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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!