I'm back today with another Concord and 9th Feature Friday instalment! Today we are focusing on the awesome new Bold and Brushy alphabet stamps, which come in upper case and lower case, or if you want, they are also available as a bundle. You may know the older alpha stamp sets, Perfectly Penned, Sophisticated Script upper case and Sophisticated Script lower case (or the Sophisticated Script bundle) and if so, you know that they are special because they connect perfectly to create the look of hand lettering. The new Bold and Brushy lower case set works the same way! It's just a bolder font. Here are some cards I've made using these sets!
If you spend $60+ in the Concord and 9th store, you get a free gift every month. This month it's the adorable Tulip Label dies.
On this card I've used the upper case alphas combined with a die from the Tulip Label dies set. I cut five labels in colors that matched the background paper. I stamped the letters and frame with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then played with different arrangements and finally settled on this one. For two of the squares I used foam adhesive to add some dimension and tucked some tangled thread under another. I embellished the card with matching enamel dots and some puffy stickers.
Then as I was working on these cards I remembered it was Father's Day the next day, which is always on a bank holiday here so everything was going to be closed...No chance to buy presents anymore...I'm so bad! So I decided to at least make a card so the kiddo can give it to his daddy. I used the background stamp from the upper case set to create a colorful background for my sentiment, which I stamped in black. Some ink splatter and enamels dots and done! I also stamped LOVE repeatedly on a grey envelope. I used the lower case set. I had to stamp each letter separately so they connect. If you were to use the upper case alpha, you could stamp the whole word at once. To finish it off I added some ink splatters.
I die cut the tulips 12 times in a grid pattern, from an A2 size white card stock. I then decided to cut it apart and create 2 cards from it. I die cut 12 tulips from patterned papers to add some color to the white panels. I stamped my sentiments with Versamark ink using the upper case alpha set and heat embossed them. Then I put the cards together and embellished them with some pearls and Nuvo drops.