Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #165-Peace On Earth

 Welcome to a new challenge starting today at the

CARD CONCEPT!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I am still stuffed! 

Now it is time for the Christmas Holidays to begin!

Look at this beautiful photo!

I would love to decorate my mantel like that!

The Christmas theme and beautiful Christmas red and green colors inspired my
Clean & Layered Style  SlimLine card.

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

 Here is my card:



The back panel is a piece of Fog card stock that I die cut with a slim line snowflake die.
Next, I layered some white glitter paper behind it. 
That is hard to see in the photos.




Then I started playing with the beautiful ephemera package from Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas by Simple Stories. The paper and ephemera form this collection is GORGEOUS!!!!!
As you can see, I did not stamp anything except a sentiment on the inside of the card!


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

How to Join:

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to 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.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I used:
Paper: Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas (Simple Stories)
            Whisper White, Mossy Meadow (Stampin Up)
Ink: Mossy Green (Stampin Up)
Die: Snowflake Slim Line (Stamps of  Life)
Other: Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Glossy Accents, Diamond Stickles



Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #164- Rustic Holliday



Hello my stampy friends!

Welcome to a NEW challenge starting today at the

CARD CONCEPT! 


Isn't this inspiration board warm and cozy?

I would love to cuddle under that blanket with a warm hot chocolate and read a good book!

I was inspired by the vintage feel of the photo to create my 

Mixed Media Style card.

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 had this gorgeous paper (Christmas Patchwork-Stamperia), and I knew it would be perfect for this card!

I followed this sketch to create my card, except I made it an A2 size card!





I die cut some pretty poinsettias and greenery for the focal point in the lower left corner. I stamped a sentiment in the upper right corner. I think the beautiful papers make this card!




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

How to Join:

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to 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.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Merriest Moments (Stampin Up)
Dies:Christmas Blooms (Spellbinders)
        Basic Borders (Stampin Up)
Paper: Christmas Patchwork (Stamperia)
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Evening Evergreen, Early Espresso(Stampin Up)
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress ink (Tim Holtz Ranger)
Other Stuff: Ranger Distress Micha Flakes, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen 




Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #163 - Bountiful Harvest


Hello my stampy friends!

It's pumpkin season!

Look at the beautiful pumpkins in our new Inspiration Board here at 

The Card Concept!



Aren't those cream colored pumpkins beautiful sitting among all that beautiful greenery!!

That is what inspired me to create this Clean & Layered Style card for our new challenge.

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

 Here is my card:


I decided to try a fun fold card! 
I was watching a YouTuber favorite of mine-Terri Gaines, and she made this fun fold card which I wanted to try! It was easy to make, and I think it turned out great! I will definitely be trying this again!! You can find her HERE!


This is the back of the card.


And this is how the card folds flat to fit into an A2 size envelope.



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

How to Join:

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to 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.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

 

Stuff I Used:

Stamps: Pumpkin Season (Pink & Main)

             Colorful Seasons (Stampin Up-Retired)

              Mini Messages ( Cardz TV) 

Dies: Pumpkin Season (Pink & Main)

         Colorful Seasons (Stampin Up)

Cardstock: Tim Holtz watercolor paper

           Very Vanilla, Early Espresso (Stampin Up)

Pattern Paper: Pumpkin Season (Pink & Main)

Inks: Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey (Distress Oxides)

Other: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; Pink & Main Pumpkin Season enamel dots

 


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #162 - Fall Fun


Hello my stampy friends!

Ready for some Fall Fun?

Look at our new Inspiration Board at 

The Card Concept Challenge!

Apples, Hayrides, Pumpkins and sweater weather!!!!


I was inspired to create my Clean & Layered Style card by the apples in the photo!
Apples are so DELICIOUS this time of year!

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



I created my own background paper by stamping these cute apples all over a piece of white card stock. I then stamped them in red, yellow and green! I die cut this panel with a stitched rectangle die, then layered some red and green card stock behind it.


