Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Card Concept #132 {Easter Blessings}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

For those of you who are new to our challenge, 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 the blues and greens,
 the cross, the burlap lampshade, and the flowers to 
create this Clean and Layered Easter card.

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
textures for my Clean and Layered card this week.



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the distressing in the frame, 
the cross, the black birdcage as well as the touches of blue and white 
to create a Mixed Media/Shabby and Vintage Easter card!



Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the dark greens 
and blues, and that antique looking bird cage, and 
included them in my Clean and Layered look.




Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  The cross on the mantle, and 
the rustic feel of the photo inspired my 
Clean and Layered Easter card.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's InspirationI was inspired by the colors, 
the bird and birdcage, the burlap lamp shade, and
 the general rustic ambiance of the photo to create my 
Shabby and Vintage sympathy card.


Angel Rivera
Angel's card is on the way!




Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the framed 
cross to design my Clean & Layered style card.



Marcie Sharp
Marcie is taking a break for this challenge!



Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the brass bird cage, 
blue shades of color and the burlap lamp for this 
Clean and Layered card sending happy thoughts your way!


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the kraft lamp 
shade, the distressed elements, and the white flowers.  
I created a Shabby and Vintage styled card. 




The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
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, April 13th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, April 15th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


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