Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge #175 - May Flowers

Hello my stampy friends!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

I got to spend the weekend with my son and daughter-in-law!

We had a fabulous time!


We are starting a new challenge today at 

the CARD  CONCEPT!

Here is our pretty Inspiration Photo:



I love, love, love these colors together!

I was so surprised to like this color combo!

I was inspired by the colors to create my Clean & Elegant Style card:

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



I started my card by stamping some floral images onto white card stock. I used the matching dies to cut out the floral images. Next, I used another die set to cut out the yellow panel and the white panel. 


I dry embossed the yellow panel with a flower die from my stash. This may be an older Stampin Up embossing folder. I attached the stamped flower images to the yellow panel with glue and foam tape. And I added all of these panels to an A2 size white card base.




I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  


So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamp: Brushed Flowers (Simon Says)
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturn; Pale Peony, Pure Poppy (Paper Trey Ink);
        Bamboo, Parrot, Moss, Pink Diamond, Frosty Pink, Cosmic Berry (Altenew)
Paper: Mango Melody, Thick Basic White (Stampin Up)
Dies: Mix & Match Frames (Altenew)
Embossing Folder: Floral (Stampin Up?)
Other: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen; Enamel dots ( Pink & Main)




 


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 174- How does Your Garden Grow



Welcome my stampy friends!
I hope y'all are having a wonderful spring so far!
I am here today to share my card that I created for our new challenge starting today at 

Pretty soon we will begin seeing beautiful flowers just like our photo inspiration:


 
I was inspired by the gorgeous colors of the flowers in the photo to create my 
Clean & Layered style card.

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


I started my card by using a stencil and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink to add some interest to the background!

I had just received some new dies from Brutus Monroe that I wanted to try! These dies make beautiful flowers and leaves!
The sentiment is from a new stamp and matching die set from Simon Says Stamps!

I just love the way this card turned out!!!


I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  


So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Brushed Flowers (Simon Says Stamps)
Dies: Fancy Foliage (Brutus Monroe); Fabulous Flowers ( Brutus Monroe)
Stencil: Diamond (Simon Says)
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Magenta Madness, Garden Green, Granny Apple green,       Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape (Stampin Up)
Ink: Speckled Egg Distress Oxide (Stampin Up)
Other: Crystal Glaze (Nuvo); Wink of Stella Clear glitter Pen; Enamel Dots (Pink & Main)


 

 




Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 173 - Vintage Style

Hello my stampy friends!
Happy Spring!

So glad that you stopped by to see what's happening at the 

We have a vintage theme this time.
It is so pretty!


The birds and the pink flowers inspired my 
Mixed Media Style Card:

Two or more mediums (for ex: inks, embossing powder, pencils, pastels, watercolor, charcoal, markers, pigments, mica powder, etc.)
May include dimensionals- embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found objects, papers, foils
May include heated elements- encaustic wax, embossing
Can be a variety of styles- CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge
Basically use of two or more mediums qualifies as Mixed Media 

Here is my card:


 I stamped the back panel with a pretty floral background stamp. I used Ground Espresso Archival ink and water color paper. Next, I stamped the birds and flowers also, with the same ink onto water color paper.  I then painted the flowers and birds with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I added a few shadows with my colored pencils.



The background panel was very busy, so I found a piece of pretty pink vellum in my paper stash to place the focal images on so they wouldn't get lost on the background.
I added a sentiment strip to complete the card.



I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  


So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Delicate Outline Flowers (Simon Says Stamps)
              Spring Birds (Simon Says Stamps)
Paper: Water color paper (Tim Holtz)
             Pink Vellum (my stash)
Ink: Ground Espresso (Ranger Archival Distress)
Water Colors: Kuretake Gansai Tambi
Sentiment Strips: Simon Says Stamps
Other Stuff: Sequins, Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen




 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 172 - Easter Blessings

 I'm Baaaaccckkk!

And I'm so happy! I missed you!

I had Knee Replacement surgery on Feburary 14!!!

YUK!!!! It is NO fun!!

