I've had some exciting news that I've been sitting on for awhile now.
I've been asked to join the DT at The Card Concept
I was so surprised and honored by the invite. 
I thought about it for all of 2 seconds and sent off a reply email saying YES!
I am so thrilled to be working alongside the talented 
group of ladies on this team.

There are so many ways to be inspired by the photo below. The colors, the
flowers, the stripes, the books, the dots,  the travel mug, the words... so 
many ways. 
I went with the flower, gold 'dots' and the word hello.

Check out the rest of the DT's cards here.
The styles are defined here.

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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white, basic black
dsp: Pop of Pink Specialty paper
stamp set: Peony Bouquet (Altenew)
pencil crayons: Prismacolor
big shot: hello (Mama Elephant), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)
foam sheet: (Michaels)


This is really pretty, Susan! I love the colors! Welcome to The Card Concept 2017! Warm and wonderful wishes for a great new year!
Becca Cruger said…
Susan, this is SO chic and pretty!
That beautiful flower just pops off that fun gold polka dot background! Love!!! So glad you have joined the Card Concept team!
Happy 2017!
Becca Cruger said…
Susan - just following up to your comment about Distress Crayons - try coating your paper with a layer of gesso first. It helps the crayons blend and smooth into each other. :)
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Michelle :) I'm thrilled to be part of the team.
Susan Powell said…
That sounds like a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for the tip.
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Mackie :) I'm really excited to be here.
laurie said…
I really love those gold polka dots! That bloom is gorgeous!
Heather North said…
Congratulations, Susan! Your card is gorgeous!!!!
Julie Gearinger said…
Wow, Susan- you have knocked it out of the park with this gorgeous CAS creation! Love the gold dots along with that beautifully colored blossom!! We are so thrilled to have you designing with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and have a blessed week, sweet DT "Sis"!
Thank you Julie - and thanks so much for your help getting set up. I'm really looking forward to the year ahead :)
Rahmat said…
Welcome to the team Susan, I love your debut card, the background is lovely with the dots, and beautiful flower.
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Rahmat :) I am so thrilled to be here!
Karen Davis said…
Hi Susan. Welcome to the team, and what a start!! So gorgeous. I love the luscious bloom and the fabulous gold dots.
Thank y Karen :) I'm thrilled to be here!
Gorgeous card Susan! I especially love the vellum panel bordered by the black stripes, so elegant!
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Gwendolyn :)