Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Hello friends! Today I am excited and honored to join Concord & 9th to celebrate their 1st birthday! I have made a trio of cards using the same amazing Layers of Love Dies and Brushed Blossom Stamp Set. They are all very easy to make. Here are my cards.

 

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My first card is a simple shaker card. I die cut the Layers of Love die through a patterned paper. Then, I stamped a pink ombre sentiment. For the shaker portion, I made the background by blending some pink ink, then I built the shaker with acetate, foam tape and mixed sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Little Things From Lucy’s Cards.

 

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My second and third card are made using watercolors. For my second card, I colored the background and the flower with Windsor & Newton watercolor. I stamped the sentiment with SSS Fog ink. The whole panel is die cut with SSS Basic Stitched Rectangles Die and mounted on a SSS Fog card with foam tape. Finally, I embellished with some PPP Clear Sparkling sequins and Bermuda Blue sequins.

 

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My final card is inspired by the amazing Kay Miller. I painted the background, the strips die cut and the flower with Peerless watercolor. The sentiment is stamped with kraft ink. I mounted everything with foam tape to finish.

 

Giveaway:

Concord & 9th is giving away a $20 gift card in celebration of their birthday. Please leave a comment below for a chance to win. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 8/12/2016. Remember to leave your email because I will notify the winner by email. Be sure to stop by Concord & 9th’s blog for a month-long celebration and more giveaways!

That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

 

Supplies:

  1. Concord & 9th Layers of Love Dies: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Concord & 9th Brushed Blossom Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Neenah Solar White 80 lb Card Stock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Ranger Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  5. MISTI Grid Transparency: Simon Says Stamp
  6. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink Pad: Simon Says Stamp
  8. Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp
  9. Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Peerless Watercolor Complete Edition, Set of 15: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Peerless Watercolor Bonus Pack, Set of 40: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Little Things From Lucy’s Cards Crystal Sequin Shaker Mix: Simon Says Stamp
  15. Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Seads: Simon Says Stamp
  16. Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Bermuda Blue Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
  18. Heat Resistant Acetate Sheet: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  19. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  21. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Guest Design for Concord & 9th – Flourish

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Hello crafty friends! I am back today to share my cards made using the beautiful Flourish stamp set. This set is so versatile! You can use it in whatever way you want!

For my first card, I have turned the small flowers into die cuts for a layered look. Here is my card.

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  1. On a white card stock, stamp a bunch of the small flowers and details. I white heat embossed some of the details for some flowers while for others I just used a darker ink. Fussy cut them with a white border and they become die cuts!
  2. Cut apart the big branch stamp to give several smaller branches
  3. On another white card stock, stamp the leaves with different shades of green. Adhere the flowers. Fill in the space with small images, one of the flower centers looks like a rose so I used it as small flowers
  4. Blend some Tumbled Glass distress ink at the corner and gold heat emboss the sentiment
  5. Embellish with some Pretty Pink Posh Pumpkin and Clear Sparkling sequins

When layering flower die cuts like this, I only used two layers. If I used three layers, the card would appear to be too crowded and unnatural. I’d also like to use glue dots to build my bouquet temporarily before gluing anything down permanently.

 

Since I have already cut up my stamps, I wanted to use them for some loose watercoloring. Here is my watercolor card.

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  1. On watercolor paper, loosely watercolor with Gansai Tambi watercolor. Add white paint splatters
  2. White heat emboss the flower and leaves. Die cut the panel with MFT Die-namics Blueprints 26
  3. White heat emboss the sentiment on black card stock and mount with foam tape
  4. Lastly, embellish with some clear sequins and twine

These two cards look so different, but they are made using the same stamp set. I love it when this happens!

Be sure to check out Concord & 9th blog for more inspirations of the Flourish stamp set! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

MFT Supplies:

  1. Die-namics Blueprints 26

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Guest Design for Concord & 9th – Crazy Awesome

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Hello friends! I am so happy and honored to guest design for Concord & 9th this month!! Their products are so special and a different style for me to try. I am a fan of their scripty sentiment stamps – Being Classy and By Your Side. Their font is just so pretty!

As an April guest designer, I will show you the cards I made using their new April release. Today, I am featuring the Crazy Awesome stamp set. Here is my first card with a bold design. After all, only rainbow colors can convey CRAZY AWESOME-ness…

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I used a homemade circle stencil to sponge in different distress inks to give a vibrant background. Then, I white heat embossed the large focal point image on black card stock and fussy cut it. I sandwiched a piece of vellum in between and finished with some embellishments.

 

Besides the big bold circle, the Crazy Awesome stamp set also has some clean and bold sentiments – “adorable”, “creative”, etc. I wanted to use different colors to convey their meanings. So, this is what I came up with.

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  1. Start with white heat embossing the four sentiment words. I have used my MISTI tool to help align them
  2. Blend some distress inks on the panel. I used red/peach colors for “awesome”, orange color for “adorable”, purple/blue for “creative” and yellow for “kind”. I think these colors convey the meanings of the sentiments. Add some water droplets for texture
  3. Use some dye inks to stamp “you’re” corresponding to each sentiment’s color
  4. Die cut the panel with MFT Die-namics Blueprints 25. Embellish with some Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

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I hope you like my cards today. Both designs have my favorite cheerful looks 🙂

Be sure to check out Concord & 9th blog for more inspirations of this new stamp set! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Concord & 9th Supplies:

  1. Concord & 9th Crazy Awesome Stamp Set

MFT Supplies:

  1. Die-namics Blueprints 25

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DIY Wall Art with Stamps

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Hello friends! I hope you are having a fantastic week! I am very happy that March is here because it is my birthday month 🙂 Plus, Spring is approaching. Some flowers in my neighborhood are already blooming! This inspires me to do some decor changes around the house. I stretched some supplies that I already have and made a new wall art for my craft room.

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I found this quote somewhere and I really liked it. It inspires me to do something different each time I craft. Now, I cannot do brush lettering so I cheated with stamps. I started off stamping on an A4 white paper. I used alphabet sets by Concord & 9th and Essentials by Ellen to achieve a realistic brush lettering look. Then, I stamped some Altenew flowers around my piece and colored with Copic markers. Lastly, I trimmed down the piece to size and added some soft blue around the corners to finish.

Blog Pic AMY blogI hope this is inspiring. The whole process took me over 2 hours. It is quite hard to get the quote right off the bet. However, my MISTI helped me a lot! I am still searching for a frame for this piece. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:

  1. Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set
  2. Essentials by Ellen Basic Alpha Stamp
  3. Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp
  4. Delicata Ink Pad Golden Glitz
  5. Copic Markers