GDP Color Challenge with Blooms Fill In Bundle

Concordand9th Blooms Fill In GDP109 Celebration card idea Michelle Gleeson

Today I am using the same stamp set as I did yesterday but I took it up a notch with some Gold Embossing Powder and use of dies. The color combination is inspired by this week’s Color Challenge from the Global Design Project.


Concordand9th Blooms Fill In GDP109 Celebration card ideas Michelle Gleeson

The sentiment was cut from the Seasons of Cheer Dies from Concord & 9th. I cut the word out twice, glued them together and then covered it in Glossy Accents for the shine. ♥ A few SU Black Rhinestones add more shimmer to the center of the flowers.

Concordand9th Blooms Fill In GDP109 Color Challenge Celebration Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson

I stamped the background twice but on the second version I focused only on inking the center two flowers. Then using the coordinating die cut out the floral sprigs. Can you see the bloom that is mounted up on Stampin’ Dimensionals for depth?

Concordand9th Blooms Fill In GDP109 Celebration card idea inside peek Michelle Gleeson

I added the second bloom that I cut out to the inside of the card.

A special thanks to the Global Design team for this great color combination. I had such fun bringing it to life. What do you think? It is a departure from my clean and simple approach, too busy? I love hearing from you.




Blooms Fill In Birthday Wishes

Concord9th Blooms Fill In Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson

Happy Saturday! I have really been struggling getting my Stampin Mojo going again. Several cards have gone in the trash and I keep tinkering to get the mojo going. This is a fun new stamp set from Concord & 9th with much creative potential. I decided to start out just inking everything up to see how it all fits together.

Here is the inside of the card using the Stampin’ Up! Stylized Birthday stamp set.

Stampin Up Stylized Birthday Concord9th Blooms Fill In Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

All he Stampin’ Up! ink colors used: Tranquil Tide (background), Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Soft Suede for the flowers.

I have another card that I created with this set for the Global Design Team Challenge this week. Stop back tomorrow to check it out.


Many Thanks Turnabout

Concord&9th Many Thanks Turnabout Thank You card Michelle Gleeson

Concord & 9th has new stamp releases each month. Their September release was a knock out. They have created a unique set of stamps called turnabout stamps. Their first turnabout stamp was called Triangle Turnabout which I showcased here. The September release has this Many Thanks Turnabout stamp.

The card above uses SU Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Bermuda Bay inks. The large Thanks stamp is included with the Turnabout stamp.

Concord&9th Many Thanks Turnabout Thank You card ideas Michelle Gleeson

This card uses SU Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Here I used the single Thanks stamp repeatedly in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide ink and a few sequins.

Concord&9th Many Thanks Turnabout Thank You card idea Michelle Gleeson

I had a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock on my craft table so I decided to use it for a purple theme turnabout. This card uses Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry and Fresh Fig. I cut the the scrap to create two cards. Here I mounted it to Rich Razzleberry card stock, tied a piece of Berry Burst ribbon then foam mounted it to a note card. A few Blizzard Nuvo Crystal Drops add the finishing touch.

Concord&9th Many Thanks Turnabout Thank You Gift card Michelle Gleeson

The second card is a gift card size card (3 x 3). Silver cording (retired) was used to tie at the top of the card.

You can see I was having fun playing with this stamp set. I hope I inspired you to create today.


Magnolia Wreath Birthday Greetings

Concord&9th Magnolia Wreath Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages Birthday Card ideas Michelle Gleeson

My mistake turned into creativity…this autumn wreath started out with dimension and definition. I stamped this Magnolia Wreath from Concord & 9th in SU Crushed Curry and then added the highlight leaves in Cajun Craze. Then I thought I would add Nuvo Copper Drops as accents. Well I did not like the Copper drops on the card. So I tried to quickly scrape them off but it left a smear of copper. I took a slightly damp baby wipe and dabbed the spot. That lead to the ink bleeding and loss of the definition of the stamped image.  UGH!

Then I stepped back and looked at it. I decided to dab other spots with the baby wipe, what could I lose at this point. Eventually I dabbed the entire wreath. Then I felt it looked bland (and I still had some of the copper smear coming through) so using another stamp from the set, I stamped the magnolia leaves in Fresh Fig and them cropped using the coordinating dies. I draped the leaves around the wreath and that pop of color did the trick.

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Because I could not help myself I added more of the Nuvo Copper Drops. This time I loved them. I created a double bow using Stampin’ Up! 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Fresh Fig and added to the wreath for the finishing touch.

The sentiment was embossed using SU Copper Embossing Powder.

Often the creative process is not straightforward. Not all techniques work and sometimes with nothing to lose you you create something you are happy with in the end. Don’t give up too early!

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