Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Card Concept #145 {Festive Celebration}

                              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 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 
candles to create this Clean and Layered card.

Tangii's taking a break for this challenge!

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the 
black and gold patterns to create 
a Classy and Elegant card!

Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the diamond 
shapes and the black candle holders to create
 this Clean and Layered look.

Nancy's Inspiration: The rich muted holiday colors 
of black and white and gold inspired 
my Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  The rich black and gold elements
 accented with cream were the inspiration for
 my Classy and Elegant card this week.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the black and 
gold to create my Mixed Media style card.

Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the black and gold colours, the patterns 
on the candles and the overall elegance of the photo. 

Anita's Inspiration: The colors, designs and textures 
of the inspiration photo for this Mixed Media card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the damask pattern 
and colors for my 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, December 14th at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, December 16th.

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!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the inspiration to the DT, the cards are so pretty! xoxo