Concord & 9th Feature Saturday: Shine On

Hello friends! I’m super excited to be a guest designer for the month of June at Concord & 9th and I can’t wait to share my projects made with the super duper awesome June release! Seriously, I think this is my favorite release yet!

This week we are featuring the Shine On bundle. I’m an ’80s kid, so I love the bold retro feel of this set. And it’s super versatile to boot! I created projects using techniques like repeated stamping, peek-through die cuts, and of course, no-line coloring.

I used colored pencil to create this first card – I opted for a dark cardstock background to really make the clear lightbulbs “shine” and resemble real glass. The sentiment fits perfectly inside the bulb.

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My second card also features no-line coloring, as well as some repeated and second generation stamping. First I stamped the light bulb elements, and created a mask for the bulb itself. Then I lined up the Shine solid stamp (there are three: outline, solid fill, and shadow stamps). As I worked my way up the card, I stamped Shine three times: first onto scrap paper, then again (without re-inking) onto the card panel, and then again, the third time re-inking the stamp and with the bulb mask in place.  This helps the lightbulb look like it’s in the front.

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I used colored pencil to create a warm glow and to add details to the base and filament. For the Bright stamp, I used the solid and shadow stamps with pastel orange and red inks.

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For my third card, I used one of the small accent star stamps to create a repeated rainbow pattern for the background. Then I die cut the Shine using the coordinating dies and a piece of black glitter paper – I first adhered some craft foam to the back of the paper and then die cut through both layers (needed a shim for that) – this makes it much easier to adhere to the card base.

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Side note: The glitter paper is also part of the June release, and you guys, this is HQ (high quality) glitter paper. Die cuts like a dream and it doesn’t flake.

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I trimmed down a piece of black cardstock to add a little accent layer and adhered it to my A2 top-folding card base. I added a few sequins and an embossed sentiment strip using one of the many wonderful sentiments from the set.

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The last card I’m sharing today was quick and easy! I used the Shine shadow die to cut a hole in the top layer of the card. Meanwhile, I die cut the Shine word die and shadow die using gold glitter paper (backed with Stick-It for easy adhering) and an aqua cardstock that I stamped with the Shine shadow. I layered the two pieces and adhered them to the inside of the card, using the negative from the die-cut peek-through as my placement guide. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment, added a few enamel dots and some gold thread, et voila, a fun CAS card.

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Thanks so much for joining me this week and I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of the different ways the Shine On bundle can be used. And please check out the cards my fellow guest designers created!

Supplies Used:

Stamps and dies used to make these cards were generously provided by Concord & 9th; all opinions are my own. Supplies are listed below; compensated affiliate links are used where possible at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!


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