This stamp and die set from Concord & 9th was so fun to work with. There were so many possibilities that I didn't even know where to begin. Now, I am not the most creative card maker out there, so I usually search Pinterest for ideas, and then I try and make them my own. I would like to credit Jennifer McGuire for inspiration. (I think she inspires me all the time.) I changed them up, but the main ideas came from her. Click on the video below for the ‘how to’s’.
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You can watch the video below or click HERE and watch it in HD on YouTube.
The fun part about these cards is that they are interactive. As you can see, the flower pulls out and a cute banner appears! I used the Concord & 9th Stamp Set (SBC | EH) and Die Set (SBC | EH) for these. I colored the flowers with Dewernt Intense Pencils (set of 24 and set of 72) and used a water brush to blend the colors. I love these pencils. The background stamp is Hero Arts Mail Jumble (SBC | EH). The cardstock is Lawn Fawn Mermaid - one of my favorite pool colors. I cut the heart out with Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts and used Stampers Journey Journey Glaze to make it shiny.
I also used the Spellbinders Platinum 6 with their Tool N One - love both.
This card is interactive too - see the video - the front of the mail box opens to see the inside of the box where a sweet sentiment is stamped with Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and Embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster Powder. I used the Wagner Heat Tool (SBC | EH) - the best out there in my opinion, to heat the powder. I used copics to color everything. I also used the Hero Arts Mail Jumble (SBC | EH) with Paper Trey Ink Soft Stone cardstock. The string was from my stash. The stitched rectangle is Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle (SBC | EH).
How fun is this one! 4 envelopes with messages in 2 of them! I used the Simon Says Stamp Saying Hi Stamp set (unfortunately it’s sold out). I also used Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock. I used a black marker to color in the areas that did not stamp because of the grain in the paper. The card base is My Favorite Things Sour Apple.
And that’s it this time. I hope the video gave you a few ideas. I know a few mail ladies that I will definitely send these to!
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