Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Card Concept #109- Pineapple Party

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the photo below. That pineapple cake is just absolutely fun. When I was creating my card I knew I wanted to make it as bright and cheery as the inspiration photo.



'Hello' cards are so good to have on hand for when you just need to pop a quick card in the mail for a friend. Nothing beats receiving a 'no reason' kind of card. I kept my card clean and layered, focusing on the focal point popped up with a simple striped background.

pineapple perfection concord & 9th
Using my MISTI, I stamped the pineapple from Pineapple Perfection by Concord & 9th and coordinating solid pieces in various colours of dye ink. The green top of the pineapple was heat embossed in a sparkly clear powder. The banner and sentiment are from the same set as the pineapple. It's all popped up with foam tape on the A2 card base, which was stamped with the Wide Stripes background by Simon Says Stamp.

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: Wide Stripes BG (Simon Says Stamp); Pineapple Perfection (Concord & 9th)
Dies: Pineapple Perfection coordinating dies (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Island Blue, Lucky, Intense Black (Simon Says Stamp); Razzleberry, Dandelion (My Favorite Things); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: white, black (Simon Says Stamp)
Other: foam tape; Clear Sparkle embossing powder (Wow); white embossing powder (Hero Arts)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Card Concept #108- Love is in the Air

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below.  That's a lovely scene fit for Valentine's Day, isn't it?



The stitched monogrammed pillow in front caught my attention and I created a Clean and Layered card inspired by it. Why clean and layered and not clean and simple? Check out the descriptions provided on the Card Concept blog! 

The heart background stamp was heat embossed in white directly on the A2 white card base. The heart was cut from textured cardstock using a heart die from Papertrey Ink. Sentiments from You Are Loved by Simon Says Stamp were also heat embossed in white on the heart. I used embroidery floss to stitch around the edges of the heart and adhered it to the card 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! 

Supplies:
Stamps: Mini Hearts BG (My Favorite Things); You Are Loved (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: red (Bazzil); white card base (Simon Says Stamp)
Dies: 2 1/4" Hearts collection (Papertrey Ink)
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts); floss; foam tape