Saturday, August 6, 2016

Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!!

Hello there, crafty friends!  I'm excited to be participating in the Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop!  Throughout the month of August, Concord & 9th is celebrating their 9th birthday by having current and past guest designers share a project they've created.  

To add to the excitement, Concord & 9th is generously giving away a $20.00 gift card to use in their online store to one randomly chosen person, all you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog post telling me your favorite Concord & 9th stamp set or die.  Even if you don't own any Concord & 9th products, just follow this link to their store and browse around then come back here and leave your comment.  You have one week from today to comment, ONE comment per person please.
For my card I used the Concord & 9th stamp sets, Wildflower and You are Enough and had fun doing some Copic marker coloring.  I started out by using black Palette ink and stamped three of the main flowers.  Then on a scrap piece of paper I stamped the same flowers again and cut them out so that I could use them as a mask before stamping the rest of my flowers.  Next I stamped my sentiment from the You are Enough set and heat set  the ink using my heat tool.  I started coloring my leaves first using two shades of green (YG00/YG25), then next I colored the large pink flower (RV11/RV23/RV14/RV25), then the yellow flowers (Y11/Y15/Y17/Y38).  I moved on to the three orange flowers (Y38/YR16/YR18) and then blended in some color around the flowers and stems for a background (BG10/BG32/BG15/BG18).  To finish off my card I used some foam tape to adhere it to a white card base and then added some iridescent sequins and some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the centers of the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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131 comments:

SLN said...

Gorgeous card! My favorite Concord & 9th Stamp sets are: Flourish, Tree Ring, and Joy.

Lana said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. Two of my favorites from Concord & 9th are Shine Brighter stamp set (so versatile) and By Your Side Birdie Die.

Karen B. said...

LOVE this cool design and your coloring! I am enamored with the the tree ring stamp, just received it and ready to play!

Barb Burton said...

Beautiful card! My favorite stamp currently is Sweet and Cool!

Mary-Anne V said...

So pretty...love how you edged each image with a halo of blue.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your vibrant colors...so gorgeous!! My faves are the Floral and Flutter Dies with the coordinating Wildflower stamps set.

Mary-Anne V said...

I like Map Love and Brushed blossom.

Annie Solomon said...

Love your card. I always forget to do a background when I'm doing flowers. You're halo effect is terrific. I, too like the C&9 stamps. Hard to pick a fave, but if I have to, I guess I'll choose Sohpisticated Script. Love doing envelope art with them!

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Such a vibrant and pretty card! I like the composition.

Cio said...

Beautiful card can't wait to see more.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your beautiful card! Fabulous coloring and such a pretty stamp set you used for the flowers! My favorite set from Concord & 9th is the Take a Bough bundle!

Mary Holshouser said...

I like the stripe builder. I've seen cards made
with that design and think they are wonderful.
There are several Christmas sets that are great.
Time to start thinking about those cards.
thanks
Love your card. So colorful and pretty.

Louise said...

Love the hugs die!!

grammy deed said...

I just purchased Take A Bough Die's and am in love with them. Can't wait to make a tree and also teach a class at the library on constructing a tree. Yummy stamps and dies

StampinLouie said...

Lynnyour card is so so pretty. I love it. I think my favorite stamp set is You AreEnough. Love the big flower!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is so pretty!!!! Love it and Concord & 9th:)

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful card, love your depth. My favorite set is You Are Enough, great font.

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous coloring!! This card is beautiful eye candy!! One of my favorite sets is Flourish.

Maria Giselle B. said...

My most favorite, although there are lots of their products that I can call favorites, is the hugs die. I am always curious on how to use it and create something from it.

cm said...

A gorgeous showcase of this set! I often see these lovely flowers water-coloured (which is so beyond my skills!), so your copic-coloured version really has me captivated. I'll be trying them with my pencil crayons soon! Favourite sets? Aside from 'all" are this one, as well as the Floral and Flutter dies. I have a wish list 'this long' *arms outstretched*...and can't wait to see the new releases on the 9th! Thank you for the inspiration!
~carol

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Beautiful card! I love the blue around the flowers! I don't own this set Concord & 9th yet but I plan on getting it VERY soon - JOY (and the die)!

