This is my second post for today. For my MarkerPop post please click here!
Good morning!! Today I have the pleasure of introducing the very first Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge! I’m still in a little bit of disbelief that Greg and Angie gave the go ahead for this challenge blog AND that 8 super talented designers accepted my offer to join the team! I am so excited to get this challenge started and I really hope you’ll play along! You can find all the details and the rest of the design team’s creations here!
We are sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree and our favorite entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge!
I love those adorable birds! To start I blended picked raspberry, spun sugar, shaded lilac, and blueprint sketch distress ink onto a piece of watercolor paper and let it dry for a few minutes. Then I pressed a versamark pad all over the watercolor paper and heat-embossed it with holographic embossing powder for a gorgeously sparkly look!
Next I placed the By Your Side Bird dies onto a piece of black cardstock and ran it through my Bigshot. I love that the ends of the branch the birds are sitting on doesn’t cut all the way through so the birds are attached to the black cardstock. I removed the cut outline of the birds (which I saved for another card) and then slid the distress inked background behind the birds. I used a little adhesive to make sure the distress inked panel won’t slide out. Then I stamped the banner from Happy Day and added the sentiment inside the banner. I stamped them with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I die-cut the banner with the coordinating dies and then tucked it under the birds wings and added a little adhesive to keep it in place. Finally I added a few sparkling clear sequins to finish the card!
So now it’s your turn! The challenge ends on September 29th and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more design inspiration throughout the month! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!
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