Tuesday, August 9, 2016

C9 Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

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 Hello.....I'm so excited to be helping Concord & 9th celebrate their birthday TODAY during their month long Birthday Bash Blog Hop!  Every day throughout the month of August, Concord & 9th invited guests to showcase their favorite products!  Today is also release day of all their newest products.....I know I will be shopping!

Make sure to read on because one of my followers that comments below will win a $20 gift card to the Concord & 9th store!


One of my favorite Concord & 9th stamp sets is the Wildflower stamp set.  The open images are just perfect for some loose watercoloring.  I've white heat embossed my images onto watercolor paper.  With a No.2 waterbrush from Tim Holtz, I watercolored my images wtih Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Abandoned Coral, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Carved Pumpkin).  Around my images, I watercolored Tumbled Glass to soften the look.  The sentiment was stamped using the Layers of Love stamp set and a die cut "wonderful", from Wonderful Words dies, was added with black glitter cardstock.  

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I have a set of encouragement cards to share using the Happy Hues Card/Envelope Pack.  These already watercolored and scored cards are perfect for creating quick and easy cards.  I paired them with the "You've got this" die done in black glitter cardstock.  


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A trick for lining all those word pieces up?  Use the NEGATIVE and some washi tape for easy placement!  As soon as you have all the pieces glued into place, simply remove the negative!

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Concord & 9th has some fabulous promotions to celebrate their first birthday this month.....to see them all, click HERE!  One of them is that they are offering a $20 gift card to one of my followers!  Wahoo!  Especially since today is RELEASE day for Concord & 9th!

Just leave me a comment below and I'll pick a winner on August 15th!


100 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Great idea Amy! I love using the negative for an extra card.

cm said...

Thoroughly smitten with your showcase of the Wildflower set, which I'm thrilled to have in my rapidly-expanding Concord & 9th collection. I find water-colouring challenging (I know it should be easy, but...just can't get the 'look' to my liking), so seeing your version has sparked ideas. "You've got this," in glitter, on the pre-water-coloured cards:so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!
~carol

Harriet Skelly said...

I also love the Wildflower set. And I have been eyeing the Happy Hues cards - great to have on hand for quick cards!

Sue D said...

Love the wonderful colors on the floral card and thanks for the tip on gluing word pieces.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your cards, Amy, especially the Wildflower card, also one of my favorite sets from Concord & 9th!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! I love the Wildflower set and your pretty card! Great colors and I love your watercoloring too! Also great dies with 'wonderful' and 'you've got this'!
Happy Birthday to Concord & 9th!

Dido said...

Lovely colouring and watercolours, tfs...Di xx

Gwen said...

Great cards and great idea to use negative space!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How pretty! Love the colors!

StampinLouie said...

Amy I love your beautiful cards, Thanks so much for sharing ant the tips you give too. Love the wildflower set. wish I could color it like you do.

Christy Q said...

your cards are stunning, Amy!! I love the use of the negative diecut - I always want to save mine as well, but I struggle on how to use them (usually because they aren't centered perfectly).

Linda said...

Great cards, Amy! I live the designs and colors! You really showcases the new Concord & 9th products!

cghundley said...

Fabulous coloring on
all these cards. Great
tip for using the
negative parts of
the die cut.
Carla from Utah

D.Ann C said...

What a great batch of cards! I especially like the first one - soooo lovely!! I am a follower.

Connie G said...

I just love your first card you shared!! Colors are gorgeous - I esp liked how you did the leave die cuts.

Amy C. said...

Pretty variety of flowers and colors!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday to Concord & 9th. Love the Happy Hues cards... does so much of the work for you :)

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

❤️ C&9th! Fun & colorful card, Amy -- Love these blooms!

Linda Carson said...

I adore these delightful beauties! Pure eye candy!

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Amy ~ That Wildflower set of stamps has really come to life on your card (I'm a Distress Ink Junkie!!) and it really is such a versatile set. The Happy Hues card packs are spectacular for exactly what you did; make a quick and simple card. Well done with the glittery paper! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

thanks for the tip on lining up the words.
The encouragement cards are so pretty.
Love the different watercolors.
thanks for sharing some great ideas.

Karen B. said...

Amy these are so beautiful! Happy Birthday to C&9th!

Patt H. said...

Your card is so beautiful! A great showcase of the wonderful Wildflower set! The Happy Hues cards are such a great thing to have on hand. They are on my must have list already!

Patt H. said...

Your card is so beautiful! A great showcase of the wonderful Wildflower set! The Happy Hues cards are such a great thing to have on hand. They are on my must have list already!

Michael Farrell said...

I just love the wildflower set also! There are so many options with that set! Thanks for the inspiration!

3kidmama said...

The wild flower set NEVER disappoints. I look around the internets and time after time, I fall in love with a card and see it is that set. Fabulous!

Happy Birthday, Concord and 9th!

Lindsey said...

Amy, these are so beautiful!!! Your water coloring is fantastic, and I love how you added Tunbled Glasd around the edges. And I had totally forgotten about the Happy Hughes pack. What a quick fabulous card duo!

g said...

gorgeous cards! i too love the wildflowers set! great tips for the dies and the negative card rocks too!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Nice cards. Thanks for sharing the tip on lining up die cut pieces.

Peachitas said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing how to use thr negative space for the word dies...great idea!

Peachitas said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing how to use thr negative space for the word dies...great idea!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Amy, beautiful cards! I especially like the first one although they are all great!

Trina P. said...

Great cards. The Hapoy Hues cards are beautiful. And I've been eyeing the You Git This die for a while now. Love that sentiment.

McStamper said...

Wonderful cards. Love the wildflower set.

