Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Card Concept Challenge #145-Festive Celebrations


Hello my stampy friends!!!
We are back with another challenge here at 

It is December 1rst!!!!
The holiday season is upon us and this inspiration board reflects just that!
I love gold and black!

I was inspired by the gold and black to create my Mixed Media  Style card. I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor card stock.  I applied Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks onto a craft mat, then spritzed them with a water spray. I dipped the watercolor card stock into the ink mixture over and over until I got the colored results I wanted. After it was dry, I stenciled some snowflakes with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I also stamped a script stamp all over the panel.

I used the snowflake stencil again to stencil snowflakes onto some black card stock with gold ink. I  stamped all over this with some stamp images , then heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder. I used  Spellbinders Distressed Edge dies to cut both panels. 

I stamped the poinsettia on distressed water color paper as well with Versamark ink. I  heat embossed the poinsettia with gold embossing powder. I die cut some holly leaves and pine boughs  with gold foil paper, then placed them behind the sentiment.

The style of my card would be

 Mixed Media

2 or more mediums

    (inks,embossing powder, pencils,watercolor, ets)

May include dimensionals

(Embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, foil)

May include heated elements

Can be a variety of styles

(Clean & Simple, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge)

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!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used:
Stamp: The Poinsettia (Tim Holtz)
Paper: Water color card stock (Tim Holtz)
            Black card stock (Stampin Up)
            Gold (Metallics by Tim Holtz)
Stencil: Snowflake THS151 (Tim Holtz)
Inks: Versamark
         Potting soil, Leaf Green (Archival-Ranger)
          Brilliance-Galaxy Gold  (Tsukineko)
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Embossing Powder: Gilded (Brutus Monroe)
Dies: A2 Distressed Edges (Spellbinders)
         Holiday Greens Mini (tim Holtz)
Distress Spray Stain-Tarnished Brass (Tim Holtz)



Lisa Elton said...

So dramatic and glamorous Mackie, it's marvelous!

Julie Gearinger said...

What a gorgeous beauty Mackie! Love all of the details and it is perfect for our challenge (as usual :-)). So thankful to be able to design with you on The Card Concept- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, sweet friend!

Nancy Penir said...

Honestly Mackie, this is a work of art! I just had to come over to your blog to see how this jaw dropper was made. Your efforts were worth every step. Stunning, my friend!

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crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card and love the dramatic black and gold -brilliant
Carol x