Posts Tagged ‘Concord & 9th’

My Neighbourhood

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Hello. Kia here with you today to share this card I made using stamps and dies from Concord & 9th called City Stacks.

My inspiration for my card comes from my neighbourhood.  I am an apartment dweller, who fortunately overlooks a beautiful old street that has homes which were built in the 20’s and 30’s. They are huge homes with beautiful old trees and wonderful landscaping. And, fortunately, we do not have any other apartment buildings that block the views. And, as you can imagine, autumn is stunning in my neck of the woods.

I am using Arches cold press watercolour paper for my card today, but any watercolour paper can be used. I am also using distress inks for this card. I have both the markers and mini cubes, and if I am missing a colour in one, I will have it in the other.

I started by stamping the building using jet black ink, then painted the sky using tumbled glass and blueprint sketch. I then did the building using wilted violet. The green is the background that will show when I attach the tree stack, so I have painted it using mowed lawn.

I then stamped and die cut the tree line stack, keeping in mind that this stack will be behind the row of house, so I cut my paper accordingly. As I do not want a lot of bulk here, I go along the bottom of my cut piece with my bone folder, which flattens it somewhat, therefore not adding extra bulk. I then watercoloured the grass with the mowed lawn, and the trees I did using dried marigold, fozzilized amber, spiced marmalade and a bit of candied apple.  I also went around the trees with the mowed lawn as I did not want any of the white showing.

I then moved on to the house, stamping and die cutting the piece to allow for my sentiment. I painted the houses in worn lipstick, tumbled glass, dried marigold and used fired brick for the doors and roofs. I added squeezed lemonade in the windows for light. I have some hickory smoke on the window ledges and steps. And, it is while I am typing this and looking at the card below that I realize I did not paint the flowers in the window boxes. Well, the flowers were pulled to make way for the coming autumn. 🙂

I finished my card by stamping one of the sentiments from the set in jet black ink. So, in the end this is a three layer card, yet it does not feel like it has that many layers.

I hope you have enjoyed this card today and thank you for visiting. The products used today can be found in the store, I have also listed them for you below.


Bear Hugs Enclosed!

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Ok, how adorable is this  Hugs Set from Concord & 9th???

Good morning crafty friends, Amy here, with an UN-BEAR-ABLY cute card that’s perfect for sending someone a little pick me up. :o)

I started with Kraft cardstock which I cut out a circle with a circle die. I then embossed it using Tim Holtz Alterations- Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I ran my Vintage Photo Distress Ink over it to highlight the texture and then adhered the panel to my card base, that I also cut out a matching circle on the card front panel only.

I stamped the cute bear from the Hugs Set onto watercolor paper with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and heat set. I watercolored him up with Tombow Markers and waterbrush pen. Once dry, I fussy cut him out and set him aside.

Now, to complete the front of my card, I wanted to make it look like he was in a Tree House…so I added some leaves using Cottage Cutz- Greenery dies in two different colors of Green Cardstock. I then added a little button/twine, because how cute is that? lol! I also stamped the “HUGS” & “ENCLOSED” sentiments from the set onto Kraft paper and layered onto black cardstock to tie into my cardbase and make them look like little signs on his treehouse. ;o)

To finish off the card I adhered the bear to the inside panel of my card so him and his sign are peaking through the circle cutout on the front of the card- this helps to finish off the inside of my card as well. :o)

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed my lil’ card today and were inspired to get crafty today!

Happy Craftin’!

Hugs, Amy

Stuck on You!!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Hello crafty peeps and welcome back to the SNS Blog!! It’s Laurie here today to share a card made using one of my favourite brands…Concord and 9th!!  I love their innovative designs. A lot of their stamp sets are large which make filling a card front very easy!  I love cacti, especially in illustration form, haha, so naturally I used the Stuck on You Stamp Set and its co-ordinating dies.

I started by stamping all the images I wanted to use onto some Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock.  I used Versafine Clair Ink in the colour Neptune and clear embossing powder because I wanted to do some quick and easy watercolour.

While my watercolour was drying, I chose another stamp from the same set and created a polka dot background on a piece of white cardstock that was cut to 4 X 5.25 inches.

It looks random and kind of splotchy but the large cactus image will cover the double stamped areas.  I die cut all the images, except for the little sign. There is no co-ordinating die for this. But it’s a square and very easy to fussy cut!  I adhered each piece together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive then added foam adhesive to the back.

Because the background stamping was quite stark, I decided to cut a piece of vellum with an older die from MFT and put my cactus on top.  I hid the foam tape behind the image!

I just love how large that cactus is!! And I actually used the smaller of the two!!  I did add some shine with Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the flower and the heart on the flower pot.

For a little extra something, I added 3 drops of NuvoCrystal Drops in Ebony Black.

 

Thank you for stopping in today!!  I hope you enjoyed todays card!!

See you soon!

Laurie