Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Card Concept #50 {Shamrocks, Patterns & Greens}

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 welcome back past design team member, Ardyth Percy-Robb as our Guest Designer for March! She will be showcasing the Clean & Graphic style!

Clean & Graphic Guest Designer

I started cardmaking in 2006, at a Stampin’ Up! Party and have never looked back. Before that, I would not have claimed to be crafty or creative at all – I’m an accountant!  Currently, I’m a sahm to my teenage son Struan and my ‘tween’ daughter Kate. I also volunteer in my daughter’s school and I am the piano accompanist for two children’s choirs. I love clean, graphic design with bold colours and lots of white space.

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

Clean & Simple

Sandie Munro

I was inspired by the graphic style on the shamrocks and the colours.

Debbie Petersen

I was inspired by the shamrocks and the colors.

Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 
I was inspired by the layers of green tones

I was inspired by the green!

Clean & Layered
Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the colors and patterns.

Shabby Chic

I was inspired by the shamrocks and the earthy combo of green and tan

My inspiration came from the colours and the word "lucky."

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane

Inspired by the lush GREEN!

Michele K. Henderson
I was inspired by those lucky green shamrocks!

Classy & Elegant

Sheri Gilson

 I was inspired by the shamrocks and all the GREEN!

I was inspired by the color green and the shamrock

Mixed Media

Julie Gearinger

I was inspired by the colors and textures. 

Lilian Forsyth

I was inspired by shamrocks and colors.

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, March 14th at Noon (PST).


  1. Gorgeous cards by the DT...would love to have you enter our 'Feeling Green' challenge at Double D challenges!!
    Diane DD DT

  2. I'm delighted to come and play and support my lovely friend Ardyth as Guest Designer! All your cards in all the styles are superb!! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. The little turtles from KB Stamps are cute. Enjoyed the entries from the design team.

  4. The little turtles from KB Stamps are cute. Enjoyed the entries from the design team.

  5. Wow, amazing cards by the Design Team! I' so happy to play along! Note that I am having trouble commenting on #29 -- the link takes me back to the Card Concept blog, not Stephie's...I want to tell her how much I love all these layers and that sweet die cut bird!

  6. What a fun theme. I am playing along with a shabby chic style good luck shaker card for this challenge. So many pretty creations so far.