Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Card Concept #118- Cacti Clusters

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Succulents are my favourite plant and I KNOW they are hard to kill but I still can accomplish that; so even though I love them they are yet another greenery that I do not attempt to keep alive. :) 


I have a clean and simple card to show you today in which the potted plants themselves and the colour scheme were my inspiration. The new Rooting for You stamp set by Concord & 9th arrived at my door JUST in time for this challenge. Perfect timing! 

On an A2 white card base, I used my MISTI to stamp the shelves in black ink, and all the outlines of the plants, leaves and frame, masking some if necessary. Then I stamped all the solid images in various ink colours. One of the purple planters has some Stickles Diamond glitter added to it for sparkle...something I think I add to nearly every card. I love sparkle. :) 

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! 

Just a reminder that this is the LAST challenge of the summer. We will be back in September after our yearly break and we can't wait to bring you more inspiration and look forward to seeing your creations! Happy cardmaking to you all! 

Supplies: 
Stamps: Rooting for You (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Jet Black amalgam (Gina K Designs); Soft Purple, Forever Green (Hero Arts); Moonstone (Lawn Fawn); Fossil, Teeny Bikini, Beanstalk Green (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: A2 white card base (Simon Says Stamp)
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Card Concept #117- Summer Swirls

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Don't get dizzy looking at it. :) The primary colours and graphic design are what inspired my clean and graphic card today.


Primary colours are just so fresh and fun in my opinion. They can sometimes give a project a kindergarten vibe, so for my card I used alcohol inks to keep the general look classy and grown up. Now that I look at it though...wouldn't it be great as a teacher thank you?  

I created an alcohol ink panel using red, blue and yellow inks and once dry, die cut it using the Bold Stripes Cover-up die from My Favorite Things. The inked pieces were placed into a white panel cut using the same die and adhered to a white A2 card base. The Big Thanks sentiment from Concord & 9th was cut from black cardstock twice, glued together and popped up using foam tape right on the card. I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter all over the sentiment for sparkle and shine. 

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! 

Supplies: 
Ink: R17, B29 (Copic); Dandelion alcohol ink (Ranger)
Dies: Big Thanks (Concord & 9th); Bold Stripes Cover-up Die-namics (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Yupo (Legion); stamper's select white, true black (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Wink of Stella (Zig); black foam tape (Gina K)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Card Concept #116- Pink Retro

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. I love the retro, musical feel to this picture! 


You can't go wrong with a birthday card featuring the classic "Happy Birthday" song, can you? My very clean and simple card today features a pop of colour mirroring the inspiration photo and plays on the music theme. 

On a panel of Yupo paper I created my design using alcohol inks and once dry, die cut with a large circle and adhered it to the white A2 card base. The sentiment was cut with black cardstock and a few sequins were scattered here and there. With a bunch of pre-made alcohol ink panels, you could easily make this card in a variety of colour ways. I love a good clean and simple card that is easy to mass produce! 

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! 

Supplies: 
Ink: Alcohol inks (Ranger)
Dies: Large circles (Spellbinders); Musical Happy Birthday (Poppy Stamps)
Paper: white A2 base, black cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Yupo (Legion)
Other: sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Card Concept #115 - Mosaic Madness

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. As soon as I saw this picture my mind immediately jumped to the gorgeous Grace Mandala die set by Birch Press Design and how it has been gathering dust in my crafty corner...time to put it to good use! 


Time and again I fall to the clean and layered category of cardmaking. Fresh and bold, some depth and interest, all the while not being too basic. 

There is a lot of die cutting on my card today! So. Much. Die cutting. After all the pieces were cut and adhered together, I layered them on a white A2 card base. The sentiment was die cut multiple times (more die cutting!) and stacked together for depth, and a simple stamped sentiment was added. A few enamel dots finish it off. 

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! 

Supplies: 
Stamps: Big and Little Words (Memory Box)
Ink: Peacock (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Antique Leaf Label (Memory Box); Grace Mandala set (Birch Press Design); Happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select white (Papertrey Ink)
Other: enamel dots (Doodlebug Designs)


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Card Concept #114- Galoshes Galore

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. The row of colourful rubber boots and the fresh spring scene inspired the scene on my card today. It kind of feels like we've been getting a LOT of rain lately so this felt appropriate. 


And here is my Clean & Layered card...

For my card today, I blended Distress Oxide inks on an A2 card base and added water droplets. All the stamped pieces from the ultra adorable Rainy Day set by Hello Bluebird were coloured with Copic markers and die cut using the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape. The sentiment is from a retired My Favorite Things set and was heat embossed using silver powder. 

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! 

Supplies: 
Stamps: Rainy Day (Hello Bluebird); Umbrella (My Favorite Things retired)
Ink: Salty Ocean (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Umbrella set (My Favorite Things retired)
Paper: Stamper's Select white (Papertrey Ink)
Other: silver embossing powder (Ranger); foam adhesive

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Card Concept #113- Spring Celebration

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. This just screams springtime and Easter! How sweet is that bunny? 


For this week's challenge I created a Clean & Layered card using inspiration from the greenery and pops of pink in the above photo. I wanted to incorporate some of the plaid and the Easter theme as well...there is lots to work with this time around! 

The plaid background was stamped in a tone on tone look, while the sentiment was embossed using Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I arranged multiple pieces of greenery around the focal point before adhering it all down using foam tape for some of the layers. 

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! 

Supplies: 

Stamps: Easter Alleluias (Papertrey Ink); Plaid Background (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Fossil (Simon Says Stamp); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Stitched Circles, Stitched Mini Scalloped Circles (My Favorite Things); Leafy Branch (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Sweet Blush, Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Hero Arts); foam tape 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Card Concept #111- Scattered Seashells

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the photo below. The lovely aqua pallet backdrop, scattered shells and sprinkled sand inspired me this week. 



Shabby Chic/Mixed Media was the style I aimed for this time around. I used Distress Inks to blend on a white cardstock panel, then die cut it with a stitched rectangle. The shells and anchor were all stamped, die cut and lightly watercoloured. The sentiment was heat embossed in gold, and metallic accents were added to the shells, sand and anchor. The entire panel was adhered to a white A2 card base with foam tape. 


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!