Vintage Notes with The Card Concept #73

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #73, Vintage Notes! We have got a challenging inspiration photo for you this week, featuring a very eclectic mix of images, embellishments, and vintage charm. Will you go light and airy, or maybe a little dark and goth? We’d love to see how you are inspired! You can get all the details and link up your card over at The Card Concept right here:http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

There are so many wonderful details in this photo you could really do just about anything! I felt really inspired to do something with a vintage vibe, even though I don’t create a lot of vintage or shabby chic vintage designs. So, I pulled out a big box of tricks for a major production using tons of mixed media, embellishments, embossing paste, stencils, inks, stains, and a few bits and baubles to boot. But then I began creating in a true freestyle collage method, just cutting out and arranging a few unrelated images, cuts, and patterned papers, and voila! I had created an easy card I was really happy with that had a great vintage vibe to it. if you’ve never created a vintage look card before, give it a try with what you already have in your stash. You might just amaze yourself!

I can’t wait to see what my design team has created this week, for we have a few vintage look pros that take AMAZING to the next level! You can find all of their amazing ideas on The Card Concept blog, and link up your own project in your favorite style!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

The Card Concept #72: April Showers

 

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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!

 

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The Card Concept #71: Fresh Flutters

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It’s time for another amazing challenge from The Card Concept! We have a pretty inspiration photo for you to play along with, Fresh Flutters! You can get all the details and link up your creation over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

I was so inspired by the fluffy white puffiness of the blooms in the vase. So, I thought a little outside of the box with a card that I hope all of “ewe” will love! I am going to declare this is a Clean and Layered card too. You can find more great inspiration and ideas from our design team over at The Card Concept!

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The Card Concept #70

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We have a beautiful challenge for you at The Card Concept this week, Purple Haze! Take a look at our amazing inspiration photo featuring this collection of vintage bottles! Gorgeous! You can get all the details and play along right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

I used cloudy vellum paper sponged with Altenew Lavender Fields ink to create the tiny row of bottles for my Freestyle Collage card.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

The Card Concept Challenge #69: Rich Texture

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Welcome to The Card Concept’s newest challenge, Rich Texture! We have got a beautiful inspiration photo for you this week! Take a look!

This is one of my favorite inspiration photos this season! To play along, all you need to do is create a card in one of our crafty styles and link it up over at The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ca/

Today I am sharing a Clean and Layered Freestyle Collage card. I went for a very clean look with just the chair and flowers, creating tiny little blooms by rolling each flower with a pair of tweezers. I used bits of foam pop dots behind the chair to give it a visual 3D effect. I wanted all eyes to focus on the rich texture of those pretty spring flowers.

Take a look at what our design team has created for you today! You will be amazed at their beautiful creations!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

The Card Concept Challenge #68: Lime and Aqua

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Card Concept Challenge #68! We have a beautiful inspiration photo for you this week! You can get all the details and link up your Lime and Aqua inspired project over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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To create my Freestyle Collage card, I found inspiration in the pretty blue mason jar and those lush green blooms! I created the Ball jar out of light blue vellum and card stock, and added flowers and leaves from the Poppystamps collection. I added silver foil butterflies and Bellen corners to give it a little shine, and match the chrome finish from the photo. It’s a fun spring card!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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The Card Concept #67: Vintage

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Hello Everyone!

It’s time for another challenge at The Card Concept, and this week’s theme is just as gorgeous as ever! We’re going back in time with vintage romance! You can get all the details and link up your vintage card over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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When I first saw this week’s inspiration photo, I was reminded of a heart-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! Of course, no chocolate would ever last long enough to become “vintage” in my house!

Along with the “chocolate” heart, I also fell in love with the swirly gold details, and that beautiful script. I felt inspired to create a card that looked like a vintage secret romantic diary. I found some beautiful, thick patterned papers that felt hand-made, with different shades of gold and gold leaf that I used for the background pieces and leaves. I die cut the pears from card stock then inked them with some of my brand new Altenew inks, from the Summer Afternoon 4 pack, creating this Freestyle Collage card.

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The beautiful paper worked well for this. Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you will create, and how you will be inspired!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

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