Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Card Concept #84 {Sweet Inspiration}

Happy New Year and welcome back to The Card Concept! We hope all of you had a great holiday and we are thrilled that you are joining us for the New Year!

Before we proceed with our new challenge, we would like to take this time to note that one of our designers, Vicki Finger will be taking a short break from the Design Team.  She is in the process of building a new home/moving and needs some time away from from the DT responsibilities.  We will miss Vicki's beautiful creations on the DT but she is planning on playing along with us and will be back in the fall!! Stop by her blog and say hi!! 

 Now, on to our new challenge- 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: Pastels, birthday cake and stripes 
and dots and a good helping of sequins 
for a layered shaker pocket card.

Becca's Inspiration:This photo dripped with elegance.
I loved the soft pink, gray, and rustic combo so
I incorporated that in my Shabby Chic/Mixed Media design. 

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the vintage feel 
of the photo as well as all of the beautiful roses 
to create my Mixed Media/Shabby Chic card!

Kim's Inspiration: I love the sweet cupcakes, 
delicate pearls and pink to make a 
Clean and Simple card. 

Michele's Inspiration: I love the romantic cupcakes 
as well as the feminine embellishments and 
used them in my Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy's Inspiration: Cupcakes, roses and pearls! 
Classy Elegance with this card.

Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic "Love" card was 
inspired by all the pinks, creams, and natural colours.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft colors 
and the rose buds to make my very
 Clean and Simple card.

Angel will be back with us for the next challenge!

Mackie's Inspiration: My Mixed Media card was inspired 
by the cupcakes and pink!!

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!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, January 22nd at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

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