Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge No. 27 - Thank You Card with Concord & 9th

Thank You Card with Concord & 9th Images
Hello everyone.  It's Thursday!!  One more week and I am off to a beach for 5 days.  I have not had a vaca in many years and am looking forward to chilling on the sand.  With my stencils and trying to get my StenDoodle mojo back!!  Even though I have been fighting a cold for two days now I seem to have had more energy with the cold!.  Go figure.  

This week I got some happy mail from the states - 

a die and some stamps that I ordered from Concord & 9th.  Check out that Tree Ring!!!!

This is a relatively new company that has been getting a lot of buzz....especially on Instagram...and for good reason.  Their images rock!  They are unique, fun, fresh, and are NOT just copies of what every other company is doing.   The stamps are really well made and I highly suggest you check them out!!  OMG...the Tree Ring I use today and their New Releases....I don't know which I like better.

Today's card is for the SIP (Stamp Ink Paper) Challenge No. 27.  The theme is "Thanks" and two of the stamps I got would work perfect for this challenge.   

My card size is 5.5" square so I start with a top folding card base of white cardstock, 5.5" x 11", scored at 5.5".  To this I adhered a piece of 5.5" x 5.5" scrapbook paper with a blue pattern on it.  

I wanted some dimension to the card but did not want to use foam dots. So I cut a piece of blue fun foam, 4.75" square, and adhered it with double sided tape to a piece of blue textured cardstock, also 4.75" square.  (I learned this trick from Jennifer McGuire and it really is so much better than using pop dots.) Then I adhered this to the card front.

Then I cut a piece of kraft cardstock, 4.5" x 4.5", and stamped the Tree Ring stamp in the center with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.   

Now...because I wanted to stamp the "thank you" over the Tree Ring image and I wanted it to really stand out and show, I pulled out my Misti, placed the kraft cardstock down and then stamped the Painted Thank You image 3 times with Cobalt Archival Ink.  Then I added a platinum eyelet in each corner and adhered this piece to the center of the dark blue cardstock.  Done!

I hope you enjoyed this post and card.  And I really hope you enter one of your cards into the challenge. This challenge is open for two weeks to give people more time to enter because of the Christmas holiday. Click HERE to be taken to the challenge page. 

Until next time...

Hugs from Brasil - 
- Michael

Supplies Used:
Card base - white cardstock 5.5" x 11"
Dark Blue Textured Cardstock 4.75" x 4.75" 
Dark Blue or Black fun foam 4.75" x 4.75"
Kraft cardstock 4.5" x 4.5"
Tree Ring by Concord & 9th 
Painted Thank You by Concord & 9th
Arabesco (SC-115) by Arte Facil (Brasil)
Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Cobalt Archival Ink by Ranger
Double-sided tape 
Misti Stamp Tool
4 Platinum Eyelets


  1. Nice card Michael! I love that tree ring stamp!! I'm off to go check this stamp company out. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

    1. Hey Ginger. Thanks!! Glad you love the stamp...go check them out!

  2. This is such a lovely card. I love that stamp...going to check out the company. tfs

    1. Hi Lois...thank you! I hope you enjoy Concord & 9th as much as I do.

  3. Great masculine card, Michael! I love that tree ring stamp, and what fun to play with new goodies!

  4. Hi Michael. We are so glad you are liking your Concord & 9th goodies! We love your card!
    Your words about C9 are SO kind, and have captured exactly what we are going for - innovative, fresh & fun designs! Thank you so much for highlighting us.