Saturday, October 1, 2022

Grateful For You

We know you love Reverse Confetti, but did you know they have a monthly challenge? It's called Stock Your Stash and every month there is a different theme designed to help you have a card for just about every occasion for events throughout the year.
I love seeing the different designs linked to the challenge so I can see the unique ways others have made with the products that I might already have on hand. It's also a great place to make friends - because we have alot in common! And.. linking up your design automatically enters you to win the prize giveaway!
This month's theme is Thanksgiving and Friendship! There's lots of different stamp sets that you could use to play along. I love flowers so I couldn't resist these Fall Flowers!
The flowers are clean lined so they're easy to color with markers or your favorite media. I arranged two of the large florals from the set around the sentiment that I cut with a paper trimmer.
That beautiful stitched background was created by cutting the Folklore Cover Panel from white cardstock and inking it with Distress Oxide in fall colors. Top to bottom if you'd like to give this one a try.. Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Festive Berries.
I hope you'll join me and play along! The challenge always begins on the first and you have the  whole month to play along!   If you do, your stash will have one more card ready for the Thanksgiving holiday! What a great way to say thanks to a friend for all the good things they bring to your life.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Fall Flowers
Dies | Reverse Confetti Fall Flowers, Folklore Cover Panel

RC = Reverse Confetti
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Fall Flowers
Fall Flowers

RC | SSS
Fall Flowers CC
Fall Flowers CC

RC | SSS
Folklore Cover Panel
Folklore Cover Panel

RC | SSS

Friday, September 30, 2022

Birch Press Design & Wow! Instagram Hop!

Birch Press Design is pairing up with WOW! for an Instagram hop today and I didn't want you to miss out! There's going to be some prizes so if you have some time I sure hope you'll stop by.
I wanted to give you a closer look at my project so you could see some of the detail and how I made it!

I think embossing powder is really unique.. beyond how it melts like magic when you apply heat, or how it sets glitter in place so you don't have to sparkle when you don't want to. It's great for making stamped images shine or for giving flat paper a glossy look. I thought I'd try blending it like ink!
I did use a cosmetic brush to apply the clear embossing ink. I didn't want any flat straight lines from the ink pad. I applied ink and powder to one section at a time. I suppose you could do it all at once, but this allowed me part of the panel to hold on to as well as overlap through the middle.
I inked and embossed a large panel of cardstock and then cut the Flicker Frame layers from it. I reserved the center portion to cut the backing for the ornament that sits inside the window. If you're looking for a deal the Flicker Frame set is only $30 (regular $79) at Birch Press Design. And all the different ornaments designed to fit in the window are on sale too!
I cut all the layers alternating white cardstock and glittery cardstock to help define the pattern. I wish you could see how shiny this one is in person! It's really stunning and almost entirely glitter.

Giveaway!

WOW! will be offering a £/$15 voucher for either their US or UK sites and Birch Press Design will be giving a $15 voucher to their store! For more chances to win, hop through to each designers' post and leave comments there too! Winners will be announced on 10/05/22.

You can start at my Instagram here @jeannejachna 
@birchpressdesign

I hope you'll hop along and get more great ideas for how to use WOW! products!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Birch Press Design Flicker Frames, Revello Ornament, Ornament Basics, Merry Christmas Sugar Script
WOW! Embossing Powder Mai Tai, Punch, Strawberry Daiquiri

BPD = Birch Press Design
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Flickr Frames
Flicker Frames

BPD | SSS
Merry Christmas Sugar Script
Merry Christmas Sugar Script

BPD | SSS
Ornament Basics
Ornament Basics

BPD | SSS
Wow!  Mai Tai
Wow! Mai Tai

SSS
Wow! Strawberry Daiquiri
Wow! Strawberry Daiquiri

SSS
Wow! Punch
Wow! Punch

SSS

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fusion Challenge - Autumn Leaves

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge! It's a great place to play and you'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!

I'm typically drawn to the inspiration photo.. the inspiration photo this time is called Autumn Leaves. I spy a gorgeous fall leaves with a bokeh blue sky in the background. If you're not loving the photo, don't forget.. there are other ways to play along!
1. The inspiration photo
2. The sketch
3. Color challenge
4. Fuse them all together (you clever one!)

