Happy Monday! I have the pleasure of Guest Designing for a new stamp company called Concord & 9th. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for? They have some amazing innovative dies, stamp sets, and extras like Happy Hues Cards (which I LOVE)!
I decided to change up the holiday mantra here and designed a floral card incorporating emboss resist with watercolor. I've used Shine Brighter stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.
I began white heat embossing the flower from the stamp set onto Tim Holtz Watercolor paper. Now while there is no "leaf" stamp, I was creative and used the "flame" stamp and added my own "vein" with my Versamark pen. The leaves were heat embossed as well. My images were colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then washed with my waterbrush to tone them down. They were all diecut with the coordinating dies and set aside.
Now.....let's talk about that FABULOUS Tree Ring stamp. I fell in love when I saw this! I stamped the Tree Ring with Antique Linen Distress Ink and washed it with my waterbrush. Here's the part where I wished I had stamped it onto watercolor paper but oh well! I dried it with my heat tool and then overnight put it between some books to help flatten out. To soften the edges, I added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the perimeter of the Tree Ring. My panel was added to a top folding notecard that was layered with pattern paper from Bella Rouge by Pink Paislee. I didn't adhere the panel all the way but left the corners somewhat turned up. Lastly, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as embellishments.
Now, I did mention a giveaway right? Concord & 9th wants to give one of my followers on INSTAGRAM and a friend the Shine Bright stamp set!
Head to my Instagram---Amy Kolling
Follow me AND Concord & 9th
Comment/Tag a friend
Both you and your friend must follow Concord & 9th to win
Winner(s) chosen on Wednesday, 11/25
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!