Thanks for your quick response. I have attached an image to see if I could get your thoughts on how this might work.
Numbers 2-6 all link to there appropriate articles right now and are set up as cards. The client wants to make number 1 also link to the same article as number 2, but they want number one to have a different image then the background that is behind number 2. Currently I can only set one image as the image for the article.
Banners can only support linking to a URL or they do nothing. That's a banner for you.
But it sounds like you want a great big image that represents an article, and when you click on it, it opens the article. <-- That's what an article does.
Control the appearance of that article card through card mapping and a card design.
Build a card that's big, maybe it doesn't show any metadata labels. I think that will do what you describe. If you add the metadata for the Title, your readers will understand a bit more than just the card image...