Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Card Concept #141 {Around the World}

  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, 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 old books and 
suitcase to create this Mixed Media card.

Tangii's Inspiration: I used the books, flowers and 
"stacking" idea for my Clean and Layered card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the globe and 
flowers to create a Clean and Layered with a 
bit of Mixed Media  card!

Julie's Inspiration: I was so inspired, I created two 
different cards! I have owned this TH globe die for 
several years and have not created a card yet,
so I decided to pull it out and create a 
Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card!

Michele's Inspiration: There were a few small jewels that
 really inspired me this week! The yellow in the globe and 
flowers, the vintage vibe, the globe, and feeling of travel. 
I used them all in my Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: 
The glorious globe inspired 
my Clean and Elegant layered card. 

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the globe and
 the vintage feel to the inspiration photo 
to create my Clean and Layered card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the blues on the globe 
as well as the gorgeous flowers for my 
Classy and Elegant/ Clean and Layered card!

Mackie's Inspiration:  My inspiration to create this Mixed Media/ 
Clean & Simple style card were the pretty flowers 
sitting on the suitcase.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: 
My Classy and Elegant card was inspired
 by the circular shape and colour of the globe, as well 
as the flowers in the gold vase.

Anita's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the globe image 
for this Clean and Simple card.

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the globe, the colors, 
and distressed elements for my Vintage 
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 , #4 and #5(see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, October 19th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, October 21st.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

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