I stamped and colored three more apples, to add to my sentiment strip. 
I think this sentiment is so funny!


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

How to Join:

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to 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.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie



Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Everyday Punnies (Essentials by Ellen)
Dies: Everyday Doodles (Essentials by Ellen)
          Border Dies (Jaded Blossom)
          Large Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: VersaFine Clair Nocturn
        Lime Ricky, Samba, Limoncella (Catherine Pooler)
Other: Wink Of Stella glitter pen

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #161-Harvest Adventures

Hello my stampy friends!

Hope you are all doing well and finding lots of time to craft!

We have a NEW challenge starting to day at the

CARD CONCEPT!

We would love for you to join us! 


I was inspired by the beautiful fall colors in our Inspiration photo to create this 

Clean & Layered style card:

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



I created my card using the current October 2021SheetLoad of Cards sketch. Alicia at Call Me {Crafty} Al is one of my favorite You-tubers. You can check her out HERE and see how she designs her sketches!




The pretty pattern papers make this card! Everything is mostly die cuts. I have listed them below!


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

How to Join:

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to 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.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp:Fall Foliage (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:Vintage Photo Archival Ink (tim Holtz)
Pattern Paper:Harvest Meadow (Stampin Up); Pumpkin Season (Pink & Main)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Merry Merlot, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Dies: Fall Leaves (Hello Bluebird)
        Stitched Autumn Icons (SugarPea Designs)
Sequins: Pink & Main September 2021 Card Kit


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #160-Sunny Sunflowers



Hello my stampy friends!

Welcome to another challenge 

here at the Card Concept! 

We have a beautiful inspiration photo-Sunny Sunflowers!

I hope it inspires you to join us!



I was inspired by the sunflowers and the black and white gingham 
ribbon to create my Mixed Media style card.


The leave and flower images are created with the Thank You-Wendy Vecchi stamp and stencil set. It was so fun and easy to color the stamped images by sponging Distress inks through the matching stencil!  I added some shading, and some details with colored pencils.


I created the background panel by first stamping white card stock with a wood grain background stamp with Weathered Wood Distress ink. Next, I sponged over the whole panel with Pumice Stone Distress ink. And finally, I sponged the edges with Black Soot Distress ink. I also splattered the background panel with Black Soot Distress Paint, that was mixed with water.


I die cut the oval from white card stock to put behind the flowers to help them pop against the background panel. I added black and white gingham ribbon and some enamel dots to complete the card!

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

How to Join:

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to 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.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp:Thank You (Wendy Vecchi)
           Hardwood (Stampin Up)
Dies: Thank You (Wendy Vecchi)
         Dotted Ovals (Stamps of Life)
Stencil: Thank You (Wendy Vecchi)
Sentiment Strip (Simon Says)
Ink: Vintage Photo Archival Ink
Distress Inks:Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron,Weathered                      Wood,Pumice Stone and Black Soot


        


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #159

 Hello my stampy friends!
We're back from our summer break at the CARD CONCEPT!
I hope all of you had a wonderful summer!

How fast time goes by! It is almost fall!
Speaking of fall...
Look at this gorgeous inspiration board!
Aren't these colors gorgeous????


And here is my card:


I was inspired by those beautiful colors to play with some alcohol inks!
That is how I achieved the background!
I always forget how much fun it is to play with alcohol inks!



I then die cut the beautiful fall leaf out of some purple metallic paper!
And then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with gold!


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

The style of my card would be considered

 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 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!!!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Fall Blessings (SugarPea Designs)
Dies: Gorgeous Leaves (Stampin Up)
         Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)
Paper: Metallic Jewels, Yupo (Tim Holtz)
           Vellum ( Stampin Up)
Ink: Versamark, Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz)
Embossing Powder: Gilded (Brutus Monroe)
            Blackberry Bliss (Stampin Up)
Gold Twine (Stampin Up)