Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Card Concept #43 {Thank-Fall}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create a card in one of the styles we have offered here.  The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!

Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.

This month we are thrilled to have Guest Designer, Julee Tilman with us as a Shabby/Chic designer!!! Everything Julee makes is a "one-of-kind" beauty! She is a true artist and I was absolutely thrilled that she agreed to join us as a Guest this month! Thank you so much, Julee! I asked her to share a little about herself! 

Hi, I’m Julee Tilman, a dabbler in many arts, mama to 3.5 year old twins and Owner/Illustator/Wonder Woman at Verve Stamps.  I’ve been stamping for 20+ years and love a good card layout.  I absolutely adore mixed-media, distressing and lots of layers, but also thrive on trying new things and blurring the lines between styles.  On any given day it’s anyone’s guess which stamping style I’ll be sharing on my blog, Poetic Artistry

The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...we cannot wait to see how YOU are inspired!

Clean & Simple

Sandie Munro

I was inspired by the fancy cornice at the top of the dresser and the colours.

Debbie Petersen
I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo.

Clean & Graphic
Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the colors and rustic look of the photo.

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the pumpkins.

Shabby Chic

Debbie Marcinkiewicz
This week I found inspiration in the tablescape, theme and neutral palette!

Deanne Kay
My inspiration came from the hay, neutral colours, and wood grain.

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
I was inspired by all the bits and pieces in the photo.

Michele K. Henderson

I was inspired by a few hidden details in the photo.

Classy & Elegant

Vicki Burdick

I was inspired by the colors and the all the circle elements.


I was inspired by the blue and yellow!

Mixed Media

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the steel buckets along with the white and gold accents.

Lilian Forsyth

I was inspired by the pumpkins and leaves.

Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky (if possible). Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, November 16th at Noon (PST).


  1. Another gorgeous selection of cards from the DT girls! Really hope I can make time to play along this week, Jo x

  2. Wonderful inspirations! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wonderful creations from all DT. I like the one from Vicki - her card is really classic and elegant.

    Hugs Doris