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