Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Card Concept #110 {Shamrock Blessings}

Welcome to The Card ConceptEvery two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating 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 designers 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration:  I was inspired by those fabulous 
colors for my Mixed Media card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the green as 
well as the pieced wooden shamrock to create 
a Clean and Layered/Mixed Media card. 

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was really inspired by the color and 
cut shapes of the wooden pieces that formed a shamrock 
when assembled for my Freestyle Collage card.

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: The rustic feel of the inspiration photo
 and colors on the shamrock inspired my 
vintage style Shabby Chic card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I see a shamrock that's the 
star of the show! I decided to create a 
Classy and Elegant layered card!

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic card was inspired 
by the shamrock, colours, and wood background.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was
inspired by the wood 
and, of course, that shamrock.

Angel Rivera
Angel's taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog to say "hi"!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
design of the shamrock to create my Mixed Media style card!

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card 
combines with a bit of mixed media and was
 inspired by the St. Patrick's Day vibe of the 
inspiration photo. 

Pam Staples
Pam's inspiration: I was inspired by the shamrock, 
and colors but especially the distressed door creating 
the setting for this Clean and Simple card.

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 18th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, March 20th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. Thanks for the fabulous challenge and wonderful DT work for added inspiration! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Beautiful designs, ladies, and a fun timely challenge! Hugs, Darnell