Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Card Concept # 144- Holiday Home

 It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. I admit, I thought the red and black buffalo plaid was a passing trend a few winters ago but it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon! Even though I did not initially care for it, it has grown on me and I'm finding buffalo plaid patterns in my closet and home decor as I have come to love it! 

It is easy to tell this time around how my card was inspired! I chose to create a clean and layered card using the buffalo plaid pillow, greenery and white chair as my inspiration. I liked this card so much that I even created a four card set of this design. 

The base of my card uses a pretty piece of buffalo plaid patterned paper. There are quite a few stamp sets out there that will let you create your own plaid patterns easily, but this time I took a shortcut with paper. :)  The piece was cut to fit onto an A2 card base. 

I used my favourite holiday sentiment set- Holiday Greetings Mix 1 from Simon Says Stamp to heat emboss my sentiment on white cardstock using platinum embossing powder. This particular set has so many different sentiments in various fonts so it is a perfect 'all you need' kind of holiday stamp set. I trimmed the sentiment panel and matted it on dark green cardstock. Peeking out from behind the sentiment piece is the Spellbinders JOY die. I die cut it using the same dark green cardstock and cut it in half and used just the foliage to show around the edges. Shimmer paper was used to die cut some of the coordinating pieces of the JOY die and I also used some Stickles glitter glue for extra sparkle. It's all adhered using foam tape to the card base. 

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! *Please, please, please be mindful of the challenge rules. Post the inspiration photo, link to the challenge and don't combine your card with another inspiration challenge. Unfortunately many beautiful cards are not eligible for winning our challenge because they don't meet the criteria.*

Stamps: (Holiday Greetings Mix 1) Simon Says Stamp
Ink: (Versamark) Tsukineko
Dies: (JOY etched die) Spellbinders
Paper: (white, midnight green, glimmery ruby red) Simon Says Stamp; (plaid paper) Recollections
Other: (platinum embossing powder) Hero Arts; (Stickles glitter) Ranger

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