Sunday, September 18, 2016

Second Concord and 9th 3D card

Hello! Here is another card for the Concord and 9th "Where Creativity Meets C9" challenge. It uses the Christmas Cottage stamps and dies. The trees and house are stamped and then watercolored. I created the background with colored pencils and a water brush.  I added "snow" to the trees and the ground using a sparkly white paint. In real life it really shines!
I am entering this in the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge since it celebrates Christmas. The challenge this month is Celebrations. Thanks for stopping by!

Concord and 9th 3D Chrismas card

Hello! I had fun playing with my new Concord and 9th Christmas stamps today! I just love these stamps and the dies that make 3D cards! So innovative! I decided to cut my card panels out of watercolor card stock so I could watercolor them. I used watercolor pencils and then blended with a water brush. I loved making the starry backgrounds!
 This is made with the Holy Night stamps and dies. There are no stamps for the figures, so I did the best I could to watercolor them.

I am entering these in the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge since it celebrates Christmas. The challenge this month is Celebrations. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Papertrey Create Along With Us: September 2016

Hello! I have been so inspired (and overwhelmed) by all the gorgeousness going on in Papertrey land this month! It was hard to narrow down this challenge to just one card to case. You can read all about the challenge here on Nicole's blog. I ultimately chose to case this card by Dawn McVey. I just love the way she used the bookmark die in a different way.
Here is my rendition of it. I used the O Holy Night stamp set, the Bookmark 3 die, and Petite Places: Nativity. The background was stamped with a beautiful flourish in the Silent Night set (an oldie).
I just love how this turned out and will be using this design again! Thanks Dawn!

Celebrate with Concord and 9th - Second card

Hello! Here is my second card for the Creativity meets 9th challenge over at Concord and 9th. You can read all about the challenge here:

This is a fall birthday card for my friend. It is celebrating her! 
This card uses the Layering Leaves dies, the Beautiful You die, and a tiny tag made using a Bags and Tags die. I stenciled some leaves in the background using a Papertrey stencil. Thanks for stopping by! You can find Concord and 9th here:

Celebrate with Concord and 9th

Hello! I have recently discovered Concord and 9th - a relatively new stamp company. Their stamp sets and dies prove to be innovative and unique. I love the way they think out their designs so well to be used in many different ways. In their September release, they came out with dies and stamps to make 3 dimensional cards with Christmas themes! Both of those bundles are on the way to me, and I will be blogging about them soon. Love this design - just one more example of their innovative designs.

During the month of September, Concord and 9th is having a Celebration challenge as part of Creativity meets C9. You can read about it here 

Here is one of my cards for this challenge: It is a celebration of fall. I made a shaker card using the Layering Leaves dies. I cut the leaves from the card base, then inserted different colored ones back in. I backed the base with clear cardstock and made a shaker out of it. I filled it with little gold beads. It's hard to see the sparkle in this picture, but it really shakes and sparkles great! I just love how this turned out! 

Thanks for stopping by! Now go out and check out Concord and 9th here:

Friday, September 9, 2016

Papertrey Make-it-Monday #260 - From Black and White to Color

Hello! I had fun making a card for Papertrey's Make-it-Monday this week! When isn't it fun to color??? Danielle Flanders made us a video this week showing us how to divide up a card front image and color only parts of it. She went from black and white to color, I went from color  to black and white, back to color, back to black and white. It was a little confusing, but fun. I have always loved coloring Doodlie Doo, and this time was no exception.You have to look at it pretty closely to figure out what's going on!
I used the rectangular dies in the A2 set from Betsy's "Noted" Make-it-Market kit to cut the sections out. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Felt colors

I photographed these felt colors as a favor for a friend on the Papertrey forum.