Mel said...

I love lots of these. But blossom bunch and being classy are fabulous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous card, Lynn, love how you colored these flowers!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

My favorite stamp set is You are Enough - I love that flower in the set. Your card is gorgeous!

Sue McRae said...

Very colorful and cheery card! Floral & Flutter is my fave stamp and die set!

3kidmama said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the way that aqua background around the flowers gives the whole peace a tropical feel! Concord and 9th - it is impossible to pick my favorite. I definitely have the script stamps on my "need these" list, but then so is the heart die that was used in a fabulous card earlier this wk, and the You are enough stamp set.... Oh - and then there are the Holiday bundles......
I"m addicted, I tell you! :)

barbara macaskill said...

Stunning card!! My fvorite stamp and die sets are the HUGS bundle and the JOY bundle!! I just ordered the JOY bundle and cannot wait to get it! :-) Happy Birthday to Concord & 9th!!

Tonya said...

Beautiful card! Take a Bough and Tree Ring are two of my favorite at Concord and 9th!

Oliev said...

Such a beautiful card, love it!

vicenta ghylin said...

Great card, love flowers and the colors you used. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Daigle said...

Beautiful card. Love your coloring. I would have to say Layers of Love is my favorite right now and the By Your Side bundle is a close runner up..I adore those birds on the branch. Thanks for sharing!

Guldara Kirwan said...

Bright and cheerful card! Love your coloring.
My favorite of Concord &9th is By Your Side bundle :-)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your card is just gorgeous - bright happy colors. I love "Birdie Banner" - so cute! What can I say, I'm a birdie lover.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Lynn ~ I am totally impressed with your Copic coloring skills (maybe even a wee bit green with envy!!). You have more than shown off this stamp set in all its glory; it's absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and I look forward to getting my Take a Bough bundle in the mail, which is my favorite. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all things Christmas and can't wait to get my hands on all these goodies. Have an awesome weekend.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card! Great inspiration, I think I'll use your idea for a couple birthday cards I need to make!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous creation!
Love all this flowers.
I really love their
Layers of Love bundle!
Carla from Utah

Donna Cala said...

Wish I had your coloring skills. I have seen you use Concord & 9th products and your projects are stunning. I would love the Wildflower stamp and die bundle. I already have the sophisticated script set and LOVE it.

Cate S said...

Gorgeous card! I love the Wildflower set that you used.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I love the way the glow in the background makes the flowers stand out.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, your colouring is fabulous!

Dana said...

This is just stunning!! Love your coloring!!

Ro Love said...

I'm in love with the colors on this card! Can't wait to get this stamp set

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Card!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Design and the Colors are PERFECT!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Megan Harp said...

This card is AMAZING! My favorite set right now is sophisticated script!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous card! I think my favorite is going to be Give Thanks which I just saw a sneak peek of on Instagram!

D.Ann C said...

Soooo beautiful! I love the aqua outline! The Hugs die is my favorite, tho the Thank You is going to tie it real soon! : )

Giovana Smith said...

WOW, your card is amazing, the color combo is perfect and your coloring is superb!! Awesome job!

Amy C. said...

I really love the Take a Bough bundle!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you colored the flowers.

Kris Engler said...

Love your card! My favorite concord & 9th set is take the cake and celebrate as well as tree ring--so unique!

Michael Farrell said...

My favorite stamp set by Concord & 9th is the Wildflowers set. Love your card and the coloring technique.

moi said...

Great card. I love how you color the flowers and background.
My favorite Concord&9th stamps are Sophisticated script. I have so much fun using them.

Alaska .Kris said...

I wish I could color with Copics as lovely as you do!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so fabulous. right now my favorite that I have to have a is a toss up between tree hugs and hugs, lol. Love that bear.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!!!! HUGS, love that bear.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used and the blending is gorgeous.

Calmom5 said...

Hugs Stamp Set & Hugs Die, I have made so many cards with them. Everyone that has received one of these cards, always say how much they love their card.

