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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Card Concept Retro Christmas

Welcome ! Welcome!
It is time for another challenge here at 
the Card Concept!
And I just love this one!
Retro!!!!
And look at these colors!!!!
Swoon!!!


And I knew right away which stamp set I would use!
FAT PANTS!!!



(Inside)


Is this not hilarious????


I hope you will join us for this fun challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

My card style would be considered a Clean and Layered :
Clean Lines
Lots of Layers
Design papers/Embossing
Clean and Fresh Looking
Some colored images at times
Lots of White Space

All of the styles are explained HERE.

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

You can join us HERE!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Fat Pants (Essentials by Ellen)
Paper: Recollections 110lb
Inks: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores (Paper Trey Ink)
         Lucky Clover (Ranger)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Rhubarb Crumble, Carribean Ocean,Carnation Pink
Gemstones-Stampin Up
Silver Thread

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Card Concept Challenge # 81


Welcome to another challenge here at the
CARD CONCEPT!



I adore poinsettias, so I was excited when I saw this Inspiration Board! I had received a new stamp by Sunny Studio called Petite Poinsettias, and now I had the perfect reason to pull it out and play! 



I loved using this stamp set, because it was so easy with the 3 layer process! My Misti was the perfect tool for these stamps. I stamped the first 2 layers with 2 different shades of red and the final layer with Versamark ink, so I could heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  After I stamped the images, I decided to sponge the background with some Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks for a vintage look. Then I stamped some musical notes, and added ink splatters and some Nuvo Crystal drops. 




Finally, I stamped a separate poinsettia and I die cut it with the matching die. I die cut some leaves with green card stock, and heat embossed veins of the leaves with gold embossing powder. After I curled the edges of the leaves and poinsettia, I adhered them to my card with foam tape for extra dimension.

This is the first Christmas card that I have made this year! I had better get busy!


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

My card style would be considered Mixed Media :

Two or more mediums (For Ex; inks, embossing powder, pencils,
pastels, watercolor, charcoal, pigments, mica powder, etc.)
           May include Dimensionals, embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, foils
May include Heated elements
Can be a variety of styles-CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge
Basically 2 or more mediums qualifies as Mixed Media

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

You can join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamps: Petite Poinsettias (Sunny Studio)
Paper: White card stock (Recollections)
            Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz (Stampin Up)
Inks: Pale Tomato (Hero Arts)
         Velvet (Altenew)
          Willow (Simon Says)
         Versamark
         Potting Soil (Ranger)
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Tea Dye (Ranger)
Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampin Up)
Nuvo Drops-Dark Walnut, Bright Gold 
                               









Paper Sweeties November 2017 Inspiration Challenge



Oh wow, is it November 1rst !!!!
Where has this year gone???
But that means we have a new 
Anything Goes Inspiration Challenge here
at PAPER SWEETIES starting today!

Our Inspiration Board is perfect for this time of year!


And here is my card:


I loved the photo so much, that I decided to just CASE it!
I immediately thought of the PAPER SWEETIES Sweet Border stamps and matching Sweet Cuts. I die cut all three with white card stock and then sponged them with Distress Inks.


I created the pumpkin the same way. The pumpkin is from the PAPER SWEETIES Thankful stamp set and matching Sweet Cuts.

I hope I have inspired you to play with us! You could be our next Guest Designer and win a $25 gift card to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!



And please remember to visit my super talented
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
  
Michele Henderson
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld


* Special October Guest Designer *
Jinny Newlin
Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge #


Welcome to another challenge here at the Card Concept!
I just love this photo. I was so totally inspired by the bright autumn colors against the beautiful white cake.  



 Sorry... but I am still loving my Colorful Seasons-Stampin Up Thinlets ! I created my card with this set for our last challenge, as well!!! I die cut two branches and a leaf with white card stock, and used specialty papers to cut some other leaves.



PLUS...the gorgeous Colorful Seasons-Simon Says Stamps stamp set for those beautiful patterned leaves.


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

My card style would be considered a Clean and Layered :
Clean Lines
Lots of Layers
Design papers/Embossing
Clean and Fresh Looking
Some colored images at times
Lots of White Space
All of the styles are explained HERE.
Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

You can join us HERE!



Thanks for stopping by!

Mackie


Stuff I used:
Stamps: Ornate Leaves (Simon Says Stamps)
              Colorful Seasons (Stampin Up)
Dies: Colorful Seasons (Stampin Up)
          Stitched Rectangles ( Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: So Saffron (Stampin Up)
       Orange Slush (Simon Says Stamps)
Specialty Papers: Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge #79

Welcome to another


I was totally inspired by the luscious cream and silver colors in this Inspiration photo!

 I  wanted to try a technique that I recently saw on a 
Jennifer McGuire - Creative Partial Die Cutting video
 to make my card.






I followed the instructions by Jennifer McGuire and die cut a leaf shape on my card about 2/3 down from the top of the card. Next, I used Versamark ink and stamped some beautiful leaves and heat embossed them with Nuvo Silver Moonlight Embossing Powder. One of the leaves was cut with silver foil paper. I then placed them on the leaf shape that I had cut out on the top panel. Watch Jennifer's video if this isn't making any sense! Haha!


I  added Nuvo Silver Lining Crystal Drops and a silver bow tied with silver string to complete my card!

The gorgeous leaves and sentiment are from my Stampin Up Colorful Season stamp set and matching Thinlits.  If you do not have this set...I STRONGLY recommend it!!! 


I hope I have inspired you to join us here at 
THE CARD CONCEPT CHALLENGE !!
 Each designer chooses a style of card to create.

All of the styles are explained HERE.


Please feel free to use any of these styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 
My card style today would be considered 


Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress


HAPPY STAMPING!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Live Joyfully

It is October 1!!! 
Can you believe it????
So that means it is time to start a new 
Anything Goes Inspiration Challenge 
here at PAPER SWEETIES!!


Here is our Inspiration Photo:


I just love the colors in this photo!

 And here is my card:


As soon as I saw the photo I thought of this Paper Sweeties stamp set-THANKFUL. I love the pumpkin and flowers in this set! I stamped the images with black Archival ink onto some watercolor card stock. I colored the images with my Zig Clean Color markers and Distress inks. After coloring the images, I fussy cut them out. I didn't use their matching Sweet Cut dies, because I didn't want a white edge around them.


I added some pretty pattern paper banners to the upper left corner of the card base. I ink smeared the lower right corner with Carved Pumpkin distress ink. When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment. The sentiment is from the beautiful  KINDNESS MATTERS  stamp set. The final touch was to add some beautiful Paper Sweetie sequins!

I hope I have inspired you to play with us! You could be our next Guest Designer and win a $25 gift card to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!


And please remember to visit my super talented
PAPER SWEETIE TEAMMIES!