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Simple Serif-Concord and 9th

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the cards I made with the Simple Serif Stamp and Die set from C&9th.

I had so many ideas for this set, but managed to stop myself at five cards. Trust me, it was difficult to rein myself in.

First up is a Father’s day card, with a little twist to this set. When I first saw the Simple Serif set, I thought about stamping patterns on the letters. I’ll share a quick post tomorrow with more details. I tried to make a video, but the shadows were ridiculous.

Back to the card, I started out by stamping the large brush stroke from You Matter with Altenew Eastern Sky on a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardpanel. I used the outline Monogram dies to dry emboss the squares around the inked images.

Next I grabbed a panel of MFT Sno Cone, and stamped the woodgrain pattern from Joyful Noel with Altenew Iceberg ink. Then I die cut the letters and hearts from Simple Serif. I also cut the letter three more times and layered them together with liquid adhesive.

I added the letters to the panel with liquid adhesive, and the hearts with foam circles. I stamped a small sentiment from Lots to Say with Eastern Sky, cut it out using the banner from the Monogram dies and add it with foam tape. The card base is more Sno Cone.

Along with the upcoming Father’s Day, we also have Grad season.

For this card, I started my die cutting the Confetti Card from more Neenah. I added foam tape and layered some of C & 9th Gold cardstock to the back of the white cardstock. I die cut the letters grad from more Gold cardstock and layered it to vellum.

I added foam tape to the vellum, behind the letters. The word congratulations was stamped in Altenew Jet Black in and cut down to a strip. I added the sentiment to the vellum with foam tape, and added foam tape to the vellum behind it (the sentiment is from the Fine line Florals set). The noise maker is from C&9th Birthday Basics dies, and the card base is Gina K Design Kraft cardstock.

This next card features the stamps instead of the dies.

I stamped the word love in a rainbow of Altenew colors (Pink Pearl, Buttercream, Firefly and Eastern Sky). I trimmed the panel down using Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies, and also cut out matching cardstock (MFT Coral Crush, Lemon Chiffon and Limeade, along with a Gina K Design Blue Raspberry card base).

I stamped the sentiment from Lots to Say on more Blue Raspberry with Versamark ink and embossed it with Wow Opaque White Detail embossing powder. I added the sentiment strip to the card panel with foam tape. Using the tiny heart from the Simple Serif set, I die cut matching hearts, and adhered them with foam circles. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the tiny hearts for some sparkle.

Back to more die cut letters, along with the Gingham Background stamp.

Let’s pause for a moment to talk about the Gingham Background. If you would have asked me how I felt about gingham a week ago, I would have said it wasn’t for me. This stamp completely changed my mind! Especially when you add the stitched detail. And, it’s so easy. The panel on the card above is the very first panel I made with this set. As you can see, I lined up the stitched detail stamp without any errors, it was so easy! This panel was made with Delicata Pink Shimmer and Silvery Shimmer inks.

Check out the shimmer from that ink!

I die cut the letters for Girl from C&9th Tutu Glitter cardstock. The sentiment Hello Sweet Baby is from the Darling Petal Turnabout, as is the flower die. I stamped the sentiment on the flower, die cut from MFT Tickled Pink, with Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder. The green leaves are from C&9th All Seasons, cut from MFT Cool as a Cucumber cardstock. The other foliage are from C&9th Everyday Bouquet Turnabout, cut from C&9th Pearl and Silver Glitter cardstock. I added them to the flower and added the flower to the card panel with foam tape. The card base and matching envelope are Gina K Design Soft Stone.

Last, but not least, a watercolor card. You didn’t think you were going to get away without seeing one, did you? This one came to mind when I saw the Gingham Background set.

I stamped the stitched pattern from the Gingham Background set twice on Distress Watercolor cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder. Then I did a rainbow watercolor wash over the embossing with Altenew watercolors.

Once the panel was dry, I die cut it using the border die from Confetti Cards dies. I die cut the letters for Hi from C&9th Silver Glitter Cardstock, along with three from Soft Stone cardstock. I layered the letters with liquid adhesive, and added them to the panel. Using fun foam, I added the watercolor panel to a Gina K Design Slate card base.

Whew! Thats a lot of description. But, I really enjoyed making these cards. I’ve been thinking about purchasing an alphabet die set for awhile now, so this release was perfect. I love the look of the Serif font.

Please check out Kelli and Emily’s blogs as well, to see what they created with the Simple Serif set. And of course, C&9th’s product pages have lots of samples. I’ve linked most of the products in this post.

Thanks for stopping by AND for sticking through to the end! Come back next Friday to see what I did with the Vintage Flower set. There is more watercolor 🙂


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