In-Lay Die Cut Focal Point

Hello Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by today for a fun card I have to share with you featuring new stamps and dies from Concord & 9th!

Concord & 9th recently unveiled some awesome new products for their April release and I was so excited when Angie asked me to be one of their guest designers for this month! I loved the fun Friend Like You stamp and die set and this is what I have used for today’s card.

In Lay Die Cut Focal Point

T0 create my card, I started off by die cutting the Friend Like You die from white cardstock. I removed (and saved) all the letters that spell out the sentiment so that I could color them each with my Copics. I used BG15 for the teal blue; YG06 for the green; YR12 for the orange. I chose these particular marker colors because I wanted to match up the words as close as possible to the scallop stamped images I wanted to add to the die cut element.

The scallop stamp is from the coordinating Friend Like You mini stamp set and I used Audrey Blue, Green Apple and Orange Soda dye inks to stamp the scallop three times underneath some of the words. I layered a second piece of white cardstock underneath my die cut and fit all the colored letters back into place inside the negative spaces.

In Lay Die Cut Focal Point

Once I had my die cut put back together I layered some Audrey Blue cardstock underneath for an extra pop of color. I also added Wink of Stella clear glitter to all the letters. This entire process was a bit time consuming, but really worth it because I love the fun look it gave the letters… super bright and happy!

But then if that wasn’t time consuming enough, I decided to get a bit crazier… I stamped a background of hearts using a stamp from the Concord & 9th Flourish set (also brand new!) and Buttercream dye ink from Altenew. I die cut a fancy border around all sides of the card base using a My Favorite Things die set and then glued a bunch of tiny confetti hearts all over the background (which are from Pretty Pink Posh). That took quite a bit of time but the result was fabulous… it shimmers in the light like crazy!

In Lay Die Cut Focal Point





All through the month of April, Concord & 9th has a special offer available to customers where you will receive the Love It. Mean It. stamp set free with your purchase of $60 or more! Be sure to check out the full details about the promotion here!



If you enjoyed today’s card, be sure to check out some of my other recent cards! The two on the left are showcasing Concord & 9th products and the one on the right features new stamp and dies from Simon Says Stamp (and is also part of a blog hop this weekend)! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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1 Response

  1. Diane says:

    This is so fabulous, Nina-Marie, I adore the beautiful colors you used for the sentiment, and the wonderful heart background you created!! Outstanding work!

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