Posts Tagged ‘Concord and 9th’

Emboss Resist with Distress Oxide Inks!

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Hello and welcome back! Laurie with you today to share one of my favourite techniques…emboss resist! This technique is so easy and fun to do. I’ve used a background stamp from My Favorite Things which I later turned into a custom cover plate die…stay tuned 🙂

I started by stamping the Crosshatch Background onto a piece of mixed media paper using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder from Lawn Fawn.

You can see the pattern faintly. Next, I smooshed Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat. I later added Black Soot. I misted with water and smooshed the heat embossed panel into the ink.

I added a few layers of ink to build up the colour. You can clearly see the pattern emerge.

This is when I decided to turn this panel into something more exciting. It also resulted in 2 cards!  I took a small circle die and cut each embossed image from the panel. This didn’t take much time.

So now I have individual circles as well as panel with open circles. Now, to turn these into cards!

For the individual circles, I used the negative panel and temporarily adhered it to a top fold, white card base. This acted as a guide to place the circles perfectly.

I added foam adhesive inside each circle and placed the die cut circles.

After all the circles were adhered, I removed the negative portion.

I finished this card off with a sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases Die set from Concord & 9th. The die actually cuts “hey friend” but with a couple snips with scissors, it’s now just “hey”! The 3 little hearts are also included in this set.

I added a generous helping of glitter pen and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the sentiment and hearts to finish this card off! Now, let’s take a peek at the bonus card!

Like I mentioned, I adhered the panel directly onto a white, side fold card base using Gina K Connect Glue.

I die cut more of the black little hearts and adhered them in the centres of each circle. The sentiment comes from an older MFT set and was stamped onto a circle die cut with the same circle die I used earlier.

Both cards are clean and simple and came together quite quickly. It was so fun to pull out the Distress Oxide Inks and to create something cool with a background stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again!


Tuesday with Tara {take 246} Tropical Foliage

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  It’s Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) and we’ve taken the holiday as our inspiration to challenge you to create a TROPICAL card today for our Random Acts of Cardness!  (I considered going with TACOS or MARGARITAS as the theme, but this seemed like something more people could play along with… instead I’ll just have those for dinner tonight!)

My cards feature the fabulous  Toucan Paradise stamp set by Concord & 9th, which I stamped with classic Distress Ink on both mint & white card stock.  I wasn’t sure which I wanted to use for my card, so in the end I made two cards!  I paired my tr=opical foliage with a sentiment from Gina K Design’s Colossal Coneflower stamp set.  It’s got such a pretty script to it, so I inked it up ombre style to match my background.

These sentiments are perfectly shaped to fit in a circle, so I used a stitched circle die to cut it out from white cardstock.  I added a touch of Nuvo glitter drops to the ‘awesome’ and a combination of that and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops to my background, which I also splattered with white paint.  The finishing touch is some crinkle ribbon which I inked up with the same two shades of Distress Ink I stamped in- Peeled Paint & Broken China.  I absolutely love how the green & blue bleed together on the bias tape and dry with so many color variations!

Here’s my simple second card- the same inks & stamps on a white background, which I cut with an edge die and added to a green card which I white embossed the Paper Hug stamp on.  I kept this one super simple, the only extra I added was a few of the white Nuvo Crystal drops.

I hope you have an AWESOME day.  I hope you find time to create a tropical retreat in some small way… even if it’s just eating tacos or drinking a margarita!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 241} A Simple Birthday

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I realized a bit ago that I don’t have many birthday cards ready to go in my stash.  Then as I set to make this card for the stash, I realized that I don’t have many birthday stamps/dies!  Guess I’ll be looking to add a variety of birthday sentiments in the near future…  I found this sentiment in a ‘vintage’ sentiment set by Lawn Fawn.  It was part of one of their first releases in the early years, but classic sentiments never go out of style!

My goal for this simple birthday card was to make one that was kinda ‘gender neutral’ so I figured an outdoorsy theme was perfect!  I started with the Tree Ring background stamp by Concord & 9th, which I inked up with Distress Oxide.  I combined two shades of brown for a bit of subtle variation, then brushed the lighter color over the image for some shading.  I added a bit of life to the card with a die cut from the Garden Greens set by Tim Holtz.

I originally had a smaller sentiment in mind, but when I decided on this one I chose to add a flower and some bling to balance the design and add texture.  The ink that was left on the brush was just enough to add a bit of shading to the edges of my card!

Inky hugs from afar,