Concord and 9th-Blooms fill in- Perfect backgounds

Concordand9th Blooms fill-in card designs
Concordand9th Blooms fill-in card designs

Hey everyone, I am back and have not only missed you all but simply have not had alot of time to make cards or blog.  This last summer was very hard as both my brother and a favorite aunt passed away within a month. There has been so much to process through and my day job has also been very busy.  But I have been shopping for stamps and one of the must haves for me this October was the Concord and 9th Blooms fill in stamp and also some of the other holiday stamps and dies they came out with.

I have been trying to achieve a black or very saturated background with different techniques for years and so I HAD to have this stamp. However, my first tries at using it were not great. I got uneven results, doubled up lines and filled in details.  After I made some simple adjustments demonstrated in the below video I had wonderful results.

The top 3 things that I learned are here:

1- Use a Tim Holtz Stamp Platform or the Misti as you are going to HAVE to stamp it at least 2-3 times to get the coverage and detail I am showing you.

2- Pigment Ink works best, yes it takes more time to dry but for the blackest richest background with the most detail Versafine was the winner.

3- Use a little bit of temporary adhesive to stick your paper to the platform if you want the entire background and cannot use the magnets to hold your paper.  The stamp will cover the whole card front if you want but you cannot use magnets if you want this result.

Link to the video is here- Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already!

Here are some more images of the other cards and techniques I used. This stamp will definitely be used year round and is now one I know I will use again and again.

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fullsizeoutput_12a5Back soon with a SSS November Card kit card!  Love to you all.  Lee Ann

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