Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Card Concept #82 {Retro Holiday}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Ruth's Inspiration: The pink, the silver, the sparkle all 
inspired me to make this Clean and Layered card.

Becca is taking off for this challenge- 
stop by her blog and say "hi"! 

Vicki Finger

Vicki's Inspiration: With all of the elements of 
"retro" in the photo, I had a hard time choosing 
one direction to go but I settled on the color 
and style of the ornaments for my 
Elegant and Classy card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the gorgeous 
pinks and blues with all of the silver for my 
Mixed Media card! Reminds me of Christmas 
at my Grandparent's house :-)

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: All the bling and all the wonderful 
ornaments on the wreath- I love that incredible 
look and decided to create a fun 
Clean and Simple card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the glossy shine 
of the ornaments, and was inspired to 
create this elegant Clean and Simple card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Did someone say retro? Love the 
use of pinks and aquas for that touch of Christmas past. 
Style? Did you know you can combine styles? 
Did just that, with a some layered, a definite flair 
of vintage, and don't forget elegant with bit of bling.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple (or 
Clean and Layered...can't decide! HA!) is inspired 
by this GORGEOUS colour favourite!

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: The bright, fun colors and 
that gorgeous wreath inspired my 
Clean and Simple card!

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: That great color combo and all 
the sparkle for my Clean and Graphic card!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
pretty ornaments for my Clean and Simple card!

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, we have extended this challenge an additional week to allow our Design Team to have more time with their families!  

Happy Thanksgiving and we hope you can join us- this challenge will close on Monday, December 4th
at 12:00 pm EST.


  1. I just came over to link my card and I see your linky tools subscription expired. Here's the link to my card, but I'll stop by later and try to link it again.

  2. Beautiful samples! Thanks so much for the fab inspiration and fun challenge!

  3. Hi there! Please delete my entry #22 as I didn't follow the rules about photo inspiration! Thanks and sorry!