It's your choice, but I sure hope that you choose to play!
I love the new Fall Basket from Pretty Pink Posh! I think I'll be using it all year round to fill up with die cut flowers, apples and leaves. Fingers crossed for some berry dies in the spring!
I filled the basket with lots of pretty oak and maple leaves but wanted to add a bit of blue like the colors in the inspiration photo. I sprinkled in some florals from the Spring Flowers die set.
I'll be sending this card for Thanksgiving so the Grateful Script sentiment is perfect! I added a die cut Lattice Background in aqua to the card base leaving all the die cut pieces in tact. I like the detail that the die cut panel adds.
Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see how you interpret the inspiration photo OR the sketch. Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.


I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! It's a great place to play and make new friends! I'm always inspired by the team as well as the linked up designs!




Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Fall Basket, Spring Foliage, Grateful Script, Lattice Background
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Caribbean Blue

PPP = Pretty Pink Posh
SSS = Simon Says Stamp


Fall Basket
Fall Basket

PPP | SSS
Spring Foliage
Spring Foliage

PPP | SSS
Grateful Script
Grateful Script

PPP | SSS
Lattice Background
Lattice Background

PPP | SSS
Caribbean Blue
Caribbean Blue

PPP | SSS
Crystal Katana
Crystal Katana

PPP | SSS

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hip Hip Hooray

Hi friends! I hope you're having a good day! Today I'm playing along at Shopping Our Stash. The theme this time is Leaf Me Alone! I love that they encourage me to use products I already have instead of shopping for new! I've been trying to slow my spending and focus more on supplies like inks, makers and cardstock lately.
This card starts with the Reverse Confetti Stitched Pinwheel cover die cut from white cardstock. Instead of cutting a bunch of scraps with colored cardstock I inked the cut out pieces with distress ink. This saved me time cutting !!!

I topped the panel with Reverse Confetti Tropical Leaves that I stamped with colored ink on colored cardstock. You don't have to be a master with markers to add some color to your designs!

The HAPPY sentiment is cut from cardstock in matching colors. The letters are adhered over the background die that's included in the Reverse Confetti "Happy" die set.

The finishing touch is a few gold enamel dots. I always stock up when Hobby Lobby has a Paper Studio half off sale! The gold is brilliant because it goes with EVERYTHING! I hope you find some time to play!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Tropical Leaves, Word Up
Dies | Reverse Confetti Tropical Leaves, Stitched Pinwheel, Happy

RC=Reverse Confetti
SSS=Simon Says Stamp

Fall Foliage
Fall Foliage

RC | SSS
Fall Foliage CC
Fall Foliage CC

RC | SSS
Word Up
Word Up

RC | SSS
Happy
Happy

RC | SSS
Stitched Pinwheel
Stitched Pinwheel

RC | SSS

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Pandtastic

Hi and thanks so much for stopping by! Today I'm sharing a fun and happy card made with Heffy Doodle's Pandtastic stamp set and coordinating dies!
I've been crafting for as along as I can remember, but cardmaking became my obsession about 12 years ago! I can't resist a rainbow of color, crisp die cuts and sweet images to play with. Crafting is my sweet escape!
My card starts with a rainbow Distress Ink panel in Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, and Salty Ocean. Distress Inks are much brighter than their Oxide Version making them perfect for this cheery card!
I think these cute pandas look like they love crafting just about as much as I do! I inked them with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers.

I loved arranging these little guys! All the fun accessories in the set like the paint tubes and cans, brushes and easel just bring this scene to life!
I couldn't resist making a coordinating tag. I cut a panel of white cardstock, rounded the edges and punched a hole for the tag base. A little ink blending, a stamped sentiment and these adorable pandas and this one comes together quick!
  
I appreciate this opportunity to share my love of crafting with you ! I hope you're inspired to break out the ink and make some adorable cards!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Heffy Doodle Pandtastic
Dies | Heffy Doodle Pandtastic

Tag 4.25 x 2 3/4"
We R Memory Keepers 1/2" Corner Chomper and Hole Punch

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Pandtastic
Pandtastic
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Pandtastic Die
Pandtastic Die
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