CarlavdM said...

Aaahhh now I understand, the watercolour cards are pre-coloured.
Nevertheless they make lovely cards.
Your card with the wildflowers set is just awesome!!!

Shelly said...

These are beautiful, Amy! Thanks for sharing a great tip, too!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty cards. Awesome technique on lining up sentiment. Thanks for the instruction:)

Carol Didier said...

I love your beautiful cards for the birthday bash. Wildflower is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets of all time.

barbara macaskill said...

This is a wonderful trio of cards! I especially love the watercolor cards but the bright colors on the first one are so pretty!! TFS!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are gorgeous! I need that Wildflower stamp set right now.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the colors and the big flowers on your first card.

Giovana Smith said...

Beautiful creations, Amy!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards! I'm just starting to w/c and I'm loving it!

Ava Maria Davis said...

Wonderful cards and thanks for the tip on lining up the die.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards. Love the Wildflowers and the watercoloring. So pretty!

Annie Solomon said...

Very pretty card. Like so many others, I like the wildflower set. Don't know why I don't already have it!! Thanks for participating in the blog and sharing your ideas.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such beautiful cards. I love how you used the wildflowers and those big sentiments.

Allycat said...

Love all your cards! Using the negative is a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Donna Cala said...

You are always wonderful! I especially love the Wildflowers.

Kris Engler said...

Love how bright and cheerful the wildflowers card is!

Shona Austin said...

The cards flowers are so bright and cheery. You got this is a great die and I loved the way you used it. Beautiful in plain or sparkles. TFS.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the flowers and how you used the negative die.

Judie said...

Gorgeous creations! Love the floral card!

Kerry Lowe said...

I absolutely love the wildflower set and have used it lots. Haven't tried the water colouring with it yet though - you've inspired me to give it a go!

linda m said...

Three cards to celebrate Concord & 9th's first birthday!! They are wonderful...as are all of the cards you made for them!

Christine Canfield said...

so bright and cheery!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the watercoloring on your beautiful cards, so pretty! The wildflower set is one of my all time favorites too.

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

Happy Hues Cards are so handy. Great backgrounds for last minute cards

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty floral background and I love that you were able to use the negative AND positive cuts from the you got this die!

Eileen said...

Love the beautiful cards the colors are just wonderful. Happy 9th Birthday Concord and 9!

Flo said...

Great cards. I love the first, the wonderful one.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that wildflower set!

Nancy said...

Your card with the wild flowers stamp is beautiful. That's going on my wish list.

karenajo said...

Love your pretty floral card and your very creative idea of using the negative cut out on your second card !

Renee M said...

I like your tip about using the negative part of the die. Great cards!

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous cards! I love your designs on both styles.

Alaska .Kris said...

Those cards are simply amazing!

Sharron said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! The Wildflower set is definitely a favorite of mine as well!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Oh... how I love those Wildflower stamps and the wonderful dies!!

Elle Kay said...

I love your sparkly die cuts! What a great release!

Judy said...

I love the Wildflower set. Flowers are my go-to when making a card. However, I am enchanted with the Sophisticated Script stamp set. That went to the top of my "must have" list. Your creativity is awesome... beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Megan Harp said...

Fabulous cards!!

Marianne said...

Such fun and bright florals and those pre-watercouloured cards look awesome!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Such pretty cards. My favorite is the flower background. TFS

Deborah Daniels said...

gorgeous cards! i absolutely love watercoloring..

Andrea1702 said...

Awesome cards! I love the colors you used.

Ashwini Rao said...

Shows a card doesn't need to have hours of investment - even cards made with such simplicity can look amazing...and of course, make someone really happy! Thanks for the ideas, Amy!

Elizabeth Kelly said...

I love the wildflower set,the cards are beautiful ! Thank you for showing us your art.

Blue Kube said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! Thanks for the tips, too!

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great work, Amy! Thanks for sharing with us and for being a part of this great hop and giveaway!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love how you made the sentiments pop and used both the positive and negetives.

Bonnie said...

Your wildflower card is GORGEOUS, Amy! A beautiful way to use these stamps! I need to check out those note cards! They make a wonderful background for the die cuts!

Shona Chambers said...

Love that wildflower set so much, hope to get my hands on it soon so I can create something as gorgeous as this!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! Love the way you used the wildflowers!!

JMcKnite said...

Cool cards. I think I even have the "you've got this" in my stash.

Sandy Small said...

Your cards are great. Thanks for the tip about using the negative die cut for placement!

Jennifer L. said...

Your Wildflower card is lovely!

Kari V. said...

Great cards! I love your watercoloring on the beautiful flower card. And I have the "You've got This" die, so I want to try your idea for keeping the placement! Great tip! Thanks so much.

Leanne said...

Wow! All wonderful cards with gorgeous backgrounds.

Vera Pillai said...

inspiring and cool backgrounds, Amy!! Love the die cut black words against the pretty background! Perfectly lovely!

Vera Pillai said...

inspiring and cool backgrounds, Amy!! Love the die cut black words against the pretty background! Perfectly lovely!

Christine Ray said...

I really like your colorful cards!I especially like the first one with all the different types of flowers. TYFS!

Christine Ray said...

I really like your colorful cards!I especially like the first one with all the different types of flowers. TYFS!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE a BLUE bloom:))

Jen Timko said...

What gorgeous work!! And thanks for the tip on lining up the sentiments! Fabulous projects!

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Two beautiful cards. I really love the free flowing ombre watercolor background on the "You Got This" cards. Really lovely! I would love to give it a try.

Carla said...

Very beautiful cards!

Debbie Scassera said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the wildflowers.

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