Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 179 - Change of Seasons

 

Welcome my stampy friends!

I am back from a summer hiatus and it is so good to be back!

I hope all of you had a wonderful summer!

We have a new challenge starting today at

THE CARD CONCEPT!

Here is our gorgeous Inspiration Photo for this challenge:



I was inspired to create my Clean & Simple style card by those beautiful colors and the bold butterfly.

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




I layered some beautiful pattern papers together.



I added that bold butterfly which I made with a beautiful die from Spellbinders called Butterfly Sentiments.


I added some pearls , enamel dots and Wink of Stella for embellishments.


 I hope you love the colors 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!

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:Abstract Botanicals (Call Me Crafty Al)
Die: Butterfly Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Paper: My paper stash, probably 12 X 12 Recollections
Other: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen; pearls, enamel dots






Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 178 - By The Sea



Welcome to a new challenge starting today at

And the Inspiration Photo is so pretty!
I love, love, love these soft colors!


I was inspired to create my Clean & Simple style card by those beautiful colors and the beach theme.

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



I started my card by stamping the shell images onto some watercolor paper with Crumb Cake ink.
I then water colored the images with other Stampin Up inks to paint the seashells.


The background was created by ink blending some Speckled Egg Distress ink for the sky.
I adhered the shells onto the background, added some speckles for sand.
I added a frame for some dimension. It was created by die cutting 4 layers of card stock.




 I 
hope you love the colors and the theme of this challenge and that I have inspired you to join our challenge!

We love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

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!

This will be our last challenge for the summer!
Hope you all have great vacations, etc and we'll see you in the Fall!!!

Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp:Friends Are Like Seashells (Stampin Up)
           May 2021 June Kit (Hero Arts)
Dies:Single Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames (MFI)
Inks:Speckled Egg (Ranger Distress Oxide)
        Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue  ( Stampin Up)
Paper: Water color (Tim Holtz)
            Crumb Cake, Basic White (Stampin Up)
Other: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen; Gemstones (Spellbinders)



 



Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 177 - Make It Masculine



 

Welcome my stampy friends to a new 

Card Concept Challenge starting today!

Here is our new Inspiration Photo:

Make It Masculine 


I was inspired by the wildlife in the photo to create my 
Clean & Layered style card.

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


This inspiration photo let me know that I don't have very many masculine or animal stamps!
I need to change that!

I did find this brand new pattern paper from Stampin Up in my stash called Happy Forest Friends!
I got the paper in a Paper Share with a Stampin Up demonstrator and hadn't purchased the matching stamps that go with this paper.


So I used my paper! I placed a rectangle die on the paper in an area where I wanted to cut for my background. Then, I took the scraps and Fussy Cut a bear, a bird and some flowers to add to the background to create a forest scene. I put foam squares on the back of the fussy cut images to pop them up and add some dimension.  I layered some Cajun Craze card stock behind the panel.  And then adhered  these to a Mossy Meadow A2 size card base.




I think it turned out really cute!
This paper is adorable!
I'll list the description in the list below, if interested!

I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

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: Father's Day (Simon Says Stamps)
Pattern Paper: Happy Forest Friends ( Stampin Up #158941)
Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze (Stampin Up)
Other Stuff: Versamark ink, White embossing powder, Wink of Stella Clear  Glitter Pen
           



 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # - Red, White & Blue







Welcome my stampy friends to a new challenge starting today at the

Here is our new Inspiration Photo:

Perfect for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend!
I hope all of you have great plans for this long weekend!
(Maybe a little stamping with our challenge???)

You might not have ever seen blue and red watermelons before...but I thought they were so cute and perfect for this challenge!
And watermelon is my FAVORITE summertime food!!!!!



My card was created with an older stamp and die set from PaperTrey ink. I have always loved these dies and the big bold statements of the stamp set. I don't think it shows up in the photos, but the sentiment has been heat embossed with some Navy Blue embossing powder.



I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our 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!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: Fruit Salad Sentiments (Paper Trey Ink)
Dies: Watermelon:Add-On Fruit Salad Sentiments (Paper Trey Ink)
         Dotted Cover Die (Pink & Main)
Inks: Candy Apple (Spellbinders/FunStampers Journey)
         Versamark
Embossing Powder: Navy (WOW)
Pattern Paper: Sunny Studio
Other: Wink of Stella ClearGlitter pen; Black Stickles; Star punch


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge #175 - May Flowers

Hello my stampy friends!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

I got to spend the weekend with my son and daughter-in-law!

We had a fabulous time!


We are starting a new challenge today at 

the CARD  CONCEPT!

Here is our pretty Inspiration Photo:



I love, love, love these colors together!

I was so surprised to like this color combo!

I was inspired by the colors to create my Clean & Elegant Style card:

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



I started my card by stamping some floral images onto white card stock. I used the matching dies to cut out the floral images. Next, I used another die set to cut out the yellow panel and the white panel. 


I dry embossed the yellow panel with a flower die from my stash. This may be an older Stampin Up embossing folder. I attached the stamped flower images to the yellow panel with glue and foam tape. And I added all of these panels to an A2 size white card base.




I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our 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: Brushed Flowers (Simon Says)
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturn; Pale Peony, Pure Poppy (Paper Trey Ink);
        Bamboo, Parrot, Moss, Pink Diamond, Frosty Pink, Cosmic Berry (Altenew)
Paper: Mango Melody, Thick Basic White (Stampin Up)
Dies: Mix & Match Frames (Altenew)
Embossing Folder: Floral (Stampin Up?)
Other: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen; Enamel dots ( Pink & Main)




 


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 174- How does Your Garden Grow



Welcome my stampy friends!
I hope y'all are having a wonderful spring so far!
I am here today to share my card that I created for our new challenge starting today at 

Pretty soon we will begin seeing beautiful flowers just like our photo inspiration:


 
I was inspired by the gorgeous colors of the flowers in the photo to create my 
Clean & Layered style card.

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


I started my card by using a stencil and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink to add some interest to the background!

I had just received some new dies from Brutus Monroe that I wanted to try! These dies make beautiful flowers and leaves!
The sentiment is from a new stamp and matching die set from Simon Says Stamps!

I just love the way this card turned out!!!


I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with our 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: Brushed Flowers (Simon Says Stamps)
Dies: Fancy Foliage (Brutus Monroe); Fabulous Flowers ( Brutus Monroe)
Stencil: Diamond (Simon Says)
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Magenta Madness, Garden Green, Granny Apple green,       Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape (Stampin Up)
Ink: Speckled Egg Distress Oxide (Stampin Up)
Other: Crystal Glaze (Nuvo); Wink of Stella Clear glitter Pen; Enamel Dots (Pink & Main)