Feature Friday: Grateful for Everything

Hello friends! Today is my last Feature Friday celebrating Concord & 9th’s third birthday (insert sad panda face here). It’s been a fabulous month and I hope you all have found tons of inspiration from the Where Creativity Meets C9 design team. A big shout out to Angie and Greg for inviting us to the celebration and for their generosity! I am SO grateful for everything! (Nice segue, huh?)

This week we are featuring the Grateful for Everything bundle. This bundle features a fall follow-up to the Hello Lovely floral spray. YES PLEASE! It’s such a beautiful autumn floral spray. This stamp will make you look like a card making superstar! Color it with pencil, markers, watercolors, or just leave it uncolored. It is gorgeous no matter what you do.

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For my first card, I grabbed some watercolor pencils and set to work. I decided that I HAD to CASE the card I made for a WCMC9 challenge last year. I stamped the floral spray into the corner of a piece of watercolor paper and embossed with gold powder. I used Derwent watercolor pencils to color. I have actually never used these pencils on a card before. I’ve had them for years and years, but never really knew how to use them. I have a very limited palette, but I think I made them work. And now I’m kinda obsessed with watercolor pencils and am researching a more complete set.

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For the stripes and sentiment, I used the shiplap and the “hello” stamps from Shiplap Sentiments. I stamped the “hello” on a separate piece of paper, embossed it with clear powder, and fussy cut it out. I popped it up with foam tape for a little dimension.

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For my next card, I used Polychromos pencils on smooth bristol paper. I stamped the floral spray with light gray ink to get the no-line look. Once I was done coloring, I used the coordinating “grateful for you” die to cut the sentiment from the colored panel. I also ran the die through with some craft foam so that I could pop up the sentiment. I kept all the negative pieces in place.

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I also used the cross-hatch die on some coordinating mustard yellow cardstock and adhered the cross-hatch pieces onto my panel for a little something extra. I adhered the panel to a piece of scalloped card stock in the same mustard yellow and then adhered the whole thing to my card base.

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Thanks so much for joining me today! And thanks again to Angie and Greg for inviting the Where Creativity Meets C9 design team to celebrate with them this month! I had so much fun and hope you all did too! Take care and happy crafting!

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