Posts Tagged ‘Concord & 9th’

Having Fun With Paper

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Hi Everyone. This is Susan with a simple way to do something a little different and a great way to use up your pile of designer paper that you’ve been hoarding. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has a pile to use up.

Start with a piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 11″ and score it at 5 1/2″. This is your standard top folding card base. Add another score line along the long side at 2 3/4″ and this will give you your ‘fun fold’.

I went through my designer paper stash and because I’ve just piled them all together without any packaging I can’t tell you exactly which paper came from which company. I just searched through my pile and pulled out all the ones with blues and browns because I knew those were the colors I wanted to use. When I found 3 I liked I started cutting my panels. I cut 2 panels at 4 x 2 1/2″ and 1 panel at 5 1/4 x 4′ and then cut black card stock to give each panel just the tiniest bit of a frame.

I adhered each piece like you see in the picture above and then cut the pieces for the stamping. I cut 2 pieces of white card stock to 3 3/4 x 2 3/4″ and cut 2 pieces of black card stock to 4 x 3″. I adhered the white to the black and then adhered them to the card panel.

The trick to lining them up is to adhere the one on the right, which is the inside of the card, first. Fold the cord at the 5 1/2″ score line so that all your paper is facing inside. Then fold the 2 3/4″ fold back to the left. Now you’ll see the paper. Position the panel to go on the front of the card on top of the panel you adhered on the inside of the card so that it covers it completely. Make a little pencil mark where the top panel meets the edge of the panel you folded back. Put adhesive on the back of the top panel being sure not to go past that pencil line so when you adhere it to the front of the card it only sticks to the front. ( I really hope that makes sense.)

Now, I forgot to add the stamping to the front of the card before I adhered it. I recommend you do that first as I had to mask everything off and then stamp. It worked out but it would’ve been easier to stamp first. I didn’t add any color to the flower since there is so much going on with all the patterns on the papers. If you are not one who likes to color then this is a great technique for you. I’ll add a personal message to the inside and then this card is ready for the mail.

Happy Stamping

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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