Card share: guest designing for Concord & 9th

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It’s my final week as a guest designer for Concord & 9th and today’s card is a very simple design, but the end result makes me happy. I had a lot of product to work with, but I decided to just use a single stamp and a stencil from this new release:
Because I’m new to stencils, I decided to keep it super simple and go in a different direction. And honestly, any time I see a big, all capped, chunky sans serif font, I go a bit weak in the knees. It’s so my jam.
I started by creating a simple blended background using two Distress Oxides (and yes, if you think blending is hard, you have to try these inks because they blend like buttah!). I used Bristol Smooth cardstock for the blended panel, which makes the blending even easier! Note: I cut the Bristol to 5 x 7 so I’d have enough room to cut the banner for the sentiment.
Once the blending was done, I cut out a panel with one of my much loved and used Lawn Fawn rectangles, then added tone on tone stenciling. I spritzed on some water, dabbed it off with a paper towel and voila, a pretty background I also cut a notched banner, and then stamped my sentiment onto the banner.

I added some fun foam to the panel and adhered it to a 4.25 x 5.5 stitched panel that was already mounted onto my card base. I popped up the sentiment with some foam tape to finish it off.

This card feels like a light, tropical fruity drink! And now I’ve got a nice, simple thank you ready to send.

Thanks so much to Concord & 9th for inviting me to design this month. This is my first ever time doing cards for a company and it was super fun.


Cathy ZielskeCard share: guest designing for Concord & 9th

12 Comments on “Card share: guest designing for Concord & 9th”

  1. #1

    Great card! I love that you include all of the products you used at the end of your post. I just might try my hand at making a few cards. Your videos make it look so easy. Thanks Cathy! PS Waiting for my restocked email on the stamp/die sets from SSS.

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Thanks, Heidi! I’m telling you… this stuff has recharged me creatively in every way. It’s literally a joy to make stuff and it’s spilling over into my memory keeping, as well!

  2. #2

    Awesome card! I can’t wait to try! I have all the supplies (for once!-hahaha)
    You INSPIRE me each time with your cards!!!

  3. #3
    Siobhann Bakke

    So enjoying your ‘crap-free’ approach to card making! I’m hoping it will spill over and motivate me to start memory keeping!

  4. #4

    I am so enjoying watching you dive into this new passion of yours! It’s totally inspiring me to up my card and technique game! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  5. #6

    Love this card. Simple, clean, beautiful. I must give the distress oxide inks a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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