30 April 2021

Concord & 9th | Eclectic Garden + Lace Borders

Hello there, it is my last week of guest designing with Concord & 9th and let me tell you, it has been wonderful! What a great release this month! For my projects today, we are featuring the Eclectic Garden bundle (stamps and dies) and the Lace Border Dies. 

My first card uses the Eclectic Garden Bundle. This such a wonderful set with flowers, hummingbirds, background stamps and sentiments! I started off by taking an A2 white card base and stamping the lined circle background stamp from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Stamp Set on to it using Versamark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I wanted this to be subtle, it is nearly impossible to see in the photos (I think you can just about see it in the close up photo below) but in real-life it just adds a subtle sparkle to the card. 

I then die cut the flower and leaf die from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies, once from white cardstock and once from Sprout cardstock. The green layer was adhered on top of the white layer and then adhered on to the card base with liquid glue. I then die cut the flower heads from Ballet Slippers and Honeysuckle cardstock. They were adhered on top and then I added an enamel dot to the centre of the flowers. 

I die cut the base layer of the hummingbird from Black cardstock and the layers were cut from White, Aqua Sky and Eggplant cardstock. All of these cardstocks are from the Concord & 9th Assorted Color Cardstock Pack. For the tails on the hummingbirds, I pounced on Versamark Ink and applied the same sparkle embossing powder that I used on the background, and heat set. This gives them just a little added shimmer as well. To finish off, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Versamark Ink, applied white embossing powder, heat set and cut it in to a strip using the die in the set. It was added to the card with foam tape. 

My next projects use the Lace Border Dies. These are so pretty and you can use them in different ways - separately or they layer together too. For the card I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and die cutting the larger of the Concord & 9th Lace Border Dies at the bottom. I then cut the strip border die from Oceanside cardstock and adhered it on top of the panel (as you can see, it lines up perfectly with both borders). 

I then took the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Garden Stamp Set and stamped it above the border using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I took an A2 white card base and adhered a panel of Aqua Sky cardstock to it. The white panel was then added on top so that you can see the Aqua Sky cardstock through the border die. To finish off, I die cut a hummingbird from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies three times from Black cardstock and layered them up. 

For my last project, I created a little gift box. I die cut the Concord & 9th Mini Gift Box Die from Aqua Sky cardstock and assembled it. I then die cut the larger of the Concord & 9th Lace Border Dies from Oceanside cardstock (for these borders, I added adhesive sheet to the back before die cutting). I cut the middle size from white and the thinner border from Peacock. I lined them up and adhered them to the box. 

I then stamped and heat embossed another sentiment from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Stamp Set and die cut it out with the sentiment strip die. It was added to the box with foam tape. To finish off, I die cut the mini heart from the Concord & 9th Big On You Dies three times from white cardstock, stacked them up and added them to the box as well. 

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Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



For more inspiration using the sets, as well as what my guest teamies have been up to, please head over to the Concord & 9th Blog. A big thank you goes to Concord & 9th for having me guest with them this month, it has been an absolute pleasure! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day and weekend! 

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