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Hello Darling Friend-Concord and 9th

So very Happy Friday! Today is my first Feature Friday for Concord and 9th. Brace yourselves, I had so much fun with today’s featured product, so there are a lot of cards!

Yesterday was the launch of the May release, and boy is it an awesome release. Today we are featuring Filled In Florals, but check back with me every Friday this month for a new featured item. You can also check out the other guest designer blogs for more great ideas (links below).

First up, lets talk about the Filled In Florals set. This set is a companion set to the Fine Line Florals stamps and dies released in March. The new set has a more watercolor look, but can be used to fill in the outline from the Fine Line Florals set.

I wanted to start out by showing you the differences between the two sets of fill in stamps. Since I had previously made a card using the Fine Line Florals, I decided to make the same card, using the Fill In Florals.

This is the card I made last month. Details here: https://curlesuecards.com/2019/04/24/hello-lovely-work-it-wednesday-sss/

There are some slight differences between the two cards. On the new card, I used a different color ink for the smaller flower (Altenew Pink Pearl, instead of the darker Heart Beat). The card base is 80 lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Filled In Florals set, and the card base is Gina K Design Peach Bellini. The envelope is Gina K Design Coral Reef. Oh, and I used Altenew Mocha instead of Espresso for the flower centers. The link with the description of the Fine Line Floral card is in the caption of the picture.

Next up, I filled in the outline from Fine Line Florals with the solid pieces from Filled In Florals.

I started out by stamping the outline image with Altenew Industrial Diamond on 80 lb Neenah (all of the inks on this card are Altenew). The larger flower was stamped with Lavender Fields, the smaller flower Baby Pink, and the daisy like flower is Iceberg.

I trimmed down the panel and set it aside. For the sentiment, I stamped the large sentiment on vellum using Versa Fine Clair Nocturne ink, embossed it with clear powder, and die cut it. I added it to the panel with foam tape. The panel was added to a Gina K Design Slate card base with fun foam.

I think the outline partially filled in has a cool graphic look, but I really like the way the flowers look without the outline. Since the Filled In Florals set has matching dies, I decided to stamp the flowers and die cut them. Note: the dies in this set will also cut out the Fine Line Florals.

I went a little darker this time (all Altenew inks). The larger flower was stamped with Deep Iris, and the daisy with Chamomile. The flower centers are Mocha, with Firefly and Shadow Creek for the leaves. This card panel is more 80 lb Neenah.

I added the sentiment from Filled In Florals with Jet Black ink, masked it off, and stamped Concord and 9th’s Sketched Stripe background in Sliver Lake ink. Then I layered the flowers over the background with foam tape. The card base is more Slate, with a matching envelope. I added clear Wink of Stella to the flower centers, for a touch of shimmer.

My next two cards are more experimental in nature. The first one was inspired by the way the sentiments were packaged (the sentiment die was attached to the large flower die). I thought, since the sentiment fit inside the flower, why not see what it looks like. I think this one might be my favorite!

Since it’s me, I didn’t realize that the sentiment die wasn’t standalone, and cut it out with the flower from a watercolor panel before stamping the sentiment. The watercolor panel was made from Blue Blitz Nuvo Shimmer Powder. The leaves were die cut from an Atlantis Burst Nuvo Shimmer powder panel.

When I went to assemble the card I realized I was going to need to stamp the sentiment on the die cut piece. This was easier than I thought it would be. Using my Misti, I put the die cut in the stamping tool, lined up the stamp, stamped it in Versamark and embossed with Wow Opaque White embossing powder. Then I inlaid the sentiment back into the flower and taped it down from the back.

I decided to use a strip of vellum to anchor the flower. After adding the leaves to the flower, I added the piece to the vellum, and adhered the flower/vellum to the card base with foam tape tucked behind the flower. I did stamp the small sentiment from A Lot To Say with Altenew Tide Blue before I glued down the flower. After glueing everything down, I added the panel to a Gina K Design Blue Raspberry card base.

I’m not sure how I feel about this last card. I had this idea to stamp and clear emboss an image on watercolor floating around in my head for awhile now. When I saw the large surface area of the flowers, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try it out.

I created several watercolor panels using Brusho Crystals. The large flower is Ultramarine, the smaller flower is Purple, and the daisy is Orange. The leaves are from the previously mentioned Atlantis Burst Nuvo Power panel. As I mentioned, I stamped the images with Versamark ink and embossed in clear powder. There wasn’t a lot of definition to the images, so I blended ink over the embossing. I used Sapphire on the blue flower, Deep Iris on the smaller flower, Mocha on the Daisy and Just Green on the leaves (all Altenew inks). I wiped the embossing powder off with a dry cloth, to remove the ink.

I added the flowers to a Kraft panel with foam tape, and stamped the sentiment from Filled In Florals with Jet Black ink. The flower centers are Golden Sunset Nuvo Glitter Drops. I think I might like the card a bit better if the larger flower was a lighter color. I’ll have to try this again.

What do you think about this new set? What about the new release? Let me know in teh comments below.

Come back next Friday to see what we are featuring next! And, please check out Kelli and Emily’s blogs, to see what they shared!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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