Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Card Concept- Elegant Fall- 100th Challenge!

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. For this special 100th challenge, each of us on the design team have invited a special guest to join us. Head on over to the main challenge blog to see who my guest is! 

Isn't that a gorgeous inspiration photo? I'm dreaming about gold-dipping my pumpkins now!

I gave my Clean and Layered card the same gold-dipped treatment. After die cutting a piece of pink cardstock with a stitched rectangle, I swiped Versamark ink on the top and bottom of it and sprinkled on embossing powder and heat set it. The top is a gold sparkle powder while the bottom is more of a matte gold. The sentiment (my favourite font ever designed by my friend Kimberly Crawford!) was die cut from gold paper and foam, adhered together and popped up on the pink piece. I added a little strip of cardstock with the rest of the sentiment stamped on it. A few sequins finish it off. The entire pink panel was adhered using foam tape to a white A2 card base. 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Don't forget to check out the guest designers for our special 100th challenge! Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CASology- MENU

It's time for another CASology challenge and this time the cue card is MENU.


A central image and sentiment are the epitome of clean and simple. Using a minimal image and adding some colour and interest through ink colours and basic embellishments keep the one layer card interesting! 

How fun is this? I need to save this for my brother. :) I used an A2 card base and stamped everything right on using various inks. A few enamel dots finish it off (and also hide an unsightly ink smudge...). The sticky note with clip is meant to mimic a menu offering only...well, beer. Lol.




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Card Concept #99- Sunflower Serenade

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Those bold colours are so rich and striking. I just LOVE the big sunflowers upfront and central, stealing the show. 


I created my Clean and Layered card based on those flowers and bold colours. 

I started with an A2 card base and adhered a white cardstock panel that had been dry embossed using an impression plate. The flower and leaves were cut from the Lacy Flowers and coordinating Mats (the mats are now retired) dies by Waffle Flower and glued together. The sentiment was stamped in red and clear heat embossed.

Here's a close-up of the dry-embossed background. It has a nice subtle texture.

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

CASology- GRATITUDE

Welcome to another CASology challenge. This week the cue card is GRATITUDE. 


Gratitude= thanks. You can never have enough thank you cards! 

Clean and simple design tip: Bold pops of colour draw attention to the sentiment when the rest of your card is CAS. By matting my sentiment (which is a fabulous die cut that has the mat included!) in white, it sets it apart from the alcohol inked background and ties it to the simple card base. A teeny sentiment in a coordinating colour finishes it off. 



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

CASology- BOY

Welcome to another CASology challenge! This week our cue card is BOY. 


One main image and sentiment that is highlighted by a die cut is classic clean and simple style! 

I stamped the adorable bear head, bow tie and sentiment from Furry Friends by Concord & 9th in black, and added the layers using various ink colours. The bow tie has Glossy Accents on it for dimension. The entire image/sentiment is cut out using a scalloped circle die from My Favorite Things. I used foam adhesive to pop the circle up on a blue A2 card base.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Card Concept #98- Pastel Party

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Rainbows and unicorns are basically my favourite thing ever so I had lots of fun with this challenge.


I created a Mixed Media card this time around. Stamps, die cuts, sponging ink, Glossy Accents, sequins and sparkly specialty paper...there's a little bit of it all on this creation! 

Isn't that fun and colourful? I stamped my background with black ink on a white A2 card base using a retired MFT background stamp, and layered all the die cut pieces over top. The stitched cloud edges and sentiment come from My Favorite Things, while the rainbow is Concord & 9th

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CASology- DRESS

Welcome to another CASology challenge! This week our cue card is DRESS. 


CAS tip: Dry-embossing adds detail and interest to a clean and simple card without adding too much work or fuss. 

For my card today, I dry-embossed a scalloped rectangle frame onto an A2 white card base. I stamped and then die cut the main image from the Beautiful Girl set by My Favorite Things (now retired). She was coloured in with Copic markers, and some Diamond Stickles were added to her dress. I drew a grey marker shadow at her feet to 'ground' her and adhered her to the card, using foam adhesive behind her head to pop her out a little. The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge! Check out how the rest of the team were inspired.