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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Card Concept


It's snow time at the Card Concept!!!
Isn't this inspiration board sweet????
LOVE!

And here is my card:


I was inspired by the sweet snowman and that wooden sign to create my  card.


The snowman is a Penny Black die that I have had for a very long time and will always be a favorite of mine! I die cut the snowman out of heavy white card stock, then added a little shading with colored pencils and a blending tool.  The background was created with a snow stencil and LOTS of splatters of white acrylic paint.


I believe the style of my card would be considered
 Mixed Media.

*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


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, March 2 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!


Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

Stuff I used:
Stamp: Snowman2Build (Stamps of Life)
Dies:Snowman Joy (Penny Black)
        Birch (Lawn Fawn)
        Border (Stamps of Life)
Stencil: Falling Snow (My Favorite Things)
Other: Derwent Colored pencils, Translucent Embossing paste (WendyVecchi), white acrylic paint, snowflake sequins




Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge # 128-Be Mine Valentine!


I love, love, love the bold graphics and colors in our inspiration photo
 for our new challenge starting today at The Card Concept!
I always love red, black & white together!

I decided to make a Clean & Simple style card.


This card was made mostly with dies cuts!


The only stamping were the red splatters.

And I couldn't resist...so I made another Clean & Simple style card!


The main emphasis with this card is the ribbon and lace!


 A very simple layout that just pops!!!!

The style of my card is 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, February  17 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamps:Love Always (Simon Says)
            Distressed Patterns ( My Favorite Things)
Ink:Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
      Cranberry Bliss (Fun Stampers Journey)
Dies: Large Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamps)
         Heart One Media Mixage (Spellbinders)
         Large Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders)
         Single Stitched Rounded Rectangles ( My Favorite Things)
         Mini Scripty Love (YourNext Stamp)
Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU)
           Black (Simon Says Stamps)
           Fog (Simon Says stamps)
           Dots & Stripes (Echo Park)
Other: Ribbon, lace and gemstones from my stash