Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #154- Happy Mother's Day!

Hello my stampy friends!
I am here to share the card that I created for our
newest Challenge at 

Our inspiration photo this month is this beautiful bouquet of flowers!
I love the blues, pinks and yellows!

I created a Mixed Media style card!



I die cut lots of flowers with the Tim Holtz Funky Floral Large dies, from Strathmore cold pressed water color paper. I  also die cut the wreath from this same water color paper with dies matching the Stampin Up-Arrange A Wreath stamp set. I messily colored the flowers, wreath and leaves with Gansai Tambi water colors.


I arranged the flowers & leaves on top of the wreath, and placed them onto  a 4 X 2 1/2 inches piece of white card stock that had been embossed with the Stampin Up-Scripty embossing folder.
The back panel is a 4 X 5 1/4 inches. I placed the MFT Petal Power stencil on top. Next, I spritzed water on top of the whole panel, then dropped matching colors from my Gansai Tambi thru the stencil. 
It made this really cool background, which you can't see too well in the photos!


The style of my card would be considered 

Mixed Media
2 or more mediums
such as inks, watercolors, stamps,
fabrics, foil.
Anything that adds texture to your project

I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.

The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


The deadline to participate is 
Monday, May 10 at 12:00 pm EDT.
Please join us!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

I hope you will join us!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Quiet Meadow (Stampin Up)
Dies: Arrange A Wreath (Stampin Up)
           Funky Floral-Large (Tim Holtz)
Embossing Folder: Scripty (Stampin Up)
Paper: Strathmore Cold Press
Glaze: Kitchen Flamingo (Tim Holtz)
Gansai Tambi water colors
 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #153-Loads of Lavender


Hello my stampy friends!

How is it going in your neck of the woods???

We are having a gorgeous spring. We do not have lavender in  North Carolina, but we have purple Wisteria. It is a big vine that grows all over our area this time of year and smells heavenly!

However, I wished we had Lavender, too.

 I was inspired by the beautiful lavender in our Inspiration photo to create my Clean & Layered style card:

 

 

 I didn't want to stamp the image in black ink and then color it.
Instead, I colored the stamp with Stampin Write Markers.
I placed the stamp into my Misti. I would then choose which color that I wanted to use and color one area at a time. This worked great!
I just love how it turned out!


I had this darling dragonfly die! I thought it made the perfect addition to my little flower garden!




Of course, I had to add some splatters!
And some sparkle with some Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals!

 The style of my card would be considered


CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.

The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!



The deadline to participate is 
Monday, April 26 at 12:00 pm EDT.

Please join us!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Please visit The Card Concept 
to see what the other Team Members have created.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Dragonfly Garden (Stampin Up #154411)
               Wrapped In Love (Gina K Designs)
Cardstock: Highland Heather#146986, BumbleBee #153077(Stampin Up)
                  Fog (Simon Says)
Stampin Write Markers: Highland Heather, Purple Posey, Misty Moonlight,
                                     Seaside Spray, BumbleBee, Old Olive (Stampin Up)
Dies: Etched Dragonfly (Simon Says)
Other: ribbon, Irredescant crystals(Studio Katia), White embossing Powder, Wink of                          Stella Clear Glitter pen

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge # 152-Celebrate Easter

 Hello my stampy friends!!

Can you believe it is Easter this weekend!
I hope all of you get to spend some time with your family and friends!
It will be tough for some of us who haven't been fully vaccinated yet, but that is OK!
We can Zoom & Face Time!

We have  a new challenge here at the Card Concept!

Thanks to all of you who participated with us in our last challenge!
Your butterfly cards were exceptional!!!!!

Here is our new Inspiration Photo:
Celebrate Easter

I was inspired by the colors and Easter theme to create my Clean & Layered style card.


My card was created with some pretty die cuts and some stamped Easter eggs!


The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.

The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!



The deadline to participate is 
Monday, April 12 at 12:00 pm EDT.

Please join us!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Please visit The Card Concept 
to see what the other Team Members have created.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

HAPPY EASTER!

Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Arrange A Wreath #152587(Stampin Up)
Dies: Wreath Builder #152722 (Stampin Up)
         Candlewick Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Ink: Mango Melody #147093, So Saffron #147109 (Stampin Up)
Paper(Stamping Up)
             Granny Apple Green #146990
             Mossy Meadow #133676
             Blushing Bride #131198
             Flirty Flamingo #141416
             Crumb Cake #120953
             Basic White #140272 
Other: Gemstones, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #151-Butterfly Brilliance



Oh my goodness, it has been awhile since I posted!!!
I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder January 4, so I was unable to do lots of stuff, much less stamping and card making!  Boy, did I miss it!
I went back to work this week and I'm still going to physical therapy to get tortured twice a week!
I know, I know, it's good for me! Actually I have a very nice physical therapist.
Anyway...it's nice to be back!!!!

