Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Blessed Card Using Reverse Confetti

I was in a bit of a gray mood today (gray sky, wet gray sidewalks, general overall gray vibes), but then I got to thinking Hey!  At least I'm not one of those worms that got washed out of house and home and is now on the sidewalk awaiting a worse fate.  I felt bad for those little guys and was grateful to be a human.  That led to me thinking of other things I was grateful for and before long, I was feeling much less gray.  My feelings of gratitude inspired this card, the structure of which was based on February's SFYTT over at Reverse Confetti.

I started with some paper from Altenew's Reflections scrapbook kit, then added some text paper on top, some of it cut with Tim Holtz's Trellis Frameworks die.

I toned it down with some white paint and did more ink blending, then added a Reverse Confetti frame made out of blue paper from their Fright Night collection.  The "Blessed" die is also from them.  I made a tree out of another Reverse Confetti die and added some hearts to it.  I stamped around the tree with a wonky stitched circle from Simon Says Stamp's Sparkle and Shine set.

I had some Teresa Collins number/bingo Washi tape that I added to represent counting blessings and typed out the "count the ways" sentiment on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter.

Here are the supplies I used:

It felt good to stop and think about all there is to be grateful for- including the opportunity to be crafty!


  1. This is a lovely piece, Andrea--it's strength comes from the grays that you started with. It's a fog horn in disguise and can rescue many a sailor, grateful to get back on shore. Alas, there's little hope for the worm who drowns.

  2. There's always a silver lining or at least inspiration turned into another beautiful creation! Love your colors!

  3. So gorgeous - I'm always so inspired to go and play with colour after I've been here. My recent watercolour experiments have released a bit of the rainbow, and I've been having lots of fun!
    Alison x

  4. the look!

  5. Love it Andrea! There is nothing like bright colors to work with and cheer you up - I get those grey days, we have had a ton of them! Leave it to you to see those worms..definitely a sign of spring when that happens!

  6. Beautiful techniques on this with the sketch and the dies...makes me want to go get all inky and painty :)!

  7. Really pretty! So many awesome details.
    Thanks for joining us at Reverse Confetti's SFYTT!

  8. I could stare at this for an hour trying to figure out how you did it all. I think your a mixed media genius! This is eye candy for me!