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)