Shirley A. said...

JOY is my fav. Cannot wait to start using it.

Christy Q said...

Wow, just gorgeous!!! Love the coloring - the shading you added just makes everything stand out. My favorite Concord & 9th set is Pop Art Pineapple. Oh, and Sophisticated Script!

Ruby N said...

Your card is beautiful!!!

Betty Sue said...

Your card is beautiful!! I love their sophisticated script...I use it a great deal!!

Shelly said...

Oh, this is so pretty!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Your card is gorgeous! My favorite set so far is their Sophisticated Script, both the upper and lower case. I use them all the time.

Helen Gullett said...

I love yor gorgeous card! Amazing work with the coloring and shading. I love all Concord and 9th stamps and dies! Hard to pick a favorite :D

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, such beautiful colouring and I love the arrangement/placement of these blooms!

knottedscraps said...

I don't own any concord and 9th stamp YET but My favourite is wild flowers and you're my person set. It's been on my wishlist since I set eyes on it. Super love your card!

JoAnne Rebello said...

I love this card. The flowers, the coloring, the design, the font.... very lovely.

Trina P. said...

Fabulous card. Love the design and the colors. Your Copic coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing which Copic markers you used.

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVING the inking/masking around the florals! So many great things and C&9. My current favorites are Joy and You're My Person.

Christine Canfield said...

I looooove the vented heart! I made a really cool wedding card by stringing beads in the vents. so neat!

conil said...

Actually Lynn used my favorite Concord and 9th set excellently.

Dianne Ayers said...

Beautiful colouring...I think the Blossom Bundle looks like one I would be using for quite a while.

Carol Hintermeier said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love those blossoms!!!!

joycemc57 said...

My favorite product is the floral and flutter bundle. Your previews of the new release are fantastic. Congrats on one year!

Janis said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the sophisticated script sets!

Janis said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the sophisticated script sets!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring looks fabulous and I love the colors! Floral & Flutter is my favorite stamp set and I adore the companion dies!

Jennifer L. said...

I like the Hugs die and stamp set, and the Wildflower stamp set. Your card is so striking!

Shona Chambers said...

Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous, especially the blue shading around the outside.

Cio said...

So beautiful, I hope I can someday create a card as lovely as this one.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like how you blended color around the flowers.

Marybeth said...

Absolutely beautiful , I love the teal highlighting you added around the gorgeous blooms!

Vera Pillai said...

Sweet card!! The blend of blue around it is pretty too!

byAnnette said...

Pretty!
Especially like the way you show off flowers!

RitaR said...

You have beautifully showcased this lovely stamp set. My favorite Concord & 9th set is Sophisticated Script.

Laura said...

The blue around the flowers makes everything pop!! I think the love you mean it set is my favorite!!

Leanne said...

So pretty!

linda m said...

Sophisticated script, both upper and lower case, are my favorites. It is fun to be able to personalize cards with a favorite quip or name.
Your birthday cards for Concord & 9th really pop with color!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the script stamps but I really like their floral stamps.

Broni said...

This is so gorgeous, Lynn! The depth you achieved with your coloring is phenomenal!!

Romina said...

fantastic! the colour are amazing

Steph said...

Your card is stunning! My favorite Concord & 9th product: definitive the Floral & Flutter die.

I want it since it was released. Isn't easy to get your hands on it in Europe. Such a gift card would made it possible to order from the US without getting broke.

Nancy said...

Lovely coloring! My favorite stamp is Hugs.

Bonnie said...

This is such a bright, happy card, Lynn! It makes me want to color! I love all my Concord and 9th stamps and dies, but the FLoral and Flutter dies. That butterfly is what sent me to C9th to start with!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

LOVe the blue background you included!

karenajo said...

Very pretty, bright and cheerful card. Beautiful coloring on this great stamp !

LauraJane:) said...

Outstanding coloring!! My FAVORITE set is FLOURISH:)))

Rowena Miniaci said...

Such a lovely card and the colors are perfect

Carla said...

