The Card Concept #62: Thanksgiving

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Hello Everyone!

It’s a new challenge over at The Card Concept! This week, the theme is Thanksgiving! I am SO thankful for this terrific inspiration photo because it gave me so many elements to work with in my freestyle collage card!

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I created a pretty background strip with houndstooth, a classic black and white design element. Then I added a mason jar, sunflower, crimson colored leaves, apple, and the big leaf on the bottom in a colorful plaid. Plaid leaves must be the new trend this season because I see them everywhere and they look so cute!

There’s so much great inspiration going on over at The Card Concept! Take a look right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

Create a card in any style you choose and link it up over at The card Concept. We love to see what you create!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

The Card Concept #61

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #61! Today’s challenge is Pretty In Pink, and we’ve got a pretty smart inspiration photo to inspire you with! You can get all the details and link up your Pretty in Pink inspired card over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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We’d love to see how this photo inspires you! I created my Freestyle Collage card after being inspired by the typewriter. I used a fun piece of vintage looking pattern paper, and added a few of my favorite die cuts from Paper Smooches and Memory Box to create an office inspiration.

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I really didn’t focus too much on the “pink” and you don’t have to either! That’s the fun part about playing along with The Card Concept. You can select your favorite style, or mix and match, using any element of the photo that inspires you the most!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

The Card Concept #60

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #60! Today, it’s all about the pumpkins! You can learn all about the different styles, get all the details, and link up your project over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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I was inspired by the pattern on the pumpkin, the leaves, and the rich autumn oranges. I used texture paste and a Memory Box plastic stencil, Garden Falling Maple, to create the background. Then I used an embossing plate to make the asymmetrical chevron on my little pumpkin for this freestyle collage card.

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You can find more great inspiration and ideas from our design team over at The card Concept!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

The Card Concept Challenge #59

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Hello Everyone!

It’s time for another challenge from The Card Concept! This week, our design team is bringing you Sweet Treats in subtle Halloween colors! What will you create? You can get all the details and play along over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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Who doesn’t like ice cream? For this Freestyle Collage card, I combined a few spooky elements, the ice cream, and the soft pastel colors to create this gelato loving skeleton! I think his kitty is waiting for that last drop to fall!

We’d love to see what you create! You can design a card in any of the styles that we feature over at The Card Concept, or mix and match and create something all your own! Link your card up over at The Card Concept Blog!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

The Card Concept #58: Sweet and Sour

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #58, Sweet and Sour! I just love these bright citrus slices, and this week’s theme, Sweet and Sour! When I think of Sweet and Sour, I think margaritas, with lots of salt and lime!

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We’d love to see what you create, and how you are inspired! To get all the details and play along, check out The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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For my fusion collage card, I focused on CAS, and bright, graphic details! There’s even a layer there too! You can create a card in any style, or mix and match for something new – – it’s up to you! We’d love to see you play along at The Card Concept!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

 

The Card Concept #57: Rainbow Connection

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Hello Everyone!

It’s great to be back for a new season with The Card Concept! I love being part of this very creative design team, and finding inspiration in the beautiful challenge photos! Today, our photo inspiration is Rainbow Connection!

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We’d love to see what you create, and how you are inspired! To get all the details and play along, check out The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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I love the teeny tiny flower pots and used them as my inspiration for this Freestyle Collage card! What is Freestyle Collage, you might wonder? Freestyle Collage uses unrelated elements in a collection, and can be done in any style! While today’s card is very clean and graphic, sometimes I use layers of paper, texture paste, embellishments, and a collection of die cuts to create whatever strikes my fancy! It’s my favorite style.

The Card Concept focuses on seven beautiful styles: Clean and Simple, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic and Vintage, Clean and Graphic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant, and Mixed Media! Pick one, mix and match, or just be you! Meet the new team and play along!

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Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

The Card Concept #56

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We’ve got a great inspiration challenge this week over at The Card Concept that all you tea and coffee drinkers are going to love! Take a look at all the amazing ideas from our design team over at the Card Concept Blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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I love that pretty little flower inside the teacup! It’s so beautiful and delicate, with a charming feminine touch! I wanted to capture a few feminine details and colors in my freestyle collage card.

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We would love to see how this photo inspires YOU! Create a card in any style and link it up over at The Card Concept!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1