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)


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A Folio Christmas Card for Maymay Made It

Hello my stampy friends!
I wanted to share the fun folio style card I created using some gorgeous papers from Echo Park called "Away in a Manger".
I created this card for MayMay Made it.






I created 3 tags to place in the inside pocket, but you could easily use the pocket as a Gift Card Holder!!!







 There was no stamping involved, just the use of the beautiful pattern paper and the cut aparts!
I had so much fun making this card. 
I was inspired by the super talented Kathy By Design!!!

Recipe:



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge # 143- Give Thanks

 


Welcome to another challenge here at the

Can you believe it is already November???
Our weather is just beginning to cool a little bit, leaves are turning and you see pumpkins everywhere!
Such a beautiful time of year!

And I can't wait till Thanksgiving!
Aren't the table settings in this photo so pretty?

I  was inspired by all of the pumpkins on the table to create my
Classy & Elegant style card. 

 
I just received  the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and matching punches from Stampin Up
as well as the beautiful designer paper that goes with it called Gilded Autumn.
The paper is stunning! I used this Pumpkin paper from that collection for my background.


I stamped lots of acorns, pine cones and leaves in different fall colors. Then I punched them out with their matching punches. I placed them along the edge of a die cut circle from white card stock.


I added a beautiful ribbon and twine bow!
And I had to add some bling!!!!
Gold sequins and my Wink of Stella glitter pen on all of the leaves!

I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge here at the
We love seeing what you create!

Here is the definition of the style of my card:

Classy & Elegant
Polished
Shiny Finish
Sparkling Embellishments
Rich Color Scheme
Sophisticated Sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress


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!

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

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Mackie
Stuff I used:
Stamp: Beautiful Autumn (Stampin Up)
             A Wish For Everything (Stampin Up)
Paper: Gilded Autumn Specialty Paper (Stampin Up)
            Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze (Stampin Up)
            Gold Foil (Tim Holtz)
Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Markers: Cajun Craze Light, Crumb Cake Light, Crumb Cake Dark, Mint Macaron Light, Mint Macaron Dark, Mango Melody Dark (Stampin Up Blends Markers)
Die: Stitched Shapes (Stampin Up)
Punches: Acorn, Leaves (Stampin Up)
Other: Cajun Craze and twine (Stampin Up), gold sequins, Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen



Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Card Concept #142-Autumn Bounty

Welcome my stampy friends!
It is time for a new challenge here at the 

Look at this gorgeous photo!


The colors are so beautiful together.
That is what inspired my Clean & Layered style card.


I started my card by using a stencil. I temporarily taped the stencil to a piece of Mint Macaron card stock, and sponged Mint Macaron ink to get a tone-on-tone look. Next, I used a stitched rectangle die and die cut a panel.
I stamped the sentiment onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I used a  scallop square die and Blackberry Bliss card stock to make a frame for this panel.



I stamped the leaf images onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut them out with their matching dies. I attached the leaves with foam tape to the border strip that I had created at the bottom of the Mint Macaron panel.




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!

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

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Falling For You ( Pink & Main October Club Kit)
Stencil: Falling For You ( Pink & Main October Club Kit)
Inks: Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melon, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss (Stampin Up)
Paper: Mint Macaron, BlackBerry Bliss, Very Vanilla (Stampin Up)
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangles, Scalloped Rectangles (Lawn Fawn)
          Layered Squares (Stampin Up)
Bling: Pink & Main October Club Kit


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge # 147

 Hello my stampy friends!!


Welcome to another challenge here at the  Card Concept!
 I was totally in love with the flowers in the vase in this photo!
That is what inspired my card!


I stamped this pretty floral background stamp onto some water color paper with Versamark ink.
And then I heat embossed it with Rose gold embossing powder.


Next I colored the flowers with Distress inks. 


I popped the circle panel on top of the finished image with foam tape.

And finished it with a heat embossed sentiment  and a few sequins!

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:So Beautiful (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick,         Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Dies: Stitched Circles (Lil Inker)
Sequins:My stash

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Farm-Tastic!

Welcome my stampy friends!!!

I am so excited!!!
I was asked to be part of the 
Winter Pictorial Design Team
for Maymay Made It!!!!



And this is my first project! 
My card today features the  
called Farm-tastic!

So cute!!!!





I stamped all of the images onto Copic friendly paper with black Memento ink. Next I colored the images with Copic markers. I fussy cut the stamped images because there are no dies with this stamp set.





I attached the images to the background, which I had sponged with Distress inks!


And for fun, I stamped a row of cows along the bottom of the inside of the card! Aren't they cute?


 
You will love this darling Farm-tastic stamp set.
You can now purchase this stamp without being a club member.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Ink: Black Memento, Versamark
Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Antique Linen,Tumbled Glass,Mustard Seed
Card Stock: White, Red , black (from my stash)
White Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe)
Nuvo Shimmer pen
 


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge #140-Fanciful Fall


Hello my stampy friends!

Welcome to Fanciful Fall here at The Card Concept! 

Look at that fantastic photo inspiration for our new challenge starting today!

So fun!

The fun colors are what inspired my Clean & Layered style card today! 


I sponged some water color paper with Distress inks, then added lots of ink splats!
 


Next, I die cut  leaves from this paper, and tied them with some black twine!


I stamped the white panel with the  Quilted Hearts Background stamp in Fog ink.
And then I created a mask and sponged the oval with Speckled Egg Distress ink.
Of course, I had to add some sparkle with some clear sequins!

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 Moments (Stampin Up)
            Quilted Hearts BAckgrounds (Simon Says)
Dies:Love of Leaves (Stampin Up)
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger)