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November Guest Designing for Concord & 9th // Week 1 : Winter Wear + Swirls

I have some exciting news to share! I’ll be guest designing with <a href="http://Concord & 9th” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener” aria-label=”I have some exciting news to share! I’ll be guest designing with Concord & 9th for the month of November, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I’ve created several cards with their products in the past, and they are always some of my favorites! This month, you can follow along here and on their blog for a look into their new November release! (opens in a new tab)”>Concord & 9th for the month of November, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I’ve created several cards with their products in the past, and they are always some of my favorites! This month, you can follow along here and on their blog for a look into their new November release!

This week, I’m sharing three cards I made using the new Winter Wear stamp set & coordinating dies, and the new Swirls dies.

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I think the Winter Wear set is just so cute! I was also happy to have a chance to play around with my copics and watercolors to color the images I chose to stamp.

Concord & 9th

For the first card, I used the Swirls die to add a bit of interest to the background panel. I decided not to cut the die apart for this and just used it as-is, to fill up a bunch of space. I like how it turned out. I then stamped the elements I wanted to copic color on some scrap paper and colored in the cute face and the scarf. It was my first time using my copics in a loooong time, but I think the coloring came out OK.

Concord & 9th

I die-cut the scarf with the coordinating Winter Wear dies, and fussy-cut my little top-knot girl and arranged everything on the panel, adhering it with foam tape. I felt like it needed some kind of sentiment, so I stamped an embossed one on some slate grey cardstock and added it with foam tape, too.

Concord & 9th winter wear

Next up is a similar card, except I used the other scarf, only one part of the Swirls die, and watercolored the top-knot girl (clearly that’s what I’m calling her now…). I think she ended up looking like me! :)  A simple sentiment from the same stamp set and she was finished!

Concord & 9th

Lastly, I used some of the smallest images in the set to create a festive card background. I stamped everything with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I watercolored everything in a few shades of red.

Concord & 9th

I added the sentiment using the largest sentiment in the stamp set, and embellished the top and bottom edge of the cardstock with a decorative scallop-edge die. Quick and easy!

Concord & 9th

I hope you enjoyed a look at some of the new items from Concord & 9th’s November release (it’s so good! You can even purchase the whole thing as a bundle)! I can’t wait to share more cards over the next few weeks! Head on over to the Concord & 9th blog  or their shop to check out the products and some more projects from the other designers!

Concord & 9th

In other news: my baby shower is tomorrow, and I can’t wait! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

kimberly

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Cards

Woodland Basics Spinner Card!

Wplus9 woodland basics spinner card

My 90 year old grandmother once told me that cardinals (one of her favorite birds) represent visits from loved ones. So, whenever one catches my attention, I always like to think that someone I’ve lost is paying me a special visit in that moment. I suppose that’s why I decided to cut the bird image from Wplus9’s Woodland Basics die set from some red card stock to create a spinner card that focused on a pretty cardinal image.

Spinner card with Wplus9 Woodland basics

This is the first spinner card I’ve ever made, so I decided I should keep it pretty simple. I first cut a 4.25″x5″ panel of card stock and used a stitched circle die to cut out a circle from the front of the panel. I also cut a circle out of the A2-sized card base in the same position, so that I could layer the panel on top of the base to sandwich the spinner string (more on that later). I then cut a bunch of images from the Woodland basics set in various colors of green and from some red and craft card stock.

Spinner Card

I cut the bird twice so that I could adhere a thin piece of string between the two layers. I then pulled the string taught, from the top and bottom parts of the bird, and affixed the ends of the string to the edges of the circle window with some double sided tape. I then adhered the panel onto the card base. I feel like I’m not doing a great job of explaining the process, so here’s a link to a good how-to spinner card video! After I had the bird positioned, I arranged the rest of my floral elements around the circular window.

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When you’re ready to give the card to the recipient, just twist the spinner element around and close the card. When the recipient opens it, the spinning starts!

Spinner Card

Happy weekend, ya’ll!

kimberly