Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Card Concept 102

Hey Friends, Time sure is flying by! Time to make Christmas cards if you haven't started already! LOL. I'm way behind but will add to handmade cards with pre-made. 
The Card Concept Challenge 102 is a pretty one and can be interpreted any way you'd like. I focused on the gingham pillow and tree for my clean and layered card.
 I love this Hero Arts set and was happy to use it. It's a color layering stamp so the trees are stamped with 2 colors of ink and another layer was heat embossed in white. I also embossed the deer, star and greeting. 
I hope you join us this week.Check out the design team's card too, they are gorgeous!
Hugs, Kim

Other challenge links below.

Try Stampin on Tuesday Tic Tac Toe, I did diagonal, Green, Trees and Plaid

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lawn Fawn Challenge 40 Color Inspiration

Hey Friends, I wanted to play in the newest challenge at Lawn Fawnatics. I recently picked up the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad and it was perfect for the challenge. I pulled out my LF Snow Day set for this one. And I used the nice list from the Holiday Helpers set. 

I colored the images with Copics and die cut out. The tree and sentiment are from the same Snow Day set.

I laid it all out with the help of Mojo Monday 502 sketch! Yay, they started have sketches again! I even pulled out Spellbinder dies for the scalloped circle and a punch for the scalloped border. Even tho distress ink backgrounds are the modern card norm, I so enjoyed making a card the way I used to. 
Thank for stopping by!

Other challenge links below

Crafting by Design Anything goes
Ellibelles Corner Christmas and seasonal holidays
City Crafter Challenge 437 Woodland animals
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AG Christmas

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Card Concept 101

Hi Friends, it's time for our 101st challenge at The Card Concept! I went quite literal with this one. I purchased Penny Black's Pumpkin Truck stamp because I have lots of men to make cards for. I really like it too! 

I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versafine Ink and colored it with distress inks and a water brush. I then set it on a background of navy and white plaid patterned paper and then onto a navy card base. The sentiment is from Inky Antics. 

The card is a cross between mixed media and clean and layered.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge this week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Card Concept 100 Elegant Fall

Hey Friends, Welcome to our 100th challenge for The Card Concept

I have used a retired Flourishes stamp set. If you'd like something similar, head over to the Power Poppy store. I stamped my image in light ink and colored it with Prisma Colored Pencils. I then heat embossed the sentiment with white powder and cut it into a tag shape. I popped that up on foam tape onto my prepared card base. I added gold sequins and bakers twine.

We'd love to have you join us for this challenge and help us celebrate 100 challenges! 
I have listed my guest below. Please check out her card and the rest of the guests and team members.
Thank you for joining us!

I have invited my Guest Danielle Vincent of D's Crafty Creations to celebrate with us! You can find a link to her blog by clicking on her name. Here's her Clean and Graphic card.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Card Concept 99

Hey Friends! Today for The Card Concept Challenge 99 I tried a Mixed Media card for the first time. It certainly isn't in my comfort zone. Hey, I gave it a shot!

I started with a piece of subtle patterned paper and stenciled a striped pattern with clear gel medium and let dry. Then I sponged Oxide Distress in a blue shade around the edges avoiding the center. I stamped a retired Flourishes stamp in black ink then again in white acrylic paint on top. 

I added a few pieces of washi tape on the sides to complement the sunflower.
For the Simon Says Stamp sunflower and leaves I stamped with Versafine Black ink on Bristol card stock and sponged on distress ink. I added some colored pencil and some white gel pen accents. Lastly I added some sentiment word strips for Tim Holtz.

 I chose these words as a encouragement to myself. I really didn't want to post this card because it was so outside my style but I mustered up courage and did it anyway!
Thanks for visiting,

PS. Stop by The Card Concept blog!

Other challenge links:
Unicorn Challenge 37 -Autumn or Halloween
Pin-spirational Challenge -Try something different (I tried mixed media style)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Card Concept 98

Hey Friends, Sorry about the delay in posting this. This week at The Card Concept I made a clean and layered card. 

The inspiration photo is super cute and I used my new-to-me Lawn Fawn rainbow die to go with the cute LF Unicorn. I expected my card to be a bit more pastel but it didn't work out that way. I used a sentiment from the LF crayon set, heat embossed in gold powder. The cloud border dies are once again Lawn Fawn.

I hope you all join us this week, it's a fun one!
Thanks for visiting, Kim 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics #36

Hey Friends, I decided to play in this Lawn Fawn Challenge. I went to a Lawn Fawn Class yesterday with Jenn Shurkus. While there, At Papercraft Clubhouse in Connecticut, I picked up the Caramel Apple stamp set and imagined that it would look cute with the donut and pumpkin latte stamps.

I looked at the mood board, which I found out is designed by Jenn Shurkus, and chose the cup from one inspiration photo and the colors from the bottom right photo. 

After coloring everything with Copics, I ink blended some yellow distress in on a square cut from Bristol smooth paper. I can't tell you which ink I used because it was just a mix of TH yellow colors left on the sponge. I use a variety of LF papers from 2 different 6x6 paper pads. I die cut the "scripty sweet die" and stamped the "you are" from the baking set for the sentiment.  Lastly I added sequins from SSS.

Thanks for visiting!

I have other challenge links below.

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Pop it up (my sentiment and images are popped up.

Papercraft Crew Challenge -Photo Inspiration (Hot beverage cup)