Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Card Concept #87 {Freshly Brewed}

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.  

Before we post our inspiration challenge photo, we would like to say farewell to two of our designers, Ruth Andrews and Becca Cruger.  Both ladies are stepping down from the DT due to life changes and responsibilities.  We have enjoyed seeing their artwork each week and will miss them!  We wish them all the best in the future and hope that you will take a moment to visit their blogs and wish them well! 

Now, on to our new inspiration photo....

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: 

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful
flowers as well as the gray white-washed wood 
for my Classy & Elegant Mixed Media card!

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: So much inspired me on this one, 
from the table top, pretty pink flowers and 
that amazing cup of coffee! I kept my card pretty 
Clean and Simple so the coffee would shine.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors 
and shapes, and a wanted to include botanical 
pink elements in my Freestyle Collage design.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: What didn't inspire me?!?! 
The cup of coffee, sweet pink daisies, wood background, 
a touch of black and just a bit of rustic elegance 
for my Mixed Media card.

Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card 
was inspired by the gorgeous flowers, wood slat table 
and that yummy grande non fat latte 
with extra heart foam :)

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, 
all that woodgrain and of course the cup of 
what I'll call tea for my somewhat 
Clean and Layered card.

Angel's Inspiration: I loved the textured 
background with the pink flowers and obviously
 the cuppa coffee for my Clean and Layered card :) 

Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card 
was inspired by the pinks and COFFEE!!!!

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, March 5th at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. WOW!! So many gorgeous coffee cards! Very inspiring... I cannot wait to follow and see more! TFS

  2. Really beautiful DT inspiration pieces. Thank you for this Challenge x

  3. Thank you for the challenge. Lovey work by the design team. I have used the cup and the pink flowers for my card.