Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Card Concept Challenge #67

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

Every two weeks we post a new inspiration photo challenge.

Each designer chooses a different style of card to make!
All of the styles are explained HERE.
You can use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  This week I chose Shabby and Vintage.

  • the use of used, worn or inexpensive components to make stylish goods
  • distressed or sponged edges
  • old feel-antiqued
  • lots of embellishments
  • ribbons or lace
  • lots of layers

I was inspired by the rustic heart in the challenge photo

I began by creating my background. I sponged  Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress inks onto some Tim Holtz water color paper. I stamped different images onto the sponged panel.

I stamped and heat embossed three hearts with bronze embossing powder. I used my Prima Metallic watercolor cakes and added color to the centers of the hearts. They look really cool IRL. I attached the hearts to a piece of torn and sponged vellum. And finally added some twine and a tag.

I hope you will be inspired to join us here at 
And don't forget to visit my very talented team mates to for some awesome inspiration!


Esther Asbury said...

Wow!! Your card is a gorgeous representation of the distressed vintage look. Love the torn and inked vellum, the background, the twine, and those awesome hearts!

laurie said...

This is awesome! I love the twine tied at the side and fun details!

Maria said...

Awesome take on the inspiration photo! Love those embossed hearts and wonderful pretty!!

Lisa Elton said...

Layers of vintage awesomeness Mackie! This is wonderful!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow, Mackie! This is amazing! I love the great color, the bright orange and rust tones, all the details! This has a beautiful vintage look to it!

Karen Davis said...

I love the gorgeous rich colours Mackie. The embossed hearts are amazing with the luscious double bow!