Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Card Concept #93 {Floral Centerpiece}

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 proceed with the new inspiration photo, we want to wish Robin Messenheimer a temporary farewell to the Design Team. Robin lives in Leilani Estates in Hawaii and due to the recent volcanic activity, Robin and her husband had to flee their home. 

They had to evacuate in a hurry and since there home has not destroyed by lava yet, they have been able to return to retrieve a few things (most of Robin's craft supplies are still at the house).  They are staying safe at a friend's home, but at this time, it appears that they will never be to live in their beautiful Leilani Estates home again.
Robin is hoping to be able to return to our DT in the fall and we wish her and her husband all of the best for the future.  If you have a chance, please stop by Robin's blog and let Robin know that you are thinking of her. 

We will miss you Robin- we are praying for you and all of Hawaii!

Now, on to our inspiration photo for our Floral Centerpiece challenge!

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 multicolored flowers 
as well as all of the gorgeous green to create 
my Shabby Chic Mixed Media card! 

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the fresh color palette and focused
on the central pale yellow flower with sprigs of pink around it 
for my Clean and Layered card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The floral centerpiece in pinks and corals 
with one yellow flower was my starting point 
for my Classy Elegant card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours, the florals, and the layout of this 
darling photo.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:   I was inspired by the colors of the flowers 
and the round plates for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera

Angel's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the soft peachy color 
with the pop of the flowers for my Clean And Simple card.

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Classy & Elegant style card was 
inspired by the colors of the beautiful flowers 

Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration:  My Clean & Layered style card is inspired 
by the floral bouquet and colors. I opted to do a center focus 
with the flowers and sentiment.
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, May 28th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. These are all beautiful! I accidentally loaded the wrong card. I meant to click the other card in my post! I apologize in advance!

  2. Merci pour ce fabuleux défi et la grande inspiration de la DT

    Thank you for this fabulous challenge and the great inspiration of the DT