Good morning! I can't believe we're more than a week into November, but I do love this month as it is a reminder to all of us to look for the good and fill our hearts with gratitude. This morning I am feeling particularly happy that I get to share my latest challenge card for Where Creativity Meets C9. I made and mailed this card out weeks ago, and I'm so happy I finally get to share. The theme for Challenge #3 is "Sparkle and Shine".
I chose to make a sympathy card, which may seem an unlikely match given the challenge, but I needed to make one and in the end I decided that a little shine is actually a good thing for a sympathy card as I hope that it brightens a time of darkness and brings a light of hope.
Silver embossing powder is the star of the show here. The first thing I did on my card was stamp and emboss Concord and 9th's Barnwood Background Stamp, an absolute favorite of mine. And I must say, the result is so beautiful in real life. (I nearly switched gears at this point and made a Christmas card because it would be a perfect background for that, too, but obviously I didn't...I think I'll recreate this soon, though.) Next I stamped and embossed the squiggly circles (which I love!) from Concord & 9th's Love you. Mean it. set onto vellum. It acts a bit like a wreath, but more subtle.
After that I pulled out the Brushed Blossom Bundle. I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Brushed Blossom Stamp Set on the vellum and used Zig Markers to color a Blossom Die cut. Instead of popping out the pieces, I left them intact. It was a little difficult to color this way, but I think it turned out okay.
I knew from the start who I was making it for, and I hope the final product is a reflection of the lovely, beautiful person she is. I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you'll join us for this month's Sparkle and Shine Challenge, which starts today (the 9th) and ends on the 29th of the month.
As always, our fabulous challenge Sponsor, Concord and 9th, will randomly select a winner from the entries to receive a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th. In addition, one participant will be selected to guest-design in an upcoming challenge. You can see how all the other designers were inspired by this month's challenge by heading to the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog next. You can also keep updated on everything by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
**Affiliate links used (at no extra cost to you. :) ).