Happy Hello" sentiment from the Whole Lotta Happy stamp set in the bottom right corner.  I felt like it needed something else, so I cut some stripes of the yellow chevron pattern in the new So Very Spring Quick Card Panels, and stapled them to the top right and bottom left edges of the panel before popping the panel up on a bight pink card base using foam tape.

A Happy Hello

I just love how you can piece the tiny hearts into the bigger panel with the Double Panel Hearts dies!  It really gives endless possibilities!  Can you just picture rows of rainbow hearts?  A fun pattern?  A black panel with tiny red hearts?  See... endless possibilities!  And those tiny hearts make the most perfect bitty heart confetti!  LOVE!

A Happy Hello

That's all for me today!  Be sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see lots more inspiration from the design team!  There are prizes to be won, too! Be sure to leave a comment here and the rest of the Design Team blogs for more chances to win!  Thanks for stopping by!


Let Your Dreams Take Flight:



A Happy Hello:









54 comments:

Maggie Miller said...

These new sets make me happy just seeing the beautiful cards made from them! I can't wait to use them.

Christine said...

Who would not want to receive the Happy Hello card! Adorable.

Shirley A. said...

Your cards are so happy and make me want everything!

Gail said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these both!!! ♥

Pam Young said...

I really love both of your cards! This new release is fabulous, and of course I want it all!!

~amy~ said...

Audrey, both of your cards are super wonderful but that big 'ole smiling sun is AWESOME.

Kathy said...

Such a creative card!....thanks for the ideas you mention about filling in the Double Heart die. The layering of the various parts is great.

BeverlyBL said...

Cute cards. I love how you layered your butterfly. And I just love the Double Panel Hearts. Think that will get a lot of use from me.

Lisa said...

Love them both! That heart die is so pretty! And I do love the way it keeps giving!

Hussena said...

I love your first card ..totally stunning.. Your second card is just as fabulous too ❤❤

Hussena said...

I love your first card ..totally stunning.. Your second card is just as fabulous too ❤❤

Karen B. said...

Such fun and HAPPY cards, they make me smile!

Kimberly Russell said...

Love the color fade!

Christy Q said...

Awesome cards, Audrey! Love the sun with the pinked edge! Definitely brightens up the day!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

That Sun card is so cute and fun! I am in awe of your butterfly card - love it!!!

Vicki S said...

So fun! I especially like the butterfly card.

Betty Sue said...

Love your cards....they are beautiful!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fantastic cards! The background on your butterfly card is ROCK STAR!!! Love love love it!!

Judie said...

Gorgeous cards, love the butterflies!

Debbie said...

Love your butterfly card!

Michele Henderson said...

Your cards are so bright and cheerful! They make me feel wonderful!
Take care!
Michele

scrapgal413 said...

Oh that sunshine card is simply adorable!

debra Harmon said...

Oh, these cards are cute! I love the heart panels and the sunshine card.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your beautiful butterfly card, and your very fun sunshine card! The Double Panel Hearts die is absolutely fabulous!

Christine Canfield said...

love the tone on tone!

windinstarsranch said...

I'm loving this sets. So many great choices.

Linda Droege said...

I love your gold watercolor, too! Both cards are great but your butterfly card really speaks to me. TFS

Jill Norwood said...

Audrey I love both of these gorgeous cards! Love the turquoise and gold BG on the first card with that colorful butterfly! And your sunshine card just makes me smile BIG! What wonderful details!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Pretty cards! The sun made me smile!

Linda Hahn said...

Love your beautiful layered butterfly card, but your sun is just adorable!! I've never seen a cuter sun card! He makes me smile huge, sunny smiles!

emma sleppy said...

Those cards are great and the I'd love to get them in the mail! Great job!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are fabulous, Audrey!

Kate D said...

Such super, super cards! I LOVE the way you've done the background on the first (and thanks so much for taking the time to write out how you did it). The second is so fun! The added little hearts are a fantastic touch!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Clorete Almeida said...

My favorite is the butterflies! Love all your cards.

D.Ann C said...

Amazing color job on the sun cheeks and I love the butterfly layers!

cghundley said...

Your cards are
both pretty and
fun!
Carla from Utah

Kim said...

Your cards are so pretty, love the watercolor background.

Deborah R said...

Love the background on your first card and the second one just makes me happy!

Connie Wine said...

Lovely and fun cards!! ❣❣

Mary Holshouser said...

It's getting dark outside and the sun card really brightened up
the room. Love that card. I'd be thrilled to receive it
in the mail.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

Stephanie L. said...

I love the background on the butterfly card!!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

These are great cards. The one with the sun is so much fun.

Sue D said...

Fabulous background for this beautiful butterfly. Cute sun too.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Beautiful cards, and background painting, loving it with the die cut heart panel!

Amy C. said...

Two beautiful cards! Im loving these new releases!

Sarah Seals said...

Fun & happy cards! Awesome new release!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you backed the butterfly with patterned paper panel. cute sun with googly eyes.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty cards. I love the background you made for the butterfly

Lydine Arriola said...

Beautiful cards!! Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

Elise Smith said...

The butterfly card is so pretty! I love the teal and the mix of patterns. The sunshine card definitely makes me smile. The googly eyes are too cute!

Susan. w said...

Audrey, what a great way to use a panel card, die cut an instant butterfly. Brilliant idea, it is simple and quick. A very creative way to use Flowers for Mom, an instant happy hit! Thanks for a fun Day 2!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and this Butterfly Dreams stamp set is adorable!!!

Shirley said...

Great cards! Love the coloring on your first card and your second card is so happy :o).

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