Good morning! Today is my last guest post for the fantastic Concord and 9th. (sniff sniff!) I’ve so enjoyed sharing projects made with their new products with you. Such innovative products, and they truly have stretched my creativity in trying to come up with some different and fun ways to use them. I’ve tried to focus each blog post on one separate stamp and die set; today, I’m focusing on the beautiful Select-A-Size Edger Dies and the awesome little freebie that Concord and 9th generously gave to their customers this month for orders over $25.
For this first project, I love the slightly shabby chic feel of the sweet little freebie set that you can earn. The little roses are just delightful. (I think an alphabet set in this font would be darling and so useful!) I started by die cutting piece of watercolor card stock in a kind of doily banner shape using the Select A Size dies. Next, I used some silver sparkle embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment and a little spray of roses at the bottom of the panel. I used my new Daniel Smith watercolors to drop a touch of purple into the little roses. That little pop of color is just so sweet! I die cut a piece of fuschia glitter card stock using the straight edged inverted die from the Select A Size dies and adhered it beneath my doily to bring out the detail of the doily edge.
To add some additional texture to the card, I chose to heat emboss the Barnwood Background stamp using silver pearl embossing powder onto a panel of lavender card stock. I trimmed it down and mounted it to a silver foil A2 sized mat after tying a white twine bow around the upper portion. I finally adhered my banner using some dimensional adhesive. Pretty, right? Very feminine, and perfect for Mother’s Day.
This final project uses the Select A Size dies in conjunction with some older products to create a pretty watercolored Mother’s Day card. I started by heat embossing the floral heart from You Are Here a few times at various angles on some watercolor card stock. I then watercolored them in shades of lavender, lilac, and a purple-ish gray using my new Daniel Smith watercolors. (Those things are to die for, let me tell you. So worth the money.) I trimmed off the bottom half of the panel, then fussy cut the rest of the flowers to use at on the top of my card panel.
After the watercoloring was finished, I used the lacy Select A Size edger die to cut a beautiful doily-like pattern on the edge of a panel of dark gray card stock. I adhered it over my intact watercolored panel, then adhered the fussy cut flowers into the corners with some liquid adhesive. For the sentiment, I die cut the “happy” from the Happy Card Dies using some pale lavender shimmer card stock, then stamped the “Mother’s Day” from the coordinating stamp set onto some strips of pale gray card stock. I adhered all of this to my gray panel and added a few sequins to add some shimmer and sparkle.
There you have it! I love finding unexpected ways to use unique stamps, especially stamps that have stunning florals, like the floral heart from You Are Here. It colors like a dream. Gotta put that baby to good use. 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed my guest posts for Concord and 9th as much as I have! It’s been such a wonderful experience to work with these fantastic products, and I’m so very grateful to Greg and Angie for giving me the opportunity. I will still be feeding my Concord and 9th obsession as a member of the Design Team over at the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog, so if you have enjoyed my projects, be sure to pop over there. We have some super talented designers who provide marvelous Concord and 9th inspiration throughout the month. Each challenge begins on the 9th of the month, and each project that you enter provides you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for some Concord and 9th goodies! I hope to see you there!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and have a fantastic day!