Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Card Concept #133 {Hello Spring}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, in addition to letting us know what inspired you from the photo, please let us know what style and/or styles you chose.  

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

You will notice that 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 for 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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful bouquet 
to create this Clean and Simple spring card featuring
 one of my favorite Power Poppy images!

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pretty flowers 
and colors to create a long and narrow Clean and Layered/
Mixed Media card. 

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I fell in love with the bright and 
colorful bouquet and included them in my 
Clean and layered hello Spring card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  The watering can full of 
spring florals inspired my Clean and Layered/ 
Classy and Elegant card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's InspirationI was inspired by the colors 
in the bouquet as well as the neutral background 
to create a Clean and Layered sympathy card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: Those beautiful flowers really 
pop on the white background, so I tried for the same 
thing on my Clean and Simple card.

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful flowers
 to create my Mixed Media style card!

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Classy and Elegant card 
draws its inspiration from the colours 
of the floral bouquet.

Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the color profile of 
the image and of course, the flowers for 
my Mixed Media card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bouquet of 
flowers and text on the vase to create a
Classy and Elegant styled card.

The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
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) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  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, April 27th at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, April 29th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. Love the stunning makes from the DT, Hazelxx

  2. A beautiful inspiration photo and gorgeous inspiration from the DT!

  3. Gorgeous inspiration, ladies ... thank you! Anita :)