Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Card Concept 1

Hi friends!
I'm so excited to share a new challenge blog with you
called The Card Concept.
It's a bi-weekly challenge blog with 
several very talented designers to inspire (VERY talented!),
and this is their very1st challenge!
Here's the challenge photo:

It's as simple as using the photo's colors
and choosing one of 6 style themes.

I'm a layering girl, so when I saw one of the styles was Clean and Layering,
I was in!
I quickly connected to Kay and Kerin with their lovely layered samples.

My card features Lil Inkers Stitched cover plate layered over a pink pattern paper, all over 
PTI's Melon Berry cardstock.

And then more layers!
Happy Birthday medallion: PTI 2012 Birthday Tags
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow
Cork border: Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels 4
Bigger Blooms &Turning a New Leaf dies: PTI
I'm absolutely smitten with the new Lunette and Oriel Butterfly dies from Memory Box!

I spritzed the wings with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst 'Teeth Chattering Teal'
for a bit of shimmer.

Had some fun layering the clear embossed posies around.
Added some Stickles to the centers of a few of them.

Sorry about the long post, but I couldn't take a bad picture today.
How often does that happen?!?!?!

Be sure to visit The Card Concept, and see what style you would create.

There's a PS!
I'm awed by the challen'gees' 
Wow there are some gorgeous entries!

PPS, Possible Classy & Elegant? Hard to decide.
Thanks Cathy for clarifying a bit!


  1. Wow, I love this card! I am always in awe of people who can layer like this, the different textures are fab. Cx

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  3. Just dropping by to say how much I enjoyed your card, I love your cork border so much

  4. Nancy your cards always make me smile--gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept for the first challenge!

  5. I am a fan of butterflies anyway, but this one is especially beautiful! The work you put into making this gorgeous card is apparent. It's a real WOW!! Thank you for joining us this week at The Card Concept!

  6. Oh WOW! I love this one!! Amazing...i love your layering and the pretty butterfly!!!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!!

  7. gorgeous, so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. Wow. This is a stunner! I am a huge fan of that Lil Inker the patterned paper peeking from behind it and all those pretty flowers and beautiful die cut butterfly. I love it...I think it looks pretty Classy and Elegant too...hard to choose between those two styles!

  9. Gorgeous card, Nancy! The cork is a wonderful addition to your card, giving great texture. I am thinking this is pretty classy and elegant, too. ;) Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  10. Gorgeous card my dear! Love that butterfly die! And all the pretty layers!!

  11. You are indeed a layering girl, Nancy! One I can only aspire to being! Congratulations on the well-deserved win at The Card Concept for this gorgeous card!! Hugs, Darnell