Wednesday, February 1, 2023

A New Challenge at The Card Concept

It's time for a brand new challenge at The Card Concept and we sure hope that you will play along with us.  This is the inspiration photo for the new challenge to give you a starting point.  You don't have to follow it literally.  Just let something in the photo speak to your creative side.  Perhaps a color, a texture, an image or anything that makes you feel creative.  The most important thing is to have FUN.
I was inspired by the colors black, red and pink.  I was also drawn to the idea of using the hearts when I created my card.  I used basic black cardstock and some patterned paper from the Carta Bella My Valentine 6x6 Paper Pad.  The lovely sentiment I used is from the Love Is In the Air Valentine's Bundle at Bonnie Garby Designs.  I used a heart stencil and rubbed on some Spun Sugar and Kitsch Oxide Inks to the sentiment square.  You'll absolutely LOVE all the great sentiments and goodies over at Bonnie Garby Designs.
Next, I used a Papertrey Ink Heart Die to cut the hearts from corrugated cardboard and more of the patterned paper.  I added a small coffee cup (from Paper Sweeties) and a small Crate Paper circle sticker.  I also added a few sequins, some wrapped/knotted Solid Black Baker's Twine and a Miniature Ivory Sweetheart Blossom.
I like how my stencilled hearts match the hearts on the patterned paper (well, sorta  How will this inspiration photo speak to your creative side?  We look forward to seeing what you come up with to share in this FUN challenge.  The card styles are defined for you here on The Card Concept Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card, and I'll see you out there in blogland.
I'm sharing my card in the following:

Stencil Fun Challenge Blog - Challenge Theme: Winter - I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card which, of course, is a Winter holiday.  I used a heart stencil that I picked up at Walmart in a multipack.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Food and/or Drink" - My card has a cute little coffee cup, which is my favorite drink of all.

Paper Funday Challenge Blog - Challenge #50 - Anything Goes/Lots of Layers - This is yet another card I created with LOTS of fabulous paper layers.  I love using various textures and layering them so this challenge was right "up my alley" so to speak.  This is my Entry 6/6

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Love is in the Air" - What the world needs now is LOVE, sweet LOVE.

Colorful Options Challenge Blog - February: PINK - This is my favorite color and the inspiration photo inspired by sweet pink hearts and accents.

Dar & Diane's Double D Challenge Blog - Theme: Love (Inspiration Photo) -  I was inspired by the all the adorable hearts as well as the color scheme.  I absolutely love to play along in this FUN challenge whenever I'm able.
Thanks again for stopping by my blog today, friends.



  1. Hi Karen:
    Such a Pretty card, great job as always !

  2. How pretty this is Karen - for me the die cut corrugated card is an inspired detail. Wonderful work on this gorgeous card

  3. The details added to this card are just amazing! I love all the layered panels with that cute little cuppa warmth! Perfect for this time of the year! Stay warm!

  4. Your inspiration from our mood board is fantastic. I love the burst of hearts and that coffee cup which I would send to a special friend that enjoys coffee like I do. Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Oops! I meant, Thanks for playing along at Double D Challenge!

  6. OH! SO beautiful Donna, always love your layers and this is a lover card too. In all senses :)

  7. Stunning Card Karen! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx

  8. I love all the details in your beautiful card!


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