Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Card Concept #138c {Dog Days of Summer}

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! 

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's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the adorable doggie
 to create this fun Clean and Layered card.
Lesley's Inspiration: I was inspired by the dog theme 
for my Clean and Layered card! 

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cute dog with the 
fun sunglasses as well as the hot red colors of 
summer for my Clean and Layered card!

Michele's Inspiration: The stylish doggie in the red glasses 
was my inspiration for this Clean and Layered card 
featuring my sophisticated pup on a Vespa!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: That precious pup 
amidst all those colors inspired my 
Clean and Layered card.
Marcie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Graphic card was inspired 
by the fun summer vibe of the inspiration photo 
as well as the colours. 

Anita's Inspiration: A very literal take on the inspiration
 photo- he was so cute - a dog with sunglasses for
 2 Clean and Layered cards.
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cute dog and 
the colors for my Clean and Simple 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, August 17th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, August 19th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!


  1. Fun and colorful cards, just perfect for the dog days of summertime! Thank you for the inspiration, ladies! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Super fun inspiration image and awesome cards from the DT, thanks for the challenge!