Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Card Concept

Hello Friends!  It is finally here- the first challenge at The Card Concept!
If you have not heard of this challenge, let me share a bit about it.  There are 12 designers, representing 6 different crafting styles-Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Free Style Collage, Classy/Elegant, and Shabby and Vintage.  I am representing the Classy/Elegant Style.

You can participate in the challenge, choosing one of the 6 styles represented to design your card in.  This is a wonderful way to explore styles and learn just what it is that makes a style work.
Flourishes are one of those elements that speaks 'elegant'.  This stamp image is full of flourishes!  Layers are another common element of the elegant style, and I personally love fussy cutting and use this often.
This is how I created layers.  I lightly stamped the Off the Grid stamp in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cs.  I sponged a bit of pink ink over the grid image.Next, I stamped the Baroque image in Early Espresso, directly on the vanilla cs.  I stamped it a second time on vanilla cs and fussy cut a large portion of the image out,  This was adhered directly over the initial image.  I stamped the image a third time on Crumb Cake cs in Versamark ink and heat embossed the center area with Early Espresso embossing powder.  The central image is fussy cut out and adhered to the second image, using dimensionals.
The final layer is from adding the butterfly.  The reason I chose to do the baroque flourish image in brown was to have a lot of contrast with the pink butterfly, so that the butterfly popped.
The background panel (Crumb Cake cs) has texture from dry embossing.  Scalloped edges, pearl bling, die cut leaves and a seam binding bow finish off the card. 
Please hop on over to the challenge blog and check out the other gorgeous creations from the Design Team.  Pick your style and create! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Have a blessed week,

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used (all Stampin' Up)
Stamps- Off the Grid, Beautifully Baroque, Papillon Potpourri
Paper- Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and retired dsp
Ink- Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Other- Apothecary Framelits, Large Scalloped Edgelit, Butterfly punch, pearls, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Tiny Tag Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Dazzling Details, Copic markers (not SU)


  1. What a gorgeous card, Lee Ann! The stamped image is fantastic, but when you add that beautiful butterfly, it takes it to a whole new level. I love the bow treatment with the leaves and pearl....such thoughtful it!

  2. I love your card Lee Ann. The flourish background, the ribbon and the shaped layers are all gorgeous.

  3. Lee Ann your card is so gorgeous, all the yummy layers and soft romantic feeling. So glad to have you on the Design Team!

  4. Wow - I absolutely adored this card as soon as I saw it! Just so lovely Lee Ann!


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