Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Card Concept #27

Hi friends!
It is time for another fabulous challenge at The Card Concept!


This week has a very fun graphic.  Check it out:


I am sure you can see how I was inspired.  I just love the ombre colors on the letters and the woodgrain background.  I found this awesome love die that worked perfectly for this challenge.  I used gelatos to achieve the ombre look.  Coloring them onto a piece of cardstock then blending them with a dry paper towel.  I then die cut using the die from the colored cardstock and layered onto another die cut of Craft-a-board for some dimension.

Stop over to The Card Concept blog to see what the other girls have created in all of the different styles.  I just love this challenge just for this reason!  It's great to see all the different takes on one inspiration photo.

ETA: Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Holiday (Valentine's Day)

 Thanks so much for stopping in!  I hope you get the chance to play along too!

Stamps:  Woodgrain background (Stampin' Up), Handwritten Borders (Simon Says)
Ink:  Sahara Sand

34 comments:

  1. So pretty. Great take on the inspiration photo.

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  2. I seriously need to get me some gelatos because the shading on that die is AMAZING!!

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  3. I love this...so soft and gorgeous and a great take on the inspiration!

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  4. Absolutely LOVE this card Kristie! Funny, just used these colors myself in a video today...lol! Great one - anyone would be thrilled getting it. :)

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  5. Great take on the inspiration picture! Love the ombre effect on the letters. I have never used rubbing Gelatos with a dry paper towel - have to try this!

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  6. I love your ombre letters, they look perfect on the wood grain background. Sweet card!

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  7. Wow, this is amazing Kristie! I love the ombre look of your letters and I love the inspiration you took from the photo!! Amazing! Hugs, Brenda

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  8. Another WOW card with that beautiful die!

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  9. LOVE it....Covet it want it..inspired by it..MAKING a card now...(thanks)...Also perfect for Inkspirational (OMBRE)..yay!!!

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  10. Love your take on the challenge. Great card :-)

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  11. OH MY LOVE!!!!! The way you inked those letters!!!!!! Holy cute, that looks amazing!

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  12. Love this ombre piece Kristie, the gelatos are blended so smoothly--great idea and using the Craft a Board I always forget!!

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  13. Fantastic valentine! Love the wood grain paper background, which really makes your ombre "LOVE" pop! This card really makes me smile! Love it! Bev

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  14. So happy to see this die again... yep, still want it! Gorgeous creation...
    =] Michele

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  15. I love this! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  16. My goodness! A better interpretation of the inspiration photo would be hard to find! You nailed the colors and the barn board. Another fabulous card my dear talented friend!

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  17. Wow! Great blending to make such a lovely ombre effect! And now I have another new site to visit! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Now I'm YOUR newest follower! :)

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  18. Oh, your cards are stunning Kristie!!

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  19. I really love the ombre effect you created with your sentiment! So pretty and fun! Just wanted to let you know this card would also work for this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps Challenge for the theme 'holiday' :)

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  20. love the background and the ombre sentiment - great card - thanks for playing along with us at ATSM

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  21. Oh Kristie this is just gorgeous! Love the fabulous sentiment you've created combined with the woodgrain background!

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  22. Your ombre letters look fabulous, Kristie. Very elegant take on the Card Concept inspiration! Thank you for sharing at ATSM :)

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  23. Super CAS card..I really admire your ability in that category:)
    My work with gelatos doesn't ever look as clean as this:( Thanks for the tip of using paper towel.

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  24. Wow, perfect CAS and the die cut letters colored with Gelatos for the ombre effect look fantastic!!

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  25. Love this so much. Amazing inking--I need to try out my gelatos, which are sitting in a drawer now. Such a high impact, simple design.

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  26. Wow~ so amazing! Love your take on the challenge! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  27. Kristie,, what a gorgeous card, filled with such beautiful wood-grain and ombre details! Whoever receives this will be wearing a dazzling smile for sure! Thank you for sharing this eye-catching gem in the ATSM gallery!
    ~c

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  28. Beautiful! Kristie, your CAS card is always beautiful!

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie