It’s the 9th of the month, which means we have a new challenge theme at Where Creativity Meets C9 and also that Concord & 9th has its new release for sale in their shop. So, it’s a very good day around here. As you can see from the graphic above, our challenge theme is Layered, and I took that to mean layers of product, techniques, and embellishments. It’s up for interpretation, so if you want to layer your patterned papers and card stocks, go ahead. Layer inks, or watercolors, yep, that qualifies too. It’s a fun challenge, and I hope you’ll join us.
This card is actually very simple, but I hope, impactful. I wanted to use that Nuvo moonstone glimmer paste as my first layer. Just took some time to find a stencil that worked, and when I didn’t find one in my stash that I loved, I made one! I just ran a die through my vagabond with some scrap paper and then used a spatula to apply the paste through the homemade stencil. I love this paste, and it dried so quickly. Granted, I’m in the desert, but still, I was very pleasantly surprised at the drying time.
While that was drying I stamped two floral images from the Wildflower stamp set. Every single time I see this set in use I fall in love with it over again. Frankly, I’m surprised I haven’t bought it twice. I’ve done that before, accidentally, with products that I love. Ha. Anyway, I stamped these onto vellum cardstock with versafine ink and then clear heat embossed them. I did the same with the sentiment stamp.
After they cooled I turned the vellum over and used Zig clean color real brush markers to color them in, on the back side. This way any brush strokes are muted by the vellum itself. I then fussy cut those out and started playing around with my layout. I used the small florals as a way to adhere the sentiment circle onto the card front, by hiding some glossy accents behind them. And then used thin foam squares to adhere the rest. Some I used two layers of adhesive, for dimension, and also to adhere to the Layered challenge. A few Nuvo drops to finish it off, and that’s my card.
There’s a close up of that moonstone paste. It’s quite lovely. I can’t wait to use it again and add some color to it with some Distress inks.
I hope you’ll join us this month for our challenge. It’s a good one, and we have prizes! A Guest Designer spot and a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th.