Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Card Concept #158 {Long Summer Days}

      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.  

In order to give our Design Team a break for the summer, this challenge will be open until Monday, August 23rd at noon EDT.  We hope you will be able to join us during your long summer days!

 We will be back on Sept. 1st with our introduction to the Fall DT and our first fall challenge will be on Wed., Sept. 8th! 

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 beach 
mug to create a card that's a cross between
 Clean and Layered and Mixed Media.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beach theme, 
the blues and browns as well as the textures to 
create a Mixed Media card! 

Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft sea 
pastels and that big coffee mug for my nautical 
Freestyle Collage card!

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired first by the seahorses
 on the dishes, then the wooden tray and beach theme 
for my Clean and Layered card.

Nancy's Inspiration:  Summer at the seashore! 
Bright summery blues for my
Mixed Media shaker card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors of the 
welcome sign, the sand dollars, the knotted rope and the 
skinny letters on the mug to create my 
Clean and Layered birthday card!

Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered style 
card was inspired by the beautiful colors and 
the sand dollars!

Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was
 inspired by the soft colors and the beach theme.

Anita's Inspiration:   I was so inspired by the indigo 
blue sea horse on the center plates with it's 
Clean and Simple design, I recreated it in a card!

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, the theme, and the adorable whales. 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 the linky tool (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 gallery.  Everyone loves comments!

This will be our last challenge before our summer break, but we want you to have a chance to play along over the summer, so we are leaving our link to the gallery open all summer long!

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, August 23rd at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

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, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Also, please make sure that we are the only inspiration challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the fun challenges! Enjoy your summer! Hugs, Darnell