Good morning! Today we’re starting the final 2017 challenge for Where Creativity Meets C9 and our theme is Anything Goes! You can find all the details and the rest of the design team’s creations here!
We are sponsored by the fantastic Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry 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!
Angie and Greg sent the December release to the Where Creativity Meets C9 design team as an early Christmas present and I was thrilled to use one of the new sets for my card today!
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of experiments recently with alcohol inks and today I decided to explore some of my darker colors for a masculine card! I started by stamping the Stuck On You cactus and pot onto yupo paper with versamark and then heat-embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I carefully colored the image using Bottle and Citrus ink for the cactus and Terra Cotta and Teakwood ink for the pot. I did notice that the black embossing powder bled a little into the ink when I added blending solution to the paper…which worked out since the colors were much darker but it’s something to be aware of depending on what colors you’re using. I’m interested to try stamping with black ink and heat-embossing with clear embossing powder to see if that bleeds. You’ll see that I was able to push around the little bit of black and blend it in with the green so it wasn’t noticable.
I used my air puffer to try to control the color a little more to create shading within my image. It’s definitely something I’ll continue exploring. Once I finished coloring the image I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before adding a coat of spectrum noir clear sparkle. Then I trimmed the yupo paper down to 4″ by 5.25″ and adhered it to a black card base. Finally I stamped the cute little heart and sign from the Stuck on You stamp set and heat-embossed it using black and red sparkly embossing powder. I fussy cut the sign and adhered it and the sentiment to the card with foam mounting tape to finish this CAS design!
And now it’s your turn! The challenge ends on December 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 week!
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