Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Card Concept #48 {Sweet Hearts}

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!

Before we get to our next challenge, we are excited to announce that Julee Tilman is joining our team as a Shabby Chic Designer! We asked Julee to share a bit about herself!

Hi, I'm Julee Tilman, a dabbler in many arts, mama to identical twin boys, and Owner/Illustator/Wonder Woman at Verve Stamps. I live in the beautiful Boise, Idaho foothills and have been stamping for 20+ years. I have a soft spot for all things Hello Kitty, a good cup of coffee, and rainbow ordered craft supplies. I adore mixed-media, distressing, and lots of layers, but also thrive on trying new things and blurring the lines between styles.

We also have a Guest Designer with us this month! Welcome to Rachel Bergfeld! Rachel's style is so inspiring and this month she will be making cards in the Clean & Simple category! 

Clean & Simple

Hi, I'm Rachel Bergfeld, and I'm an Indiana native who's been transplanted to Southwestern Arizona for the time being. I still feel like a newlywed (just over 2 years) and my husband and I have 2 dogs and 3 cats, but no human children yet. I started papercrafting in 2011 when I decided to try to make my own Thank You cards for my wedding. Little did I know that I was starting a full-blown obsession with that cardstock and simple rubber stamp! My style has since evolved into Clean and Simple by nature and necessity. I live pretty far from all of my family and I like to stay in touch with a handmade card every so often, but they have to stay fairly flat to make it through the mail undamaged. I will occasionally play around with other styles just for fun and variety!

Welcome Julee & Rachel!

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.

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

Clean & Simple
Guest Designer-Rachel Bergfeld

Clean & Simple

Sandie Munro

I was inspired by the hearts and the colours

Debbie Petersen

My inspiration came from the hearts and the pretty pink colors.

Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 

I was inspired by the colours, the hearts and the rolled flowers

I was inspired by the ombre of colors

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the hearts and romantic look of the inspiration photo.

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the hearts and colors.

Shabby Chic

The itty bitty roses on each heart inspired my paper selection, and I drew my layout from the line-up of pretty little things.

My inspiration came from the colours, love, and flowers.

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
I was inspired by the Cookies!!

Michele K. Henderson 

I love the colors and shapes of the graphic photo.

Classy & Elegant

Sheri Gilson

I was inspired by the HEARTS.

I was inspired by the rows of hearts.

Mixed Media

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the hearts, flowers and colors :-)

Lilian Forsyth

I was inspired by the colors, hearts and 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 15th at Noon (PST).


  1. Sharing my puzzle heart card with a clean and graphic style. The watercolor is bold and it is accented with gold heat embossing.

  2. Gorgeous cards by the DT....each and every one unique and seeign all the different creative styles!

  3. Oh what a lovely and wonderful challenge... fantastic inspirations from all DT. My heart makes boom-boom-boom :-)

    Hugs Doris

  4. Whoo hoo, great choice of Julee for your shabby girl :)

  5. Awesome card lovely wonderful challenge have Beautiful birthday wishes for you..

  6. Thanks for all the fab inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  7. great theme and inspiration from the DT, Debi x

  8. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT, love this pic too. I'm having trouble commenting on blogs using typepad and have tried chrome & explorer. Cathy x

  9. All the cards are just wow..Very pretty..