Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Card Concept #138b {Christmas in July}

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.  

As we mentioned at the beginning of our last challenge, we normally take a break for the summer, but this year we are going to keep the challenges going all summer long! 

Please check out this post introducing our Summer Design Team, and don't worry, the rest of our fabulous Design Team will be back with us in September for our Fall Session :-)

Now, on to our challenge inspiration photojust a reminder, our 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 colors 
and nautical Christmas theme to create
 this Clean and Layered card.

Lesley Croghan
Lesley's Inspiration: I love this inspiration photo! I was 
immediately drawn to the pinks, reds and blues. I also
 loved the vintage feel of the tree and accessories for my 
Classy and Elegant/ Clean and Layered cards!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blues, pinks along 
with the vintage feel to create a Classy and Elegant/ 
Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pine tree, 
the tiny starfish and the splashes of red for my 
Clean and Layered Christmas at the beach!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The beautiful and bright 
Christmas  tree inspired my graphic 
Clean and Layered card.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: I just love the fun colours of this 
Christmas scene, and drew my inspiration from that 
and the striped pillow for my Clean and Simple card. 

Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: The wonderful colors of turquoise, 
red and pink along with the sea imagery 
inspired my Clean & Layered card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, the 
ornaments, and the beach elements for my 
Clean and graphic styled shaker 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, August 3rd at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, August 5th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

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