Striking Empire Backgrounds

Striking Empire Backgrounds

Hi Creative Friends,

We are starting out the week with two awesome card designs by Dana Kirby (IG: @dkirbystamps). She is using the brand new Empire Inlay Card Front and the new cardstock and ink colors by Concord & 9th.  Aren’t the new colors luscious?


Hi friends! It’s Dana here today and I am back with a couple of cards that use Empire Inlay Card Front Die along with some of the amazing new colors that were released from Concord & 9th.

I started my cards by die-cutting a white panel with the Empire Inlay Card Front die. I then used the die to die cut my pieces to inlay back into the frame to create my design. I chose a design that would showcase the new colors, though honestly there are countless possibilities with this die!

I used the new cardstock colors from Concord & 9th plus a few “older” colors to create my panel. I used Eucalyptus, Grasshopper, Nectar, Watermelon, Honeysuckle and Wildberry. The new colors are absolutely gorgeous and they coordinate perfectly with the previous released colors! You will love them!!

Once my panels were finished I used the Everyday Expressions die set for my sentiment. This set of dies includes five sentiments plus the shadow die. This is a great set of basic sentiments that will work well for so many different occasions.  I die-cut the sentiments three times and stacked them for added dimension. I then mounted them onto their shadow die and attached them to my card panel with foam adhesive to finish my cards.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed my cards. What do you think of the new colors from Concord & 9th? Do you have a favorite? I am loving Eucalyptus… but honestly, it’s hard to pick!

Enjoy your day,



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