Concord & 9th Guest Designer: Birthday Bash Blog Hop (+ Giveaway!)

Good morning! I’m back with my third and final post as guest designer for Concord & 9th! Today’s post is special because Concord & 9th is celebrating their first birthday this month! Although their birthday is on August 9, Concord & 9th will have lots of amazing guests and fun prizes and discounts. Check this post on their blog for more details. They were generous enough to offer a $20 gift card to their shop for my readers! In order to qualify, just leave a comment below and don’t forget to wish them a happy birthday! 🙂 Visit their blog daily this month to see which fabulous guests are participating. Each one is offering a $20 gift card on their blog so you’ll have multiple chances to win.

You can also search the hashtag #c9birthdaybash to see their projects on Instagram. Lots of inspiration awaits us. 🙂

C9 Birthday Bash RECTANGLE

I have two cards to share with you today using the Blossom Bundle (Brushed Blossom plus Blossom Die). For the first card, I used various Distress Inks when I stamped the images. After it dried, I stamped the sentiment with Ranger black ink using my MISTI so I could get a dark, crisp look. A black frame added a beautiful contrast to the bright colors. I think I went a bit overboard with the splatters, but you really never know what you’ll get…

C&9 Guest 17

C&9 Guest 16

C&9 Guest 15

For my second card, I die-cut the Blossom Die with gold glitter cardstock. Gold looks great with everything. I used the die-cut to see where I would color and I added watercolors using Mission Gold watercolors. I removed the die so I could add more watercolors. I added some loose watercoloring around the edges and some splatters overall. Once it dried, I glued the gold die-cut over the colored area. I added a strip of gold glitter cardstock on the bottom to coordinate with the die-cut. I stamped the sentiment in green because I didn’t want a stark contrast like the first card.

C&9 Guest 14

C&9 Guest 13

C&9 Guest 12

I hope you enjoyed my work today! Leave a comment for your chance to win a $20 gift card.

Thank you for visiting! ♡

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  1. Debbie A.

    August 14, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Beautiful cards, Rubeena! You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  2. Nancy

    August 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Concord and 9th! Love the choice of colours and the easy feel of your cards! They are happy cards!

  3. Verna Angerhofer

    August 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Such beautiful cards. I love both of them and the colors are wonderful!

  4. cadidier106

    August 10, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Beautiful cards!! I just love Concord & 9th designs.

  5. Dee Earnshaw

    August 10, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Lovin’ your cards. The colors you used are truly inspiring:)

  6. Carla

    August 9, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    that black must love card has to be my FAVORITE!!!!! both cards are gorgeous!!!!!!!!

  7. Rowena M.

    August 9, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Your cards are nothing short of AMAZING

  8. Liz McAllister

    August 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the gold!

  9. Farida

    August 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Beautiful cards, as always, Rubeena!! Happy 1st birthday to Concord and 9th!!

  10. Jennifer K

    August 9, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Both of your cards are so beautiful! I love your colour combinations and your use of gold in the second one is gorgeous.

  11. Romina

    August 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Amazing cards! I love it

  12. Maemi

    August 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Loving your designs, the first card is especially gorgeous <3

  13. RitaR

    August 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    What fun you must have had creating these beauties!

  14. Vera Pillai

    August 8, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Really pretty flower stamping and colouring!! Oh And i totally don’t think you over-did the splatter on the first card, they look amazing!

  15. Woendi Levitt

    August 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Love both cards. The color in your first card is so eye catching. God Bless.

  16. Jennifer L.

    August 8, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Lovely cards with great colors!

  17. Janis Ford

    August 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I love the colors!

  18. christine

    August 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I love the abstract look of that first card!

  19. conil

    August 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Stunning …both cards look like they should be framed.

  20. Michelle

    August 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I love both cards!! Beautiful!

  21. Christy Q

    August 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Stunning cards, Rubeena!! Your first card makes me think of the famous watercolors that are hanging in art galleries. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and explaining how you make them. I always find a tidbit or two that I can take back to my craft desk to try.

  22. Lisaerica

    August 7, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Ruby, stuuuuning! Your so talented, I really enjoy your creations. Thanks for sharing and ALWAYS inspiring.

  23. Leanne S

    August 7, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Lovely cards!

  24. gioperu

    August 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Beautiful cards, Ruby!!

  25. Megan Harp

    August 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Awesome inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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