Feature Friday: Concord and 9th Blooms Fill-in Bundle
Happy Friday Friends!
Today is my last Friday as Guest Designer for Concord and 9th, and I've been so honored to be a part of this! This stamp and die set is one of my favorites, especially because it works so wonderfully for the holidays and all other times of the year. And then of course, it's so smart because there are so many variations you can get with just one stamp set. Let's dive in, yes?
My first two cards are a good example of how you can get two cards from one background. I created this background by stamping with mint green ink and then filling in the flowers to look like poinsettias. I added gold nuvo drops for a festive flare and let that dry. I then die cut out the window using the die in the set. From that, I die cut out one of the flowers to use on my second card.
For my second card, I used the plaid background, which allows to create detailed plaid backgrounds super easy. I then die cut out the frame with white and added the flower I die cut from the previous card as an accent. I used the black edged stamps in the kit to add definition to the frames. I then added a few nuvo drop accents.
For my next two cards, I used the background stamp with a watercolor effect. I stamped it with varied colors of distress inks and then spritz it lightly with water so the colors would blend together. This gives a pretty soft look, and then stamped with coordinating colors in the flowers. I cut the panels in half and added some dots in white ink and some rhinestones.
For the next card, I added some dark blue ink as accents instead of the white dots and some rhinestones, which gives it a wintry effect. For both cards, I added some black lines to high light the sentiment and break up the background a little bit. And I think both turned out really pretty! This technique could be used with fall or spring colors as well!
For my last project, I wanted to highlight the frame die cut in the bundle, which I think could be a great shape for gift tags. I stamped a red plaid background, die cut out two tags and added "merry and bright" from the Ornamental Stamp set. And you have hand made tags!
That's it for my Christmas projects! Make sure to go Concord and 9th's Blog to see all the other inspiring projects! Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope to see you soon!