Friday, January 17, 2014

The Card Concept 1 - Garden of Daisies


New year and new challenge!  This one is brand new.  It's called The Card Concept, and it's a bi-weekly challenge with loads of designers of varying styles, and the designers explain their inspiration and create cards in that style.  You then create a card in one of the styles and link up!  

Easy right?  My question . . . is it harder to create in a style or figure out your style?  I'm such a hybrid.  

I am going to go with  Clean and Layered, which means . . . 

  • clean lines
  • lots of layers
  • designer papers/embossing
  • embellishments/accents
  • clean and fresh looking
  • some coloured images at times
  • white space

For the photo inspiration, I was inspired by the separation of busy and calm, in that the bottom of the card had a busy city environment, and the top was a quiet dark sky.  So I created my own busy background using the suggested color palette, and I kept the top of my card a little more simplistic.  

I created my own pattern paper using stamps, and I popped the top of my design.  I've got some layers happening.  I have fairly clean lines (I've been called linnear by friends).

Now my StampNation group also had a challenge, which was to create a card with a family sentiment, so that is where I got the inspiration for my sentiment . . . 

I have to say that I'm looking forward to seeing what The Card Concept has in store for their next challenge.  Fun times, indeed!

Supplies Used
Cardstock from Neenah and Bazzill
Stamps from The Stamps of Life and Close To My Heart
Ink from Close To My Heart
Ribbon from Stampin' Up
Circle Punch from Stampin' Up
Rhinestones from KI


  1. Great job on the card. I love making my own patterned paper, too--and you showed a great example of how easy it is to make patterns in the colors you need. Thank you, also, for the close-up. I saw the black is actually a linen look. Visually interesting while keeping it simple. Way to go! :-) -B

  2. darlin, so glad you joined us for the first Card Concept challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  3. What a gorgeous Mothers Day card Debbie. The torn edge is a nice contrast to the straight cuts. Lovely stamping too.Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

  4. I love how the colours work together in the graphic background paper you've stamped! Thanks so much for joining us at the very first Card Concept challenge - I hope we'll see you again!

  5. What a cute cute card! I love the scattered flowers along the bottom! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)