Because of knee stiffness and pain, I was unable to sit at my desk for long periods of time, 

therefore I wasn't able to sit and stamp!

We have a beautiful new challenge starting today at

THE CARD CONCEPT CHALLENGE!

Here is the new photo Inspiration Board:

I think this is so pretty! I was totally inspired by the Easter theme to create my
Clean & Layered Style card!

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

Here is my card:


I created my Easter card with some dies from Jaded Blossom! They are so cute!
I just selected different colors of card stock from my scrap stash to create the gnome and his Easter goodies!



 I created clouds in the background with a cloud die from MFT and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink! I then added highlights with Stickles and a Wink of Stella Glitter pen, to the Easter eggs and chocolate bunny!



I think this gnome is adorable! Jaded Blossom has several different holiday add-ons for the Gnome!

I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  


So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

Happy Easter!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Blessed Easter (Jaded Blossom)
Dies: Gnome Dies (Jaded Blossom)
         Gnome Dies: Easter Add-On (Jaded Blossom)
Stencil: Clouds (MFT)
Ink: Speckled Egg Distress Oxide (Ranger/Tim Holtz)
       Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Paper: My Stash of paper scraps
Other: Star Dust Stckles (Ranger); Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen




Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge #169 - Cozy Cabin

Hello my stampy friends!

Welcome to another challenge starting today at the

CARD CONCEPT CHALLENGE. 

The nautical theme inspired my Clean & Layered style card.

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

Here is my card:




The blue background was created by smooshing some Stormy Sky and  Chipped Sapphire Distress inks onto a square shaped acrylic block. I spritzed it with water, then turned it straight and upside down onto white water color card stock. It needs to sit there for a minute to let the colors absorb into the paper. Don't move it around or it will distort the shape. Then pull it straight up. You will have a cool square of color! Dry it with a heat gun. Next, I placed a stencil on top of the square area and used a baby wipe to bleach out the tiny hearts. Hopefully, you can see them! I thought it needed a few black splatters!


I stamped the boat and used its matching die to cut it out. I white embossed the sentiment onto black paper onto a sentiment strip. I added the boat and the sentiment strip to my card with some foam dots.
I die cut several little, red hearts and glued them straight to the paper.
The final touches were some Wink Of Stella and some sparkly gems!






I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  



So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Float My Boat (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Float My Boat (Lawn Fawn )
         Super Heart Border (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Water Color (Tim Holtz)
          Cherry Cobbler, Black, Night of Navy (Stampin Up)
Stencil: Drawn Hearts (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire (Distress Tim Holtz)
        Carnation Red, Black (Archival)
Other: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
           Glacier Jewels (Pink Fresh Studios)




Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge #168 - Love is in the Air

Hello my stampy friends!

It is February!

Time for love, hearts and Valentines!

We have a new challenge starting today at 

the Card Concept  

and it is a PERFECT example for the month of February!!!


I love this heart shaped wreath!

 The wreath and colors inspired my Clean & Layered style card.

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

Here is my card:


I have this beautiful heart wreath die from SpellBinders! I knew I wanted to use it for this project!  I die cut 3 wreaths out of 3 different colored green card stocks. I offset them when I glued them together.  I fluffed up the leaves to add dimension. Next, I adhered the wreath to piece of white card stock  which I had embossed.
 
The arrow is included with this heart wreath die set. I used gold metallic card stock to die cut 3 hearts and glued them all together. I wanted to give the arrow some bulk and strength.



Next, I decided to decorate the wreath with hearts instead of flowers. I chose 2 different colors of pretty pink card stock. 

The final step was to add lots of sparkle with sequins and seed beads! I just love how pretty it turned out!



I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

~ Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

~ In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  



So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Stamps: None
Dies: Frame Heart Jan 2018 Kit Club (Spellbinders)
         Super Heart Border (Simon Says Stamps)
Paper: Green Apple (Simon Says Stamps)
           Green Olive (Spellbinders)
           Cotton Candy (MFT)
           Polished Pink (Stampin Up)
           Gold Metallic (Tim Holtz)
Embossing Folder: Painted Texture (Stampin Up)
Sequins and Seed Beads: From my stash