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)


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