Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #158-Long Summer Days

Hello my crafty friends!!!
Today is our last challenge for the summer
at the 

We will return this fall!

Look at our gorgeous inspiration board for our last summer challenge:


I was inspired by the pretty blues and starfish to create my Clean & Layered style card.


The starfish and sand dollars were cut with dies from Hero Arts called Seashells Fancy DiesI love the stitched edges on the starfish! I added some Diamond Stickles to the centers of the sand dollars and the starfish.


The background was made by layering the different shades of card stock which I die cut using a die from Reverse Confetti called Doin the Wave. The sentiment is from a very old stamp set from MFT called All Occasion Sentiments. It may not be available anymore, which is too bad, because I have used it MANY times!!!!!




 I hope I have inspired you to create a card or project to share with 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!


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 SUMMER!!!

Mackie

STUFF I USED:
Stamp: All Occasion Sentiments (MFT)
Dies: Seashells Fancy Dies ( Hero Arts)
         Doin the Wave (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Seaside Spray (Stampin Up)
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other: Diamond Stickles, clear sequins

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Card Concept #157- Vacation Time

VACATION TIME!!!

Ahhhhh! Sounds so wonderful!

Our vacation will be a week at the beach with our son and daughter-in-law. I cannot wait!
Sunshine, ocean, beach umbrella, good books with a few good drinks!
My Happy Place!

My second happy place is at the lake. My sister invites us often to her place at Lake Norman!
Sunshine, boat, floats and a few good drinks! LOL!

And that is what our Inspiration photo is all about here at 


I have recently gotten the ephemera bug! 
What I mean by that, is I have started to enjoy making cards with chipboard, stickers, ephemera and pattern paper. I used to think that I could only use stamps, ink and card stock!
But now there are so many pretty choices to pick from!
 


I created a Clean & Layered Style card with  a paper pack that I purchased at Hobby LobbyI thought the pattern paper and it's matching puffy stickers were perfect for this challenge!

 I die cut a "lake" with some Pool Party (StampinUp) card stock with some new dies that I recently purchased. Then, I placed the stickers around the lake.

I had some more stickers and made a second card!

I can't decide which one I like the best! 


I hope I have inspired you to create a card or project to share with 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!


The deadline to participate is 
Monday, June 21 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:Father's Day (Simon Says Stamps)
Pattern Paper: Travel (The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby)
Puffy Stickers: Travel (The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby)
Card stock: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (Stampin Up)
Inks: Versamark
         Vintage Photo Distress
Embossing Powder: Sand (Recollections)



Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #156-Anchor's Away


Welcome my stampy friends! 

It's getting HOT here in the South!

It was 90 degrees today! And it isn't even June yet!!!!!

(Thank goodness for air conditioning)

I am back to share a card that I created for our NEW challenge starting today at 

THE CARD CONCEPT CHALLENGE!



I was inspired by the nautical theme to create a beach scene.

I started by creating some beach cottages! I stamped a house image from the Holiday Gnomes (Reverse Confetti) onto some white card stock to create beach cottages! The cottages did not have stripes on them, so I had to improvise!!! I took my ruler and a Micron Marker 05, and drew lines onto the cottages to give them a beachy feel. 



Next I colored the cottage's stripes with blue, navy and red Copic Markers. The cottages didn't have stilts! So... I cut thin strips of white card stock, colored them with the Copic Markers to match the cottages, and glued stilts on them.
 I think they turned out very cute! 
(Hindsight...I would have made this a landscape card.)


The background is a 3 3/4 X 5 piece of white card stock. I took a Cloud stencil (MFT) with some Stormy Sky Distress ink and created a beautiful sea sky, but it is hard to see the clouds in the photo! I sponged some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress ink along the bottom of the panel to create the sand. To create the ocean, I sponged some Turquoise Ink (Altenew) right above the sand. 
 
 
 I stamped some birdies in the background. Added the sentiment. I added Crystal Glaze to the windows of the cottages, and of course always my Wink of StellaGlitter Glue pen! Gotta have sparkle!

I hope I have inspired you to create a card or project to share with 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!



The deadline to participate is 
Monday, June 7 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:
Stamp:Holiday Gnomes (Reverse Confetti)
            BirthdayWishes2stamp (Stamps of Life)
            Sailing Home (Stampin Up)
Card Stock: Thick Basic White (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper: Come Sail Away (Stampin Up)
Dies: Stitched So Sweetly (Stampin Up)
Inks: Black Memento
Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers: B93,B21, B18, B26, R29, R46, Y11, C1
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen







Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #155 - Garden Pleasures




Hello my stampy friends!
I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day!
Mine was extra special because I finally got to give REAL HUGS to my son and daughter-in-law!
And we even stayed together in the same house for the weekend!
Thank goodness for Vaccines!

We are starting a new challenge today at The Card Concept!

Here is our new fantastic inspiration board:



I was instantly inspired by the bee hive!


This cute stamp is from Simon Says Stamps. It is called BEE YOURSELF.
I stamped the bees with black Memento ink onto some alcohol friendly white card stock.  
I colored the bees with my Copic Markers.

The background is a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of Strathmore water color paper. I picked up some clean water with a round paint brush and painted an area to fit behind my honeycomb die cut. Then I dropped Brutus Monroe yellow and orange Hyper Pigments onto the watered area. Next I added lots of splatters.



I adhered the honeycomb die cut on top of the yellow area, after it had dried very well.
I added some purple hearts and some yellow Nuvo Drops around the die cut.
Next I added the bees with foam tape, as well as, the sentiment.
The sentiment was heat embossed with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.



 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, May 24 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:
Stamp:BEE YOURSELF (Sion Says Stamp)
Dies:    HONEY COMB (Simon Says Stamp)
            SUPER HEART BORDER (Simon Says)
Inks: Black Memento, Versamark
Embossing Powder: White (Brutus Monroe)
Copic Markers: Y11,Y15,Y17, Y25,C1, C2
Water Colors: Yellow and Orange HYPER PIGMENTS (Brutus Monroe)
Yellow Nuvo Drops
Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen

 

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