Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Card Concept #85 {Rustic Blooms}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Ruth is taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog and say "hi"!

Becca is also taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog and say "hi"!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful 
colors and flowers to create a Classy & Elegant 
Mixed Media easel card!

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the sweet spring 
pink bouquet, love all the pretty shades of 
pink for my Classy & Elegant card.

Michele's Inspiration: I loved the rustic wooden panels 
and the pretty flowers in the jar and added them to my 
Freestyle Collage Shabby Chic card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: All the pretty flowers with the 
rustic wood background inspired 
my Vintage Layered card!

Maureen's Inspiration: My "Clean" Shabby Chic card 
was inspired by the wood background and colours.

Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple watercolored 
card was inspired by the wood background
and the jar of flowers.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I steered away from the 
flowers and focused on the pretty colors 
for my Clean and Layered card!

Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the pretty 
pink and blue flowers against the woodgrain 
background to create my Mixed Media style card.

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, February 5th at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. Such a pretty picture, and wonderful inspiration by the DT!

  2. Thank you for inspiring me with this beautiful photo!

  3. Love the variety of beautiful inspiration from the DT!

  4. Doh! I always forget the deadline is Eastern time. Loved this challenge, and got a little chance to play this weekend. Here's my card...