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Concord and 9th Pallets

Using these pallet background feels almost like cheating! The new Concord and 9th Petals and Pallets stamp and die set is supper easy to use! I’m suffering from serious creative block, and this set has saved my life!

In anticipation of the arrival of this set, I stamped some floral stamps that I already had so I could hit the ground running. First I used Altenew’s Build a Flower-Camellia. I realized later that this image is probably too big for this look. This image is all flat as well. And, there is a bit of Wink of Stella on the flower.

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Saturday morning, after fighting with the attempts to watercolor the Mandala, I used the second pallet image I had stamped, and Altenew’s Extra Special flower image. I did the stamp layering with the flowers and buds, but used Copics to color the leaves, since I struggle with stamping the tiny leaves. I LOVE this card! There is a bit of Wink of Stella on the flowers, and I adhered the flower with foam tape.

Then I decide to try the wood on gray card stock. And I used the flower images that come with the set. These images were stamped and die cut, then layered behind the crate. In this case, I used foam tape behind the crate and flowers. I used a Copic marker to add the brown dots to the middle of the yellow flower, and I’ll probably add some Wink of Stella somewhere on the flowers. I really like how this one turned out as well.

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This set has the option to fold the “crate,” so that is sticks out substantially from the card. It’s large enough that you can stick a gift card in with the flowers. I haven’t made a card with the crate folded that big because it does stick out pretty far. But I ordered some plastic boxes to use for shipping bulky cards, and will probably make a “gift card holder,” once the plastic boxes get here. When I do, I’ll make a tutorial and add some pictures.

Over all, I really like this set. I feel like I am getting new use out of my flower stamps. I like using them for a complete background as opposed to the half card. It makes it easy to come up with an interesting background for a large floral image.

Nicole

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