Devyn: I’m a huge fan of Concord & 9th products! This card was a challenge for me, but once I watched the tutorial a few times and built a prototype, I ended up with this card. The base is GKD (Gina K. Design) Slate cardstock, the layered ovals are MFT- Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX cut out of MFT (My Favorite Things) Sno Cone and GKD Tranquil Teal cardstock. The ‘welcome’ is MFT Limelight cardstock and the little heart is GKD Innocent Pink cardstock.
Here’s the inside. I’m so happy with the way this came out. This took a while playing with the prototype to help me figure out the order and size I wanted these to be. I first made the background in MFT – Sno Cone cardstock, I used the MFT Cloud stencil and some Distress Oxide Broken China ink. I was really happy it turned out well because that was the first time I had ever used a stencil! Next, I used a piece of GKD- Slate cardstock. I used the anti-static bag thoroughly because I have had trouble heat embossing on dark colors with white embossing powder. I inked the city backdrop with Versamark ink and used NUVO Glacier White Fine Detail embossing powder. Next, I used MFT Green Room cardstock, used the anti-static powder and stamped the trees, following the same steps as the city buildings above. The last embossing layer was the houses in front. I used GKD Tranquil Teal cardstock, also following the steps above. After putting this together, I was extremely satisfied with how this came out. Also, if you want to see it in live action, the video is below!
Lori: I am really addicted to Memory Box underwater collage dies. I’ve used them in a lot of challenge cards – especially when layering is involved! I usually pair them with Distress Oxides for a really beautiful water effect, but this time, I wanted a simple, clean look. I used Gina K Designs Ocean Mist cardstock for the base and Turquoise Sea for the layer. I added a touch of white with the Memory Box Small Brain Coral attached to the top layer on the inside.
The front die is Seaweed Collage, with a few Seaweed Ribbons added. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn