Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Card Concept: Brighter Days

There’s a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Loads of Lavender.  Happily, I had a lavender stamp in my not-yet-used stash and here it is!

04.14.21 Card Concept

My Clean and Simple card was inspired by the lavender and also by the woodgrain, the gingham ribbon and the general classic country look.

I have two posts up today and both cards for the posts had the same issue.  The image I wanted to use just didn't quite fill a full card front.  So I solved it for both cards by creating a mini-slim.  It's 3 1/2 x 6 and the narrow front was just right size for the image and sentiment.  The extra length gave me the space to add some woodgrain and some stitched accents.

04.14.21 Card Concept side

This sentiment just seemed right for right now.  The people that I've sent cards to for the last year are finally getting vaccinated and spending a bit more time outside of their homes.  It's definitely not all normal so I will keep sending cards - but there are definitely "brighter days ahead"!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at The Card Concept.


Stamps: Ink to Paper Brighter Days

Ink: Taylored Expressions Lavender Glaze, Stampin' Up Highland Heather and Mint Macaron

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Highland Heather

Dies: Ink to Paper Brighter Days, My Favorite Things Homespun Stitch Lines

Other: Stampin' Up Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Trinity Stamps Rainbow Reflection Rhinestone Mix

NOTE: Taylored Expressions carries envelopes for this size card


  1. This is STUNNING!!! I love that lavender stamp you used and the sentiment. GORGEOUS design!


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