Christmas Cards with Non-Christmas Concord & 9th Stamps and Dies

I recently took advantage of some fantastic Black Friday deals, and one thing I purchased was this amazing stamp and die set from Concord & 9th, FILL-IN POSIES. I love that there are so many options available with this set! From stamping out a one-layer card, to doing lots of die cut layering, and even techniques in between.

 

Today, I am sharing some ideas on how you can take some non-Christmas stamps and dies and turn them into Christmas cards! Just by adding some Christmas sentiments I already had, and using a more festive color palette, I was able to come up with two Christmas cards that I absolutely love!

Concord & 9th Fill-In Posie Stamp and Die set- Christmas Cards- Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

For my first card, I stamped out the background using some EMBOSSING INK and embossed it with the new GILDED SPARKLE EMBOSSING POWDER from Brutus Monroe. Then, I stamped the large flower images and embossed those, as well.

I then used some GARGOYLE SURFACE INK to fill in the leaves and berries around the flowers. This resulted in a subtle pattern for the background which I absolutely love!

Concord & 9th Fill-In Posie Stamp and Die set- Christmas Cards- Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

For the sentiment, I die cut the word “friend” from the coordinating dies, and layered then onto the card front. I adhered them down with some Brutus Monroe CRAFT GLUE. Then, I found a small sentiment from a stamp set in my stash that I embossed onto a thin strip of cardstock, and adhered right over the “friend” letters. Just adding that supporting Christmas sentiment and using more Christmas-y colors, this turned into a pretty Christmas card!

Concord & 9th Fill-In Posie Stamp and Die set- Christmas Cards- Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

For my second card, I used mostly the dies. I went ahead and die cut many of the floral pieces out of cardstocks from Brutus Monroe. I used the colors MARSALA, JURASSIC, RAVEN, and some white GLITTERSTOCK.

Concord & 9th Fill-In Posie Stamp and Die set- Christmas Cards- Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

After I had all my pieces die cut, I created the background for my card by blending on some ALABASTER PIGMENT INK just around the edges of my black cardstock base. Then, I grabbed my new GILDED LIQUID ELEMENTS and splattered the whole background.

I also made sure to cut the word, “friend” out of some RAVEN CARDSTOCK that was splattered with LIQUID ELEMENTS, as well. I then just layered on all the die cut pieces, gluing them down with both CRAFT GLUE and foam adhesive.

Concord & 9th Fill-In Posie Stamp and Die set- Christmas Cards- Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

I again used the same Christmas sentiment, but this time embossed in ALABASTER EMBOSSING POWDER, and then layered it over the “friend” and over the large flower die cut.

Lastly, I added some black sequins and then mounted it to a black cardstock base!

Hopefully this inspires you to look through your stash and think about which sets you can change up to create Christmas cards with!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

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