Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge # 152-Celebrate Easter

 Hello my stampy friends!!

Can you believe it is Easter this weekend!
I hope all of you get to spend some time with your family and friends!
It will be tough for some of us who haven't been fully vaccinated yet, but that is OK!
We can Zoom & Face Time!

We have  a new challenge here at the Card Concept!

Thanks to all of you who participated with us in our last challenge!
Your butterfly cards were exceptional!!!!!

Here is our new Inspiration Photo:
Celebrate Easter

I was inspired by the colors and Easter theme to create my Clean & Layered style card.


My card was created with some pretty die cuts and some stamped Easter eggs!


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 12 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!!!

HAPPY EASTER!

Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Arrange A Wreath #152587(Stampin Up)
Dies: Wreath Builder #152722 (Stampin Up)
         Candlewick Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Ink: Mango Melody #147093, So Saffron #147109 (Stampin Up)
Paper(Stamping Up)
             Granny Apple Green #146990
             Mossy Meadow #133676
             Blushing Bride #131198
             Flirty Flamingo #141416
             Crumb Cake #120953
             Basic White #140272 
Other: Gemstones, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #151-Butterfly Brilliance



Oh my goodness, it has been awhile since I posted!!!
I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder January 4, so I was unable to do lots of stuff, much less stamping and card making!  Boy, did I miss it!
I went back to work this week and I'm still going to physical therapy to get tortured twice a week!
I know, I know, it's good for me! Actually I have a very nice physical therapist.
Anyway...it's nice to be back!!!!

We have this beautiful butterfly for our inspiration this week at 
I was inspired to create my Clean & Layered style card by the beautiful colors of the butterfly.

Here is my card:



I  started by stamping my butterflies onto some Copic friendly white card stock with black Memento ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers, then fussy cut them out.


I stamped some leaves onto a 3 3/4 X 4 3/4 piece of white card stock, and then I sponged the center with some Distress Twisted Citron ink. I placed the butterflies with foam adhesive to give them dimension. 
Added lots of gemstones to add lots of sparkle!


I hope I have inspired you to 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 love seeing your creations!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!


Stuff I used:
Stamps:A Touch of Ink (Stampin Up); Butterfly Gala (Stampin Up)
Ink: Black Memento
       DistressTwisted Citron
Paper: Basic White, Melon Mambo, Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up)
Other: Copic Markers, jewels, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Glossy Accents
 



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