Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Card Concept Challenge # 178 - By The Sea

Welcome to a new challenge starting today at

And the Inspiration Photo is so pretty!
I love, love, love these soft colors!

I was inspired to create my Clean & Simple style card by those beautiful colors and the beach theme.

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

I started my card by stamping the shell images onto some watercolor paper with Crumb Cake ink.
I then water colored the images with other Stampin Up inks to paint the seashells.

The background was created by ink blending some Speckled Egg Distress ink for the sky.
I adhered the shells onto the background, added some speckles for sand.
I added a frame for some dimension. It was created by die cutting 4 layers of card stock.

hope you love the colors and the theme of this challenge and that I have inspired you to join our challenge!

We love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

We want you to have fun with your inspiration!

Here's how you can join us:

Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE. 

In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

This will be our last challenge for the summer!
Hope you all have great vacations, etc and we'll see you in the Fall!!!


Stuff I Used:
Stamp:Friends Are Like Seashells (Stampin Up)
           May 2021 June Kit (Hero Arts)
Dies:Single Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames (MFI)
Inks:Speckled Egg (Ranger Distress Oxide)
        Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue  ( Stampin Up)
Paper: Water color (Tim Holtz)
            Crumb Cake, Basic White (Stampin Up)
Other: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen; Gemstones (Spellbinders)


1 comment:

Lisa Elton said...

This is a new favorite, Mackie! Love the shell and the way you've framed it!