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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge # 116 - Pink Retro


Who had a record player similar to this when you were a teen- ager??? 
I did! I did! Yes, I'm that old!!!! I loved my 45's!!!

I was so inspired by the bold colors!
One of my favorite combinations-Pink, Black and Silver!!!!

Here is my card:


I didn't have any stamps with record images! Oh No!
So... I had to use my imagination! And Boy did I !!!
PINK records???? 

I used the SSS stamp set Lots of Dots and to create my pink records!


 I added some musical notes and the perfect sentiment for this fun birthday card.

The style of my card would be considered Clean & Simple:

One main image
Lots of open space
Limited layers and embellishements
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, June 12 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Lots of Dots (Simon Says Stamps); Jungle Vibes (SugarPea Designs)
Dies: None
Ink: It's a Girl (Catherine Pooler); Versafine Black; Versamark
Embossing Powder: Silver (Stampin Up)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Release Rewind!

Welcome to REWIND DAY !!!


We will show you how easy it is to use the new release-HELLO with some of the older PAPER SWEETIES stamps and Sweet Cuts. 

I just had to create another card with the the darling little camper.

I colored the images with Copic Markers.
I framed the sentiment with one of the PAPER SWEETIES Scalloped Square Frames dies.





Here is another look at this month's awesome








Please visit my Teammates for some amazing inspiration on how to use these beautiful new stamps!




Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #115- Mosaic Madness


Welcome to another challenge here 
at the Card Concept!
I love these rich warm colors! 

I had bought this stamp from Simon Says awhile back, but I had not used it yet.  I am usually not attracted to this style of stamp, but I had seen so many beautiful cards made with it, I just had to buy it!!! Honestly, I have been a little intimidated by it, so it just sat on my desk.  Until I saw what our challenge would be!
I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!

Here is my card:


I stamped the image with Potting Soil Archival ink onto some smooth white Neenah card stock.


I have also been afraid of colored pencils! I put my big girl pants on and pulled out the Prisma pencils. I found out that I really enjoyed coloring with pencils!!! How about that???



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 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: Ornate Background #101763 (Simon Says Stamps)
               Amazing You (Stampin Up)
Dies: Amazing You-Framelits (Stampin Up)
Inks: Potting Soil Archival, Versamark
Other stuff: Prisma colored pencils; vellum

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Release Party!

Hello Sweeties!
Welcome to the
May 2019 Paper Sweeties Release!


Here are the New Releases!
They are so incredible!










Here is my card!


First, I stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink onto white watercolor paper. Next, I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder.


I colored the flowers with water colors, as well as the background. Then added lots of splatters of blue, white and silver!


I heat embossed the sentiment with silver, too. Then it was attached to the card with foam tape.


I really love how this mixed media style card turned out!

Please visit my Teammates for some amazing inspiration on how to use these beautiful new stamps!



Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties May 2019 Sneak Peek

Welcome Sweeties!!!
It is time for SNEAK PEEKS here at

So exciting!
I love, love, love  these new stamps and matching Sweet Cuts
and you will, too!



Isn't this darling???



This little camper was colored with Zig Clean Color brushes.
The background was sponged with some Distress Oxide inks.


Go visit my teammates to see some more darling
Sneak Peeks using these new PAPER SWEETIE stamps.


Come back tomorrow for the 
BIG RELEASE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge #114-Galoshes Galore


It's spring time and that usually means spring showers!!!

So, Galoshes Galore is the perfect photo inspiration
I want the pink polka dot boots!!!!
So cute!


The colorful, flower filled boots inspired me to create this card:



I stamped the rain boots on watercolor paper with Simon Says Barely Beige ink.
I then watercolored the boots with Ranger Distress inks.

The flowers on the front panel were stamped with ArchivaPotting Soil ink and 
then colored them with  Gansai Tambi water colors.  

The frame was created with the  MFT Square Peek-A-Boo Frame.


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

Please join us and 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.


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Choose Joy (Simon Says)
Dies: Square Peek-A-Boo Frame (My Favorite Things)
Inks: Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw (Ranger Distress Inks); Barely Beige (Simon Says Stamps); Potting Soil (Archival)
Paper: Fog (Simon Says); watercolor paper (Tim Holtz)
Water Color: Kuretake Gansai Tambi