Oops!! I hit publish a bit too early. Oh well, never mind 😄 - these things happen!!
.... Good afternoon!! Last week the new Concord & 9th release became available at Seven Hills Craft and I got a few stamps (should really have got them all, but that's another story). I've been busy over the weekend and here's what I made. Grab a coffee and enjoy. I'll start with the shaker birthday cards I made:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, All The Birthdays
Inks: Gina K - Powder Blue, Blue Raspberry, Blue Denim, In The Navy; Versafine Clair - Cheerful, Summertime, Tulip Red, Glamorous, Purple Delight
Dies: Concord & 9th - All The Birthdays
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; Gemstones Cardstock; Button Galore & More - Crystal Stars, Ocean Waves, Sequins; Acetate
I started by stamping the Painted Dots turnabout backgrounds - I made loads, and still have some left. The stamp has a central and outer area, which means you can have a whole page background, a central circle stamped or the outer edge stamped with an empty circle in the middle. I used a couple of the central circles for these cards. I found some shimmery cardstock in my stash and used the large HB die to cut the intitals. I added acetate to the inside of each panel, added some dimensional tape around the edge of the card and filled the gaps with matching sequins and gems. I cut the painted dots panel slightly smaller and adhered that the the back of each window panel. I then added the panels to a top folding A2 card. I finished the front of each card by adding a birthday banner. I decorated the inside of each card with more Happy Birthday sentiments and some decorative images.
Here are photos of all the backgrounds that I made from Painted Dots:
My next card uses the outer circle stamped in reds and greens - it had to be a Christmas card:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, Very Merry Sentiments, Mistletoe Messages
Inks: Gina K - Red Hot, Red Velvet, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Sea Glass; Delicata - Gold Glitz; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Card; Gold Linen Effect Mirri Card; Clear Embossing Powder
I stamped the large Christmas greeting in black and heat embossed with clear powder. I added some tiny snowflakes and stars and then layered the panel onto gold mirri card and added to the front of a square card. On the inside, I cut a gold mat layer and stamped a Christmas verse on the white panel.
For my next card, I used the completed stamped pastel background to make a card to welcome a new baby:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, Globe Greeting, Tiny Tagalong Stamps
Inks: Memento - Summer Sky, Angel Pink, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black; Gina K - Lemon Drop, Applemint; Versafine - Onyx Black;
Dies: Concord & 9th - Globe Greeting
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; Clear Embossing Powder
I cut the panel to fit the front of the A2 card. I used Globe Greeting to create the world globe image (it's a set I've had for a while and this is the first time I've used it!!). I stamped the solid circle in pale blue and then the map part in two shades of green, I used the matching circle die to cut the globe out. I stamped the globe holder in black, heat embossed with clear powder and then fussy cut it out. I adhered the stand and globe to the front of the card and added the word 'kid' from the stamp set. I glued the cut of panel to the bottom inside and added some congratulations sentiments. This one is for my stash.
As I said earlier, I made a few cards! Next is a bold and bright hello card:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, Wildflower, Tiny Tagalong Stamps
Inks: Gina K - Peach Bellini, Sweet Mango, Tangerine Twist, Tomato Soup, Stormy Sky
Dies: Concord & 9th - All The Hellos
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; Gina K Card - Tangerine Twist; Nuvo - Clear Aquashimmer Brush; Glossy Accents
I used another older (and never used) C&9 stamp set - Wildflower - to stamp the flowers in the empty space. They are pretty outline images and I was going to colour them, but ended up leaving them as I liked the look. I trimmed the panel down to size and layered it on orange card and added it to the front of the top folding A2 card. I used the script 'hello' die to cut out one orange and two white die cuts, I adhered them for dimension and stability (did the same with the little heart). I glued the die cut to the front of the card, added some shimmer and glossy accents. On the inside I kept it really simple with a sweet sentiment and a little flower. I'm submitting this card to Darnell's Never-Before-Used-Schtuff - NBUS#17.
My final card (for the time being) is a clean and simple hello card:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, All The Hellos, All The Birthdays
Inks: Gina K - Powder Blue, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Wild Wisteria, Stormy Sky; Memento - Lulu Lavender
Dies: Die-namics - Circle Stax Set 1 #9 and #10
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; SU Card - Highland Heather; Vellum
I'm submitting this card to the current Fusion - FUSION#1720 challenge. I've used both the sketch and the colours from the photo.
For this card I used some circle dies to cut out the stamped circle pattern and layered that onto a lilac circle, which I then cut in half. I put the card into the MISTI and worked out where to stamp the various 'hello' images. I stamped some directly on the card and a couple on a vellum strip. I've left the inside blank.
Well, that was a long post - thanks for sticking with me to the end. As you can tell, I've had such fun with the new turnabout stamp. Shame I hit the publish button a bit early, but never mind. It's a truly awful day here in Northop Hall. I woke at 5.00 am to hear the rain hammering down, and it's been pretty much that way all day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. That's it - see you again soon.