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Monday, January 9, 2017

guesting at where creativity meets c9!!!


Hey... happy Monday!!  I'm so excited because today I'm guesting over at Where Creativity Meets C9!!  I was the winner of the November challenge thus getting the opportunity to design along side the amazing Where Creativity Meets C9 design team!!  The theme for this challenge is try something new and the something new I'm trying is a really simple foiling technique that I saw last year, but never got a chance to try.   Foiling is a trendy technique right now, but don't worry if you don't have one of those machines that does the foil (I don't) you can still do simple and pretty foiling techniques like the one I used.  All you need is an iCraft deco foil adhesive pen and some foil and you are good to go!  Simply use the adhesive pen to apply the adhesive to your die cut, allow to dry for 30 seconds to a minute, apply the foil, burnish, remove the foil and you are done!  For my card I started by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper with a simple color wash using light blue and gold paints from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  I let it dry and then trimmed it down.  I also have something else I tried that is new to me... a little technique that you can use with the By Your Side die from C9.   You can find it here at C9.  I die cut the birds from my card front and then pulled them out slightly so I could slip a piece of scrap paper underneath the birds, apply the adhesive and then foil them as you see.  Once I had the foiling done I stamped the sentiment from the By Your Side stamp set.  The panel was adhered down, some clear and gold sequins were added and I was done.    The stamps and dies I used are also new so I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of something new.  Thanks to the Where Creativity Meets C9 design team for asking me to guest design!!

Hope you have a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  white and watercolor; Stamps and Dies:  Concord & 9th; Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black; Watercolor medium:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors; Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear and gold sequins

11 comments:

Shelly said...

Yay for guesting!! Beautiful card!

Greta said...

Congratulations on being the GD, Rosemary! You've made a gorgeous, modern card--love the little bit of foil on the wings! I've debated using one of those glue pens & now I know it works--you know how much I love foil!

Lindsey said...

Congrats! I'm so thrilled to have you join us, and I love the new technique you chose. I have foil I have never used, and no machine so I'm extra excited to hear this works. And the results are beautiful! Such a lovely card!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh that is a brilliant technique Rosi. Gorgeous. Love those birds. Congratulations.

Nancy said...

Congratulations Rosemary! You have used this technique in the most beautiful way! Such a soft and lovely card!

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on guesting, Rosemary!!!! Know what ...I had a similar kind of pen and some foil long, long time ago (a few years!!!!) and I learned to do that kind of foiling at a local craft shop here in George!!!!! I know I've still got some of the foil, but I'll have to see if I can find the pen ...might most probably be all dried out by now!!!!! Will have a look tomorrow!!!!
Your little birds are sooooooo cute and I love the soft watercoloured sky!!!!! I think this would be such a special card to give to a loved one on Valentine's Day!!!! So beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Diane Jaquay said...

So excited to have you joining us this month, Rosemary! Your card is just beautiful, the foiling on the birds looks amazing!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love those birds Rosie, fab card!
Val x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great sentiment for those sweet birdies, Rosemary, and I love your foiling! Well done on your guest DT slot!!

Viv said...

Soooo gorgeous Rosie, ....so many cards I have missed too ;) Viv xx

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on Guest Designing with WCMC9, Rosemary! Such a beautiful card ... so delicate and elegant ... and that foiled detail is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)