Good morning! I am so thrilled to be helping Concord & 9th celebrate their first birthday! It’s hard to believe they’ve only been in the industry for a year because they’re everywhere (in a good way)! 😉 Greg and Angie are ridiculously kind and I love how supportive they are of crafters and other companies! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to join in on their month-long birthday bash! And, as with all great parties, there are prizes! You’ll find more information on that at the bottom of my post! 🙂
I’ve been a big fan of Concord & 9th ever since Kymona introduced me to them last September! Here are some of my favorite cards using their stamps and dies:
And here’s what I created for their birthday bash!
I wanted something bright and cheerful and I had a lot of fun getting distress ink all over my fingers (and some on my cards)!
For the first card I blended festive berries, picked raspberry, abandoned coral, and dried marigold distress ink onto a piece of cardstock. Then I flicked water over the card twice blotting the first drops after 10 seconds and the second drops after 30 seconds. Once it dried completely I flicked white paint over the card and let it dry overnight. The next day I prepped it with a powder tool and then stamped the flowers from Wildflower with versamark and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I went over the flowers with a spectrum noir clear glitter brush for a little extra sparkle. Can you see all that shimmer?
I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Words and Layers of Love onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. I fussy cut it to down to a label and adhered it to my card with foam mounting tape. To finish the card I added a mix of clear droplets and sparkling clear sequins.
For my second card I used seedless preserves, mermaid lagoon, and salty ocean distress ink. I used the same Wildflower stamp set for the background and Layers of Love for the sentiment.
So, happy birthday Concord & 9th!! I wish you MANY MANY more years of success!!
Concord & 9th has quite the birthday bash planned this month! Every day of August there’s a special guest (or two!) who will be giving away a $20 gift card to Concord & 9th! Leave a comment on my post before 11:59PM EST on August 8th for a chance to win! You can also visit the Concord & 9th blog to enter everyone’s giveaway each day! 😉
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