Posts Tagged ‘Concord & 9th’

Sweet Peas Hello Friend

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Hello crafters! Kia here today to share this stencil card using distress oxide inks and a another great way to use your stencils.

Using The Crafters Workshop Sweet Peas on the back side of my 110lb cardstock I ran the stencil through my Gemini along with 2 shims and the embossing mat in place of the magnetic mat.

This leaves a beautiful impression on the front of the card, as shown below. This view is the back of the cardstock.

On the front of the card the embossing is raised. I placed the stencil over the front of the stencil embossing and brushed the flowers with distress oxides in Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon, and the leaves in Twisted Citron.

For a bit of contrast I added Mowed Lawn to a few leaves and stems.

I trimmed my piece to 4 x 5.25 and brushed around the edges with Mustard Seed, then attached the piece to a orange card base.

The sentiment is stamped using VersaFine Clair Ink in Tulip Red and matted with the orange cardstock then applied with foam squares.

And to finish I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops Glossy to the card.

Following is a close up of the card front, followed by Affiliate links to the products I have used for today’s card. Thank you for joining me today.

Tuesday with Tara {take 219} Lovely. Brave. Grateful.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m sharing a couple simple cards that once again feature the Hello Lovely stamp set by Concord & 9th and another simple watercolor technique. Mine is a variation of the technique Nancy E. used in our blog hop, so be sure to check hers out for some great tips!

Watercolour Technique

When I did my cards for the blog hop, I used an acrylic block as my palette, applying Distress Inks to the block and picking up the colour with a water brush. Instead of cleaning off my block with a cloth, I misted it with water and ‘stamped’ it onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. The shades of orange/coral on my block made such a pretty print, I knew it would make a great base for another card! I did add a bit more colour to fill in one of the corners, but otherwise loved the rough rectangle it created.

Details

I decided to keep everything else pretty simple… a black ribbon, die cut word and some bling. I inked the letters of some small talk stickers in the same colors as the background for a softer look. A kraft layer of the grateful’ die cut adds a bit of subtle dimension and ties it together with the card base.

Abstract Watercolour

My second card used an even more abstract background that covers almost the entire panel, rather than a block of color. I literally just used the watercolor paper to clean off my acrylic block after painting with the Distress Ink on it. There was not as much ink left on my block, so I stamped off multiple times to cover the panel. I started with just the yellows and oranges, then added the greens from another block to get this pretty mix of colours!

Details

Yellow crinkle ribbon (which I had dyed previously), a word charm and another Small Talk sticker are the little details that finish off this card.

This lovely stamp really is a versatile image, perfect for creating cards to show you are grateful or encourage someone who is doing something brave! I hope you enjoyed this fast & easy technique and will try it out yourself soon!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Heart Smile with Concord & 9th!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Good morning and welcome back! Laurie here sharing a card with a couple of new to me goodies from Concord & 9th! I used the Heart Smile Stamp Set along with the Heartstrings Dies to create my card. These are both from an older release but really are a classic. The Heartstrings Dies are particularly versatile and would make a great addition to your stash, if they aren’t already 🙂

This is a clean and simple card yet not a quick card! I die cut the heart with rays die out of pink cardstock. NOTE: this die only cuts the ray portions, not the entire heart. It’s great for adding a cool, heart shaped window onto a card front! I used a light pink alcohol marker to add a bit of shading to the inside pieces. This was the quick part. The time consuming part was adding foam adhesive to each die cut. If I was to do this again, I would have cut the die from craft foam as well!!!

I adhered each piece onto a scrap a panel of white cardstock. I used the negative portion (the piece I die cut the heart from) as a jig to align the pieces perfectly. I then trimmed the excess white cardstock. This resulted in one solid piece.

The sentiment comes from the Heart Smile Stamp Set. I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. I used a scrap of grey cardstock from my stash. I die cut the small heart from the Heartstring Dies out of the same cardstock and heat embossed that little detail image.

Now that all the pieces were complete, it was just a matter of putting everything together! I used tape runner adhesive for both the grey, sentiment strip and the heart.

I used a few grey embellishments from my stash and called the card done!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Both the Heartstrings Dies and the Heart Smile Stamp Set are in stock!

Laurie