Hi everyone! I hope 2017 is treating you well so far. I'm excited to be back here again on the In Touch Blog to share a look at some fun products from Concord & 9th. While some of these products were designed to work together, not all of them were. But I love a company whose products seem to work together, no matter what.
I wanted to show you the very cool Happy Card Frame die set from Concord & 9th. This is a really cool idea. It cuts a frame with an image, or a sentiment, suspended inside. These dies are very versatile because you can use the frame alone or by itself. You can also use the images and sentiments inside the frame....or just cut them and use them for focal images or sentiments on your card. I also love that Concord & 9th continues to release dies that coordinate with the Happy Card Frame. The Kind Card Frame Add On Die is just one example.
I'm going to show you these dies in action in the video tutorial below. And I'll show you how to cut the frame with a sentiment and how to cut the sentiment by itself. It's really quite easy.
I also thought it would be fun to have kind of grounding point for the suspended image. That's where the Heart Strings Die and Heart Smile stamp set come in to play. These provide the perfect backdrop for the beautiful die cut sentiments. The bold, solid heart in the Heart Smile stamp set has so many opportunities for techniques. You could do a kiss technique, ombre inking, rainbow inking, emboss resist and more.
I created two cards with these products today. Both are very similar in their makeup. I started by die cutting my frame and sentiment. This allowed me to plan where I needed to stamp my heart on my card base.
Since the big bold heart from the Heart Smile stamp set is so big and bold, I decided to use my MISTI to stamp it so I could be sure to get a really good impression. Using a tool like the MISTI allows me to double stamp if I don't get a perfect impression on my first try. (And I didn't.)
I used the Heart String die to cut a vellum layer to place over my stamped heart. This just adds a fun touch, a bit of texture and softens the big bold heart.
I used the Kindhearted stamp set to stamp and heat emboss the sentiments that I adhered below my die cut pieces. This stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Kind Card Frame Add On. There are lots and lots of sentiments you can use with the die. Or use it by itself. (Do you see a theme developing here?)
All of these products are so very versatile because they can be used on their own, or in conjunction with other stamps and dies to make tons of different looks! Today I just played a little mix and match to create some simple cards.
I added dimension to the cards by adhering the die cut pieces on with foam adhesive.
I finished the cards off by adding bits of sparkle with sequins and some Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen.
So there you have it. Mix it. Match it. Use these products together or alone. Any way you choose, I don't think you can go wrong.
Be sure to check out the video tutorial below to see me put these cards together...and get some more pointers along the way too!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these projects. I wish you all the best in 2017! It's going to be a great year, I just know it. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
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