WELCOME TO THE 'CONFETTI THEME' BLOG TOUR!
Hello Stamping Friends – and welcome to another edition of the Creation Station Blog Tour! Today's theme is all about 'confetti' – everyone loves a party, and what says 'party' like confetti!! The colours, the lightness, the fun of tossing it around – and Stampin' Up! makes it easy to have fun making your own confetti themed projects.
In case this is your first Blog Tour with the Creation Station, this is what it's all about. We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love what we do, and even more, we love sharing what we do with you! 🙂 We're from across North America and are brought together by our love of creating. Jen Arkfeld is our fearless leader, who chose each one of us to be part of this fun, fabulous team, and I'm thrilled to say I'm part of the team.
The Blog Tour goes in a circular fashion, so as long as you keep clicking on the 'Next' button at the bottom of each blog post, you'll make it all the way around each of the blogs, and back to where you started. Of course, you can feel free to 'hop' about wherever you like; you can always go the the list of participants at the bottom of this post to re-visit any blog, or to make sure you've seen all the amazing designs.
I was planning on using the fun 'Dotty Angles' stamp set, which was one of our options, but my set hasn't arrived yet, so I'm going to improvise!
When I think of confetti, the 1st thing that comes to mind is tossing it up in the air, in celebration of an event. It is common to toss confetti at a wedding, so I thought I'd start there.
How about this as a little table favour for wedding guests? I pulled out my Petite Purse Bigz L Die, which I haven't used in far too long! I cut the purse from Fancy Foil Vellum, and filled it with the new In Colours Sequin Assortment – you can also see those spilled in front of the purse. From the Perfect Pennants stamp set I inked the '&' with the Hello Honey Marker, then inked the 'Mr' and 'Mrs' from the Cheers to Love stamp set, with Blackberry Bliss Marker. I punched that out using the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, the cut the top & bottom straight across so it would fit the front of the purse. Sponging the edges with Blackberry Bliss helps the sentiment stand out more, against the vellum. The little heart sequins were just a little extra touch for the front!
Pretty cute, right?! The guests can even take home the little purse after they've had fun tossing the confetti! 🙂
For my next project, I wanted to incorporate confetti into a card, but not in a way that it would fall out. This is what I came up with.
How about this? An envelope – on the outside of the card! 🙂 I know the Envelope Punch Board can do a lot more than just envelopes – but hey, that's what I needed this time! Using the Crop-o-dile (retired) and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (which I'm sorry, but I didn't realize they were retired until just now!), I punched out the 'confetti' in Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss cardstocks, and Silver Glimmer Paper. This coordinates with the DSP I used from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks for the mini envelope. The swirls and sentiment are from the Age Awareness Photopolymer stamp set, and I used the tiny dots 'spray' from Rev up the Fun (retired).
In this close up, you can see how I layered the confetti pieces; some glued directly to the card base, and some popped up using Dimensionals adhesives, to give the card more dimension and texture. I think this is a fun card, that can be given to a male or female; you could even change the sentiment and use it for a congratulations, anniversary, or retirement card.
I had been thinking about our recent celebrations both here in Canada on July 1st for Canada Day, and the July 4th Independance Day celebrations for my U.S. friends. So, althought not strictly 'confetti', this is certainly a card for a celebration – what do you think I was trying to capture?
I was going for fireworks – did you guess that? I hope so! 🙂 Since Stampin' Up! doesn't have a stamp set of fireworks, I decided to take a bit of 'creative license' with the Flower Patch stamp set. Yes, those are flowers! I stamped the 2 different flower stamps with Versamark, Hello Honey and Strawberry Slush inks, then embossed them with Clear embossing powder and my Heat Tool. Then I used one of the larger flowers, and stamp it in the background in Smokey Slate. Because the smaller flowers had been embossed, the Smoky Slate ink wiped right off of them – that's called 'emboss resist'!
I wanted to add some stars to the background, so I pulled out one of my new fun tools – the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks. I love creating backgrounds with these new Masks – it's so easy, and quick! I used my Sponge Dauber and Soft Sky ink, and added the stars. The sentiment, from the Just Sayin' stamp set, is stamped in Black StazOn ink and Versa Mark, and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder on Vellum Paper. (after sponging all those stars, no point in covering them up, right?!)
I wanted to add some glimmer to the fireworks – I mean, they do seem to sparkle in the sky, right? So, I again used the 'tiny dots' stamp from Rev Up the Fun in Versa Mark; then I covered it with Heat & Stick Powder, heated it with the Heat Tool, then sprinkled on the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Talk about some shine! I hope you can see it in this close-up. The card base is Soft Sky, then a panel of Brushed Silver cardstock, to add to the shine.
Those are my projects for this Tour; I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I did creating them! Make sure you continue the fun by clicking the 'Next' button below- it will take you to the amazing Justin Krieger's blog – you're going to love what Justin has prepared for you (and in the middle of moving, no less!)
All of the supplies I used for these projects are pictured below; if you'd like to order any of them, simply click on the picture & you'll be taken directly to my store, where you can add them to your shopping cart.
Thanks for visiting – see you again for another Creation Station Blog Tour in 2 weeks (July 20th). Until then – Happy Stamping!
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