For those of you who are not familiar with The Card Concept Challenge, we are a bi-weekly challenge that uses an inspiration photo for you to create a card.
You can choose one card-making style or a combination of styles, the choice is yours! Plus, our Design Team of ten ladies create a card to help give you even more inspiration!
I love this photo, don't you? The beach theme, the colors as well as the textures inspired me to create a Mixed Media card using a few retired Stampin’ Up! stamps as well as a retired Verve stamp set for the sentiment.
Also, FYI- this will be our last challenge for the summer (but we will return in the fall).
Normally our challenge would end in two weeks, but we have decided to keep the challenge open all summer to allow you to participate as you have time.
We will resume with The Card Concept Challenges on Sept. 1st with our DT announcement and our first challenge on Sept. 8th.
I am also joining the More Mixed Media Challenge June "Anything Goes Optional Purple" along with the Double Trouble #87 "It's Hip to Be Square" Challenge (for Thing #1, I used a circle and Thing #3- I heat embossed the sentiment).
If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept, or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Trim a piece of kraft cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼”. Repeatedly stamp the script image (retired Notable Notions) with ground espresso distress ink over the background.
De-static the lower right-hand area, stamp the verse sentiment (retired Verve stamps) with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Apply pearl texture paste using a scallop stencil onto the background area. Allow the paste to dry for approx. one hour.
Ink the Seaside Sketches (retired Stampin’ Up!) image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.
Watercolor the image with watercolor pencils, distress ink and distress oxide inks and once satisfied with the coloring, die cut with a stitched circle die.
Mount onto another larger circle die cut from light blue cardstock.
Stamp the seashells from Stippled Shells and By the Seashore with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool.
Watercolor with Stampin’ Write markers, distress ink and fussy cut the images. Use a black marker to edge the shell images.
Mount the stenciled background onto white cardstock, trim close to the edge.
Add the blue checked layered panel of designer paper, the cream burlap ribbon, and the light blue grosgrain ribbon (wrapping the ends of the blue ribbon behind the background panel).
Mount the panel onto light blue cardstock and adhere to a white card base.
Mount the die cut focal image with dimensional foam (or chipboard), add the seashells around the edges (again, with dimensional foam/chipboard).
Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the seashells as well as the water.
Finish off the card with rhinestones on the upper left and lower right-hand corners.
Stamp Sets: Seaside Sketches, Stipple Shells, By the Seashore, Notable Notions (all retired Stampin’ Up!), Faith Medley (retired Verve Stamps)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Watercolor Pencils- Derwent, Stampin’ Up!, etc. –Blues, Browns, Beige, Tim Holtz™ Distress Ink- Ground Espresso, Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone, Distress Oxide- Tumbled Glass; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Marker, Pitt Penn Black Marker, Dreamweaver™ Pearlescent Embossing Paste
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, retired blue check designer paper (all current and retired Stampin’ Up!)
Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr., Stitched Circle STAX Dies (My Favorite Things), Matting Circle Dies (Divinity Designs LLC), Scallop Stencil (Memory Box), Palette Knife, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy™, Clear Embossing Powder, 1” Light Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Cream Burlap Ribbon, Rhinestones
Thanks again for stopping by! We hope you will have the time to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until August 25th at noon EDT.