Hi friends! I am thrilled to share today’s project featuring the Concord and 9th STAMPtember collaboration stamp set: Festive Flowers! Each of these collaboration sets have been absolutely marvelous, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I am a sucker for flowers, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, but these huge, luscious flowers create a hand-painted vibe and can be used for both Christmas and non-Christmas projects alike!
Whenever I start stamping with layered stamps, I rarely have an idea in mind, preferring instead to stamp lots of the images and figure out the placement once I have a better idea of sizes and colors. I stamped all of the images using a variety of inks from Concord and 9th: Honeysuckle, Tidepool, Juniper, Honeycomb, Stardust, adding the details for the flower petals using Watermelon from the Pawsitively Saturated line to create subtle shading. I trimmed each of the stamped images, but there are dies available to make things super easy! These would be beautiful images for mass-production on holiday cards.
Because of the generous size of these blooms, they can easily be the focal point for your card! I trimmed down a panel of white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with Simon Says Stamp’s Pepperberry Embossing Folder. I matted the embossed panel with some red glitter cardstock, then matted that with an A2 panel of Juniper cardstock from Concord and 9th. This framed embossed panel is the perfect background for the lovely flowers!
I arranged two of the large blooms in the center of the card front and popped them up with some foam adhesive. I arranged the foliage around the flowers to create a nice, full floral swag. The berries, pine needles, and the color scheme help make this appropriately festive for a holiday card.
For the greeting, I stamped a sentiment from Concord and 9th’s Festive Phrases stamp set using Juniper ink, then stamped it again using sticky embossing ink, covering it with White Satin Pearl embossing powder to create a pretty, pearlescent jade color. I die cut the large scripty sentiment using the Festive Phrases coordinating dies and adhered the sentiment pieces to the card front. I added a few Mirrored Mint pearls to accent the minty leaves as a final shimmering touch!
Because I started my stamping session not really having a specific design in mind, I had some leftover stamped images, which I used to create this festive floral tag! I die cut a Simon Says Stamp Large Rounded Tag die from some white cardstock, then layered the flower and foliage on the front using foam adhesive. I added another pearlescent jade greeting from the Festive Flowers STAMPtember set and a few more Mirrored Mint pearls, finishing the tag off with a red twine loop.
Well, that’s all for today’s project! This Festive Flowers set would be beautiful stamped using less traditional holiday colors for a non-Christmas card, too. Love the versatility! If you love this set as much as I do, don’t hesitate to snap it up, because once it’s gone, it won’t be restocked. These STAMPtember collaboration sets are all limited editions, and I think that makes them even more fun and special to have in your crafty arsenal. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!