Friday, August 12, 2016

Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop



August 9th marked Concord & 9th's First Birthday, and they're celebrating
with a month long blog hop! There are prizes, discounts, and giveaways, and
there's a giveaway here on my blog with more details at the end of this post.
 
 I love their unique stamps and dies, and their Take a Bough dies are the first
Concord & 9th product that I purchased. Check out this adorable tree.


Today I'm sharing a card using Brushed Blossom, a fun stamp set that made me
feel like a watercoloring pro! I inked the bloom with assorted colors of Distress inks,
then spritzed them with water before stamping on watercolor card stock.



I did the same with the leaves, using two colors of Distress inks, creating
an abstract watercolored look. There's even a spatter stamp for timid folks
like me who like a more controlled spatter than from a brush. I finished off
the card with the sentiment and a strip of striped patterned paper.



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Be a part of Concord & 9th's Birthday Bash by leaving a comment on my blog
for a chance to win a $20 Concord & 9th gift card! You have until
Thursday, August 18th at 11:59pm HST to leave your comments.
Also visit Concord & 9th's Promotions page for more ways to celebrate.

Thank you, Angie and Greg, for having me as a guest. Happy First Birthday
and here's to many more years of happiness and success!

(Note: Comments are now closed, thank you for stopping by
and celebrating with Concord&9th!)

122 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I love the artsy water coloring.

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  2. Dainty and delicate yet also bold and dramatic!!! LOVELOVELOVE it! TFS!

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  3. Great cards and lovely ideas for using these fabulous Concord and 9th stamps and dies.

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  4. OMG! I thought you did watercolor your card. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Gorgeous artsy watercolour card, Donna...love the blooms and those 'controlled' splatters are right up my alley! The little Take A Bough trees...oh my! Adorable! Another addition to my rapidly expanding C&9 list...
    Hugs~c

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  6. Love how you created this pretty watercolor card. The flowers are so very pretty !

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  7. Love how this turned out! I forgot about that technique, have to try it again! Great stamps! (Your link isn't correct from the Concord site.)

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  8. Love the Christmas tree - and your watercolored blossoms are just gorgeous.

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  9. Beautiful projects. I need to get those flowers. I want to be a watercolor pro too. TFS

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  10. Really beautiful! This set is on my wishlist.

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  11. Love that tree and beautiful card! The Take a Bough die set is on my wish list too... looks like so much fun to make that cute tree! And the colors on your card are so pretty! Love that stamp set!

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  12. Beautiful card!!! Love it and Concord& 9th!!!

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  13. Happy. Birthday! I love the water colored look,thank you for the great art.

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  14. Um wow. Your card. It is stunning!!!

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  15. Looking at this beauty I'd say you are a water color pro!! Love the controlled splatters!!

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  16. Gorgeous card! It looks like real watercoloring. I love how you balanced the sentiment with the striped paper.

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  17. Stunning card! I've been seeing so many wonderful cards made with this set. It's definitely one I want to add. And I love the little tree!

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  18. The tree is awesome!
    Love the pretty coloring
    on your card, great design.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Very, very pretty card. Can't believe it's all stamping and that you didn't actually water color those flowers. What a great job. Going to have to try this at home!!

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  20. The tree looks great. I like to make things
    that are 3-D and decorative.
    The card is so pretty. I made my first
    attempt at watercoloring last week and feel in
    love with the technique. The shading on
    the flowers is wonderful - and to think that
    you did that with ink and water on a stamp.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. I absolutely love your beautiful card!!

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  22. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used, and the strip of paper and paint splatters really make the flowers pop.

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  23. I love that tree, Donna! And your card is beautiful. Makes me think I can do this! Thanks for sharing with us and for being a part of this great hop and giveaway!

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  24. Gorgeous card! Love that little tree!

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  25. Your flowers have a great artsy feel to them!

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  26. That tree is, by far, the sweetest foliage I've seen this month. And that card is watercolored perfection.

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  27. What a great card - looks like you water colored it. My water coloring technique is not quite there so I may have to buy this stamp.

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  28. That tree is adorable! Love your card too.

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  29. That tree is just too cute! And your card is beautiful!

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  30. I love watercolor cards and yours are beautiful!!

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  31. Your little tree is darling, Donna. But! OH do I adore your gorgeous flowers!! So dreamy ...
    =]

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  32. Beautiful watercolor flowers, Donna! Love that little tree too!

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  33. Beautiful, Donna! I still remember the first time I saw you use the Take a Bough dies. In fact, I think that was the first I had heard of Concord & 9th. Your card is beautiful! And now I know what the little fits were for! Lol.

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  34. Gorgeous card and I just LOVE the tree!!!!

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  35. Fantastic card. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of the blog hop giveaway.

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  36. Such a lovely card. A very fresh feel. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Such beautiful card Donna!! I especially love the added black and white pattern paper ��

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  38. Beautiful card. The black and white provides a nice contrast to the soft florals.

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  39. Love the beautiful colors. Gorgeous card.

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  40. Love your card it's beautiful....

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  41. Love the gorgeous water color look! The spatter stamp is wonderful for controlled spatters! I really need that one!

