Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Card Concept Challenge # 188-Floral Valentine

 

Hello my stampy friends!
I hope all of you are doing well and having lots of stamping fun!

We have a new challenge starting today at the

I  hope this photo will inspire you to play with us!



I was inspired to create a Mixed Media Style card by the colors, flowers and hearts!

*2 or more mediums 
(inks, embossing powder, pencils, pastels, watercolor, charcoal, pigments, etc.)
*May include dimensionals (embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, foil)
*May include heated elements
*Can be a variety of styles (CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge)
*Basically use 2 or more mediums qualifies as Mixed Media

And here is my card:




I began by die cutting the flowers with white card stock. I then colored the flowers with a sponge foam and Distress Oxide inks.



I then took a background panel of white card stock and sponged it with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I spritzed it with water with my distress sprayer.

I tried to mimic the flower boxes with gray and black card stock, which I added some white hearts.

The sentiments are from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker book.




I hope that I have inspired you to join our challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations, and
we want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

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

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ 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.  


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!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Dies: Simply Perfect Layered Bloom (Spellbinders)
         Mini Scripty Love (Your Next Stamp)
Card Stock: Thick Basic White, Black, Slate (Stampin Up)
Distress Oxide Inks (Ranger/Tim Holtz)
Small talk Sticker Book (Ranger/Tim Holtz)





Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Card Concept Challenge #187 - Winter Snow or Winter Coca

Hi my stampy friends!

It's time for a new challenge here at the Card Concept!

And it is a DOUBLE challenge!

You can choose one or both Inspiration boards to create a paper project!


I chose the Winter Cocoa because I fell in love with that adorable gingerbread man 
popping out of the hot cocoa!

 I created a Clean & Layered style card

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

Here is my card:


I die cut the gingerbread man with some dies by ScrapDiva Designs. This is the cutest little gingerbread man! I used Crumb Cake by Stampin Up card stock. I sponged around the edges to give him some depth, and I used a pink marker to color in his cheeks! The cookie sheet is also included in this die set. I cut the top layer with white card stock and the bottom of the tray with silver card stock. The cup was stamped with Lumberjack Plaid  Oxide ink and then die cut it.


For the background, I dry embossed brown card stock with a snowflake embossing folder and then die cut it with a scallop background die.



I hope that I have inspired you to join our challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations, and
we want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

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

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ 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.  


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!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Ink: Vintage Photo, Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Die: Gingerbread Man (ScrapDiva Designs)
        Scalloped Stitched Square ( GinaMarie)
        Stitched Indented Sqaures (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
        Snowflake Wishes (Stampin Up)
Paper: Basic White, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake (Stampin Up)
Specialty Paper: Silver (Tim Holtz Metallics)
Other Stuff: Copic Markers, silver gemstones, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, and Stub Punch


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The Card Concept Challenge # 186

 Happy New Year!

Can you believe it is 2023! WOW!

The Card Concept Challenge is back from our Christmas break.

I hope every one had a wonderful holiday and I hope you have blessed 2023!

Our new Inspiration Photo is perfect to start off the new Year:



The Green and Gold colors inspired my Clean & Layered Style card.

~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 create a Happy New Year card. 
What better way than with champagne!



I hope that I have inspired you to join our challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations, and
we want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

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

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ 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.  


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!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mackie


Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Happy New Year (Brutus Monroe)
Ink: Black Memento
Die: Stitched So Sweetly (Stampin Up)
        Large Funky Festive (tim Holtz)
Paper: Evening Evergreen, Basic White (Stampin Up)
Specialty Paper: Gold (Tim Holtz Metallics)
Copic Markers, Gold beads



Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 185 - Christmas Greens

Hello my stampy friends!

I hope all of you are well and finding lots of time to spend in your craft areas!!!!

We have a perfect Inspiration Photo, here at 

The Card Concept

 to get your creative juices going!

So... I hope you decide to join us and share what you create!


The red and green colors inspired my Clean & Layered Style card.

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

And here is my card:


I haven't used my Flip-It Dies in quite awhile! 
I forgot how easy they are to use to create a card!


It just takes some pretty pattern papers and a little ink to stamp a sentiment!
I LOVE the paper collection that I used-Holly Days by Simple Stories. 
I highly recommend it!




hope you love the color and the theme of this challenge as much as I have! 
And I hope that I have inspired you to join our challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations, and
we want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

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

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ 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.  


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!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mackie





Stuff I Used:
Stamp:Ornaments4Christmas (Stamps of Life)
Die: Circle Scallop Die #559171 (Sizzix)
Card Stock: Thick White (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper:HOLLY DAYS (Simple Stories)
Red Ribbon from my stash



Wednesday, November 2, 2022

the Card Concept Challenge # 183 -Pumpkin Party

Hello stampers!!!

It's Pumpkin Time at The Card Concept!!!



The pumpkins are what inspired my Clean & Layered style card.

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

And here is my card:





I have really enjoyed making cards with pattern paper, cut-a-parts and their matching ephemera.



I added a white doily, some sequins and some twine to the pumpkin to add a few more details.





hope you love the colors and the themes of this challenge as much as I have! 
And I hope that I have inspired you to join our challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations, and
we want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

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

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ 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.  


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!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mackie



Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Happy Fall (Simon Hurley)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie , Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper: Thankful (Miss Kate Cuttables)
Other: twine, cut-a-parts, doily,sequins






Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge

Hello my stampy friends!

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

Im so thankful that our weather is starting to cool down, and that means 75 to 80 degrees instead of 90!!!! It wont get real cold here until December.

We have a NEW kind of challenge this time 

at the CARD CONCEPT!

This challenge is our double challenge!

The second challenge of every month, we will post two challenge photos!  You can choose whichever photo you prefer, or you could create two separate cards, one for each photo!    

We hope this new option will be one that you enjoy as much as we do the Designers will let you know which one they decided as well.

 




I chose Harvest Bounty because I have been creating Autumn 5 X 5 Mini Books for a craft fair that I will be participating in November! I have never done this before! So I am a little terrified!
Im sure I have spent more than I will make! LOL!
But...I have really enjoyed the creating part so much!!!!
It has really sparked my creativity!

Here is the cover of my little book:

The cover would be considered Clean & Layered :

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


The 5 X 5 Mini Books are so much fun to make!

You only need 3 different pieces of pattern paper cut 12 X 6 inches.
 Score each page at 5 1/2 " and again at 6 "  on the 12 inch side.
Fold the scored lines mountain then valley.
Insert the 3 pieces of pattern paper into each other like a book.
On the left side, punch 3 holes with a hole puncher. Punch the holes in the bottom, middle and top of your book.
Take about 18 inches of  ribbon and thread it thru the middle hole front to back, leaving a long enough tail of ribbon to tie a bow when you are finished. Then thread it thru the top hole and then thread it all the way to the bottom hole. Then back thru the middle hole and tie a knot. Then tie the remaining ribbon into a pretty bow! I hope this hasn't been too confusing!!!

 


I decorated the inside pages with places for photos and journaling, with ephemera and stamps from Maymay Made It.









I just love the way these Mini Books have turned out! 

hope you love the colors and the themes of these challenges as much as I have! 
And I hope that I have inspired you to choose one and join our challenge!
We love seeing all of your beautiful creations, and
we want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

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

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ 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.  


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!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mackie



Stuff I Used:
Stamps: Picture Perfect (Maymay Made It)
              Happy Snail Mail (Maymay Made it)
              Oh Snap (Maymay Made It)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper: I think an Autumn Echo Park paper???
Dies: Photo Frame (Simon Says Stamps)
Other: ribbon, cut-a-parts, flower ephemera