Hello! I'm so excited to be here today to help Concord & 9th celebrate their 1 year birthday! Their stamp and die designs captured my heart from the moment I first discovered them! The owner's, Angie and Greg, are kind, generous, and supportive, and I couldn't be happier that they've had so much success in their first year!
In addition to the blog hop there are giveaways, discounts, and lots of other fun happenings going on all this month at Concord & 9th, be sure to check it out HERE! As if that weren't enough, they're generously giving away a $20.00 gift card to their store at each stop of the blog hop this month (details on that at the end of this post!)
Now on to my card! I wanted to create a card that expressed my feelings about Concord & 9th, and this sentiment says it perfectly!
I do believe that for we card makers, beautiful, inspiring stamp designs enrich our lives, at least they do mine. There's nothing quite like the butterflies I feel inside when I first lay eyes on a stamp set that makes my heart go pitter patter and inspires me to CREATE!
I adore the beautiful fonts Concord & 9th uses for their stamp sets, and this one happens to be my favorite!
To make my card I started with an ink blended background. I didn't have the exact shade of blue card stock that I needed so I used my Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and my ink blending tool to create it. I stamped various flowers from one of my favorite Concord & 9th stamp sets, Wildflower, and embossed them with white embossing powder. I colored the flowers using Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers. I used some of the flower stamps, cutting the petals apart, to make the "leaves" for my card. I stamped the sentiment, from By Your Side, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added lots of clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish my design.
Be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win a $20.00 gift card to Concord & 9th! You have until August 18th to leave your comment, when I'll be drawing a random winner.
I want to thank Angie and Greg for inviting me to participate in their celebration, I wish Concord & 9th MANY more years of success!