Welcome to The Card Concept!
Don't you just love this gorgeous inspiration photo? I was inspired by the sunny sunflowers, black and white ribbon and wood grain background to create a Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media card!
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.
Will your card be inspired by the colors in the photo (or color dots), the elements, the textures, the theme or something else?
Also, you can choose one card-making style or a combination of styles, the choice is yours! Plus, our Design Team of eleven ladies create a card to help give you even more inspiration!
I enjoy participating with other online challenges and will be linking to the Word Art Wednesday #509-#510 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept, or the Word Art Wednesday challenge site yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Ink the sunflower image from Sunflower Season (Stamp Simply) with Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set with a heat tool (I just inked the floral portion versus the stems for this card).
Watercolor the flowers using water-based markers, fussy cut the images and use a black marker to cover the cut edges.
Using Picket Fence Distress Stain, apply the stain over a piece of wood-grain paper from the Craft Consortium Wood Textures 6x6 Paper Pad
Once the embossing has cooled, trim the panel to approx. 3 ¾” x 5” and mount onto a piece of white cardstock (approx. 4” x 5 ¼”).
Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Tim Holtz Crochet Dies, trim a piece off for the upper corner and two sections for the lace on the lower edge.
Mount the crochet lace to the card front, add a strip of 3/8” Black and White Gingham Ribbon to cover the top edge of the die cut lace (wrapping the edges behind the panel).
Mount the entire panel onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” black card front, adhere to a white card base.
Adhere two of the fussy cut flowers to the card edge (the lower one over the ribbon).
Mount the center sunflower with dimensional foam and add the die cut leaves.
Use a clear glitter marker to add shimmer to the flower petals and centers.
Allow to dry thoroughly before adding highlights to the flower center using a white gel pen.
Create a bow with the 3/8” Black and White gingham ribbon, adhere to the card front and add a green button with Natural Burlap String.
Finish off the card with a few pearls.
May Arts Burlap String- 400 yard spoolKaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearl