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

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge #134-Mother's Day

Welcome to a new challenge starting today at the
Card Concept!

Aren't the flowers beautiful in our new inspiration photo?
I knew right away I wanted to use my Stampin Up Forever Blossoms stamps and matching dies,
to create my Classic & Elegant style card.



I stamped the images onto white card stock with Versamark ink. I covered the images with gold embossing powder, and I heat set them with heat tool.


I used alcohol markers to color the images. Next I cut them out with their matching dies.

I attached the flowers and gold filagree to a panel of white card stock, which I had embossed.


So many of you participated with our last challenge!!!
We appreciate that so much! 
It's great seeing all of that wonderful talent!!!


The style of my card would be considered

Classy & Elegant:
Polished
Shiny finish
Sparkling embellishments
Rich color scheme
Sophisticated sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Testures
Awe & Impress


I hope you have been inspired 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 4 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps:  Forever Blossoms (Stampin Up)
               Peaceful Moments (Stampin Up)
Dies:      Cherry Blossoms (Stampin Up)
               Stitched So Sweetly (Stampin Up)
               Parisian Dies (Stampin Up)
Ink:        Versamark, Black Memento
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo (Stampin Up)
Embossing Folder:   Parisian Flourish (Stampin Up)
Other:
      Gold embossing powder, gold foil paper, sequins

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Peaceful Moments

Hello my stamping friends.
I have been spending lots of time in my craft room during this Stay AT Home time. It really hasn't been too hard for me and my husband. We are both such home bodies! However we have been worrying a lot about our loved ones health.

 I wanted to share one of the cards that I created to send to one of my friends, who I have missed greatly!



I stamped the images onto vellum card stock with Versamark ink.
I sprinkled white embossing powder of the stamped images, and then set with a heat gun.
I colored the backside of the stamped images with Stampin Up blends.
I cut the images out with their matching dies.



The back panel is a 3 1/4 X 5 inch piece of thick Whisper White card stock.
I placed that panel into the Basket Weave embossing folder and ran it thru the Big Shot.
I adhered a 1 1/2 X 5 inch piece of striped card stock to the left of the embossed panel, leaving a half inch border.



I attached the flowers with glue dots.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of black card stock with Versamark ink, then sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I set this with my heat gun, then attached to my card.



This is how I have been staying in touch with my loved ones during this time! 
I usually just put my cards in a box somewhere! 

Please take care of yourselves!
Mackie

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:

Painted Poppies Stamp                     151599
Poppy Moments Dies                      151594
Thick Whisper White card stock     140272
Vellum Card Stock                          101856
White Embossing Powder               109132
Versamark Ink.                                102283
Stampin Blends:
      Daffodil Delight Combo           144603
      Shaded Spruce Combo             147938
      Basic Black Combo.                 147942
Embossing Folder-Basket Weave  151797
Sending you Thoughts (Not available-Was a Sal-a-bration item)
Black Stripe Paper (Not available-Was a Sal-A-Bration)