Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Card Concept #131- Woodland Nursery

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. I'm going to keep this short and sweet this week as it is March Break (and an extended one at that!) and my kiddos are busy! 

This week's clean and layered card was very much inspired by almost ALL the elements in the inspiration photo! The woodgrain (I found cute pink woodgrain 12x12 at Michael's!), the animals, the layout, the spring vibe. 




I stamped and coloured all my elements using Copic markers, trimmed them to squares and adhered to brown cardstock matting. The sentiment I embossed in a pink-ish powder from WOW. There's a touch of pink glitter on the flowers and noses of the critters. I used the AMAZINGLY cute Spring Bunnies set from Holly Pixels Studio- a new stamp company. Super cute, right?

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! 

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to wash your hands!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Colour Inspiration with Ink Road Stamps

I have a blog post up on The Ink Road showing how I use premade colour palettes for my cardmaking inspiration! I'd love if you would pop on over there and check it out! 


Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a great day! 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Holly Pixels Studio- New stamps!

There's nothing I love more in this industry than seeing a new company start designing and selling stamps! Holly McCaig has been designing in the craft industry for years (paper and product, digital designs, Procreate tutorials, iPad journaling, stickers and pins and more) but recently turned her drawings into photopolymer stamps! Say hello to Holly Pixels Studio...Yay for us stampers! 

Starting off with three stamp sets and there will be more coming...and you will LOVE it all. 

I'm thrilled to be part of Holly's stamping team and can't wait to show you her designs. Don't forget to check out my Instagram for more peeks, tips, etc. 

Here's how I used the Honey Bees set. 

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I made an alcohol ink panel for my backdrop, then stamped, coloured and fussy cut all the images to create a scene. It's matted on glitter paper and foam tape is used to pop it up off the white A2 card base. The wings of the bees have some Stickles glitter on them for sparkle. :) 

FYI- these are 4x6 inch stamps sets made from clear polymer and are made in the USA. 

Head on over to the Holly Pixels Studio store and see what else you can find that you love. If you collect vinyl stickers or enamel pins you are in LUCK. There are some great ones there! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Card Concept #130- Irish Coffee

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. That is just the sweetest seasonal display with those classic Rae Dunn mugs and pottery pieces. I have a 'create' mug from that collection- I love it! 


My clean and layered card was inspired by the general St. Patrick's Day theme. The green and gold (well, gold-ish yellow for my card) colours, the theme of luck and friendship and horseshoe imagery are all drawn in to my creation. 

I used several Lawn Fawn sets for this interactive card. The Reveal Wheel collection is the ONLY interactive style of card I have ever tried to make (other than a basic shaker card). They are easy to put together and the end result is so fun. Just spin the wheel to reveal the hidden sentiments. In this case it says, "Just a note to say...I'm lucky to have...a friend like you." Everything else on the card was stamped, coloured, die cut and assembled into a scene.

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: You're Just My Type, Love Poems, Reveal Wheel Friends & Family sentiments, Sophie's Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: black amalgam ink (Gina K); Copic markers, Versamark, Versafine Onyx black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Reveal Wheel, Reveal Wheel Square add-on, You're Just My Type coordinating dies, Simple Stitched Hillside border (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: white, Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); kraft, Limelight cardstock (My Favorite Things)
Other: clear embossing powder (Hero Arts); sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); foam tape

Monday, March 2, 2020

Bold Birthday Cards with Ink Road Stamps

I'm up on The Ink Road blog with two fun and bold birthday cards using some of my favourite colour combos! Be sure to pop on over there and check out how I made them. 


Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Too Colorful for Words with Ink Road Stamps

In case you missed it, my first post went live for The Ink Road! Hop on over there to check out my project and keep an eye out for more of my cards there in the future. 

https://blog.theinkroad.com/too-colorful-for-words-by-marcie/

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Card Concept #129- Warm Winter Wishes

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. This is a cute wintery scene but frankly, my mind is more on sunnier weather approaching. I used the elements of the photo to create something a little more reminiscent of springtime.


My clean and layered card draws from the woodgrain pattern, the circles of the snowmen, and the greenery of the boughs in the inspiration picture above.

I gave this A2 card some depth by blending dark ink around the edges of the woodgrain paper and adding layers of watercolor to the florals and greenery. Gold sequins compliment the heat embossed sentiment and the flowers and sentiment are the perfect shade of coral/apricot. A perfect card for a springtime birthday! 

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: Sending and Wishing (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Apricot, Dark Chocolate dye ink (Simon Says Stamp); Zig Clean Color markers
Dies: floral dies (Flora & Fauna); pierced circles (My Favorite Things)
Paper: watercolor paper; Dark Chocolate cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); woodgrain (misc.)
Other: sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); gold embossing powder (Hero Arts)