Hello and welcome to the Reverse Confetti January release blog hop! This entire release is so fun and full of amazing products! I'm sharing two cards with you today using a few of the new products paired with some older favorites!
I'm in love with the whimsical style of the new Poppies stamp set. I chose to go with the traditional red poppy, but I can't wait to try stamping them in all sorts of different colors!
To begin, I stamped four of the outline image from the Poppies stamp set in black and then added the color using the 5 steps to bring the se cute flowers to life. I used my mini MISTI so getting them all stamped was a breeze! I used the coordinating Poppies Confetti Cuts to die cut the flowers and set them aside. I knew for sure I wanted to use this particular sentiment from the new Big Heart Sentiments stamp set, so I die cut the outline shape and then used my mini MISTI to line up the image and then stamped it in black.
I die cut the Oh My Heart Cover Panel using white cardstock and then adhered it to a top folding A2 card base using liquid glue. I added a strip of red pattern paper that is from the This and That 6 by 6 Paper Pad to give the background some detail and interest. Once that was done, I adhered the center portion of the Stitched Note Frames Confetti Cuts using foam squares. I really wanted a place to "ground" the heart, which is from the new Postal Cover Panel Confetti Cuts, and this little stitched note is always a perfect choice.
The "I keep you in my heart" sentiment fits perfectly over the heart and I adhered it using foam squares. I heat embossed the "you are a gift to me" portion of the sentiment, which is one of the sentiments included in the Poppies stamp set, in white onto a strip of black cardstock. I arranged the Poppies around the focal images and then added the embossed sentiment.
I saved a few of the white hearts that were cut from the Cover Panel. I added them back into three of the empty spaces using foam squares and then coated them with Nuvo Crystal Glaze and glitter. I also added a bit of glitter to the flowers and leaves for even more sparkle and shine!
My second card for today uses one of my all-time favorite stamp sets called Big Bear! I rarely make critter cards anymore, so pulling out this cutie was such a treat! I stamped him in black and then colored him with an assortment of Copic markers. I also stamped the mug, letter, and heart and colored those as well.
I layered a piece of red striped paper from the Sweet Stripes 6 by 6 paper pad onto a top-folding A2 card base using liquid glue. I also layered the Postal Cover Panel over the top of that using foam squares. Please note: I cut an 1/8 inch off of each side so that you would be able to see more of the striped paper peeking out. I also layered the pale pink polka-dot paper from the Darling Dots 6 by 6 paper pad in the center of the postal panel.
I die cut the larger heart from the same striped paper as the background and then die cut the smaller heart using a cute pink pattern from the Pattern Play 6 by 6 paper pad. I layered both of the hearts onto the same heart that was die cut from white to give them more stability. I knew I would be popping them up with foam squares and I didn't want any wavy edges.
The "be mine" sentiment is from the same stamp set as my first card: Big Heart Sentiments. I added the accent sentiment, which is heat embossed in white and is from the previously released So Very Lovely stamp set.
I stuffed Mr. Bear's arms with all of his accessories using foam squares. I added everything to the card base using either foam squares or liquid glue.
A trio of sparkling clear sequins finish off this fun Valentine's Day card! Don't forget to hop along to the other designers' blogs to see all that they have to share using this fun new release! Thanks for fluttering by!