Friday, December 09, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #4 - Winter

Hi there, friends! Here we are on the 9th of the month and that means it's time for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge. This month's theme is 'Winter'. There are so many different ways you could create a winter themed card, but for me the first thing that came to mind is snow and snowflakes. For my card, I chose to work with the JOY stamp and die set, along with the Take A Bough die collection.

I started with a simple white card base and created a border along the bottom and top with strips of card-stock and patterned paper. Next, I die cut the word JOY and stamped the 'J' and the 'Y' in black ink. Then came the boughs. I knew I wanted to replace the 'O' in JOY with a snowflake, so I moved on to water-coloring parts of my boughs. After those were dry, I assembled my snowflake and started adhering everything to my card front. For a final touch, I added a hot pink button to the center of my flake.

I'm really excited to see what you all create and all the different variations of winter cards you will come up with. I do hope you will join us! Be sure to read all of the challenge rules so you don't miss out on the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from our wonderful challenge sponsors, Concord & 9th. Also, the best entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge. You have until December 30th to enter!

Happy creating!


  1. Melissa! You and color play SO beautifully together!!!

  2. Oh my, Melissa...your stunning snowflake is bringing me immense joy! Gorgeous card!