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Freshly Made Sketches #354

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FMS354 by Jen Timko | Dream On Stamp Set by Pinkfresh Studios, Dyestress Inks by ClearsnapI’m happy to be back with you today to share a fabulous sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the talented and oh so witty Linda Callahan.  I love her whimsical takes on sketches and stamp sets!

Her sketch this week reminded me of this little stamp set from Pinkfresh Studios called Dream On.  I love the little images and the sentiments in it and it had not gotten nearly enough use.  I hope that I didn’t stray too far from the sketch but I’m sure Linda will forgive me if I did.

I stamped the image onto a Strathmore Watercolor Notecard (these are the fabulous watercolor paper all pre-cut and ready to go with envelopes).  I used Versafine Onyx Black and then watercolored with a new product from Clearsnap called the Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks.  These are beautiful distress style ink in gorgeous colors.  I just got them so I used this card as a bit of a palette test.  Pretty, aren’t they?!  I thought this sentiment kind of fit my mood as I was creating it.  I know I didn’t make my usual Sept. 11th post yesterday but, truthfully, there is a lot going on with our family and I just didn’t have it in me.  So in a way, this is my tribute card.  It is hard in the face of tragedy to be happy.  But it is ok to try to own it and allow yourself to heal and find joy.  So I have this card for just the right day and just the right person.

I hope that you have a wonderful and peaceful week.  Take a moment to allow yourself to be happy!  And for those of you who are facing hurricanes, fires and other tragedies, please know that I am thinking of you and your safety!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you on Friday with lots of fun things!


 

Feature Friday with Concord and 9th – Furry Friends

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Merry Reindeer by Jen Timko | Furry Friends Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, O Christmas Tree Stamp Set by Concord and 9thToday I have my last Feature Friday with Concord and 9th and we are showing off the new Furry Friends stamp set.  So many different elements with so many options!!  So of course I had to make two cards.

First up, I chose the reindeer and decided to turn him into a little Rudolph for Christmas.  My first Christmas card of the year, I think.  I stamped the wreath and added some clear rhinestones for sparkle.  Then I stamped the line image for the deer and added the inner solid images.

Merry Reindeer by Jen Timko | Furry Friends Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, O Christmas Tree Stamp Set by Concord and 9thThese are remarkable easy to line up, especially if you have a MISTI.  I did the same for the antlers and again, easy to line up.  I colored a rhinestone with a red Copic Marker to add to the nose…so fun!!  Finally a sentiment from one of my favorites, O Christmas Tree.  I put the image panel over some great red patterned paper to help pull the red from the nose and to give it a festive feel.  These would be easy to make in a stack (I need to get on that)!

Party Animal by Jen Timko | Furry Friends Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Shaker Card, Marbled Smooch Technique, Smooch Accent InkFor my second card, I thought the unicorn option would be fun.  I used some leftover panels that I had created using the Marbled Smooch technique and as part of my Smooch Accent Ink review for Splitcoaststampers.  The panel on the back side of the shaker and the paper pieced mane on the unicorn were cut from a pattern I created.   I thought the blues and purples were a natural for a unicorn.  I stamped the horn, colored with some Gold Lamé Smooch and then stamped again one the Smooch was dry to cover if I went a little out of the lines.  Again, the MISTI is perfect to make this fast and simple.  The frame is from the coordinating die set in the bundle…love those stitched details, don’t you?  I added a variety of sequins to match and put the shaker and sentiment on a base of Fog Gray.

It has been such a privilege to work with Concord and 9th this month.  I’m grateful for the chance to help show off these amazing products and I have become even more of a fan of C9 (if that is possible).  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Furry Friends (Concord and 9th), O Christmas Tree (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Tutti-Frutti DSP (SU), Fog Gray (Simon Says Stamp), Bristol Smooth (Strathmore); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Walnut (Lawn Fawn), Crumb Cake (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Furry Friends Dies (Concord and 9th), Smooch Accent Ink  – Pool, Ocean Soul, Sugarberry, Gold Lamé (Clearsnap), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Rhinestones (SU), Sequins, MISTI, Acetate (SU), Foam Adhesive Strips (SU)

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Good Friends Are Like Stars…

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Happy Friday!!  Wow it has been quite a week and I’m happy to end it with this week’s Feature Friday with Concord and 9th.  This week we are focusing on the City Stacks bundle.  There are so many options with this set that my head was spinning with ideas.  After pondering a bit, I settled down into an idea that centers on this amazing sentiment.  I LOVE this sentiment.

I stamped the tree image onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored using some Daniel Smith watercolor paints.  Just different shades of green.  With a quick cut using the coordinating dies, this layer was done.  Then I took another piece of Bristol Smooth and inked it up with a variety of blue Distress Inks.  I splattered with a bit of water and then finished with a little splatters of gold Smooch Accent Ink to mimic stars (the stamp set has stars so that is totally a great choice too).  And then I debated some more.  I finally settled on using a dark blue panel that is cut using the “top” die from the die set.  I like the detail it gives.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  Finally, to add the perfect finish with all the gold, I added a small strip of the gold glitter paper from the Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack.  All the shine is hard to capture in a photo but it is really spectacular in person.

