COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI – DAY 2 – A Beautiful Day, Roses & Wildflowers

Thank you for stopping by today and joining me for the Countdown to Confetti Day 2 by Reverse Confetti. We have lots to show you and there is also a GIVEAWAY so please read through the end of this post to find out how you can WIN!

Brace yourselves because we have A LOT to show you! For today’s reveal, we are showcasing the A Beautiful Day Stamp Set, A Beautiful Day Coordinating Confetti Cuts, along with the Roses Stamp Set, Roses Coordinating Confetti Cuts, Wildflowers Stamp Set and Wildflowers Coordinating Confetti Cuts.

For my first project, I also used the beautiful Folklore Cover Panel.

Simplicity is the key component for this first project. The background was die-cut using the Folklore Cover Panel Confetti Cuts and adhered on a top-folding notecard.

The images from the A Beautiful Day Stamp Set were stamped on some Bristol Smooth White card stock with Versamark ink, and heat-set with heating tool. I used some distress oxide inks to blend the colors on each butterfly, then used the A Beautiful Day Coordinating Confetti Cuts to die-cut the images.

I foam-mounted the die-cut images on the card panel for added dimension and finished the design by adhering the sentiment that was heat-embossed on some black card stock.

For my second project, I am showcasing the Roses Stamp Set and Roses Coordinating Confetti Cuts.

I die-cut the background panel using the Roses Confetti Cuts with some pattern paper. I adhered this panel with liquid glue on some top-folding notecard. I watered down some white paint and used the brush to splatter some on the background panel for added interest.

The images from the Roses Stamp Set were stamped on some X-Press It Blending Card and colored with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and adhered on the card front with foam adhesive for added dimension. I finished the design by adding the sentiment strip. Here’s another look:

For my third and last project for the day, I am showcasing the Wildflowers Stamp Set and Wildflowers Coordinating Confetti Cuts, along with the Outlined Frame Cover Panel.

I die-cut the some Neenah solar white card stock using the Outlined Framed Cover Panel and adhered this on some blue top-folding notecard.

Next, I stamped the images from the Wildflowers Stamp Set on some X-Press it Blending card and colored the images in with alcohol markers. I used the Wildflowers Coordinating Die to die-cut the image and adhered on the card with liquid glue.

I finished the card design by stamping the sentiment and used some white gel pen to draw dots to the images for added texture. Here’s another look:

I can’t wait to hop around and see what the other team members designed! Leave a comment by noon central on May 7th for a chance to win. There will be a $25 Gift Certificate for one blog commenter and also one FaceBook commenter. Make sure you pop over to the Reverse Confetti Blog for all the details!

Hop Listing

Reverse Confetti

Cheryl Espie

Audrey Tokach

Maria Russell

Lisa Henke

Anita Madden

Amy Kolling

Dana Kirby

Jeanne Jachna

Amy Tsuruta

Colleen Beamish

Newton’s Nook June Release Day 4 – Porch Swing and Roses Stamp Sets

I always get a bit bummed when it’s the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  Have you seen the last three days?  The design team totally rocked it!  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  


For day 4, we are showcasing the Porch Swing stamp set and Roses stamp set with the coordinating dies.


To make my first card, I started by stamping my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the dies, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the images.


I ink-blended a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using some dye inks from my collection and the Serene Stripes stencil (this stencil is one of my favorites!).  I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.



The floor and the baseboards were die-cut using a die from my collection and adhered to the card with some liquid glue.  I die-cut the white rectangle frame and foam-mounted this onto the card.  I added the focal image for with some foam adhesive for more dimension.



To finish my card design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock and adhered with some foam adhesive.  Lastly, I added the potted cactus from the Cultivated Cacti stamp set.  Here’s another look:



I made my second card extremely simple so this can easily be mass-produced.  I prepped my Neenah solar white card stock with my powder tool to keep my embossing powder from spreading everywhere.  I stamped the image with some Versamark ink a few times.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used some mini ink daubers and hybrid inks to color my flowers.  Sometimes, keeping the card clean & simple creates a huge impact in the overall design!  



I die-cut the “thank you” using a die from my collection with some black card stock and vellum, adhering them onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s a closer look at the beautiful flowers!



I finished my card design by adding some white enamel dots all over the card panel.



Would you like to win the “Porch Swing” Stamp Set or the Roses stamp set?  We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tina Smith

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox