Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Card Concept #104 {Elegant Holiday}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating 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 designers 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the beautiful 
textures as well as the gorgeous silvers and green to
 create a Classy & Elegant/Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the glistening 
elegance of the silvers, blues, and greens of the winter 
branches, and created a Clean and Layered, Mixed Media/
Classy and Elegant card.

Kim Lackenbach
Kim is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!

Nancy Penir

Nancy's InspirationAll that classy elegance in one photo! 
Pure inspiration inspired my Classy & Elegant layered card!

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the neutral background, the splash of silver sparkle, 
and the pop of chartreuse.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the texture
 and all the silver to create my somewhat
Clean and Layered card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pop of green 
surrounded by silver for my Clean and Simple card.

Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the elegance and 
the beautiful silver colors with a touch of green for 
my Classy & Elegant style card.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The frosty, fresh and sparkly colours
 of the inspiration photo is what inspired my 
Clean & Layered card.

Pam Staples
Pam's InspirationThe elegance of the silver 
floral arrangement featuring soft touches of green 
is the inspiration for my Classy & Elegant 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!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, December 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Thursday, December 27th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. Hello! !
    Today I decorated the Christmas tree. I really enjoyed it! Every year I get very excited, I decorate the Christmas tree and it begins to feel like Christmas. I think this year's Christmas tree is also very beautiful.

  2. Truly elegant designs from the DT and a great photo for inspiration, thanks for the challenge!