Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Card Concept #147 {Daring to Dream}

                               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 globes to 
create this layered Mixed Media card!

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the 
globes as well as the shades of brown to create a 
Shabby and Vintage card!

Michele's Inspiration: I stepped outside of the box a 
little bit, inspired by the greenery, the muted grays, and 
a different way to think about the Earth and our 
dreams, in my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the globes 
and colors in the photo to make my 
Clean and Layered Card.

Nancy's Inspiration: All those lovely globes, the 
muted colors, and a bit of greenery inspired 
my Mixed Media, Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the globes 
and the masculine feel of the photo to create my 
vintage-style Clean and Layered card.

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

Marcie's Inspiration: The rich, vintage colours and stacks 
of luggage and books are what inspired me this week
 for my Classy and Elegant card. 

Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the stacks of suitcases 
and books, the classic look, and the globes to create
 this Clean and Simple card.

Anita's Inspiration: Literally, the suitcases and the 
vintage feeling of the room for this 
Clean and Layered Card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the chair pattern 
and color along with the green plant with gold vase 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, February 1st at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, February 3rd.

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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