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Vintage Floral-Concord & 9th

Welcome to my blog, and the weekend. I really appreciate you taking the time to visit with me.

Today is another Feature Friday with Concord & 9th. I’m sharing a handful of cards I made using the new Vintage Floral bundle. Just like the name says, this is a sort of old fashioned floral image, with fine lines. It’s great for a number of techniques.

Before I bombard you with information, don’t forget to check out Emily and Kelli’s Instagrams for their cards, or Concord & 9th’s Blog.

First up, you know Nuvo Shimmer Powders were going to pop up somewhere.

For the flower, I stamped the image on Distress Watercolor cardstock with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, then heat embossed it with clear powder. I sprinkled Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder over the flower area, and Green Parade over the leaves. Then I sprayed with water and let it dry. I used more water than normal, so there aren’t as many dots.

While the flower was drying, I trimmed down a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and spritzed it with some shimmer spray, masking out the center (you can barely see it in these pictures). I also cut a small frame from Gina K Design Soft Stone cardstock using the rectangle dies from Concord & 9th’s Monogram die set.

Once everything was dry, I assembled the card. First, I stamped the sentiment from Vintage Florals on the shimmery panel with more Nocturne ink and embossed it with clear powder. I added the gray frame with foam tape, and added the die cut flower with foam tape too. Then I added the panel to a Soft Stone card base.

The really cool thing about this set is that not only is there a die to cut out the floral image, but a second die that cuts some of the petals, so you can “fluff,” them up. Check out the dimension in the picture above.

My second card also features watercolor and fluffed petals, only this is more traditional watercolor.

This card started out very similar to the last. I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock, this time with Versamark ink. Next I embossed the image with Wow Opaque White Detail embossing powder. Then I spent hours watercoloring with Altenew watercolors. I’m not sure why it took me so long, I guess I was pretending I knew what I was doing and trying all sorts of fancy stuff. Still looks like other images I’ve watercolored in half the time…

While the watercolor panel was drying, I created a background by stamping Concord & 9th’s Sketched Stripe background on a Neenah panel using Delicata Silver Shimmer ink. I stamped the sentiment from the set on the rectangle left over from the frame I made for the previous card with Versamark ink and embossed with with more Wow White. I also die cut the flower shape from MFT Silver Sparkle cardstock. Cocnord & 9th does have beautiful Silver glitter cardstock, but I wanted something a little more subtle.

I layered the watercolor die cut with the silver glitter one. Then I added the rectangle with the sentiment to the stripe panel, and the floral image on top with foam tape. The card base is more Soft Stone. You can get a really good look at the fluffed petals here, with the silver glitter peeking out.

I went in a bit of a different direction with my next card.

For this card, I started out by stamping the paint swatch image from Concord & 9th’s Peek-Through Patterns on a panel of Neenah with Altenew’s Sweet Dreams ink set. Then I stamped the floral image with Nocturne ink and embossed it with clear powder.

I stamped the sentiment from Concord & 9th’s A Lot To Say with Teal Cave ink and added it to the panel with foam tape. The card base is Gina K Design Tranquil Teal. At this point I texted a picture of this card to my daughter and told her I wanted to make it in all the colors lol. It was so quick and easy, and looks amazing.

This next card is a bit out of my comfort zone. My original idea didn’t work, but I didn’t want to waste what I had.

I started out by stamping the image in Versamark ink on MFT Tickled Pink cardstock. I embossed the images in Wow white, and trimmed it down at an angle. I was going to try a pattern on the middle, but it didn’t look right to me.

Instead, I added strips of Concord & 9th’s Pearl Glitter cardstock to both pieces, and layered them on a 4 1/4 in by 4 1/4 in panel of Neenah with fun foam. I stamped the sentiment from A Lot To Say with Delicata Shimmery Pink ink, then added the panel to a 4 1/2 in square, Tickled Pink card base.

This last card is a bonus card. Jennifer McGuire shared a video last week using a technique that involves foiling on heat embossed images. I thought I would try it with this image.

First, I stamped the image on MFT Biscotti cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear powder. Then I added Gina K Design Gold Sequins foil and ran it through my laminator. I used 2 cardstock shims, and this was my first try (really only, so far).

I did have a little spot that didn’t foil, but I covered it up with the sentiment. I die cut the thanks from Concord & 9th’s Fabulous Phrases from Biscotti cardstock 3 times, Brushed Gold Foil cardstock, and Neenah 1 time each. Then I glued them all togther with liquid adhesive. I die cut it so many times because I wasn’t really sure what color I was going to use. The gold blended into the background too much, but I didn’t want to waste it, so I added the white on top, with the gold as a shadow.

I stamped the sentiment from A Lot To Say on more Biscotti with Versamark and embossed it with Wow White. The card base is Neenah. You can see the color and sequins look from the foil really well in this picture. This is a technique I’m definitely going to play with again.

Sorry for another long post, I’m really enjoying this release! Let me know which technique you like most in the comments below!

Next week we will be sharing the fun Cool Treats set!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nicole

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