One of the cool things about diving into card making is getting to know some of the creative, clever companies out there and getting to play with their stuff! Concord & 9th, one such company, invited me to be a guest card designer for the month of July. I was a little nervous about doing it, only because I still feel VERY green on the whole card thing and most of what I am doing is watching YouTube and learning from the masters out there. I feel like my design for this first card is very simple, with just enough technique to be interesting, and yet completely do-able!
I used the Sunshine Turnabout Bundle for my card this week!
The Turnabouts are cool because they are designed to stamp and turn using your stamp positioner! I used the Original Misti to create my card. You can watch a video on how they work here.
I created the background using a watercolor stamping technique that I recently learned from Jennifer McGuire. I cut a 6 x 6 panel of Canson XL watercolor paper and covered a very large Stampin’ Up acrylic block with smooshes of Distress Ink, wetting them down generously with a mister and stamping the block onto the paper. I left the block on the paper for five minutes, and then used a paper towel to sop up any of the extra water.
I let the paper dry completely before using the Sunshine Turnabout Stamp with Versamark ink. I added white embossing powder and made the background you see. I cut a panel using one of my Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, backed it with some Fun Foam, and then mounted it onto the 4.25 x 5.5 white card base, which also features a larger stitched white cardstock panel. I love that generous margin of white space framing the card!
I cut out four scalloped circles, stacked and glued them together, and adhered them to the vellum circle where I stamped and embossed the sentiment. I added a little bit of thin foam adhesive to pop it up off the panel.
I’m a little geeked about the final results! Thanks, Concord & 9th!
I’ll be back with another Concord & 9th card next Friday as the guest designer series continues!