Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Card Concept #151 {Butterfly Brilliance}

                                 Welcome to The Card Concept

Before  we  start  our  new  challenge, we  wanted  to  announce  that  this  will be   Marcie Sharp's last challenge with us. 

We are sad to see her go, but she is stepping down from the Design Team to spend more time with her family and her brand-new flower farm business! 

We will miss Marcie's beautiful artwork and wish her all the best for the future!

 Now, on to our next challenge!

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 the 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 butterflies
 and colors when I created this Clean and Simple card

Julie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the beautiful butterfly 
along with the regal jewel tone colors to create a 
fairly simple Mixed Media card!

Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rich jewel 
tones and the butterfly to create my 
Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: My inspiration was the beautiful 
butterfly for my Clean and Layered card.

Nancy's Inspiration: The bright bold jewel tone colors of the
 butterfly against the greens inspired 
my Clean and Layered card. 

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the jewel tones 
of the butterfly to create my 
Clean and Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful 
butterflies to create my Clean & Layered style card.

Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered/Mixed Media
 card was directly inspired by the gorgeous 
colourful butterfly.

Kim's Inspiration:  Marcie and I were inspired in the same 
way -by the big, brilliantly-colored butterfly - 
and we even used the die but I used it to 
create a Classy and Elegant card.

Anita's Inspiration:  I was totally inspired by the green 
background and colorful butterfly for this 
Classy & Elegant card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the butterfly, colors, 
and blurred textured green background.  I created 
Mixed Media 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 29th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, March 31st.

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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