January 22, 2014

The Card Concept: Challenge #2 - Using texture

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Ready for a brand new challenge at The Card Concept?






Our new challenge is a texture challenge, so you as a participant will create your card based on one of the six defined styles from The Card Concept and incorporate texture in your design. Think of all the different types of texture you can add--heat or dry embossing, dimension, die cuts, accents, fabric, felt...the list goes on.

For my card I was really inspired by the gorgeous inspiration photo. I wanted to recreate the scene with texture but staying true to my CAS style.  I embossed the card base with stitching lines, I embossed then die cut the smaller panel, die cut the grass, house and roof. The roof is clear embossed. The smaller panel is raised slightly with foam tape and finally I added  wood heart veneer on the door (thank you Any Tsuruta).  Lots of dimension added but my design remains CAS.


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Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see all of the lovely inspiration from the designers, find a design style that you think you are or want to try and join in the fun, we can't wait to see what you decide to do!

Teresa Kline-Guest Designer

Cardstock: White, Simply Chartruse (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Love Lives Here (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inker) Polka Dot Parade (Papertrey Ink)
other: foam tape, wood veneer heart

42 comments :

Lynn said...

Love this Tracey...the texture with the clean design is perfection!

Maureen Merritt said...

I just love this! Is that house die PTI, why don't I have that????

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!! LOVING that little house!!!!!!!

Alanna said...

Great job with this challenge. The texture you added looks great and doesn't detract from your CAS design.

Marybeth said...

Your card is just perfect Tracey!!!! Love it!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So cute! I love your take on this photo, Tracey!

Barb said...

Wow! So perfect, Tracey! Love the embossing - makes the card even more special!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so deliciously simple and absolutely perfect, Tracey! LOVE!

Jenny said...

Fabulous card Tracey I love the diagonal embossed bands… what folder did you use to make them please??
Jenny x

Marisa said...

Love the EF you used behind the house (cute house too!). Lovely take on the insp. pic.

Kara said...

really cute! love the texture!

Virginia L. said...

I absolutely love this! Beauitufl textures and details, Tracey!! Way to rock this challenge!

Julia Aston said...

Love your little house and the embossings on the white Tracey!

MichelleZ said...

I have always been drawn to house or home images and this is fabulous, Tracey. I love it.

Leigh Penner said...

This is so sweet, Tracey! I love how you were inspired by the photo!

Anita in France said...

So cute, Tracey ... I love how you added so much interest and texture and still kept is so beautifully CAS ... love it! Anita :)

Barbara Murphy said...

You nailed it! I LOVE your CAS scene...and the subtle texture you created. Perfection!

~amy~ said...

I love this Tracey....the white on white with the pop of colors and the embossing...not forgetting that heart veneer:)

Happy Dance said...

Just love this Tracey! Love all the dimension and yet it remains CAS. Really great card. Hope to play too! Bev

Cathy Weber said...

Just the cutest little house Tracey...love the dry embossing you did...talk about adding texture! You know I love those stitched mats too. You captured the textured roof from the picture perfectly with your stamped pattern.

Jen said...

I love this! What a great take on the texture challenge!

Kerin said...

Tracey this is so sweet! I love your take on the challenge. Fabulous as always :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

My sweet friend, this is beyond a doubt my new favorite card of yours! You should bookmark it now as one of your top five cards of 2014!! Can anything possibly be sweeter?! I'm so glad you are on the DT or no one would have a chance to win against it!! Hugs, Darnell

Deanna Dean said...

So darn cute!!!

Lisa said...

Cute cute cute!!! Love this one to bits Tracey, just so sweet!

Wida said...

what a sweet and cute card. loving seeing everyones take on this challenge

Joyce said...

What to say that hasn't already been said? This is just so cute. I love that you have added so many fun details, but the overall card is still so wonderfully CAS.

Barb Ghig said...

I love your take on this challenge, Tracey! Your scene is so cute and I love your embossed background...Beautiful card!

Kelly Griglione said...

Seriously gorgeous, Tracey! Like Joyce said, all those details and still CAS is hard to do, but you pulled it off!

Joni nina Andaya said...

This is so Adorable Tracey!!! Love the little house. Very Pretty :)

Sharron said...

This is the sweetest card, Tracey! I absolutely LOVE it! The house is so adorable and the embossing adds the perfect texture.

cm said...

Perfection; it just doesn't get any better than this! LOVE!!
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Bonnie said...

What a sweet card! Love that red cabin, the stitched mats and diagonal embossing!

KayM said...

Oh Tracey that is soooooo cute!! I love how you were inspired by the photo!! Really darling card!

Karen D said...

Such a gorgeous CAS take on the Challenge Tracey. The stitched frames are a lovely addition.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Simply gorgeous! So many details but CAS!

Greta said...

Love this card, Stacey! Some day I'm going to break down & get some stitched mats--LOL!

Lesley Croghan said...

What a great take on the inspiration photo and my favourite "bit" is the wood heart!

Geri said...

Ditto on everything above! Totally beyond sweet with tons of texture! I am in total agreement with Darnell...top 5 of 2014!

In my humble opinion, the stitched mats are the #1 Best Ever Product!!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so stinkin' cute! I love that sweet little scene you created with that amazing little house. Love your embossed background too, so fun.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

There is a wonderful sweetness about this card, Tracey. Your rich colors really pop on the white background-such a wonderful contrast. I am amazed at your CAS talent!

Paper Crafting With Angelina said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of your card.