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Freshly Made Sketches #346

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FMS346 by Jen Timko | Posie Fill In Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide InkI hope your week has been great so far.  Here today with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  We have a wonderful challenge this week from sketch hostess Linda Callahan.  Just like with every card Linda makes, this sketch lends itself to fun and whimsy…and lots of creativity.

As soon as I saw the circles, I thought about flowers and I thought these from the Posie Fill In Set were perfect for the job.  I love how they layer (even without their cool background that comes with the set).  I stamped them in Altenew Ink and chose the Coral Berry and Forest Glades.  I find it is easiest to stamp the outlines first and then the inside solid image.  They line up really easily.  For the flowers, I added the centers after the other layers.  I used my Misti to make short work of all the stamping too.  After pondering just using a plain white base, I thought it might be fun to create a more interesting background.  I pulled out my Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers.  I inked up a large clear block and spritzed it with water then used that to add the ink to Watercolor Paper.  I let the first layer dry a bit and then stamped a little extra ink down to add the splatters and details.  Conveniently, there was a bit of a white area left on the side with matches up with the sketch so I chose not to add another layer.  The sentiment comes from the same set as the flowers.

Flying tons this week.  The busy season is really upon us airline people!  Have a great rest of your week and I’ll see you again soon!  Thanks for stopping in.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Posie Fill In (Concord and 9th)); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Extra White Watercolor (Fabriano); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Coral Berry (Altenew), Forest Glades (Altenew), Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink (Tim Holtz); Accessories: Big Shot, Posie Fill In Dies (Concord and 9th)), Misti, Dimensionals (SU), Mini Dimensionals (SU)

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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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Freshly Made Sketches #343

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FMS343 by Jen Timko | Grateful For You Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Copic ColoringHappy Freshly Made Sketches day!!  I’m your sketch hostess this week and I hope you will have some time to play along with us!  As usual, I left some wide open white space for you to use as you want to.

For my card, I pulled out this awesome Grateful For You stamp by Concord and 9th.  I love that it is just one stamp with the sentiment and all the fun flowers!  I colored it up with my Copic Markers to create a pretty summer garden feel.  To add just a little more to the panel, I used the Wonky Stitches Rectangles die to cut the panel.  Love how it gives a nice frame!  I found out that the YG greens that I love in Copics match perfectly with this new Granny Apple Green card stock from SU so I added that to my base for a pop of color.  I thought a little bit of thin ribbon along that border would be a nice touch too.  And that is it!  A nice clean and happy card!

The design team has some amazing work to share with you, of course, and we are happy to see Laurie with us as our guest designer one more time.  It has been fantastic having her along with us for June!!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you on Friday with another Feature Friday.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Grateful For You (Concord and 9th)); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Granny Apple Green (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Misti , White Ribbon (SU retired)

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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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Shine On With Your Bad Self

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Shine On by Jen Timko | Shine On Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Chibitronics Light CircuitsI am so super excited to finally share some great news!  I am a guest designer for the June release from Concord and 9th!!!  I mean really, this is so awesome that I’m almost without words.  I mean really, have you seen the June release yet??  If not, just run right over and take a look right now.  Here is the link to the New Releases (live at 9am MT on the 9th of each month).

The first set being feature today by the guest designers is called Shine On.  It. Is. Awesome!  I love this fun Edison style light bulb and all the accessory images and sentiments.  And then there are the coordinating dies.  But let’s get to the sentiments.  Because the second my boys saw this one, they demanded that I use it.  Who am I to argue?? I stamped the light images with Momento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the light and fixture then also cut the “Shine” from black card stock.  And then I had a thought…I know….dangerous….  *smile*  Wanna see??

Shine On by Jen Timko | Shine On Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Chibitronics Light CircuitsYeah, I decided I needed to add a Chibitronics circuit under the light.  Because it needed to actually shine.  The oldest trusty assistant helped me with the circuit (because summer…and trying to keep brains from rotting on video games).  The youngest trusty assistant is featured in the above photo since he really liked the end result.  All you have to do is push the word shine and it does.

I’m so glad that you stopped in today.  Make sure you hop over to the Concord and 9th Blog to see who the other guests are this month.  I’ll give you a hint….you are sure to be in love with their creations!  Thanks for joining me today.  See you soon!

 

 

 

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Pineapple Punch (SU); Stamp:  Shine On (Concord and 9th); Accessories: Big Shot, Shine On Dies (Concord and 9th),  Chibi Lights LED Circuit Stickers (Chibitronics), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Freshly Made Sketches #338

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FMS338 by Jen Timko | Layering Leaves Dies by Concord and 9th, Posie Fill In Dies by Concord and 9th, Shaker Card, Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink PoshHappy Freshly Made Sketches day!  I have been running around getting end of school year things done but I was happy to take a break and enjoy this fun sketch by the lovely Kim Singdahlsen.  The trio is going to help inspire some great cards this week!

For me, I knew I wanted to use this long leaf die (Layering Leaves) by Concord and 9th.  It is perfect, don’t you think?  I also just got the pack of new colors from Stampin’ Up (they are doing a whole color revamp and the new colors are fresh and fun!).  I chose Gray Granite for the card.  It is less steely and blue than Smokey Slate and it has moved right to the top of my favorite neutral colors.  I cut the leaves out and then created a shaker card.  I put the acetate behind the cut outs, then glued the die cuts back on top of the acetate piece.  Sparkling Clear Sequins are the perfect filler for the windows (I did debate a bright color but settled on the shimmer of these).  For my sentiment panel in the sketch, I used the die cut FRIEND from the Posie Fill In Die set cut from Thick Whisper White.  After cutting them out, I laid them back in the negative and added the foam tape behind the letters.  Then just attacked it to the card that way.  Helped keep the word all lined up.  Nice and clean and even ok for a masculine card.  Always need some of those in my stash!

I hope you are having a great week.  Back to crafting today.  Working to get ahead for some fun things coming up.  Until next time, make sure you pop over to visit the design team’s work.  Amazing as always!  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Gray Granite (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th), Posie Fill In Dies (Concord and 9th), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals, Acetate Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #336

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FMS336 by Jen Timko | Monogram J Stamp by Concord and 9th, Monogram Dies by Concord and 9th, Distress Oxide InkThis is my first post of the day. I’ll be up a bit later with a card for the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and in support of Layton’s Legacy.

I do love my Wednesdays because it is Freshly Made Sketches day!  And today we have a fabulous sketch by Jen Mitchell.  Jen creates the most remarkable cards and also happens to be just an amazing person.  No surprise that she has created a fun sketch for the week!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew that I was going to use my brand new Monogram J stamp from Concord and 9th.  When faced with a whole alphabet of choices, I chose the J and the T.  Hmmm…..  I inked the J up with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and then filled in the flowers and leaves with Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide Inks.  I cut out the panel with the coordinating dies and then cut another panel of the same size using some Color Theory paper (SU).  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and used the banner die from the die set to cut it out.  I can’t wait to play with more color varieties and ink styles on this stamp!!

Well, since more is coming in just a bit, I’ll sign off for now.  Make sure you go visit the FMS blog and I hope you will join us this week.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Monogram J (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (SU), Color Theory Paper Stack (SU); Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Broken China) ; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Monogram Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Freshly Made Sketches #334

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FMS334 by Jen Timko | Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Beautiful Branches Stamp Set by Concord and 9thI’ve been catching up after all the posts last week.  Hope you have been having a nice few days!  I have been working…I consider it my quest to fly around the country looking for spring.  I have found a few glimpses.  I don’t mean to seem obsessed but seriously, it is time for spring to arrive and stay!  We have a great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Amy O’Neill.  I love all the options!

I started with this gorgeous sentiment pairing from the Hello Lovely stamp set (Concord and 9th).  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I chose the little cherry blossom style flowers from the Beautiful Branches stamp set (Concord and 9th) and stamped them using Altenew’s Coral Berry Ink.  Then I heat embossed with clear powder.  I added the stamens of the flowers in black in and heat embossed with clear again.  The flowers are a bit bolder than what I had in mind to start (my tree had pretty pale pink flowers) but I was happy with the colors once I was done.  I found some retired card stock to match the ink for the sketch panel behind the images.

I’m also entering this in the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge.  So glad you stopped in today.  The team at FMS has created such fun interpretations of the sketch.  Also, make sure you say a special thank you to Tracey McNeely for being an awesome guest!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps: Beautiful Branches (Concord and 9th), Hello Lovely (Concord and 9th); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Watermelon Wonder (SU retired), Fog Gray (Simon Says Stamp); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Coral Berry (Altenew); Accessories: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder (SU), Misti, Basic Pearls (SU), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #333

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(Note:  This is my first post of the day.  If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs Release day 3 post, you can find it HERE.)FMS333 by Jen Timko | Posie Fill-In Stamp and Dies by Concord and 9th, Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die by MFT StampsIt is a busy week and I have two cards for today.  First up is this one for Freshly Made Sketches.  Narelle Farrugia is our sketch hostess this week and she created a sketch that I fell instantly in love with!  Per the usual, when I saw the circles I thought flowers.  After seeing the Where Creativity Meets C9 theme for this month, I knew it flowers were meant to be.  So I grabbed these amazing Concord and 9th flowers from the Posie Fill-In set that worked perfectly!

I stamped the outlines with Momento Tuxedo Black ink first.  Then I used the fill in stamps with Lawn Fawn ink in Cilantro (the leaves), Raspberry and Sugar Plum.  I added the flower centers and then cut out all the images using the coordinating dies.  The sentiment comes from the same set…perfect for “just because” cards.  I used a Wonky Stitches Rectangle to add a bit more detail to the card.

Hope you like this sketch and will have some time to play along.  As always, the design team has fantastic inspiration for you.  Back in a few with today’s reveal from Newton’s Nook Designs.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Posie Fill-In (Concord and 9th); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Lawn Fawn; Accessories: Big Shot, Posie Fill-In Dies (Concord and 9th), Misti, Mini Dimensionals

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