Lynn, the only reason I have a C&9th favorite is because what I've seen designers do with their products... I'm fairly new to the online paper crafting scene, so there are lots I don't know about or have. But I've seen the Hugs die and love it and see that they have a Thanks as well... That would have to be my absolute favorite. One day I hope to own one. (Of each) 😉.
Your card is gorgeous. I'm NOT a copic girl. I use sharpies if I use markers and it's usually on coloring books. 😂 Your coloring is amazing. TFS!

Lindsey & Kurtis said...

Lynn, this is gorgeous!!! I have to choose a favorite? That's so hard because they are all fabulous...but I do love and always seem to come back to the Blossom Die.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How pretty! I love the soft colors!

Patt H. said...

Awesome card!! I love the colors & the delicate flowers. My favorite C9 set is Take a Bough although it is really hard to pick just one!

Carol Hintermeier said...

I have to say that the wildflowers you used are one of my favorites! Your card is beautiful!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is so beautiful Lynn, you make it hard to choose just one, but I do love the Layers of Love Die, its just gorgeous!

Peachitas said...

So beautiful! Makes me want a tropical vacation!

CarlavdM said...

Wow...what a gorgeous card.
And I really like your colouring of the flowers and the little bit of blue behind them.
"Let's chat" with the coffee-cup is one of my favorites ;o)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome card. I don't have any concord and 9th stamps (yet, LOL), but I love this 'wild flowers' stamp set:)

Carol Didier said...

My favorites are Wildflower and the Sophisticated Script bundle. And I just made an order for the new Take a Bough bundle. Can't get enough of their beautiful designs.

Ava Maria Davis said...

Beautiful cards and love the water coloring techniques you used.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I love the Wildflower set.

Allycat said...

Absolutely gorgeous colouring and stamps! My fave is the Sophisticated Script bundle, it looks so versatile! Thanks for a chance to win a gift card

Shona Austin said...

Beautiful card. My favorite Concord & 9th stamp is the new JOY one. Simple and yet so positive for everyday and the holidays.

Amy Kolling said...

Your card is truly incredible! The coloring is nothing short of amazing!

Melissa Friedrich said...

I love this Wildflower set that you used for your beautiful card, love the color combo too!

Flo said...

The pineapple set is really nice. Love your card, it is pretty.

Elle Kay said...

Tree Hugs and Map love are my favourite! You made a beautiful card!

Judy said...

I like the Blossom Bundle. Love the stamp set and the die. Flowers are a favorite of mine when making cards. Your card is lovely.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. Love how you shaded behind the flowers. One of my favorites is the Happy Day stamp. TFS

Angela said...

I've seen a lot of Concord and 9th stamps because of your blog. "Hugs" stamp set and the card die are my very favorites!

Andrea1702 said...

Gorgeous card!!!!! I adore their Hugs set. That bear is the cutest!

Ashwini Rao said...

What a gorgeous card! But, you know, asking to choose just one...not possible! I had to close my eyes and choose, since I love most of them - choosing...Wilflower

Blue Kube said...

Fabulous card! Your design and coloring is amazing! I love their Hugs stamps/die bundle. I think it's so cleverly done!

Debbie Anemaet said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! Thanks for sharing with us and for being a part of this great hop and giveaway! My favorite product is the locking thanks die. What a cool idea!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

How gorgeous! I have this set, but my cards never looked THIS wonderful!!

JMcKnite said...

Pretty card. I like the Thinking of You dies.

Daria Z. said...

I love how you blended the color around the flowers to create a bit of a background. Beautiful card!

JMcKnite said...

Really pretty card. I'm going to steal that blending of color around the flowers. It makes them just pop off the card.

Coco said...

Lovely card and colouring :) Looking forward to some more creations. Keep it up. My favourites are Map Love, By My Side Bird Dies and Sweet and Cool.

Misty Elam said...

This is my favorite I've seen done with this stamp set I'd say. Very cool!! I LOVE the light color around each image. Not sure if this is still going on, but my favorite would be Wildflower. Followed closely by Tree Ring, You Are Enough and I'm dying to get my hands on the Take A Bough bundle.

Kari V. said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love your coloring on these gorgeous stamps!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous!