Reverse Confetti-June's Creative Blog Hop
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I am thrilled to be joining Reverse Confetti as a continued guest designer for the month of June. The big release was in May and today we are adding more inspiration for you and having a blog hop to celebrate.
This release was so wonderful. It had florals/butterflies and cutsie stamps so perfect it's for what ever you may fancy creating. I can waver, depending what mood I am in, so that's what I am sharing with you today -a collection of inspiration!
A Beautiful Day....really is beautiful. I love butterflies, and I love colouring them. For my design, I used black pigment ink to stamp the images, then added clear embossing powder and embossed the outlines. There's a couple of reasons why I like to do this. It adds a beautiful bold, clean crisp finish and also, it doesn't smear with whatever medium you choose. I coloured these pretties in a combination of violet and pink Copic sketch markers. Then, I was very brave and I die cut the whole design using the Circle Gift Card Holder Confetti Cut. Then, I used one of the sentiments from the Roses Stamp Set and heat embossed this the same way. Bold Beautiful Butterflies....love it!
Look at this guy...don't you just love him?! This Birthday Buddies Stamp Set is the CUTEST!! Arghhh!
As a colour combo, I decided to mix pink, navy and gold. First, I did a little ink blending in pink on the white cardstock base, then gave it a good splattering in gold. Next, I die cut the Large Rainbow Confetti Cut three times, once in each colour. I cut a big circle of navy cardstock as a base to adhere the curved strips to and used double sided sticky tape for this. I coloured the little guy, his bones and his hat in complimentary Copic colours and then adhered them to the circle. The sentiment is from the coordinating Confetti Cuts called Birthday Buddies Banter. I heat embossed this in gold as you can see and I think it brought all the colours together nicely.
I am so thrilled how these shaker gift tags turned out. They are kind of elegant adult shaker tags which is pretty cool actually and I think they would work for anniversary/wedding gifts as well as birthdays or graduation. The Big Confetti Tag Confetti Cuts can make shakers OR single layer large and small tags-which I showed you on my blog hop in May. For the sentiments. I used an older sentiment stamp set by Reverse Confetti called Mixed Messages. I love a fancy font teamed with a smaller regular font. What I decided to do, was heat emboss the sentiments on heat resistant acetate. So cooooool-love how they turned out. What I don't like with shaker cards and acetate is having powder residue left over, so I tried using a Bounce tumble dryer sheet instead-worked fabulously! The background paper is from Revere confetti paper pad in my stash and I chose the dark non fussy paper so it did not distract from the gold and silver bling. So, after lots of sticky foam and double sided sticky tape shenanigans this is how they turned out.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed your visit today? I love having you over and I truly hope to have inspired you to take time out for yourself and do something crafty.
You can always find more inspiration on the CherylEspieCreates Instagram page where I try to show new designs 4-5 times per week.
Now go over to see what the amazingly talented Heather Ruwe has created on the hop and have fun!
Until next time.....