Saturday, May 6, 2017

Countdown to Confetti - Day 2




Hello there!  Today, the Countdown to Confetti continues over at Reverse Confetti as we celebrate our 4th birthday!

We are showcasing three new stamp sets, and I have two cards to share with you using two of those sets (the other one is coming soon!)

My first card uses the new Take Flight stamp set.  First, let me say that I LOVE the clouds in this set.  I will be using them all the time, mixing and matching with other sets.   To create my card, I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress inks to create an ink blended background.  I added spatters of clean water for more interest.  I stamped the clouds from the set and outlined them with a BG0000 Copic maker for a bit of dimension.  I stamped the kite once on white cardstock, then again four times on patterned paper from the new Pattern Play paper pad and a few other RC paper pads, and paper pieced the kite.  I adhered the clouds down with a glue pen and foam tape and popped the kite up in the center of the panel with foam tape, then stamped a sentiment from the Take Flight stamp set.  I added a scalloped border to each side of the panel using the Edge Essentials dies and black cardstock.  Then I covered a white card base with Pattern Play papers, and popped the panel up in the center with more foam tape.

Take Flight

A little tip with paper piecing...  I find it easier to stamp the image, diecut it first, then paper piece.  I suppose you could do it either way, but I have had the most luck with diecutting, then paper piecing.  I also outline the edge of each patterned piece with a black pen before gluing it down because otherwise, the white core of the paper shows against the stamped edges,

Take Flight

My second card today uses the new Work of Art stamp set and coordinating Work of Art Confetti Cuts.  To create my card, I started off with a piece of watercolor paper.  I used my ink blending tools to sponge circles of pink, yellow and blue ink in the center of the paper, allowing each color to overlap slightly to create new colors in those areas.  I used clean water to bleach other the color in some areas, then used watered down distress ink to splatter color in some areas.  I stamped the paint tube from the set three times in black ink, but masked the image first before stamping.  I covered up the paint squirt part of the image with a piece of post it tape, inked, removed the tape, then stamped.  I did the opposite to add the colored paint squirts.  I diecut everything with the Work of Art Confetti Cuts, then added white gel pen accents to the tubes for some more interest.  I popped them up with foam tape, then stamped a sentiment from the same set in the open area.  I hand doodled a border around the edge of the panel, popped it up on a black card base, then added a scattering of coordinating sequins to finish things off.

You Color My World

To add dimension to my paint squirts, I first colored in each one with a Wink of Stella shimmer pen, then added a later of Glossy Accents.  These steps really made a world of difference and made the paint look almost real!!

You Color My World

I hope you enjoyed my cards today!  Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for lots more inspiration from the design team!!

See you again tomorrow! :)










31 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your beautifully blended backgrounds!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow I love how you sponged your backgrounds on these lovely cards:)

Pam D. said...

Both cards are amazing. I love the backgrounds! The paper pieced kite is great and the paint does look so real, great job!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful cards!

Lisa H. said...

Beautiful backgrounds!!! Such pretty cards Audrey.

Patty Taylor said...

You are so talented. Love the cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shading on the backgrounds of
the cards. I like to paint and
that card makes me happy.
thanks for sharing.

Jennifer K said...

I adore your second card with the paint tubes. The doodled border, the glossy paint, the ink blending - all make it awesome!

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous cards, Audrey! I love your blended backgrounds on both cards. Thanks for the tips on how you created the background in the second card.

Kathy said...

Love here two cards, fantastic color on each!

acons said...

Wow, Audrey, love all your hand colored backgrounds and special touches! Great cards!

Elise Smith said...

I love these bright, colorful backgrounds! They're so pretty and make everything pop!

Quillish said...

Lovely cards.. The glossy accent.. makes it look real!

Quillish said...

Lovely cards.. The glossy accent.. makes it look real!

mtscrapgal said...

The backgrounds of your cards are so terrific. I like the extra touches to the paint trails.

Antoinette Lempicki said...

Great coloring to you wonderful cards!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards. I like the colors you used for your backgrounds.

Mrsfish02 said...

Really pretty cards. I love the kites in every color. Perfect.

Francine D said...

beautiful cards and colors! Great release

SmilynStef said...

Your splatters are perfection

~amy~ said...

So wonderful, love all your colors!

Tara Rex said...

I love the blending of your backgrounds! so beautiful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Both cards are just fabulous! Awesome backgrounds. And I really love those paints!!

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Love your colors, patterns, and design. Another great release. Just lovely cards and even for graduation.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE the SWEET Designs!! =)

D Golly said...

Cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Letchworth said...

Audrey, those backgrounds are AMAZING. If you ever do a tutorial, I'd love to see it. Wow, they're gorgeous. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

McStamper said...

This is a fantastic release. Love your colorful ideas. They are wonderful.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my goodness!!! Such fabulous colors!!! Love your adorable cards!!!

Angela said...

Your paper pieced kit is so much fun! I also think the paint tubes with the new sentiment "you color my world" look great together! The backgrounds you created for both cards are perfect accents!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Bot of these are so much fun! I love your colorful designs!

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