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Concord and 9th April Release Take 2- Painted Rose and Sketched Stripes

Whew, that’s a long blog title! Welcome back! Today I wanted to share two more items from the C&9th April release with you. I was hoping to share the rest of the release with you, but a headache took me out early on Sunday. That’s also why I only have one finished card to share, even though I did a ton of stamping…

I guess we can start with the card first. I know this one is good, as my daughter gave it her stamp of approval 🙂


I started with the Sketched Stripes stamp. I stamped it once with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Recollections Gold powder on to Gina K Design’s Kraft Cardstock.

Next, I struggled with the Painted Rose stamp. This was my fault, I should have watched the video that C&9 has on their website. I tried stamping the solid stamp first, then realized it was almost impossible to line up the shadow stamp. Since I planned to heat emboss the outline, I wanted to stamp it last. This is when I broke down, admitted defeat, and went to the C&9 website. Yup, you need to stamp the outline first to line up the other stamps.


I decided to start over. I already had my Misti out, and broke out my almost broken Stamp Perfect tool to help. I put the outline in the Stamp Perfect and stamped it in MFT’s Grout Gray. This way I could see the outline to line up the other stamps, and could heat emboss it later. I left the outline stamp in the tool, and switched to the Misti for the layers.

The lightest layer is Altenew’s Pink Diamond. Next, I used Altenew’s Pinkalicious (all the inks are Altenew). The leaves are Bamboo and Parrot. Then I heat set the ink, and placed it back in the Stamp Tool. I used Versamark and the Recollection’s Gold again, to add the outline.

The sentiment is from the same set, and was die cut from MFT’s Brushed Gold cardstock. I layered it with three layers of white cardstock, and did the same with the flower, using some Elmer’s liquid adhesive I had left over from my Christmas card experiments. I adhered the finished layers to the card with liquid adhesive too.

This card turned out better then I expected! Lots of shine and interest!

Ok, let’s take a look at what else I stamped with the rose set. I only stamped the outline shape, and embossed it in a bunch of colors. I figured, while I had the stamp out…

This one is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock with Hero Art’s Silver Embossing powder.

Next up we have the Hero Arts Silver on vellum, and Lawn Fawn’s Licorice cardstock with Hero Arts Pink Prisma embossing power.

I found some MFT Wild Cherry, already cut down, so decided to try it out with Hero Arts Silver powder. Not bad.

And, last but not least, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock with Ranger Lilac Pearl embossing powder. This powder was one of my Mother’s Day gifts from my daughter, and is absolutely stunning! When I swatched it, I fell in love.

I’m not sure what I will do with all of these. I think I will color some, maybe use colored pencils on the dark cardtsock. I have an idea for the vellum (stamp the shadow layers on white cardstock and then attach the vellum over it). In any case, I’ll have these ready when inspiration strikes!

I’m sure you can guess what I did with the Sketched Stipe stamp. Yup, I got out the Delicata Shimmer ink!


The ink colors are in the pictures. I love these combos! All of the stripe pieces were stamped twice (stamp once, turn the cardstock 180 degrees and stamp again). The plaid was stamped twice as well, only a 90 degree turn instead. I wish you could see the shimmer in the pictures.

Again, I don’t have any concrete ideas for these yet, but this is my usual MO. I like to stamp different color combinations, and save them for future cards. I’m sure these will see some flower images.

Hopefully I will get to show you the last two sets next week. We have the Triple-Step Hooray and the Confetti Cards.

Next weekend is also the last weekend before the new house stuff begins. We close on the house on 5/31, and move on 6/14. Between the self imposed budget restrictions, packing, and moving, I’m not sure how much crafting I will be doing. I can take some “before,” pictures of my craft room, and post those. I’m hoping you guys will stick with me through  the pause.

Thanks for stopping by!




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