Wednesday, January 25, 2017

crushing on concord & 9th best banners

I'm super excited to be guest designing again for Concord & 9th today! I was lucky enough to meet Angie, Greg & Amy in real-life at CHA last weekend and I love them even more now! Some people really get how crafting is a way to create happiness and the Concord team really gets it. They rock!

Today I've created a card with the new Best Banners stamp & die sets.
This card was totally inspired by an amazing card that JJ Bolton created last year. I've been wanting to copy recreate LOL, but never had the right dies to play with. The Concord & 9th Best Banner dies are just perfect for delicate little shakers. I {heart} them!
To start, I die cut the "best" banner 4 times. Then I used a glue pen to adhere 3 of the die cuts together.
I used the fourth "best" banner die as a guide to cut a piece of acetate to match. Then I set both pieces aside for later.
Next, I stamped a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 white panel with the words to complete the sentiment.
I used the glue pen again to adhere the triple-layered "best" to the stamped panel. Then I set it aside to dry completely (very important when using glitter in the shaker).
For the glitter I wanted a very subtle ombre effect so I colored my clear glitter with alcohol ink. In a plastic bag, I added a few spoonfuls of glitter. First I added one drop of ink, squished the bag around to blend and then removed 1/3 of the glitter. To the remaining glitter I added 2 more drops of ink, blended again and removed another 1/3. To the final 1/3 of glitter, I added 3 more drops of ink.

Once the glitter and the layered "best" (on the stamped panel) were dry, I used a spoon to add the glitter into the "best", lightest to darkest.
Over the glitter, I adhered the acetate piece and then finished it with the last "best" banner die cut.
I can't wait to make bunches more of these sweet little shakers, especially because I have lots of colored glitter left!

Thank you for inviting me to play Concord & 9th!



~amy~ said...

super amazing.

Tammy T said...

I love this! And I hope you had an amazing time at CHA!