Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Card Concept #138a {Tropical Treats}

Welcome to The Card Concept-
Summer Edition!  

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.  

Normally, we take a break for the summer but this year we are going to have challenges all summer long with our Summer Design Team (see our post here introducing the team).  
The rest of our Design Team will be back in September for our Fall Session :-)

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, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)

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!

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 our Design Team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the watermelon 
jello cups to create this Mixed Media shape card.



Lesley Croghan
Lesley's Inspiration: I was inspired by the party theme,
 the black/white cake and the awesome colours for 
my Clean and Layered/Classy and Elegant card!



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright colors, 
the tropical floral along with the black and white striped 
cake to create a simple Mixed Media/Classy and Elegant card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright tropical 
colors, the palms, and that flamingo in my 
Clean and Layered card!



Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Tropical vibes inspired my 
Clean and Layered card.



Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The tropical foliage, the pops of 
black and white, and the flamingo all inspired 
my Clean and Layered card!



Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: The tropical vibe and colors 
from the inspiration photo for a 
Clean and Layered card.


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
tropical theme and patterns for my 
Clean and Layered 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!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 and  Rule #4 (please see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, July 20th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, July 22nd. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!



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