Friday, November 24, 2017

Concord & 9th #FeatureFriday - Bits & Pieces

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving! Today is Friday, so that means it's time to feature another stamp and die set from Concord & 9th and today is the Bits & Pieces bundle! I have to tell you...I've been waiting for this one! It's so versatile! I made 9 cards for today and I still have the stamps on my desk! Since I have so many cards to share I won't be giving step by step instructions, just a general overview. If you have questions leave me a comment and I will answer them for you!

As I said before - I love the versatility of these stamps! Looking at the stamp set it just looks like a bunch of little images...but when you start putting them together magic happens!! I paired the large circle and the leaf/petal image together to make flowers!

I added some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I can't keep my hands off of them! You'll see! The sentiment is from another Concord & 9th stamp set released this month - the Dahlia Turnabout.

I'm a sucker for geometric shapes! I grabbed all three circle images - the solid, dotted, and striped - and stamped them randomly around my card in 5 shades of ink - a yellow, pink, mint green, a warm gray, and purple. When I was done stamping I didn't think the lighter colors stood out enough, so I used a black pen to draw in an outline. I'm terrible at freehand drawing, but the loose style of outline went well with the design!

I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and added quite a bit of Wink of Stella shimmer along with sparkling clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

Since we are talking about geometric about this one! I wanted to use all of the pieces to build up a rainbow patterned card. I started with the yellow stripe and worked out in both directions keeping my stamping in rainbow order. I added some of the overlay images in a gray ink and again outlined the shapes with a black pen. I used the sentiment from the stamp set and added some black Nuvo drops.

My original idea for this card was to make a cake with flowers on top. In the end...I don't think it looks like a cake, but it's one of my favorites that I made! I stamped the flowers first using a bit of masking and then used coordinating inks to stamp the stripes below. I'm in love with the hello sentiment, so I used it again on this card!

Let's shift gears a bit! I wanted to show how you can use this stamp & die set to make a Christmas card! This is my absolute FAVORITE that I made! I started by using the hexagon die to cut my piece of paper. I thought the white paper was too plain, so I grabbed my Ornamental stamps from the last release and used a few of the images along with gray ink to fill up the paper. There were empty spaces, so I used Jennifer McGuire's trick and used my stylus to fill in some dots.

Then I made my shaker card! I used gold glitter paper for the background and filled up the hexagons with red seed beads from American Crafts. I used the merry die from last month's release and cut the top from gold glitter paper and also cut 4 gray pieces to use to stack up my die cut. I really love this one!

Since we are already talking about Christmas cards I will share my other 2 with you! I used the solid hexagon stamp in 2 shades of red, 2 shades of green, and gold embossing to create this background. I just stamped the first one in the middle and worked outward in a spiral. My only concern was not putting the same color directly next to each other.

I stamped the sentiment from last month's Ornamental stamp set and embossed with glittered embossing powder. I added some sparkling clear confetti from Pretty Pink Posh and this one is done!

One more Christmas card! This one is so easy! I used silver and gold embossing powder for the stripes and just die cut the merry from red and green glittered papers!

I again used some gray papers to stack up the die to give it some dimension. This card is so glittery! - perfect for Christmas!

I wanted to show how you can use the same design from the last card, but tone it down so it's not so Christmasy! I used the same gold embossing powder, but I stamped the other stripes in regular gray ink. Then I stamped and die cut some flowers and leaves and added them to the card front.

The die cut is from the Bits & Pieces die set. I love the script! I stacked up 5 die cuts and added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for shine.

On to the last card! This is another one of my favorites because I love how ingenious Concord & 9th stamps are! They've included a stamp that builds to make a background and then you add flowers and other doo dads to create a whole card! I'm in love!! I used black ink for the stripes, gray for the fill in branches, and then I used 2 colors of inks for my flowers.

It's amazing how quickly this card came together! I stacked up some gold and black die cuts for the sentiment and covered it in Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. I partially stamped a sentiment from the stamp set and cut them out and popped them up with foam tape. In the end, I wanted a bit more sparkle, so I added more gold glitter paper underneath!

And that's all 9 cards! I had so much fun with this stamp and die bundle! The possibilities are amazing! I hope you all have a great weekend!

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