You Make A Happy Life Anemone Card // National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Concord & 9th

Happy Wednesday, friend!

Have you been following along with the celebration this week? If not it's not too late to join in! Click back through the blog to see what's been happening. Today I'm welcoming another guest to  the blog that is super talented and a driving force in our crafty industry...please welcome Angie from Concord & 9th! I can't wait to click over and see what she made, but in the meantime, let me show you my creation.

Let's get started...

You Make A Happy Life Anemone Card // National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Concord & 9th

Angie challenged us to use a spectrum of colors, whether it be rainbow, pastel, etc., to create our projects. I decided to use a monochromatic color palette of varying blue hues for my design. Fingers crossed I met the challenge, lol! I grabbed some inks from Catherine Pooler Designs along with a few of my favorite spring stamps and got stamping!

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I started by stamping my Watercolor Background Stamp onto a stitched rectangle using Mint to Be ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. I just love this color for a spring card. Over top I knew I wanted to have a circle die-cut with my sentiment as well as a flower stamped with my Anemone set. I stamped my sentiment from His Love onto the circle in a black ink and set it aside while I worked on my flower. 

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For the base layer of my anemone I used Skylight which is a new ink color to the line. Over top I used Daydream. In the center I stamped with Shea Butter and added the last layer in black. The colors of this flower pop perfectly off of the mint background. While I was at it I stamped a leaf from the set using Green Tea and Eucalyptus. I did try using some other blue colors for the leaves for something different but decided against it. 

You Make A Happy Life Anemone Card // National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Concord & 9th - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I trimmed the stem part of the leaf off and cut it in half to tuck behind the flower. I added all the pieces clustered towards the bottom of the sentiment circle with foam tape. I popped the circle onto the background and adhered the panel to an A2 white card base. Around the elements I decided to add some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello. This color coordinates with the yellow flower center nicely. 

If you want to see me create this card, you can watch my process video below...

Once you're finished reading / watching, make sure to head over to the Concord & 9th blog to see Angie's creation! Don't forget to come back here when you're finished for more details on how you can participate in the fun. 

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #3 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST. You can also use code CRAFTMONTH2018 at checkout in the Concord & 9th shop for 15%  off your purchase! Discount will be offered through 3/26.

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If you've been following along with us for a while you may remember that Angie and I collaborated on a holiday post back in the day. It was so fun working with her and even more fun meeting her in person at Simon Says Create last year. I hope to meet up with her again sometime in our travels as she inspires me tremendously. 

I'll let you go before this turns too sappy. *wink wink* 

See you back here tomorrow with another project!

Nicole

Anemone
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Anemone Die Set
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His Love
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Watercolor Background Stamp
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