Hi, there! When I started playing with the newest Concord & 9th release, I knew I had to share it all in a video. Such an innovative bunch of products! And I have lots of examples to prove it.
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By sharing a closer look at the products in this new Concord & 9th release (and card ideas!), I am hoping you feel inspired! In the video I show the products and a few ideas for each.
Most of my examples use the new Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Stamp (C&9 | SSS). I just can’t get enough of it! You can stamp this image four times – each in a different color. Just rotate in between!
These cards feature sentiments from the Concord & 9th Beautiful Branches Stamps (C&9 | SSS) and a stitched square from Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Squares Dies. (All of my square cards are 5.5″ x 5.5″ and I use 6×6 White Square Envelopes.)
Also using the Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Stamp (C&9 | SSS), I created a wreath by masking with a circle at the center. I added metallic red Nuvo Drops and a gold heat embossed sentiment from the Concord & 9th Magnolia Wreath Stamp Set (C&9 | SSS | EH).
You can also use the Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Stamp (C&9 | SSS) along with the Dahlia Turnabout Die (C&9 | SSS). This is a fun way to create a peek-a-boo image. This first example shows three stamped rotations… and then the last set of petals were cut with the die. I added stacked “thanks” die cuts from the Concord & 9th Many Thanks Dies (C&9 | SSS | EH)… covered with Tonic Crystal Glaze.
You can also use the Dahlia Turnabout Die (C&9 | SSS) to emboss a set of petals… and all you need is a Spellbinder Embossing Mat. The “celebrate” is from Concord & 9th All About You Dies (C&9 | SSS | EH).
To make a word die cut stand out against a busy background, I highly recommend stacking 3-4 die cuts and covering it with Tonic Crystal Glaze. It gives it dimension and shine.
Once you set up the Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Stamp (C&9 | SSS), it is very easy and fast to use… so I decided to make several more! These next few feature colored cardstock with various subtle inks on top. This first one shows Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink (SSS | EH), VersaMark Ink (SSS | EH), Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder (SSS | EH), and Delicata White Shimmer Ink (SSS | EH).
You can use these white and tone-on-tone inks on any color of cardstock. A great way to use up scraps.
This next card features Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink (SSS | EH), VersaMark Ink (SSS | EH), Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder (SSS | EH), and Delicata Golden Glitz Ink (SSS | EH). “Hi there” is from the Concord & 9th Hi There Bear Stamps (C&9 | SSS), and the “sunshine” is from the Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Stamp Set (C&9 | SSS).
My next card shows stamp images from two other new Concord & 9th stamp sets – the Bits and Pieces (C&9 | SSS) and Beautiful Branches (C&9 | SSS). I stamped all of the images with various Delicata inks… a pigment ink that gives a bit of shimmer. (I am really liking the Delicata Rose Gold Ink!) The die cut “hugs” is from the Concord & 9th Cuddles and Hugs Dies (C&9 | SSS | EH) and the “miss you” is from the Concord & 9th Hi There Bear Stamp Set (C&9 | SSS).
And last but not least… I created this happy card using the oh-so-cute Concord & 9th Hi There Bear Stamp Set (C&9 | SSS). This bear can be stamped so many different ways! I just went for quick and simple. For a bit of pink on his cheeks and ears, I used a Fantastix Inking Tool to apply Delicata Pink Shimmer Ink. Oh – and I used lots of Lucys Cards Rainbow Jewels!
This bear is so quick to stamp. I think I may make several of these bears but with a holiday theme. Perfect for teacher cards!
I hope these examples and a close look at this new release is helpful to you!
Want to find the products I used?I have listed them below! (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Concord & 9th and Delicata. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the store icons below each picture to go to a favorite store.