Friday, August 4, 2017

Concord and 9th - Aloha Bundle

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Good morning! Back today with my fourth and final guest designer post for Concord and 9th's BRAND NEW release! Today we are showcasing the Aloha Bundle. You can check out the other guest designers and their takes on the Concord and 9th blog HERE!

Today I had fun with the clever and unique pairing of  the Aloha Fill-In Pattern Paper and the perfectly coordinated Aloha Fill-In Stencils. It was even easier than I expected - LOVE when that happens! The stencils actually fit perfectly over this entire piece of pattern paper, allowing my to blend each of the colors all at the same time. I used distress inks in coordinating shades for my flowers, then cut the resulting piece of pattern paper in half so I could make two cards at the same time and also not waste a scrap of the beautiful design!  

Once I trimmed them down, I stamped my sentiment from Aloha Friend stamp set directly over the top, then matted the strip with black cardstock, and mounted on another piece of pattern paper from the Aloha Fill-In Paper pack using foam adhesive to help it pop.

And then I couldn't resist putting together a very simple little (nearly) one-layer card using just the Aloha Friends stamp set:

For this one I stamped the flowers from the stamp set all over a panel of white cardstock, then stamped to fill in the flowers with the coordinating stamp. I used two shades of green Altenew ink to stamp first the lighter shade of green, then partially inked and re-stamped the darker color for some depth. I had trouble getting to to show up in the photos, but it added some depth to the flowers which was fun! I then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment in white on a strip of black cardstock, and mounted that with foam adhesive on the front of the card.

I also have this card that I posted the first week when we were featuring the Sunshine Turnabout - the also uses the Aloha Friends stamp set. You can read more details on this one HERE if you are interested:

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