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  42. Beautiful card! These flowers look awesome watercolored!

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  43. What a beautiful card! And that diagonal edge sets if off perfectly!

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  44. That's such a pretty little tree! I've been wanting that die since it came out! Your card is outstanding! Beautiful work!

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  45. Beautiful! Just ordered the stamp set. Thank you.

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  46. I totally thought those were watercolor flowers and that no stamp was involved. Very pretty.

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  47. Donna, your card is just beautiful! And I love that sweet little tree.

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  48. I've got to try the edging you did. That little strip just sets the gorgeous flowers off so well.

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  49. The tree is such a cool project!! Was it difficult to assemble?!

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    1. Hi Megan! Not difficult at all if you follow Angie's video tutorial. I only wish I had several sets so the die cutting would have been faster.

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  50. What an amazing tree!!! Your card is so lovely - the flowers look so incredible and the colors are cheerful!

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  51. Your card is gorgeous and so is this stamp set! I love that it has so many splatter choices!

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  52. Happy 1st and many more! That tree is adorable! And the watercolor flowers on your card are lovely!

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  53. What an adorable idea is that little tree. Love your beautiful card.

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  54. Absolutely beautiful card and a sweet little tree! :-)

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  55. Your card is stunning, Donna, love how you colored the blooms!

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  56. The tree is darling, but I absolutely love the Brushed Blossom flower card. Stunning and beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing... you are very talented. Happy 1st Birthday Concord and 9th!

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  57. The card is amazing and reminds me of Matisse. Beautifully simple and elegant.

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  58. This is beautiful and I absolutely love the soft watercolored look of these flowers!

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  59. Absolutely love the tree... That's what made me take note of them too. Excellent taste 😬 πŸ˜„. Water Colour like a pro πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»

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  60. Great idea on getting the water colored look! Cute card!

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  61. I really like your "abstract watercolor technique". Beautiful results!

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  62. Fantastic card Donna, beautifully done. And, I love the tree - it seems like that particular die would be really versatile!

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  63. Beautiful card! I love Concord and 9th! Their stamps are fresh and wonderful.

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  64. I love the soft watercolor look of the flowers, they are beautiful.

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  65. This is a Lovely set! Fabulous splash of washi:))

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  66. Love love love love your tree and card, Donna! They are beautiful and fantastic!

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  67. OH, Donna, what a darling tree & beautiful card.
    I love the pretty colors.

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  68. Such a beautiful card and love that tree, they would look so good on my mantelpiece at Xmas time!!

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  69. Incredibly lovely card! And your fun tree....well, complete fabulous!

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  70. Lovely watercolor effect on the card and I love the tree! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Beautiful watercolor look on your gorgeous card card, just added brushed Blossom to my cart, love it! Your Christmas tree using Take a Bough dies is amazing!

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  72. Love the loose watercoloured look of these blooms.

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  73. I've just bought the take a bough die and it is amazing. Love your tree and cards - beautiful.

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  74. Mikasa, your card is just lovely. That is a great set. Very pretty!

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  75. Such a beautiful card! Love this set!

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  76. I have their delightful stamp set too, and LOVE how you've "reinvented" the flower with it. Your card looks artistic and beautiful!
    Happy Birthday, Concord&9th!

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  77. Really pretty card! I love the colors. Tfs

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  78. Cute tree and very pretty colors on the card.

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  79. If these stamps, some distress ink and water sprtz can make me look like a GREAT watercolor artist IM IN-LOL. Gorgeous card and the vibrant colors are beautimus. TY for sharing

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  80. I love the look of this card...it looks so artistic and the colors are beautiful. I really enjoy concord & 9th products.

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  81. Gorgeous card! Love the colors you used!

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  82. Love your beautiful card! Thank you for sharing :)

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  83. I love cards like this, they're so forgiving to make!

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  84. I love your colorful card and the tree is remarkable!! Well done!! Love Concord & 9th as well!!

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  85. Wow!! Such a pretty card- and that tree is too fun!

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  86. Such lovely colors! That tree die is just plain fun!

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  87. Brushed Blossoms is my favourite, but the little tree is just wonderful, I'm going to check it out...Di xx

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  88. A Water colored Wonder!!! Beautiful, Donna! I'm Loving the diagonal B&W stripes and the spattered background~ Roberta Morin

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  89. Beautiful watercolored blooms..... love,love!!

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  90. This turned out so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Lovely water color look. I love the colors!

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  92. I love your cards Donna, very happy!

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  93. Beautiful work Donna, your flowers are gorgeous and I LOVE all your colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. I love any technique that can make me look like a pro!

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  95. Love your card and that tree with Take a Bough die is awesome!

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  96. beautiful card Donna - and what a darling tree!

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  97. A simply lovely card and I love that Christmas tree!

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  98. The tree is brilliant, love the loose watercolor flowers too! And the splatter stamp is genius!

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  99. The watercolored flowers are lovely! Looks like you toiled over it, and then I find it's a technique I could make some headway with. Thanks for sharing and inspiring !

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  100. Hey Donna, O, Christmas tree...what a fun tree and your watercolering is beautiful!!

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  101. this is so pretty and id love to learn how you made it

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