Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Card Concept 106


Hi Friends! We back from our break and ready to play at The Card Concept 106! I super love this inspiration photo! I did deviate a bit from the pinks in the flowers, not intentional but oh well, it's ok.

I like the black and white accents on the photo so I found some patterned papers that were close. They are much more black in real life but I over-lightened my photo and blacks got washed out a bit.

I stamped a stamp from Newton's Nook, Cocktail Mixer, colored with Copics and die cut it out with a stitched circle. I bundled up a nest of gold thread to put under the die cut and added some gold sequins and a gold clip. 
The inside stamp from the same set says "why limit happy to an hour?" So funny! 

There are some gorgeous cards from the design team over at The Card Concept Blog so please check them out!
Until next time, Kim

Other challenge links below:

Some other challenges:
Seize the Birthday 156 Confetti or Anything Goes, Mine is Anything Goes

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Card Concept 105

Hey Friends, Sorry this post is late! Lots of Holiday celebrating around here! This week we invite you to share your Christmas tree with us or a favorite card you made in 2018. Easy Peasy right?

I'm sharing one of my favorite cards. It was from February of 2018. I like this card because of the big gold heat embossing sentiment and pretty patterned papers. 
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday. See you next time!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Card Concept 104

 Hey Friends, I'm sitting out for this The Card Concept challenge but we have such a pretty inspiration for you this time. 
I hope you play along. Here's a link to the blog so you can see the design team's pretty cards. 
I will see you next time. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Multiple holiday cards

Hey Friends, I've got some random Holiday cards to share today. The first one is a Gina K Designs/Simon Says Stamp Collab. set. The trees, reindeer and sentiment are from that set. The gingham stamp is Simon Says Stamp. 
I stamped the trees in green on a kraft base. After stamping the gingham in black on red CS, I die cut a circle, set the silver embossed reindeer on top and added a white embossed sentiment, sequins and a silver bow. 
daranddiane Double D challenge -Deer.

 For this one ( I made 2 actually) I stamped some Simon Says Stamp snowflakes on blue CS with ink and heat embossing. Then I sponged on more distress ink around the outside and added a sentiment and sequins.

These 2 sets are Wplus9. The houses and trees are a separate set. The text and banner are a different Wplus9 set. I copic-colored the images to match some patterned paper. I popped the panel up, added a little stamped flower, sequins and twine. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Links below.
Your next stamp #103 Christmas carol or song. my 3rd set of cards has a sentiment from "White Christmas" song.
Cas-ual fridays 214 Inspiration has trees. My first set of cards applies. 
Time out challenges Joyful- all the cards are joyful.
Moving along with the times Anything Christmas

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Card Concept 103

Hey Friends! The Card Concept has a great photo inspiration for you! You can use it anyway you'd like. How about a December birthday? 

I chose to use my Avery Elle cupcake stamp set for this clean and layered card. I stamped the 2 piece cupcake. The top and the bottom are separate, some on white card stock and some on patterned paper with ink colors to match the inspiration. 

I pulled out a MS holly punch and some puffy stickers from my stash to decorate said cupcakes. As I write this, darned if I know which set the sentiment comes from. Sorry!
A little patterned paper for the background and some rounded corners to complete. 

I hope you'll come join us and also take a look at the design team's cards. 
See you soon!

Other challenge links below.

Cupcake Inspirations The Holidays Sprinkle and Sparkle.
Double Trouble Challenge Sweet Treats for the Holidays
Use Your Stuff-338 Mood board (treats)

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