Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Card Concept #138b- Christmas in July

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge and this time it is Christmas in July! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Isn't that festive? Thinking about the holidays is not on my to-do list but I suppose getting an early start on holiday cards is never a bad idea. 

Today's card is a clean and simple, one layer creation that would be easy to recreate in any colour scheme you like. The striped pillow that said 'merry' was the main inspiration when starting my card, but the colours played a part too.

Using the Texture 9 stamp set by Flora & Fauna, I created some layers using stamps, ink and an acrylic block. I wanted a free hand look so I did not use my MISTI for exact placement of the dots or stripes, and instead just eyeballed it. Next I added in the snowflakes from Driving to the Holidays, and finally the sentiment stamped in black ink. The snowflakes have a dot of glitter in the center of each one. 

Not crazy about holiday colours or creating for Christmas right now? How about using cheerful orange and yellows for the stripes, clouds where the snowflakes are, and a summery sentiment instead? I may have to go try a card like that. :) 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Stamps: (Driving to the Holidays, Texture 9) Flora & Fauna
Ink: (Midnight Green) Simon Says Stamp; (Sno Cone) MFT; (Ocean Drive) WPlus9; (Lobster) Lawn Fawn; (Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Paper: (Stamper's Select White) Papertrey Ink
Other: (Diamond Stickles) Ranger


  1. What a fabulous CAS card, Marcie! Love the colors as well as the stripes :-) We are so thankful that you are part of The Card Concept DT- hugs, sweet friend!

  2. marcie, this card is so cute! I love the glittery stripes - so perfect for the holidays!
    Warm Hugs,


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