Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Card Concept #164 {Rustic Holiday}

       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, our 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 poinsettias to 
create this festive Mixed Media card.

Kerry's Inspiration: The poinsettias, greenery 
and wood  paneling inspired my Mixed Media card!

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rust colors as well 
as the Christmas theme to create a coppery 
vintage style Mixed Media card!

Michele's InspirationI was inspired by the big red poinsettias
 and the rustic animals of the lodge in my 
Freestyle Collage card.

Karen's Inspiration:I was inspired by the Poinsettias in the 
photo along with the colors for my Mixed Media card.

Nancy's Inspiration: All the rustic holiday patterns, the large
 tin snowflake, and the colors inspired my
 Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne is taking a break for this challenge 
and will be back with us soon!

Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired to create my 
Mixed Media style card by the vintage feel of 
the inspiration photo.

Kim's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the warm and rustic colors, 
patterns and textures

Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, 
the fireplace and the seating area for this 
Clean and Layered Card!

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rustic theme,
 colors, and textures.  I created a Shabby and Vintage
 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!

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, November 29th at 12:00 pm EST.

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, direct link to our challenge site and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Thanks again for playing along with us!

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