Concord & 9th Birthday Bash + Rainbow Backgrounds + Faux Letterpress

Hey friends, welcome back to my little craft-world! Today I am super exited and honored to be guesting with Concord & 9th for their month-long Birthday Bash celebration!

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Today I will be sharing a set of bright, rainbow-background cards featuring one of my favorite Concord & 9th stamp sets, Being Classy (as well as the coordinating dies)! I will also be sharing a faux letterpress technique that you can create with your coordinating dies… the result turns out really gorgeous!

Faux Letterpress + Rainbow Backgrounds + Concord & 9th Birthday_4

I used my Zig Clean Color markers to add the color the background of this card; I love how bright and vibrant these markers are and I’ve been using them a lot lately because of how much fun they are. They also react with water beautifully, which allows you to create some fun effects with water splatters.

Faux Letterpress + Rainbow Backgrounds + Concord & 9th Birthday_1

The faux letterpress technique I will be sharing today is a great way to highlight the script sentiments of the Being Classy stamp set! This is very simple to do; I used the Sizzix Texturz Impression Plate, and Texturz Silicone Rubber Mat to help me achieve the sandwich I needed for the technique (I’ll walk you through the sandwich in the video using my Big Shot machine).

Keep in mind that the sandwich may vary depending upon your die cutting machine, but you can still create the same effect with ANY die cutting machine. The biggest key is that you’ll want a sandwich that you would use for embossing, not cutting; experiment with embossing sandwiches to find the best pressure for getting the faux letterpress effect.

Faux Letterpress + Rainbow Backgrounds + Concord & 9th Birthday_2

To see how I created these cards, be sure to check out the video below! If you enjoyed, be sure to give it a big thumbs up and subscribe to my Youtube channel for more weekly inspiration!



Would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to shop at Concord & 9th?? Leave a comment on this post and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be eligible! A winner will be drawn about a week after this post date (8/16), and announced on the Concord & 9th hop page here.



Now through the end of the month, you can get the Lots of Blots stamp set for FREE with your order of $60 or more at the Concord & 9th shop (an $18 value)! Start shopping here.



Looking for more watercoloring inspiration? Check out some of my other most recent tutorials below; 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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131 Responses

  1. sheron egolf says:

    Such pretty cards!

  2. Barbara Baxter says:

    I love your colorful card — the colors, the watercoloring technique, the sequins, the faux letterpress. They are so cheerful! Thanks for sharing

  3. Lois John says:

    I love the rainbow card! It is awesome!!

  4. Paula Bynum says:


  5. karteach says:

    I love bold colors! Gorgeous card

  6. Debbie Myers says:

    Love this stamp set and the faux letterpress!!

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