Hi stamping friends 🙂 It’s that time again, time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got a fabulous fall photo to inspire you!
My style is clean & layered, and I was inspired by the colors and rustic look of the photo. I saw some berry twigs in the background and thought of this wreath. I used the Seasonal Wreaths set from Flourishes (did you hear they are going to be re-opening?!?!), colored with Copics in Y15, Y18, Y38, YR15, YR18, R17, YG91.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find time to join us this week!
Hey stamping friends 🙂 I’m super excited to finally get to share some news with you! Today I’m beginning a new adventure…I’ve been chosen to be on the design team for Crafter’s Companion. I can’t even begin to explain how thrilling this is for me. Crafter’s Companion not only has a fabulous assortment of stamps, paper, embossing folders, tools and accessories, they also have Spectrum Aqua (what I’ve used on this card), and Spectrum Noir Markers!! Ooh la la I’m in heaven 🙂 You know me and coloring 😉
Hi stamping friends 🙂 Guess what?! The Patriots are on Thursday night football…awwww too bad I’ll have to stamp all night while Jeff watches the game 😉 I’m going to try and squeeze in as much coloring as possible before Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge ends! I will be sad to see it end. Kathy is a huge source of inspiration to so many stampers.
I love, love, love this stamp set from MFT Stamps called Knead You. OMG how sweet is this little kitty?! My niece is a huge fan of cats so I think this one will be heading her way. And bonus, it has a matching die-namics set so no fussy cutting!
Hi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m sharing a card I made with the Flourishes set Zinnias. I heard some VERY exciting news this past weekend that Flourishes will be re-opening! Woohooo! I have long loved their stamps and was super sad when they closed, so to hear that they will be back is a dream come true! Their sets are perfect for coloring 😉 Speaking of coloring, Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge is almost over! She has been so inspirational this month with her fabulous projects. I will definitely continue to color more once the challenge is over. It truly is very relaxing after a long day at work.
I was playing with distress inks again on this one. I’m getting more comfortable with distress inks, although I still go through a LOT of watercolor paper trying to get the look I want. Sometimes I’m not happy with the finished look until it’s completely dry…which is what happened on this one. I almost threw this background away! I used Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed, and I colored the zinnias in Copics to match. I added a few sequins to add a little sparkle.
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For my fall themed card I used a long time favorite called Lovely as a Tree from Stampin’ Up!. I paired it with some DSP called Harvest Plaid by Echo Park Paper. I colored my leaves with Copics and fussy cut them to mount on Very Vanilla card stock. I added a little linen thread around my sentiment for a more rustic look.
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Hey stamping friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got an inspiration photo and some colors for you to try:My style is clean and layered, and this week I was not only inspired by the colors, but the beautiful fall setting reminded me of snuggling up in a warm quilt!
I got THIS die-namics set from MFT Stamps months ago (another “had to have” lol), but I wanted to wait until it felt like quilt season to use it. And I love THIS set of sentiments, perfect!
I hope you’ll make some time to join us this week, and if you need any more inspiration, check out the rest of the design team’s creations!
Hey stamping friends 🙂 How are you? I hope the beginning of the work week wasn’t too rough for you. Guess what’s a great antidote to the work week blues…coloring! Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge has got me coloring again and it’s so relaxing. This time I’m inspired by the sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:
The set I used is from Clearly Besotted Stamps and is called Elegant Butterflies. Actually the purchase of this set is Kathy’s fault too (lol!), I saw this card and knew I had to have this set! I only used 3 Copic markers for this one, Y15, YR16, R27. Wow, that might be a record for me folks!
Hmmm, what to color next? I think I’m going to give my distress inks another whirl…see you next time!
Hey stamping friends 🙂 How has your weekend been? Mine has been jam packed but with lots of fun things! It started Friday when I got some very exciting stamping news I hope to get to share with you soon!
Then yesterday I got to take pictures of my sister’s kids. She’s opting out of school pictures this year so we had a photo session of our own yesterday. I don’t know what school pictures cost where you live, but it was going to cost her about $60 per child and she has 3 children! Even better, with the foliage right now we got some pretty fabulous backgrounds (much better than the standard gray of school photos). I was thrilled that she was happy with them.
Today I hung out in my stamp room most of the day…mostly because it is freeeeezing outside (high of 45 degrees today)! I’ve made several cards already (mostly for upcoming design team/blog hop commitments), and I get to do lots more stamping tonight because the Patriots game starts at 8:30. Blech. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of the Patriots…if they’re in the Super Bowl, and winning (lol), but a regular season game is not my idea of great Sunday night tv 😉 Instead I will keep my country music on and color the night away 🙂
I used this oldie but goody set from Flourishes called Garden Picks. I’ll say it again, I’m so sad they went out of business and I’m still holding out hope they’ll be back one day. And of course I’m doing more coloring for Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Hey stamping friends 🙂 How are you? I’m loving Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Although I haven’t been able to play along and color every day, I am definitely getting more coloring in than usual. I don’t know about you, but the more coloring I do the more I want to color…we won’t tell anyone at work that I’m thinking of what I’ll color next while I’m there, right?! Lol.
I knew I definitely had to use something else from the fabulous new water droplets stamp set I got recently! Today I paired it with the MFT Stamps set called The Rainbow will Come. I thought it would be fun to have the girl in almost all grey, with rainbow water droplets. What do you think?
I colored the girl and umbrella in Copics: N0-N6. Her skin is colored with E000, E00, E11, and her hair is E33, E34, E35. The water droplets were colored in V12, V17, B21, B24, YG11, YG17, Y00, Y06, YR01, YR04, R20, R24, RV10, RV17.
Thanks so much for stopping by today:) I hope you get a chance to get inky soon!