Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Countdown to Confetti - Day 1



Hey there!  Countdown to Confetti starts today over on the Reverse Confetti blog!  We will be showcasing the April release over the next few days and the new goodies will be available in the Reverse Confetti shop on April 8th!


My card today features the new All Apples stamp set and coordinating All Apples Confetti Cuts, along with the new Bitty Banners stamp set and coordinating Bitty Banners Confetti Cuts.  It's so hard to believe that we are winding down the school year already, and it's almost time for teacher thank you cards.  All Apples is perfect for that!  

To start my card, I watercolored a background using Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  I diecut one of the new School Days Quick Card Panels with the largest die in the Tag Me Confetti Cuts die set.  I stamped one of the apples, leaves and stem from the All Apples stamp set, and then cut them with their coordinating dies.  I added a little shading to the leaves with my copic markers.  I popped that up on the tag die cut using foam tape.  Then I stamped and diecut the "thanks" banner from the Bitty Banners stamp set.  The coordinating dies for this set have two dies; one will cut the banner with no border, and the other is slightly bigger to allow for a thin border around the banner.  On this card, I used the slightly bigger die because I wanted a  border.  I tied a double  bow with some jute twine, and then clipped the Bitty Banner to the top of the tag with an itty bitty clothespin.  Then I popped the tag up on the watercolor piece with foam tape, and added that to a white card base with more foam tape.


Class Act

I just love these sorts of sets that have images that doubles as a sentiments!  Sometimes I just feel like making a tag, and often I don't have an immediate use for them, but I love that with a bit of foam tape and a fun watercolor background, I can easily turn that tag into a card!

Class Act

That's all for me today!  Be sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for a full list of design team members participating in today's countdown, and leave a comment on the RC blog, here on my  blog, and comment as you hop along for lots of chances to win a $15 gift certificate that is up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)












38 comments:

crazymom said...

Oh how I love this!! Thanks for sharing your great work.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Love the tag you created for this card. Just gorgeous.

Karen Wood said...

Love this card! So beautiful!

Lisa H. said...

fabulous card. I love the blue watercolored background and the tag rocks!

~amy~ said...

I love this Audrey! gorgeous!

Vicki S said...

Great color combination with a fresh design. Nicely done.

Connie Wine said...

Fabulous!

Linda Droege said...

The tag really makes the sentiment piece pop. Love it.

Lesley said...

Those little banner sentiments and the die cut make such a cute accent! Love that watercoloured background!

Karen Petitt said...

Just gorgeous! Love the new stamps and dies, thanks for a great blog hop and for sharing your creation Karen x

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this, Audrey, the apple tag looks fantastic against the watercolor background!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the card.
The layering is great and
the watercolors in the background
are a fun touch.
thanks for sharing

cghundley said...

Beautiful design with
the watercoloring and
all the elements!
Carla from Utah

Jeanne Jordan said...

Love the effect of the subtle background - helps make the apple pop! Looks like a great release!

Karen B. said...

So very much love this color combo and your card!

Janet Mack said...

I don't have to make teacher cards anymore but I love the apple die.

Melynn Long said...

Great looking card-I especially like the water colored background.

Tracey McNeely said...

The watercolouring adds so much to this!

shelly g said...

Super cute card! I love how the water colored background just makes everything pop!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Love this card.

BeverlyBL said...

Like how you cut the panel "sideways" to get the black tips on your tag. Love that banner die.

Frozenstamper said...

Cute "Tag" Card! Love the little clothes pin!

Rosemary said...

wow.. fantastic card!!

Christy Q said...

Wowza! Incredible - love the watercolored wash you did for the background!

Pam Young said...

Love your amazing card! This release looks amazing!

Sue D said...

Great card design. I like the background for this tag.

Kathy said...

A great card, love the aqua, red, black combination! Tags are super fun on cards.

Wahnita Hammond said...

What an amazing card & release!!! Stunning!!!

Ashwini Rao said...

Love love love your card! Beautiful combination of watercoloring, die cutting, pattern paper and stamping (did I miss anything? ;)) Amazing card, Audrey!

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE this! This is a perfect teacher's gift!
Take care!
Michele

Deepa M. said...

What a gorgeous card, love the layered tag for your focal point.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very sweet card. Love the watercolor background. TFS

Jeannie said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations and it's just beautiful! I’d like to invite you to join my blog challenge this week if you’re interested, which is TAG-You’re It!

Jeannie T.
More Info Here:
Dragonfly Journeys

Jennifer Turner said...

Love the new dies! What a cute card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! I love these new products!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

This Card is AMAZING!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING about it!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK/WEEKEND!! =)

Kate B said...

Great card, perfect for teachers!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and watercolor background!

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