19 January 2017

The Card Concept Challenge 65 - Fresh & Bold

What an amazing gallery the CC followers created last challenge!! Such a high standard of cardmaking makes it very difficult to choose just a few cards for a mention.
Lesley has chosen another fabulous picture to inspire you this week at The Card Concept. Fresh and Bold describes it very well. Take a look :)

Aside from the colours, what most jumped out at me, were the patterned cushions. 

The Orange pattern reminded me of lower case e's repeatedly stamped......so that is what I did! I have several large, foam, Making Memories, alphabet stamp sets (in many fonts) that rarely see the light of day these days, so it was lovely to give one an airing. I stamped, rotated, and stamped again using dye ink. I then cut a partial circle from the piece of card. I love the result and must remember to use this technique again.

The pattern on the pink and white cushion, as far as my old eyes could tell, was made up of horizontal crosses. I have a little 'cross' hand punch, that is years old. I went to town, on a piece of pink board, punching lots of wee crosses. I then glued them down in the pattern you see on my card. Once they were really secure, I guillotined the piece to size.

The dry embossed background was inspired by the white buttoned headboard.

My 1920's lady (from Montarga stamps based in Christchurch, New Zealand) is mirroring the wall art. I coloured her with grey Copics.

This is how I made my Clean and Layered card......now it's your turn :)

Here are the links to the design team's blogs:-

Becca Cruger

Karen Davis (you are here)

Come and play along with us at The Card Concept   

Have a great week.


Michele K. Henderson said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! I had a very similar idea for my card too, like this, focusing on the fashionable ladies in the photo but I didn't know how to pull it off! You have chosen the perfect stamp and colors for this. LOVE it!
Crafty Hugs!

Karren said...

I love how you were inspired by the "e"s, Karen. Your card is gorgeous! I have several Montarga stamps stashed away with my wood-mounted stamps - they have some fabulous images.

baileyrosy.com said...

Beautiful card, love the retro lady but done in a CAS style and the colours wow they are just perfect.


Marlena M. said...

Your design is amazing Karen~I especially love that circle you came up with! Love the textures too~

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty and fun!

Susan Powell said...

Karen this is fantastic! I never would've guessed that the orange piece was made with lowercase e's - so very creative!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love, love,love this retro card, Karen! Just fabulous!!!!

Lisa said...

This card made me smile, this is such a fun card, how did you get the orange background, was it paper or something else? awesome job, I likewise have entered into this Card Challange, over at www.couponsahmIAm.blogspot.com