For the past couple of Fridays I’ve been sharing projects created with the July Concord & 9th release, and today I’ve got two more to tell you about. If you were loving that Modern Mosaic die, great news – I’m bringing it back for more! The full supply list for both cards is at the end of this post, but let’s take a close look at each.
For my first card, I used the Modern Mosaic die along with Concord & 9th cardstock in Oceanside, Peacock, Sea Glass and Buttercup. Rather than doing all solid colors in the background, I decided to create a print with one of the dot stamps in the Flower Shaker Shapes stamp set. I stamped the dots repeatedly on white cardstock, poured some gold embossing powder on top, and heat set it to create a panel that I’d then use to cut with the Modern Mosaic die. I love this cover die because putting the pieces together is like doing a puzzle, and you can get so many different looks with it depending on the colors and prints you decide to combine. (For more Modern Mosaic inspo, check out this post.)
I adhered all of my mosiac pieces to a piece of regular typing paper trimmed to 3.5×4.75″ then backed it with craft foam and mounted it on my card base. For the sentiment, I used the word ‘celebrate’ from the All for You die set, cutting once from Oceanside cardstock and again from plain white 110 pound cardstock to create a layered, dimensional effect.
Moving on to the second card, I was really in the mood for some repeated stamping, and the pineapple in the Fruit for Thought stamp set was just speaking to me so that’s what I went with!
Following on in a similar color scheme, I chose inks in Aqua Sky, Buttercup and Sea Glass. But before any stamping happened, I got my ruler and pencil out, and lightly drew some diagonal lines on my white card panel to ensure that my pineapples would be evenly spaced and aligned with each other. Admittedly, this took me 3 tries. That said, it’s not because there’s anything difficult about it – it’s because I was trying to do it while DMing my crafty friends on Instagram and watching Below Deck Med. Clearly, multitasking is not a strength of mine when it comes to stamping patterns on cards!
While stamping, I left one spot clear so that I could add a sparkly gold pineapple in the bottom right. After finishing up my stamping and erasing my pencil lines, I heat embossed the final pineapple in fine gold embossing powder, and again, used the dot stamp from the Flower Shaker Shapes stamp set to add some abstract dots on top of my pineapples. Finally, I finished the card with an embossed ‘you’re so sweet’ in white on Peacock cardstock.
I hope these projects inspired you to create something this week, and as always, thank you so much for stopping by!