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Cool Treats-Concord & 9th

Welcome back! Today is bittersweet for me, my last Feature Friday with Concord & 9th. I have had a fantastic time sharing their wonderful May release with you. I hope you did as well!

Today we are sharing the Cool Treats Turnabout. This is a such a fun, summery turnabout. As soon as I saw the snow cone die, I thought out some alcohol in and vellum scraps I had. And then I went to town die cutting a bunch of alcohol ink scraps that I had been saving (admitted pack rat…).

Let’s start with the snow cone card, since that’s where my mind first went.

For the background, I stamped the turnabout 4 times with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with Wow Opaque White Embossing powder. Then I did a light watercolor wash with Altenew watercolors. While that was drying, I paired the snow cone top that I die cut from some alcohol inked vellum, with a white cone die cut. The heart on the cone is from the kit, stamped with Altenew’s Pink Diamond ink.

Next I die cut the large popsicle shape from plain vellum, and stamped the sentiments from the turnabout with Versamark ink, and embossed them with more white powder. The little hearts image is also from the set.

Once my watercolor panel was dry, I die cut it with the outline die from Confetti Cards. I added the snow cone and popsicle with foam tape, tucked behind the stamping. The card base is Gina K Designs Soft Stone.

This next card features my favorite sentiment from this set.

When I had the alcohol ink scraps out, I die cut a bunch of images. Since they were so colorful, I thought they looked best with the white “sticks.” I like how the set provides different ways to decorate the ice creams. I left the alcohol inked vellum plan, and just backed it with white cardstock. I embossed Sweet on the middle ice cream, and used the dies to make the left one a popsicle.

For the background, I die cut the Confetti Cards border confetti die from some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and layered over some Concord & 9th Silver Glitter cardstock. I added the panel to a Gina K Design Slate card base.

I had one alcohol ink popsicle left, and made a color coordinated background for it with the turnabout stamp.

For this background, I stamped the turnabout 4 times on MFT Sno Cone cardstock with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white powder. I added a strip of vellum, and heat embossed that cute sentiment with the same white powder.

I die cut the letters for yum from Concord & 9th’s Pearl Glitter cardstock using the Simple Serif dies. I also cut it 3 more times from white cardstock and layered them together with liquid adhesive.

I added the letter to the vellum, using my glass mat to help line them up. Then I added the vellum to the card panel. I thought the vellum looked to plan after i added it to the card panel, so I tucked some thin strips of Pearl Glitter cardstock to the top and bottom. Then I added the popsicle with foam tape, and added it all to a white card base.

This next card was me just goofing around.

I started out by stamping the turnabout 4 times on Gina K Design Peach Bellini cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with clear powder. I also stamped the turnabout 4 times on Neenah Classic Crest with Altenew’s Pink Pearl ink. I didn’t intend to put these two panels together, but when I finished the other cards, this was what was left (I had stamped a bunch of backgrounds days before I made the cards).

I trimmed down the white panel, added some vellum, then added it to the embossed panel with fun foam. Oh, I stamped the sentiment I built from the set with Altenew Heartbeat ink before I added it to the panel.

I fussy cut one of the snow cones from the white panel and added it to the card with foam tape. Then I covered the top with clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. A Neenah card base completes this card.

This set is perfect for summer! You can make so many encouraging, seasonal cards with it. I had fun heat embossing it on colored cardstock.

Please don’t forget to check out the Emily and Kelli’s Instagrams for their cards. I have really enjoyed quest designing with them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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