Friday, June 16, 2017

Guest Designing For Concord & 9th!

Hey guys!
I am so excited and honored to be one of three guest designers this month for Concord & 9th! Is that awesome or what?!

I had the pleasure of meeting Angie this past spring at a crafty retreat and what a sweetheart she is! When she asked me to guest design, I was like. . . "Seriously?! Me?! Ummmm . . . . . .YES PLEASE!" Thank you so much, Angie! You guys have the coolest products! So innovative, clever and fun!  

So I'll be sharing my cards, along with the other two talented guest designers, for the next three, "Feature Fridays," including today.

The June release from Concord & 9th is amazing and I couldn't wait to play with the products! Today, I'll be sharing some cards using the new, Flower Turnabout Stamp set and the Hope stamp set and die Bundle.

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Let's start with the fun, Flower Turnabout set. It's another in their "Turnabout" Series. If you haven't seen the past sets in this series, or don't know how to use them, Concord & 9th has wonderful videos on their YouTube channel, showing how to use them. 

 I love how you can stamp it once, twice, three or four times to get different looks. I decided for both of my cards to stamp it all four times because. . .well, to be honest, I didn't want to stop - ha! I added the stamped leaves, which are also included in the set, and then added some dots here and there using a Copic Marker. Fun how it looks like patterned paper! The sentiment is from the Hope stamp set.

For my second card, I wanted to use some unique colors and decided on a blue, silver and black combo. It was fun to emboss a portion of the stamping with silver embossing powder. I think these colors look really pretty together. The, Thank You sentiment is included in the set.

Okay seriously, this next stamp and die set is awesome! I mean the images are beautiful, the sentiments are perfect and that die? So very cool! I created a really simple card by literally just doing a bit of ink blending on the card base, die cutting the label and the "Hope," adding a sentiment from the set and splattering on some watery ink to match. So easy and isn't it pretty? This is a 4-bar card size, which I think is perfect for this set!

And now let's talk about the, Hope stamp set for a minute. I have to be honest here. I love open floral images so I can do some coloring but these ones are solid. I was worried I wouldn't do these gorgeous stamps justice. I seriously have always struggled with solid images and layering stamp sets. Needless to say I was a bit nervous. So, I chose some bright, happy ink colors, sat down and just started playing with them. I am happy to say I loved how it turned out! It ended up being my favorite of all four cards. Go figure! Oh! And I used two different blue inks on the "Hope" portion of the sentiment to get an Ombre look.

That's it for today. I'd love it if you'd head on over to the Concord & 9th blog to check out today's Feature Friday. It'll give you a chance to see what Rosali and Lisa created with these products too. They are both so talented and I am very lucky to be guest designing this month, along side them for Concord & 9th!

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