Friday, February 28, 2020

Concord & 9th Guest Designer - Modern Frame Bundle & Forever Flower Bundle

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for another look at the February release from Concord & 9th! I have two more projects to share with you featuring two super collections that are so much fun! Let's get to it!

First up, I have a card showcasing the Modern Frame bundle. The die collection in this bundle also coordinates with the I Like You freebie (with qualifying purchase) for this month, so you get even more bang for your buck. I love that!

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I began by blending a very soft aqua background onto a piece of linen cardstock. I really like the extra special touch you get from linen stock. So much texture, but it's not screaming at you. I added some speckles using the splatter stamp from the Brushed Stripe Background and then framed the area with two metallic gold Modern Frame die cuts.

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Next, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Modern Frame stamp set onto the stitched rectangle die cut from the Stitched Blooms collection. I layered that with another die cut, this time from a darker cardstock to give a shadow effect, and mounted it to the front of my card.

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Then, I added flower and leaf die cuts that I had shaded with Copics. I double layered the flower to give it some volume and then added a glittery enamel dot to the center of the flower to tie the color scheme together. I love the way those stamped splatters draw your eye from one side of the sentiment to the other. Such a simple yet impactful detail.

And finally for my projects this month, I have a birthday card made with the new Forever Flower bundle. These infinity cards are so much fun and they're deceptively easy to put together!

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I started by stamping and die cutting two sets of flowers. The first I cut from pink cardstock and the other I cut from white that I had stamped with the Blooms Turnabout. On the back of the pink flower, I stamped the dots from the Forever Flower set. On the back of the Turnabout flower, I stamped the Brushed Stripe Background in a cheerful yellow.

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I assembled the flower by following the very helpful tutorial up on the Concord & 9th YouTube channel and then set about to decorating. On the front I heat embossed a sentiment from the Modern Frame set along with glittered die cuts spelling out "Dear" that are included in the Forever Flower die set.

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Inside, on the first flip, I used sentiments from the Blooms Turnabout and Modern Frame (stamped onto a Stitched Blooms die cut). On the second flip I used the Happy and Birthday sentiments from the Forever Flower set. The cool thing is, you can see the sentiment through the petals on the first flip, too, so the birthday message gets plenty of attention. This is a really clever and innovative collection and I know I'll be using it a ton in the future!

That's all for me for this month. I've really enjoyed my time guesting for Concord & 9th and I really hope you've enjoyed it, too. Have a great weekend, everybody, and I'll see you again soon!

Supplies:
Gratitude Card

Birthday Flower Card

3 comments:

Stephanie Clapper said...

Sorry I missed your amazing projects in February. “Tons” of stuff going on everywhere right? I love your floral birthday design, so very clever & different! Lizzie, you’re one of a small handful of my favorite designers and I will miss you, but I’m so happy for you and your hubby on your new arrival too. Please stay safe & much, much happiness! 😊❤️

Eva Wilson said...

wow! Beautiful birthday card, nice creativity.

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