I popped up my layers on foam tape but this bundle is designed to create 3-D cards.  Make sure you watch the tutorials from Concord and 9th to see how cool this is!  You can also see inspiration from all the Feature Friday designers on the Concord and 9th Blog.  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you again soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  City Stacks (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Bristol Smooth (Strathmore), Night of Navy (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Smooch Accent Ink (Gold Lamé); Accessories: Big Shot, City Stacks Dies (Concord and 9th), Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Daniel Smith Watercolor Palette (SSS)

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Feature Friday with Concord and 9th – Star Turnabout

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It's Your Time to Shine by Jen Timko | Shine On Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Star Turnabout Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Summer Glitter Paper Pack by Concord and 9thI’m thrilled to be able to share my projects for this week’s Feature Friday with Concord and 9th today.  Today we are highlighting the amazing Star Turnabout bundle and they are fabulous.  If you are new to the “turnabout” concept, let me tell you…it is such an original concept and really fun.  On this first card today, I did three of the turns with some selective inking on the stars to leave room for my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Shine On (part of the June release as well) and I love how it works with the stars!  I stamped both the sentiments and the stars using Versafine Onyx Black in and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This adds, well, shine.

It's Your Time to Shine by Jen Timko | Shine On Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Star Turnabout Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Summer Glitter Paper Pack by Concord and 9thOnce I got all the stamping done (your Misti makes short work of this and there are great tutorial videos over at the Concord and 9th site that show you how this works), I moved on to adding more shimmer with the Summer Glitter Paper Pack.  You get this FREE with any $60+ order through July 8, 2018.  And oh, look at this blue!  It is spectacular.  I cut out some of the paper with the Star Turnabout Dies and used the little cutouts on my card.  I attached the stars and dots using a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen which made it super easy.  Then I added a layer of the glitter paper behind my stamped panel attached to the base of the card (4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″).  I love that this is a great card for just about anyone who needs encouragement.

Shine by Jen Timko | Star Turnabout Dies by Concord and 9th, Shine On Dies by Concord and 9th, Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack, Smooch Accent Ink by ClearsnapI could not resist making a second card with this great bundle.  This time I stuck to neutrals and played with variations on silver.  The Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack provided the sparkle and some Smooch Accent Ink gave the silver finish on the word die and extra stars.  I cut the white card stock with the Star Turnabout Die once (multiple cuts are seriously cool too).  I put the Silver Glitter paper under the popped up top layer.  Then I added a layer of washi, Silver Glitter paper and the sentiment.

Shine by Jen Timko | Star Turnabout Dies by Concord and 9th, Shine On Dies by Concord and 9th, Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack, Smooch Accent Ink by ClearsnapAll I had done was cut the sentiment and then paint it (and some of the stars from the white cut out) with the Smooch Accent Ink.  While it dried, I cut out some stars and dots from the Silver Glitter.  Then I popped all those on the card.  The “Shine” used some foam tape and the star and dots the same glue as the first card.

I hope you like these projects for today’s Feature Friday.  I’m certain that you fill find tons more inspiration over at the Concord and 9th Blog today.  Thank you so much for stopping in and I will see you for another feature next Friday.  Lots more coming next week too!  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Star Turnabout (Concord and 9th), Shine On (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack (Concord and 9th), Summer Glitter Paper Pack (Concord and 9th); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Star Turnabout Dies (Concord and 9th), Shine On Dies (Concord and 9th), Washi Tape (SU retired), Smooch Accent Ink in Silver Fox (Clearsnap), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)

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Thinking of You for Newton’s Nook Designs

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Thinking of You by Jen Timko | Wedding Frills Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Peony Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Smooch Accent Ink by ClearsnapToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.  As I sat down to create, I was drawn to subtle and soft colors and decided that the pretty Wedding Frills stamp set would be perfect for them.

Using a piece of Bristol Smooth paper I inked up the background with Distress Inks and then splattered a bit with water.  I stamped the little flower (in truth, I stamped three of them) and then colored with the Distress Ink and used the coordinating Wedding Frills Dies to cut out the images.  I love the fonts in the Peony Blooms stamp set and thought the muted colors could be perfect for a “thinking of you” kind of card….could be sympathy, could be just because.  I had planned to put three flowers down the edge but when I was playing with the final layout, I found I liked it with just one.  To add a little more detail to the card, I splattered on some Smooch Accent Ink in Moonlight.  So pretty!!

Thinking of You by Jen Timko | Wedding Frills Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Peony Blooms Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Smooch Accent Ink by ClearsnapI hope you are inspired to get inky today!!  I love when I can create just for fun and this card really was just that. Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Stamps: Wedding Frills (Newton’s Nook Designs), Peony Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage), Smooch Accent Ink in Moonlight (Clearsnap); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Wedding Frills Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti

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