Posts Tagged ‘Concord & 9th’

Tuesday with Tara {take 195}

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

A couple of weeks ago I shared a card and told you I had another similar one in the works that I would share soon… well, today’s the day!  My previous card was in purple, today is a GREEN card, which I hope will send some good vibes your way 🙂

Like before, I die cut one of Tim’s new Wildflower Stems, this time out of a scrap of green cardstock I had which I thought would match the Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide I was planning to use.  I selected a stitched circle die to cut in a size that would give a nice overlap. I then selected a sentiment from Concord & 9th to fit the window.  I chose a grid stencil by MFT and instead of the sponging with a mini ink blending tool  I decided to try out one of my new Life Changing Blender Brushes.  (look for more about these in our upcoming blog hop this Friday!) I inked through the stencil and added a scribble from Media Marks in the same ink both on the card front and inside the card.  I stamped my sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, which is a nice bold black.

I love the boldness and whimsy of this flower, so decided to keep my embellishments simple with just a few pearls & Nuvo drops.  It has a very ‘good vibes’ feel to me 🙂 Unfortunately I picked the wrong time of day to get good photos since they are heavy on the shadows, hopefully you can look past them!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Orange You Sweet

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Hey Guys!  Chala here for today’s blog post.  It has been pretty cold where I am and I thought I would brighten things up with some sights and smells of summer.

I will be using the Orange You Sweet set from Concord & 9th.

(As of the time of this post it is currently on sale for 30% off)

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I am going to be giving this card a twist!  It will be a scratch and sniff card.  This is actually a pretty easy technique with some great results!

The first thing I will do is prepare a piece of white card stock which measures 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and I stamp out the circle or outside of the orange image across the panel.  My go-to ink for stamping is  Versafine ink. I then stamp the segment portion of the oranges.

I then will stamp the solid circle overtop of the segments with Distress Oxide ink in Spiced Marmalade.

The next steps are where things get fun!  In a container I combine orange Kool-Aid with some clear embossing powder.  The ratio is approximately 1:1.  I will then use the solid circle again and stamp over top of the stamped spiced marmalade with Versamark clear embossing ink.  I then sprinkle the kool-aid/embossing powder mixture overtop of the reined image and then set it with my heat tool.  You want to make sure your heat tool is good and hot and be sure to keep moving it so as not to scorch the kool-aid.

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I set that aside to cool.  The next step is to prepare my card base.  It is a standard A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) side folding card.  I cut down a panel from some patterned paper and adhere that to the card base and then adhere the orange stamped panel on top.

For the sentiment I use some black card stock and treat it with my antistatic powder tool.  I chose the “orange you so” sentiment and stamped it with  Versamark clear embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set.  I will trim the sentiment strip down and apply 3m Foam tape to the back.  Before I adhere the sentiment strip to the front I want to finish off the inside of the card.  I use my stamp platform stamped the outline of the “Sweet” with Versafine ink and the solid “Sweet” with Spiced Marmalade.  To give the inside sentiment a bit more interest I add some clear Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle.

I was a little off with the stamping of the Spiced Marmalade, but I am okay with that.  I also stamped the little splashes in the same orange colour.

I then move back to the front of the card to add the sentiment strip.

That completes the card!  Here is the finished look.

Here’s a look at a second card I created with the same stamp set.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  If you would like a better idea of how this card came together, you can head on over to my YouTube channel and watch the video.

Stay warm and happy crafting!

~Chala

Thinking of You

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Hello!

My name is Susan and I’m thrilled to be joining the Scrap’n Stamp design team. I grew up less than an hours drive from Vancouver where the store is located and now I’m about 4 hours away in a small town with no crafting stores but it still feels like I’m close enough to call it local. By day I work as an Education Assistant at our local high school. When I’m not there you can usually find me in my craft room. I love ALL styles of card making but I tend to gravitate to clean & simple although that wasn’t always the case. My style has changed over the years and I’m sure it will continue to change. I also enjoy scrapbooking and making mini scrapbook albums. If I’m not at work or in my craft room I’m probably out exploring somewhere with my husband and our dog.

You can find me at Creating with Susan

I have a quick and easy card to share with you today using the Lily Stamp set from Concord & 9th. I used a MISTI to keep all my layers lined up but I share a tip with you below that will work if you don’t have a MISTI or other stamp positioning tool.

Start by cutting your card base to 4 1/4 x 11″ and scoring it 5 1/2″.  Next I used two stitched rectangle dies to cut the two panels.  If you don’t have any dies that’s okay, cut one piece to 3 3/4 x 5″ and another piece to 2 3/4 x 4″. In the picture below you’ll see the card base was in there too but I changed my mind and put the panels onto a colored piece which you’ll see in a bit.

I layered up the pieces using a little bit of tape runner to hold them together. I placed the stamp where I wanted it and then picked it up with the lid of the MISTI, inked it up and stamped it. Be sure to press down all over for better coverage around the edges. You can see that the stamping on the bottom layer has a tiny gap between the stamping on the middle layer. To fix this I removed the top two layers, inked up the stamp again without removing it from the lid and then pressed down. The stamp and the paper are in the same spot so it will line up perfectly every time.

If you don’t have a MISTI, that’s okay. Layer up the panels the same way and using a large block, stamp your image being sure to press down well. For the edges that have gaps between layers, use a marker to draw in the lines.  It’s that simple.

I used my MISTI to stamp the center of the flower. It’s not necessary but since I had it out…

  

Next I added the dots and the sentiment using stamps from the same set. I put the top two layers back into my MISTI, positioned the YOU portion of the sentiment and stamped it with the same ink as the flower center. I removed the top layer and then stamped the sentiment again. (Sorry, I forgot to take pics of that)

As I was adhering the top two panels together I decided I didn’t want a white card base. Instead I wanted the base to be the same color as the center of the flower. I don’t have any coordinating card stock so I dragged the ink pad along the outside edges of the front of the card base. No need to cover the whole thing since we only see a little bit of it.

I added the stamped panels to the card base with craft foam for some dimension.

You could change out the color and the sentiment to make a nice set of cards for someone.

Happy Stampin’

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