Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Card Concept #150 {Luck of the Irish}

                               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 theme 
to create this Clean and Layered card.

Julie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by all of the colors along 
with the buckle on the "hat" to create a 
Clean and Graphic/Layered card!

Michele's Inspiration:  I love the fresh spring color palette, 
and all things lucky and Irish, and added 
them to my Freestyle Collage card!

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
the floral bouquet to create my 
Freestyle Collage card!

Nancy's Inspiration:  All those beautiful florals set 
against the color green, for a 'lotta layers' (my style!) 
Classy and Elegant card!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: The themed St. Patrick's vase and 
the colors inspired me to ink up this little leprechaun 
on my Clean and Layered card.

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

Marcie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pretty
 flowers along with the green for my 
Clean and Layered "Hugs" card!

Kim's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was
 inspired by the colors, the dainty flowers and the 
bold black hat band which I changed into a 
bold black sentiment.

Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired to create the 
Mixed Media card by the colors of green and the 
metal tone of the buckle.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the yellow and 
white flowers in the bouquet with the touch of 
metallic with the buckle. I created a 
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, March 15th at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, March 17th.

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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