Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Card Concept #157- Vacation Time


Ahhhhh! Sounds so wonderful!

Our vacation will be a week at the beach with our son and daughter-in-law. I cannot wait!
Sunshine, ocean, beach umbrella, good books with a few good drinks!
My Happy Place!

My second happy place is at the lake. My sister invites us often to her place at Lake Norman!
Sunshine, boat, floats and a few good drinks! LOL!

And that is what our Inspiration photo is all about here at 

I have recently gotten the ephemera bug! 
What I mean by that, is I have started to enjoy making cards with chipboard, stickers, ephemera and pattern paper. I used to think that I could only use stamps, ink and card stock!
But now there are so many pretty choices to pick from!

I created a Clean & Layered Style card with  a paper pack that I purchased at Hobby LobbyI thought the pattern paper and it's matching puffy stickers were perfect for this challenge!

 I die cut a "lake" with some Pool Party (StampinUp) card stock with some new dies that I recently purchased. Then, I placed the stickers around the lake.

I had some more stickers and made a second card!

I can't decide which one I like the best! 

I hope I have inspired you to create a card or project to share with us!!!

 The style of my card would be considered

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

I hope you will 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 21 at 12:00 pm EDT.

Please join us!

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Please visit The Card Concept 
to see what the other Team Members have created.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Stuff I Used:
Stamps:Father's Day (Simon Says Stamps)
Pattern Paper: Travel (The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby)
Puffy Stickers: Travel (The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby)
Card stock: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (Stampin Up)
Inks: Versamark
         Vintage Photo Distress
Embossing Powder: Sand (Recollections)


Lisa Elton said...

Wow, Mackie! So many fabulous things to drink in on your card. Love this!

Julie Gearinger said...

Mackie, both of these cards are spectacular! Love the background paper as well as the stickers and other ephemera! Definitely frame-worthy for sure! Hugs and thanks again for being such an inspiration to us all, sweet friend!

Lisa said...

Love both your cards! Those puffy stickers are perfect!

StampinwithAnita said...

Mackie, you're drawing me into paper, stickers, etc. with these 2 great cards. My favorite is the first cards but the design and layout for both are just perfect! I have a hard time using ephemera...I'll have to try it!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW these cards are absolutely brilliant and love the ephemera paper and fabulous embellishments.
Carol x