Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Love!

Hello again! I’m back for my second post of the day! This time it’s for this month’sΒ Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge! February is pretty much the month of love right?! So let’s all make some love themed cards!

I started out making one card but didn’t waste to wast the leftover pieces so I made two! To begin I used the Concord & 9th Heartstrings Dies to cut out a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock and a piece of Tropical Sea. I then created my card bases out of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To stamp the heart I used the Concord & 9th Heart Smile Photopolymer Stamp Set, some Lawn Fawn Peacock Ink and my Mini MISTI so I would be able to stamp it multiple times to get a nice crisp impression. The arrow is added with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice along with the Love Greeting. I also stamped the little love heart in more Peacock on Solar White 80lb and heat embossed it in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto another piece of Tropical Teal. They are cut out with the little heart die from the Heartstrings Set. The gold outline heart is then adhered over the stamped one with 3D Foam Squares. For the second card I adhered the Teal die cut to a piece of Solar White 80lb that I cut out with just the outline of the Heartstrings Die. I then pieced all of the Gold Glitter Card Stock back in and adhered the heartΒ to another card base stamped with one of the other greetings from the Set. They needed just a little more bling so I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sea Breeze and Gold Sequins! I love that Heartstrings Die, especially in the Gold with the Teal! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Love Theme Challenge! We hope to see you card in the gallery so stop by the BLOG and get some more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team! Thanks for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Heart Smile Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice and Peacock (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Tropical Teal (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Dies: Heartstrings (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold and Sea Breeze Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!

20 Replies to “Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Love!”

  1. Hi Justin:

    I am so happy that you featured the heartstrings die a while ago. Since I got it from you I have used it more times then any other die I own except for my rectangle dies. I just love it. It’s classy, it’s versatile, it’s oh so easy to use and I gave it one heck of a work out for this Valentine’s Day. LOL Your cards are just super gorgeous as always. I so love shopping with you. You have the fastest turn around time from placing the order to receiving it then any other company I shop with and I want to thank you for that. Love and hugs to you my friend!

    1. Hello Grace!
      I too love that die! Oh, I got your Valentine! Thanks for that! Love it! And you did use the die! Thank you!! I try to be as fast as I would want the stuff! I have no patience when it comes to waiting for orders! Love and big hugs to you!! XOXO πŸ™‚

  2. Justin,
    I love, love, love these cards!!!! Love the gold and the Peacock color is my favorite. Just Beautiful!!
    I’m still waiting for you to get that die back in stock. πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Gerri!
      Thank you! I too am fond of the peacock and gold! I placed the order!! They will be back in soon! πŸ™‚

  3. Justin, I love your style. I think this peacock and gold is absolutely stunning. I follow you on Instagram and am inspired by your creative cards.

  4. Love these beautiful cards, Justin. I like using all the scraps I can and using the negative is perfect for another card. Snow has stopped and we have sun and high winds now. Hope your day is going well.

    1. Thank you HJ! I love to get to use all of the pieces from a die cut! Glad that your snow ended! My day was good! Hope yours was too! πŸ™‚

  5. I love your two post days! These cards are great. I love the teal for Valentines Day, different. That is one of my favorite dies! So many uses

    1. Yay! I like two post days too! Thank you! I really do love that Peacock Ink and the die is awesome! πŸ™‚

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