Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ellen Hutson-Reverse Confetti May mix it up challenge

Hello crafty friends,

I was just recently in the Little Blue House - a craft shop in my local area.  It's one of the few places left where one can buy craft supplies other than what is available at the large craft stores.     They sell Reverse Confetti products there and I just had to have the Swoosh die cover plate. I loved the large swirl pattern.  The lady who helped me knows the owner of Reverse Confetti!  I learned that RC is actually located in the local area (Dallas/Fort Worth).  

 Since I also recently purchased some Ellen Hutson Essentials it is the perfect opportunity to play along in the current challenge.  At a later date I am going to try using that swirly pattern to create a really cool slider card.  

This die and sentiment set from Ellen Hutson drove this design.  Often it takes me awhile to come up with a plan but this time it came together in my head in minutes.  Seizing upon this sudden rush of inspiration I created a very sparkly card.   Starting with the die I cut one layer from a aqua colored glitter paper, then cut two more out of 110 lb cardstock to make a single stacked layer.



To create the base layer I started with a 4.25 x 5.5" piece of 80lb white card stock.  In order to stamp the sequin set I first placed the card stock in my Misti, laid the RC die on top.  I laid the sequin stamp in one of the open areas, removed the die then stamped in Versamark ink.  I repeated this process randomly placing the stamp in another open area - did this 4 times.

After heat embossing with white powder I colored each of the sequins in several different pastel colored Copics.  At first I just colored inside the stamped area, but then I colored slightly around the outside because otherwise the sequin just looked as though it disappeared against the white background.  After this I glued the die cut piece on top.  Next I added more sparkle with clear stickles.  Lately I've been drawn to use these to add a little something.  This is the first "sequin" card I've ever made without actual sequins.  The thought of that makes me smile to myself.  


The last part of this card is the sentiment.  I die cut the word sparkle 4 times, once from silver glitter paper, then 3 X from white card stock.   I glued and stacked the die cuts on top of each other. 

Next I stamped the other part of the sentiment onto plain black card stock in versamark, then heat embossed with white detail embossing powder.  I trimmed around the piece and glued on with foam tape to pop it up.  I then glued on the sparkle die cut so it overlapped a little with the black piece.  

The last step was to adhere the card front to a white A2 card base.  I was pleased to have put this whole thing together in less than 30 minutes!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please consider leaving a comment if you found this card design sparked some creative ideas of your own.   

Hugs,


Teresa

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