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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! 😉
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate disclosure can be found here). Your purchases help keep my blog running and I thank you for the support!)
Amy Cooley says
Beautiful variety of cards using the Concord & 9th products. Happy birthday to them!
Janet Labadie says
So very pretty! I especially love the last two!! TFS
Carol Doggett says
Gorgeous cards, per usual! 😉 You have mad blending skillz!
Annette Hindes says
Love the Colors & Design!
Jean Marmo says
Such wonderful cards!! Congrats to Concord & 9th!
Love the coloring on these cards. The glimmer doesn’t really show up on the video, but I know it adds a lot to a card. I use a lot of it.
Karen B. says
Every card you make turns into magic and your C&9 ones happen to be among my favorites.
WOW! An array of gorgeous cards showcasing Concord & 9th products! The two you’ve designed for their celebration are knockouts; love the vibrant backgrounds that allow those fabulous floral images to pop! Your coffee cup and florals card, in shades of blue…oh my! Going for a stroll of your gallery right away…so much inspiration to be discovered!
Anne Sasko says
Holly Flores says
Wow, these are so beautiful, love the way you showcased these images. Thank you for sharing your techniques as well.
Mary Holshouser says
I love the shading of the colors on the card.
The simple white outlines of the stamps makes
for a beautiful card. Sometimes the cards
get so fussy that they over-power the design.
You card is more plain and simple – and so
thanks for sharing.
KT Fit Kitty says
Your cards are gorgeous! Love the white embossing on the beautiful ink blended backgrounds!
ava gavloski says
Gorgeous cards showcasing Concord & 9th products! You designed well for their celebration. Bravo!
barb macaskill says
LOVE your cards!! The vibrant colors are lovely and Concord & 9th has some pretty awesome products! I hope to be able to purchase a few soon! TFS!
Mom and wife says
Love your card, very pretty and colourful.
One whole year…apparently, I was late to the party. Didn’t know about them til around the end of 2015 but I most certainly do now. The stamp set you used for these two luscious cards is one of my favorites…you have done it proud.
sherry butcher says
Wonderful, love the big difference in the cards by colors or dies. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing your techniques on your beautiful cards.
Kathy E. says
I always admire your color choices and how you use them so cleverly! Those clear droplets are especially cool!
Renee Collier says
Such a nice selection of inspirational cards. Love that shaker card! And love all of your color choices.
Eileen L says
Love the beautiful flowers and the color blending!
Carolee McCaslin says
Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! Love them and Concord &9th:)
Claudia Lapos says
Celeste Goff says
Gorgeous cards, as always Jessica!