Hello friends! Today I am sharing a slimline card featuring the new digital stamp set from RG Avenue called "Concha Life." And, since I know the very first question is going to be "what are conchas?" I've done some research for you! But, in simple terms it's a "sweet," some I'm all in! The punny sentiments that go with this stamp set really crack me up.
Concha (plural conchas, meaning "shell" in Spanish) is a traditional Mexican sweet bread/roll. Conchas get their name from their round shape and their striped, seashell like appearance. A concha consists of two parts, a sweetened bread roll, and a crunchy topping (composed of sugar, butter and flour). Their distinctive pattern is made by pressing a bread stamp over the topping while the dough is proofing. Although the roll and topping are usually the same flavor, the top layer may have different flavorings or colors (strawberry, coffee, chocolate, etc.). Conchas are popular in bakeries in Mexico and throughout the United States. They are usually eaten with coffee at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
The base of this slimline card measures 8 1/2" by 3 1/2" inches. Slimline cards are designed to fit into a regular #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this card is made from Neenah Solar White cardstock. I matted the card base with a 8 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece of yellow polka dot paper. Using the Whimsy Stamps Slimline Postage die, I die cut the frame from white cardstock. I matted the oval circles with some pink gingham paper. Because the "Concha Life" stamp set is a digital stamp set, I printed out all the images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them using Copic markers. I ran all of the images through my Scan and Cut 2 machine which cut the images out electronically for me. I added the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Dazzling Pat to the conchas for added sparkle!
I hope you have enjoyed this sweet card and learned a little about conchas!
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