Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Card Concept #124 {Ornate Ornaments}

Welcome to The Card Concept

Before we show you our challenge photo, we would like to welcome 
Esther Asbury to The Card Concept Design Team!  

Hello, my name is Esther and I live in the beautiful state of Virginia with my husband, daughter, and two spoiled rotten dogs. I've enjoyed many different hobbies over the years, but have recently narrowed my interest to mainly card-making/paper-crafts. I don't really have one definable style but instead enjoy trying new techniques and experimenting with different products. I hope my work will inspire you to be yourself and create beauty in your own unique way!

We are so excited to have Esther on the team and we know that you will be inspired by her amazing artwork!

Now, on to our new challenge!  As you know, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, in addition to letting us know what inspired you from the photo, please let us know what style and/or styles you chose.  

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

You will notice that 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 for 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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by both the ornaments and 
the teal color to create this Classy &  Elegant Christmas card.

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I used those yummy colors and ornaments 
as inspiration for my Clean and Layered card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the different shades 
of blue/green as well as the patterns on the ornaments to 
create a Classy and Elegant/ Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I love the beautiful color combination 
and the snowflake star on the top ornament
 and was inspired to create this Clean and Layered card duo.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: All those delightfully festive ornaments
 in aqua, shiny bright baubles inspired my blinged, 
classy & layered card.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: The beautiful shiny ornaments with all
of the 
shades of blue inspired my 
Clean and Simple Mixed Media card!
Angel's taking a break for this challenge!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: All of the shiny baubles inspired 
my Classy & Elegant style Shaker card!

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The beautiful colours and 
ornament theme is what inspired my 
Clean and Layered Mixed Media card !

Pam Staples
 Pam's taking a break for this challenge!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the metallic aqua 
and silver shaped ornaments with touches of snowflakes.
 I created a Clean and Simple Classy and Elegant styled card. 

The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo 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) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  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 2nd at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, December 4th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

1 comment:

  1. YAY for Esther!
    Love the new challenge, gorgeous projects!