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! 



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CASology- SCARY

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



I admit I'm not a big fan of scary so my clean and simple card today is more CUTE than scary. A simple scene concentrated to the bottom of the card is perfectly CAS. 

I stamped and die cut all the pieces from Frightening Friends for my little scene and coloured them in with Copic markers. Foam tape was used to adhere some of the elements to the card. A strip of patterned paper along the bottom of the card base grounds the images. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you'll play along with our SCARY challenge this week. 




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.