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Monday, January 9, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9: January 2017 Edition!

 Good morning again! This is my second post for today. For today's post for the The Ton's Anniversary Release Week, please click here.

Today marks the new release from Concord and 9th, as well as the start of a new challenge for Where Creativity Meets C9! This month's challenge is:

That can mean pretty much anything... a new technique, a new layout, a new product... The Where Creativity Meets C9 team were lucky enough to receive some of the new release from Concord and 9th early so that we could play with it as our "something new" for the challenge. I worked with the Love Always stamps and dies... These are so. much. fun!!! I already am enamored of the beautiful frame dies that are so unique and fantastic, and these new dies coordinate with it! How fabulous is it that the products all coordinate with each other! 

Let's get started on my project.

To start, I blended Raspberry Jam (Hero Arts) and Little Piggy (Wplus9) inks using my Clarity Stencil Brushes down the front of a panel of Bristol card stock. I stamped the beautiful ombre heart stamp from the Love Always stamp set at the top using the same Raspberry Jam ink. I double stamped it with my MISTI to make sure the hearts were nice and dark over the top of my ombre panel. 

The sentiment is a hodgepodge using the love die from the new Love Always die set and some stamps and dies from older sets. I die cut the "love" three times: once from silver mirror card stock, twice more from plain white card stock, then adhered all of them together to create a dimensional die cut. I figured out where I wanted to place it on my card front, but didn't adhere it... I wanted to white heat emboss the rest of the sentiment, so I just used it as a guide. I used the "just a little" and "note" from Hello, Lovely and heat embossed them with white detail embossing powder. The outlined heart die is from the Happy Card Frame dies, the frame of which also happen to coordinate with the new Love Always dies that I'm showcasing for you today. I absolutely love how the fonts and bits and pieces from various Concord and 9th sets all coordinate perfectly with each other. It's like they're meant to be. Does anybody else get a little thrill when they find stuff that totally works together? Just me? Okay then. :) I die cut the little heart from white card stock, then mushed my Raspberry Jam ink pad over the center portion to get it nice and dark and juicy. I then adhered both pieces down, added some shimmer with a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, and covered it with Glossy Accents.

Well that's my card! Now it's your turn! You will want to go to the challenge blog and see the rest of the design team's projects, because they're fantastic, not to mention all of the products we are using today are from Concord and 9th's brand new release that just went live today! After checking out the fantastic eye candy the other members have prepared for you, be sure to create your own project using something new- new technique, product, whatever- and link it up to the challenge blog! You could win a $25 gift certificate to our generous sponsors, Concord and 9th, and also be in the running to win a guest designer spot for one of our upcoming challenges!

Thanks for checking out my project, and good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with! 


  1. Geeking out over those tiny falling hearts Emily! Great card!

  2. A stunning card in every way! I believe you've 'officially enabled' me *grin* to invite this set (okay, perhaps the entire release!) into my collection! Hoping to join the challenge this time round; you've certainly sparked incentive!

  3. Love the color of this card. So pretty. Great job!