Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Have you seen Concord & 9th’s latest release? We’re excited to have these gorgeous goods IN STOCK NOW! Be sure to check out all of the new designs! Please welcome special guest Greg Cottrell, who has made 3 beautiful samples to inspire you! Read on and enjoy!
Hey everybody, Greg here! Angie made me craft against my will. Kidding! Sort of…for those of you who don’t know, I don’t do the cardmaking at Concord & 9th. (You can thank Robyn for that…our talented Creative Director!) I stepped out of my comfort zone to work with two of the products I designed for our March 9th product release – Semicircle Turnabout stamp set (if you’re not familiar with Turnabout stamps yet, check out our videos on our YouTube channel) and Yay dies. I hope you enjoy!
With my background in product development, I’m always looking for creative ways to solve problems and unique ways to design products. For these cards, I challenged myself to make three cards using one stamped 4.25” x 5.5” panel. That one panel would be all the stamping I would need, then I would create the rest of the cards with card stock and a few embellishments. I thought through how I would break up the panel, and this is what I came up with:
The first card became a shaker card, using the negative space of the circle cutout to fill with sequins. I just layered the “Yay!” die-cut over the shaker element, then adhered the whole panel to a gray card base. This came together extremely fast for a shaker card!
For the second card, I took the fallout of the circle die-cut and cut the “It’s your day!” sentiment out of the circle. Then I used the strip of stamped semicircles to accent the card. Something that may not be as obvious about this card…the coral cardstock was cut out using the label die in Yay dies. I used both sides of the cut to get the arrow shape. Some silver thread, sequins, and charcoal cardstock finished off this card nicely!
The third and final card I created was pieced together with the label die in the set! I cut “Happy together” out of the coral cardstock to create the focal point. Using the last strip of stamped semicircles, I cut it into 4 pieces and layered over some white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the label die. The label shape ended up being the perfect size to piece 4 together up the card front. I like how different this card turned out next to the others!
So, there you have it! Three cards from one 4.25” x 5.5” stamped panel. I’ll admit, it was fun stepping out of my normal role and making some cards. I hope this inspired you and gave you even more ideas for Semicircle Turnabout stamps and Yay dies!
We love seeing what you create so be sure to #concordand9th. We also love working with Simon Says Stamp and really appreciate being highlighted on their blog today!
Thanks for reading, and thanks to Greg for being our guest!
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