We have this beautiful butterfly for our inspiration this week at 
I was inspired to create my Clean & Layered style card by the beautiful colors of the butterfly.

Here is my card:



I  started by stamping my butterflies onto some Copic friendly white card stock with black Memento ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers, then fussy cut them out.


I stamped some leaves onto a 3 3/4 X 4 3/4 piece of white card stock, and then I sponged the center with some Distress Twisted Citron ink. I placed the butterflies with foam adhesive to give them dimension. 
Added lots of gemstones to add lots of sparkle!


I hope I have inspired you to join us!

The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.

The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


Please join us!
We love seeing your creations!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!


Stuff I used:
Stamps:A Touch of Ink (Stampin Up); Butterfly Gala (Stampin Up)
Ink: Black Memento
       DistressTwisted Citron
Paper: Basic White, Melon Mambo, Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up)
Other: Copic Markers, jewels, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Glossy Accents
 



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge #145-Festive Celebrations

 


Hello my stampy friends!!!
We are back with another challenge here at 

It is December 1rst!!!!
WOW!
The holiday season is upon us and this inspiration board reflects just that!
I love gold and black!


I was inspired by the gold and black to create my Mixed Media  Style card. I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor card stock.  I applied Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks onto a craft mat, then spritzed them with a water spray. I dipped the watercolor card stock into the ink mixture over and over until I got the colored results I wanted. After it was dry, I stenciled some snowflakes with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I also stamped a script stamp all over the panel.




I used the snowflake stencil again to stencil snowflakes onto some black card stock with gold ink. I  stamped all over this with some stamp images , then heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder. I used  Spellbinders Distressed Edge dies to cut both panels. 



I stamped the poinsettia on distressed water color paper as well with Versamark ink. I  heat embossed the poinsettia with gold embossing powder. I die cut some holly leaves and pine boughs  with gold foil paper, then placed them behind the sentiment.




The style of my card would be

 Mixed Media

2 or more mediums

    (inks,embossing powder, pencils,watercolor, ets)

May include dimensionals

(Embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, foil)

May include heated elements

Can be a variety of styles

(Clean & Simple, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge)


I hope I have inspired you to join us here at 


Create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or 
create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.

The Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: The Poinsettia (Tim Holtz)
Paper: Water color card stock (Tim Holtz)
            Black card stock (Stampin Up)
            Gold (Metallics by Tim Holtz)
Stencil: Snowflake THS151 (Tim Holtz)
Inks: Versamark
         Potting soil, Leaf Green (Archival-Ranger)
          Brilliance-Galaxy Gold  (Tsukineko)
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Embossing Powder: Gilded (Brutus Monroe)
Dies: A2 Distressed Edges (Spellbinders)
         Holiday Greens Mini (tim Holtz)
Distress Spray Stain-Tarnished Brass (Tim Holtz)

          


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Card Concept #144-Holiday Home

Welcome my stampy friends!!!

Its time for a new challenge at The Card Concept! 

We have a holiday theme this time!

I cannot believe the holidays are coming so soon!


I was inspired by that great buffalo check!


I have the perfect buffalo check background stamp. 
I inked some red card stock with black ink!
Perfection!


I die cut a white card stock panel with a fun die. Then, I stamped the pine boughs in the corners. I stamped the pine cones and fussy cut them out.

I used a 2-way glue pen to different spots of the pine cones, then added Ranger Micah Flakes and some Rock Candy Glitter to give them some sparkle! I added them to the pine boughs with foam adhesive to get some dimension.


I hope I have inspired you to come join us!!!

The style of my card would be considered

CLEAN & LAYERED
~Clean lines
~Lots of Layers
~Designer papers, embossing
~Embellishments/accents
~Clean & Fresh looking
~Some colored images
~White space

I hope you will create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.

The Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


Please join us!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Please visit The Card Concept 
to see what the other Team Members have created.

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Peaceful Boughs (Stampin Up)
Background Stamp: Buffalo Check (Stampin Up)
Die: ZigZag Stitched Rectangles (SugarPea Designs)
Ink: Black Memento
Alcohol Markers: Dark Crumb Cake, Dark Granny Apple Green (Stampin Up)
Micah Flakes, Rock Candy glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Red sequins (my stash)