Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reverse Confetti June Blog Hop



Hello hello!  It's the 8th of the month, and that means it's time for the Reverse Confetti blog hop!  WHOOT!  Before I share my project, I wanted to remind everyone that Reverse Confetti is having a SALE!  The code SUMMER20 gets you 20% off of your entire purchase!  WHAAAAT?!??!  Shipping will begin on June 12th.  Go stock up! :)


For my little ensemble today, I pulled out one of my favorites, Mermaid Wishes!  I just love this adorable little mermaid.  I created a card and coordinating tag.  You can read more about how I created them below...

Mermaid Wishes

I started off by watercoloring a background using distress inks in Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio, then added a spattering of metallic gold watercolor.  When it was dry, I cut it down to 4" x 5.25" and added a strip of patterned paper from the Pattern Play paper pad to the left side of the panel.  I  stamped and colored images from Mermaid Wishes using pastel shades of Copic markers to coordinate with the background.  I arranged everything where I wanted it, adhered it with foam tape for some dimension.  I stamped a sentiment from the same set on to a banner diecut from the Tag Me Confetti Cuts die set.  To finish things off, I added some white gel pen accents, a scattering of sequins and some bubbles with Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew (I LOVE this stuff!), then mounted the panel on a Piggy Bank card base.

Mermaid Wishes

For the coordinating tag, I used the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cuts die set to diecut a tag from the same patterned paper that I used on the card (from the Pattern Play paper pad).  Then I used the Scallop Tag Layer Confetti Cuts die to cut a layer from Piggy Bank cardstock.  I glued that on top of the patterned tag with a glue pen, leaving some of the "scales" inside the diecut.  I stamped and colored the same images in a similar fashion so that it would match the card, and added the same gel pen accents, sequins and bubbles.  To finish things off I added a piece of light pink satin ribbon from my stash and tied a bow with some Blossom twine.

Mermaid Wishes

Be sure to hop along to each of the design team members blogs and comment for your chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate!  Here is the full hop order:

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22 comments:

Kathy said...

Adorable card and tag set! Love the soft watercolor and coloring.

crazymom said...

LOVE!! I'm trying to do backgrounds like yours. Work in progress. Thank you for the inspiration!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your mermaid tag! The layers are perfect!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super sweet, super pretty!

Jeanne J. said...

Wow! I love this ! The watercolor background is perfect for your mermaid and the tag is super cute too!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty in pink! I love this beautiful mermaid.
I have the scalloped tag & really need to use it more.
Thanks for the inspiration!

sharon g said...

OH, HOW I LOVE YOUR TAG. The colors, the kissy fish, everything is so adorable.

Tracy A said...

You created such a cute scene. Love the watercoloring.

Stefanie White said...

Wonderful card!

~amy~ said...

This duo is ADORABLE.

Helen Budz said...

This card and tag are delightful. Like your color choices and layering. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Sweet card and tag.
Love the nautical theme.
The background on the
card is fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Jennifer B said...

Your tag is so perfect!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card and tag! Love that sweet mermaid! You have reminded me of a couple of things I want to shop for... yay for the sale!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty colors on these underwater mermaid scenes.

Mrsfish02 said...

Your mermaids is too cute. She keeps company with a super cute jellyfish. Awesome card.

Nikki Roeder said...

I just love your way with colors and arrangement on both the card and tag! This stamp set is my very favorite, and you did it proud! Love, love, love them!!!

Ericka Strange said...

These are so pretty! Love the water color look and the colors you used. Beautiful job!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love the details to your mermaids. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

Megan Harp said...

Beautiful! This may be my favorite set!? Thanks for sharing!

reeree62 said...

Very cute & very pretty!! This mermaid set is adorable, and the scalloped tag layer is perfect with it!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow Audrey...this card and tag combo is simply amazing!

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