Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge #140-Fanciful Fall


Hello my stampy friends!

Welcome to Fanciful Fall here at The Card Concept! 

Look at that fantastic photo inspiration for our new challenge starting today!

So fun!

The fun colors are what inspired my Clean & Layered style card today! 


I sponged some water color paper with Distress inks, then added lots of ink splats!
 


Next, I die cut  leaves from this paper, and tied them with some black twine!


I stamped the white panel with the  Quilted Hearts Background stamp in Fog ink.
And then I created a mask and sponged the oval with Speckled Egg Distress ink.
Of course, I had to add some sparkle with some clear sequins!

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 Moments (Stampin Up)
            Quilted Hearts BAckgrounds (Simon Says)
Dies:Love of Leaves (Stampin Up)
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger)


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge #139-Summer Harvest



Hello my stampy friends!
So glad to see you again!
 I took a break during the summer and now I am so happy to be back!
My husband and I did not travel or anything this summer, just stayed home.
I did manage to go to the beach with my sister for a few days in August, and it was heaven!

And now the summer is almost over! 
I'm looking forward to cooler days.

On to my Clean & Layered Style card....


 I was inspired by the beautiful yellow and greens in our newest Inspiration Photo

here at The Card Concept


I had recently bought this stamp set from Stampin Up called SEE THE GOOD

I fell in love with the pear images right away, and thought they would be a beautiful yellow for the photo.


I used my Misti and stamped the pears with Archival Sunflower ink. Next I added Archival Orange Blossom around the edges with an ink dauber, before stamping again. It made the pears look so realistic! I fussy cut the pears and attached them to a panel of  Whisper White card stock that had been dry embossed with a Stampin Up embossing folder called Tasteful Textures.




Im so glad to be back!
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!



The deadline to participate is 
Monday,Sept 14 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:See The Good (Stampin Up)
Dies: None
Embossing Folder:Tasteful Textiles (Stampin Up)
Paper: Whisper White, Black (Stampin Up)
         Pattern paper from my stash
Ribbon: Old Olive Twill (Stampin Up)
Twine: Jute (Maya Arts)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin Up)


 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge # 138-Summer Fun

Welcome to another challenge starting today at the 


What a wonderful summer photo!
I always love a nautical scene and the colors that go with it!

That is what inspired my Inside Scene Pop-Up card:


I watched a video by the fabulously talented Jennifer McQuire showing how to create an 
Inside Scene Pop-Up card. 
Her video can be found HERE.


It is hard to tell in the photo, but the scene pops out when you open the card!!


 I created the scene with stamps, ink and markers!


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, July 6 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: Sailing Home (Stampin Up)
              High Tide (Stampin Up)
Paper: thick Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up)
Inks: Black Memento
         Blueberry Bushel
Alcohol Markers: Night of Navy, Light Crumb Cake, Light Smokey Slate, Light Cherry Cobbler                                         (Stampin Up)  
Dies: Layered Circles (Stampin Up)


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge #137


Hello my stampy friends!
Welcome to a new challenge starting today 
at the Card Concept!

I know this is someone's idea of a perfect summer day.
Fishing on the lake in the mountains surrounded by the  forest!!!

The forest inspired my card for this challenge. 
When I think of a forest, I think
of critters! Bears, deer, and foxes!!!




I stamped the fox with black Memento ink onto Copic friendly white card stock. I colored the fox with Copic markers and then fussy cut him out.



I created the background by sponging with Stampin Up inks. 
I added trees and grass with a stamp. 
I die cut it with a circle die and popped up the fox on it with foam adhesive.


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, June22 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: Nature's Beauty, Snow Front, A Wish For Everything (Stampin Up)
Paper: Heavy Whisper White card stock (Stampin Up)
            Hazelnut Blend (Fun Stampers Journey)
Ink: Garden Green, Seaside Spray, Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge # 136-Bright Florals


Hello my stampy friends!
Welcome to a new challenge starting today
 at the Card Concept!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our last challenge!
You guys always amaze me!!!!

Here is our new Inspiration Board:


I fell in love with those beautiful pink and yellow flowers against that turquoise background.
The blooms just popped!!!!

Here is my card:


I had recently watched someone on YouTube, use alcohol inks on Vellum, instead of Yupo paper.
I thought I would give it a try! And I loved it! I was able to create so many different patterns. I definitely want to try this technique again! 


The flowers were inked with colors from the inspiration photo. They were die cut  with their matching dies. 



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, June 8 at 12:00 pm EDT.
Please join us!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

I hope you will join us!
Mackie
Stuff I Used:
Stamps:Floral Art (Altenew)
Paper: Whisper White, Black, and Vellum (Stampin Up)
Inks: Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin Up)
         Its a Girl, Party Dress (Catherine Pooler)
(Background) 
Alcohol Ink: Teal, Turquoise, Pool , Silver Mixative (Ranger)
Die:Hello (Simon Says Stamps)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge # 135-Red, White & Blue


Welcome my stampy friends to a new challenge starting today at the Card Concept
Our theme is Red, White and Blue!

The colors and the stars inspired my Clean & Simple style card.


I really do not have any patriotic stamps! I need to get some!




But... I do have lots of star and heart dies!  Then, I found this fun word die and I thought this sentiment stamp would be perfect to reflect the times we are in at the moment!
I have a lot of heroes!!!




The style of my card is considered

 Clean & Simple:
One main image
Lots of open space
Limited layers and embellishments
Quick & Easy to create


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!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, May 27 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used: 
Stamps: Tiny Words (SSS)
Dies: Absolutely Fabulous (MFT)
          Stitched Rectangles (SU)
          Large Holiday Shapes (SSS)
          Seeing Stars (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:Whisper White, Poppy Parade, and Night of Navy (SU)
           Silver Glitter paper (SSS)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: White Super Fine (Ranger)
Embellishments: Wink of Stella clear glitter pen