Wednesday, November 9, 2016

guest designing at where creativity meets C9

So excited to be coming to you today as the winner of the first challenge over at Where Creativity Meets C9 - Concord and 9th's challenge blog. What a cool stamp company it is with some unique and very hip designs. My prize for winning the challenge was the chance to guest design for the November challenge. Ready for this month's theme? You're gonna love it.


Got your sunglasses ready? Meet my card.

I used Concord and 9th's Map Love and heat embossed and fussy cut the word "love" for a little shine. Know what? I actually bought that set just because of that word/font!

The PP is from the Modern Edition Paper Route pack. I tore a panel, tore a slightly larger black panel and adhered them both askew on my cardbase.

Then I die cut a circle of gold glitter CS and some hearts. One from the PP and about 20 from tissue paper. I stitched down the center of the hearts to keep them together and also allow them to fluff up for a bit of interest. TIP: This technique works great with any symmetric dies you have! (I've done it with a Christmas tree on this tag.)

I bent "love" a little before adhering it to the heart so that it would pull the PP layer up. Like how it allows you to see the B/W stripes on the reverse then too.

To add a little more sparkle and shine I scattered some sequins and added a strip of glitter washi up top too.

I'd like to thank Jessica for having me at Where Creativity Meets C9 this month. Have I inspired you? What sparkly ideas do you have for this month's theme? I look forward to your creations over in the gallery. Have a great day!


  1. Fabulous dimension on this - a great design. Congrats on your win.

  2. Oh Maria, I love your card! Thank you SO much for guest-designing for us this month with such a gorgeously sparkly card!

  3. Hey Maria!! Beautiful card! I love the black and gold! All of those layers are amazing! Congrats on being the guest designer for Where Creativity Meets C9!

  4. Gorgeous glittery perfection, Maria, you've knocked this out of the park!!!

  5. Gorgeous your classy look!

  6. Oh WOW!!! This is incredible! I love the glitter, the layers and your design!

  7. Maria I am bedazzled by your sparkly, shiny, gorgeous creation! Congratulations on your win!!

    1. oops! forgot to mention how much I LOve your fluffy heart!!! xx

  8. This is fabulous, Maria! Black/white/gold is always a stylish combination but you've given it the Maria Treatment with the layered torn background, the washi and that gorgeous fluffed-up heart, to make it modern and funky. Love it :)

  9. Wow! Great color combination! COngrats on your GD gig! Stunning card!! :)
    Suchi xx

  10. Congratulations on your GD spot, Maria ... and on winning the first WCMC9! Your card is stunning ... stylish and elegant ... that fabulous, unexpected tissue ruffle-y heart is genius ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

  11. Maria, there is so much to love about this card. The stack of tissue paper cuts is probably my favorite, but I love the sparkly gold paired with just black and white, the delicious layers, and the font is what I adore most about this set, too. So glad you were our guest this month!!!

  12. I love this card so much! It's just a layered piece of perfection. Hmmm, saying that reminds me of cake. I want cake... :)

  13. Holy sparkle!! WOW! This is incredible! What a clever and unique way to use the tissue paper layers. Really lovely!

  14. Wow! This is awesome! What a great way to make that heart pop! Tremendous idea. Hugs, Autumn


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