Texture was the name of the game for The Card Concept . . . use texture on your card. I pulled out a lot of different texture ideas, including metal and embossing paste, and I ended with dry embossed cardstock, heat embossing and lots of layering which provides it's own texture.
Here is my Clean and Layered design . . .
The inspirational photo for the challenge is noted below. I drew most of my inspiration from the white trim on the house, which is especially drawn out in the white wood grain panel on my card.
For additional texture, I die cut a heart window from the white wood grain and the diagonal stripe paper. I stamped and embossed the hearts on the red card base, and then from a thin strip of pattern paper, I die cut strips to lay across the heart to add texture.
Cardstock: Cardstock from Bazzill and Simon Says (from January card kit)
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants from Simon Says Stamp Card Kit
Stamps: The Stamps of Life
Dies: Sizzix Heart Scallop Die
Ink: Ranger Archival and Versamark
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Other: Stampin' Up White Embossing Powder, K I Rhinestones,
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, Heat Gun