Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Card Concept #104- Elegant Holiday

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. The silver sparkle and shimmer and the frosty green as well as the winter elements like branches and pine cones stood out to me and were my inspiration today. 



I created a clean and layered card using similar colours to the inspiration photo and with snowflakes aplenty as my winter element.

The A2 card base was created from shimmer cardstock. I die cut lots of snowflakes from glitter and shimmer paper in various colours and adhered them to the card. Papertrey Ink has some lovely shimmer cardstock while My Favorite Things carries fabulous sparkle cardstock.  For the sentiment I heat embossed the 'Merry Christmas' (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps- retired) with silver sparkle embossing powder on the same shimmer cardstock as the base and adhered it using 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! 

This is the last official challenge of 2018 and it closes on December 24th. We look forward to seeing you participate in new challenges in January! Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! 

Dies: Flurry (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); Snowflake Trio (Reverse Confetti); Mini Snowflakes (Lawn Fawn)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

CASology- NORTH

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


For me, north this time of year means lots of snow, the North Pole, and Santa and his reindeer. I created a cute clean and simple card using the Driving to the Holidays set by Flora & Fauna

On an A2 card base I stamped and masked the Volkswagen and antlers, then added the nose in red and sentiment in a crisp black ink. Some red glitter was added to the nose and I drew a faint grey marker line under the wheels to 'ground' the image. All in all, very clean and simple and very cute! 

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day! 




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Card Concept #103- Holiday Treats

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! We are creeping closer and closer to Christmas and I am loving all the holiday inspiration in our challenge this week. Those cupcakes. Yum.  They make me want to actually go and bake something! Don't worry...I'll stick to cardmaking. Trust me. 


The watercolor look of the cupcakes paired with classic Christmas red and green is what inspired me for my Clean & Simple card. I used a fantastic holiday stamp set called Great Joy by Pinkfresh Studio for my creation today. 

On watercolor cardstock, I stamped my main wreath image over and over (and oooooover) using my MISTI tool and Distress Markers. Using one colour at a time, I coloured the bits and pieces in and when it was all finished used a small water brush to paint it all in. The sentiment was stamped with a dark blue ink, then again with Versamark and heat embossed with clear glitter powder. The watercolor panel is adhered to a green 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. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping in today and have a great day. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CASology- GIRL

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

THIS IS A TWO WEEK CHALLENGE DUE TO THE AMERICAN THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. Enjoy the extra time to play along! 


There are so many possibilities for the cue card GIRL, but immediately I thought of the perfect stamp set to use by Butterfly Reflections, Ink and Bossy Joscie#Hashtag Bossy works wonderfully for this card! By the way...the stamp set was designed by two fab girl bosses. Check em' out. 

A fantastic piece of patterned paper draws the eye to the sentiment immediately. It's stamped in black ink with a red heart, with some Stickles glitter added for some sparkle. #nailedit

Don't forget you have TWO weeks to play along this time! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for stopping in, and have a great day! 




Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Card Concept #102- Homestyle Holiday

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Although I love bright and bold and non-traditional Christmas stuff, this is just so beautiful. That classic Christmas, cozy at home feeling oozes from this picture. 



I decided to use the colours of red, green and brown for my card today, and incorporated many of the images in the photo into my card using a fun stamp set!

The Deck the Halls Tournabout set was perfect for what I needed on this card. The leaves and boughs, ornaments and Christmas imagery are all brought in with one stamp! I stamped it four times in Pale Tomato, Cup O Joe, Lobster and Lucky dye inks on white cardstock, then adhered it to a red A2 cardstock base. The beautiful scripty sentiment was die cut from Dark Chocolate cardstock, adhered on a small white panel and added to the card base. A small strip of green glitter paper adds some sparkle and glitz to the finished card. :)

I'm calling this a hybrid card, which is totally ok to do! Mix and match those styles that we have defined. Clean and Layered PLUS Classy and Elegant. Simple lines and layers, but with a rich colour scheme and classy sentiment. 

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, November 13, 2018

CASology- GLASS

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



I thought a diamond would work for this challenge...let's hope my wedding rings are diamonds and not glass. ;) I die cut the gems (My Favorite Things Bling it On- now retired) in matte gold and gold sparkle paper and glued them together, then adhered the sentiment over top. There's a strip of patterned paper to 'ground' the gem and sentiment. A few gold sequins finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I can't wait to see what you create for this 'glass' challenge. Use your imagination! 



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CASology- COMPLIMENT

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


Compliments are lovely to receive and even nicer to give out. :) My clean and simple card today features a central design that uses a basic colour combination of black, white and a pop of colour. In this case, a pop of rainbow! 

I adhered five die cut hearts across the centre of a white card base (cut slightly smaller than A2) and stamped the sentiment directly underneath. One of the hearts was die cut multiple times and glued together to create a rainbow heart. I added Stickles glitter over top for sparkle and shine. 

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! Thanks for stopping in today and have a great day!



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Card Concept #101- Rustic Fall

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. The rusty old truck inspired the chalkboard/distressed look of my card base, and the lovely pumpkins account for the rest of my inspiration this week. 


I chose to make a card in the Clean & Layered style this week and did lots of masking and Copic colouring to create my cute autumn scene.

I used Fall Friends from My Favorite Things to create my scene, stamping and masking as I went along, and Copic markers to colour it all in. Glossy Accents are on her boots and hair tie, and the sentiment is heat embossed with clear powder. The panel was die cut using a stitched rectangle die and adhered using foam tape to the black card base. For the chalky look I lightly blended white pigment ink over the black cardstock. Easy peasy and a fun look. 

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 30, 2018

CASology- ARITHMETIC

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


You + Me = Love. Right? :) Basic math in my opinion. Arithmetic was NOT my strong point in school (I'm a History major) and I'm so thrilled that my daughter seems to have a gift for numbers. She did not get her mother's brain for math thank goodness. 

My card is slightly larger than my usual A2 format to be able to squeeze in the big font from The Stamp Market (Brushy Upper Alphabet, now retired). I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and added a red glitter heart. Black, white and a pop of a third colour makes for a great clean and simple colour combo on a one layer card! 

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this ARITHMETIC challenge! Thanks for stopping in today and have a great day!