Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Card Concept #28 {Romantic Roses}

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!

This week we are hoping this picture inspires you to celebrate ROMANCE with us! 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! 

You are welcome to use the colours or anything in the photo that inspires you! Happy crafting!

The styles are explained HERE.

Jeanne Jachna

This month we are focusing on Freestyle Collage designs and have the talented Jeanne Jachna joining us. Jeanne designs are bright, bold and layered with die cuts, ribbon and embellishments. We are so pleased that she is joining us for the month of February. You might pick up a thing or two about this design style and you might be inspired to give it a try. She will not disappoint, look at the gorgeous card she has created for this challenge below!

Freestyle Collage Guest Designer

Jeanne Jachna

The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...

Clean & Simple

Kristie Goulet
 The many flowers inspired my CAS design.
I was inspired by the warmth of the colours, especially the soft pink roses but I knew I wanted to keep my card CAS and as close to one layer with minimal clutter as possible.

Clean & Graphic

Cindy Lovell
 I was inspire by the colors
Soft shades of taupe, blue & brown are perfect for a masculine card.

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the pretty clusters of flowers and soft colors.

Laurie Schmidt

I was inspired by the soft, warm colors.

Shabby Chic

Narelle Farrugia

I was inspired by the combination of the roses, the softness of those earthy tones and the woodgrain box.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

I was inspired by the colors, flowers and the box from this week's beautiful inspiration!

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
I LOVE making Valentines:) The colors and texture of the wood box inspired this one. 

Lea Lawson
I focused on the muted color palette & romantic theme of the inspiration photo!

Classy & Elegant

Angela Maine
The rich earthy tones are beautiful

I was inspired by the beautiful flowers and soft color pallet.
Mixed Media
Yoonsun Hur 
Butterflies came into my mind when I saw those beautiful flowers!

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the wonderful neutral wood tones and gorgeous flowers. 

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. Everyone loves comments!

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


  1. Happy to play along with a shabby chick garden rose theme. Beautiful creations so far from everyone. :)

  2. A great challenge, ladies, and wonderful cards! It's so lovely to see the fabulous Jeanne as Guest Designer!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. A great challenge, ladies, and wonderful cards! It's so lovely to see the fabulous Jeanne as Guest Designer!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. I just shared my simple and layered version on my blog this morning + linked it up. This color combo spoke to me :) Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. This is my first time playing along. Thanks for the great concept and inspiration from the DT.