Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Card Concept #146 {Winter Warmth}

                            Welcome to The Card Concept! 

Happy New Year!!  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 red cup and 
snowflakes to create this warm and cozy Mixed Media card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the red and white as 
well as the images/textures to create my vintage style
 Clean and Layered card. 

Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the big, inviting 
coffee cup, and the idea of a warm and cozy home 
for my Freestyle Collage shaker card!

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the entire photo, 
the cappuccino, the colors and the snowflakes to 
create this Fun Freestyle Collage card!

Nancy's Inspiration: The warm red cuppa inspired 
my Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the warmth of 
the cup, the Nordic elements, and the colors to create 
my Clean and Layered card this week!

Mackie will be taking a break for a while and 
will return as soon as she can!

Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the Scandinavian/folk art feel to the coffee cup. 

Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the red mug with 
the decorative foam, the square pattern on the mug, and
 by the warm coffee colors and sprinkles for 
my Clean and Layered card. 

Anita's Inspiration: The cup and colors inspired me 
to create this Clean and Layered card. 

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cup, snowflakes, 
and cocoa for my vintage inspired Classy and Elegant 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, January 18th at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, January 20th.

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. SUPER WORK, LADIES!!! This was a FUN CHALLENGE!!! ;)<3