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Posts Tagged ‘Concord and 9th’

24
Jan

Quilty

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Good morning everyone!  I’ve been playing with the Concord and 9th stamp set – Bits and Pieces to get some “Hi, How are you?” cards made for our Cards Pals group when I saw this weeks challenge at Shopping our Stash – SOS 387 : inspired by quilting!  Well, this set has some bits and pieces that totally had me feeling quilty, so I pulled together a quick thank you card using distress inks and a great new word die from Hero Arts.  A little bit of faux stitching pulls everything together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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18
Jan

Rainbow bright!

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Good morning!  I was up late, late late last night doing my favorite thing – playing in my craft room while the TV played quietly in the background.  Well, it was netflix, and not so quiet, but I digress…  What was on my craft table?  A very odd assortment – a rainbow, a jam jar and a vest – the beginnings of a plan for a class I like to call “a random bunch of cards”.  I played with the rainbow first, a quirky stamp set from Concord and 9th.  I ended up with a card that was perfect for this week’s challenge at  Shopping our stash, since it had a sprinkling of hearts on it.  Entirely stamped in an assortment of bright Ranger Archival inks, (carnation red, tiger lily,  yellow chrome, vivid chartreuse, manganese blue and violet)  all I could think of the whole time was Ranger’s new release for creativation – 12 new mini archival inks to match the Distress line of colors, and we won’t have to wait too long as they should be shipping in a couple weeks.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!!  Anyways, here’s the card, hope you like it!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  If you’ve got a sec, leave a comment – I love seeing who’s been here!

~elisabeth

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27
Nov

Got Washi?

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This week’s challenge at Shopping our stash is “Washi, Washi, Washi!  While I don’t have a stash quite like Lauren’s, I was able to pull together a nice collection for this nature inspired, fall hued card.  While Washi tape is the focal point here, I couldn’t resist a bit of stamping.  I used The Concord and 9th set-Just Because and added a tree ring stamp from the Honey Bee stamp set – Hello Gorgeous!  Inks used are Archival ink (potting soil, of course)  and Wendy Vecchi blendable dye inks -stamped and watercolored. (orange blossom, sunflower, acorn and fern green).  Be proud of me – I’ve kept that cactus alive for almost a month now!

Thanks for stopping by!

~elisabeth

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18
Nov

I did a card challenge!!!

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I used to LOVE doing online card challenges, absolutely loved being, well, challenged to create out of my comfort zone.  Color challenges, sketch challenges – you name it, I did it!  Well it’s been years since I’ve done one (at least 7 years!) and I decided it was time to carve out some time and get challenged!  This week I decided to join the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Shopping Our Stash.    (SOS380)

Choose a line, horizontal, perpendicular or diagonal and use all the elements in your card.  I chose straight down the middle – stamps (of course), stash more than 5 years old and Happy Birthday.  Here’s my card:

 

 

 

For the stamps, I used a lovely set from Concord and 9th called “Just Because” and a sentiment from Cats Life Press.

As to the “stash older than 5 years” part, I used a piece of patterned paper from Rouge De’ Garance from 2006.  I stamped the flowers and background block with some original distress inks that I have had for at least a dozen years – antique linen, tattered rose and worn lipstick.  (although they’ve been re-inked many, many times since then…)

The birthday wishes sentiment, leaves and branches were stamped with Archival ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Elisabeth

 

 

 

 

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