Today is a very big day for me...my first day on the Card Concept Challenge Design Team. I am beyond excited to be one of the Classy and Elegant style designers for this brand new challenge and believe me, I know how lucky I am! Anyone who has ever seen my cards might be doing a little double-take right about now. Most of the cards I make are in the Clean and Layered design style, after all I live in a town whose motto is "Horsetown USA". My idea of classy is drinking beer... from a glass. Frosting the glass in the freezer...elegant. Setting it on a coaster... bumps it all the way up to regal, so Classy and Elegant cards are going to be a bit of a stretch for me. That's why the Card Concept Challenge is going to be such great fun for every card maker. Every challenge, the design team will share two examples of six different card styes and you can use any one of them to make your card. I think you will be surprised to see how many qualities each style has in common.
Here are the six styles and a link for more information about each style:
For Challenge #2, we have a beautiful inspiration photo and a challenge to use texture on our card.
I drew my inspiration from the texture on the roof and the red and white color of the house.
I based my card around a beautiful sentiment stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps (Safe Harbor Sentiments embossed in gold. I layered the sentiment onto a couple of Spellbinders Floral Ovals. The texture on my card is some jute wired ribbon that I spray pained gold to make it a little more elegant. The burlap ribbon is also spray painted. The background patterned paper is stamped with Waltzingmouse (Pinstripe Backgrounder). I added a gold bow and some charms...you guessed it, spray painted gold to match the ribbon.
Classy and Elegant not your style? I guarantee you will find something that is just right for you when you check out the other cards made by the Card Concept Challenge Design Team. Challenge #2 lasts for two weeks, plenty of time to make a card...or two! The challenge ends Feb. 3rd at noon, PST. The winners will be revealed on Wed. Feb. 5th. I hope to see your card in the gallery very soon!