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! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Card Concept #110- Shamrock Blessings

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Although it gives a shabby and vintage vibe it is also clearly inspired by the upcoming St. Patrick's Day which to me means shades green and gold sparkle, and that's where I drew my inspiration from. 



My love of alcohol ink art translated wonderfully for this challenge! I used the inks to create a clean and layered/mixed media card with rich shades of kelly green, lime green and veins of gold throughout. An embossed sentiment and sparkly gold heart work perfectly with the background.  


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: Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Dies: Hearts (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: white A2 card base (Simon Says Stamp); Yupo; Dill Pickle cardstock, gold sparkle paper (My Favorite Things)
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts); Versamark (Tsukineko); alcohol inks (Ranger); gold foil (Heidi Swapp)