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.