Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Card Concept #144 {Holiday Home}

                                      Welcome to The Card Concept! 

    Before we start our new challenge, we wanted to let you know that Angel Rivera will be stepping down from the      Design Team to spend more time with her family.

We will miss Angel and wish her all the best for the future!

 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 th
e 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 theme and 
the red plaid pillow to  create this 
Mixed Media Christmas card. 

Tangii's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cozy 
colors, buffalo check and tree sprigs for my 
Clean and Layered card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the buffalo check pillow, 
the sprig of evergreen and the white accents to 
create a Clean and Layered card.

Michele's Inspiration: You just can't ignore that red and 
black plaid, the chair, the greenery, and of course, 
\if it's MY home, it has curious kitties! I used them 
all in my Clean and Layered card.

Nancy's Inspiration: That buffalo plaid sang to me 
and helped me to choose a Clean and Layered 
Christmas card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Buffalo check, 
the white background and the greenery to create 
my Clean and Layered card this week!

Mackie's InspirationI was inspired by the buffalo check 
pillow and the the evergreens to create my 
Clean and Simple style card.

Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the gorgeous greenery and classic 
buffalo plaid !

Anita's Inspiration: Literally, the red plaid and 
greenery to create this Clean and Layered card.

Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors, textures, 
and patterns.  I created a vintage graphic 
Clean and Layered styled card.

The Card Concept Guidelines:

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 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, November 30th at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, December 2nd.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!
FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our guidelines, especially  #3 , #4 and #5(see above).  

We have had to disqualify many entries lately and would love to be able to include all into our voting for Winner/HM!

If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, link to our challenge site and do not include any other inspiration challenges.  Thanks again for playing along with us!

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