The Card Concept #72: April Showers

 

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Card Concept Challenge #72! This week, our theme is April Showers and we have some beautiful drops of inspiration for you today! You can get all the details and link up your creation over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

For my Freestyle Collage card, I focused on the tiny yellow umbrellas, and the theme of April showers! They make a great focal point with the tiny clouds!

See what our team has created for you today!

Please join us in saying goodbye to designer Laurie Schmidt. We will miss her colorful designs!

 

Come and play along with us at The Card Concept
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Live your life in color!

Spring Delivery

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Today I am playing along with the newest Fusion Challenge, Truck Bouquet! I fell in love with this inspiration photo the very instant I saw it! You can get all the details and link up your own Truck Bouquet inspired cards over at the Fusion Challenge right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/04/fusion-truck-bouquet.html

I made a grey truck, filled it with bright flowers, and boom! Done! I wanted a super CAS look with this too, and it turned out great!

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Live your life in color!

House of Cards April Challenge: Group 3

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The lovely ladies of Group 3 are sharing their amazing creations for the House of Cards April challenge! Take a look over at the House of cards blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Add a feather or use the color palette

There’s still time to play along with our April challenge and add a fine feather to your cards this month! We’d love to see what you create!

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Live your life in color!

Poppystamps Sneak Peek

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with a spring cutie! You can take a look over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2017/04/spring-cleaning-by-michele-k-henderson.html

While you’re there, check out this month’s challenge, Gift It! We’d love to see what you create!

 

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Pretty in Pink

 

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There is a little bit of time left to play along with this week’s Tag You’re It Challenge #69. Featured artist Joyce Mehrberg created this adorable inspiration tag that featured a little pink kitty! Of course, I had to play along, and I am so glad I had a little bit of time to make my own version with a pink kitty! You can get all the details and play along over at Tag You’re It right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/04/tag-youre-it-69.html

Instead of using a large focal point of a big pom pom or a pretty bow, I used a tiny pink pom pom instead. I like the idea that alone, we may be just one, a small inspiration, a tiny ripple. But together, those tiny ripples create big waves of resistance, change, of accepting what is right. It’s easier when we come together, to resist and reject dishonorable people and ideas, and to make the world a better place.

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Live your life in color!

Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Rewind!

Hello Everyone! Happy Holidays!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties April New Release Rewind! Today our design team is sharing our ideas for a brand new April release! You can always find great ideas and inspiration over on the Paper Sweeties blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Take a look at what I have created for you today!

This little Easter Bunny is painting his eggs in a colorful surprise just for you! I used the brand new Sweet Cuts: Square Scallop Frames to make the colorful frame. You are going to LOVE that set! I also used the brand new You Add Color to My Life, which pairs up perfectly with Hoppy Easter. The finishing touch? Paper Sweeties sequins in cheerful spring colors!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you today!

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Live your life in color!

 


Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Party!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Party! Today is Day 2 of our three day blog hop featuring pretty designs and inspiration form our April release! You can always find great ideas over on the Paper Sweeties blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Take a look at what I have created for you today!

This card turned out so pretty, but the photographs turned out so weird! I tried a brand new technique for me, stamping and heat embossing right on dry watercolor painted paper. I took my favorite inexpensive watercolors, and painted some artsy colors and shapes in order to create a messy, splattered look. Then I stamped images from Make Today Beautiful, Thankful, and our new release, Love You to Pieces. I had a little bit of lift-off of the watercolor paint onto the inky wet clear stamps, but when I lightened my technique to a very gentle “kiss,” the images stamped much better. Then I used silver embossing powder and a heat gun to create a beautiful silvery shimmer! But in this photograph, it looks more like a weird dull grey. Just like ANY new technique, the more we do it, the better we’ll become.

Take a look at what the rest of the design team has created for you today!

Michele Henderson – that’s me!

Michelle Bala

Nancy Salkeld

The side angle shows off the pretty silver shine a little better, which is a fun touch to the very sweet sentiments of the Love You to Pieces set!