Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Card Concept #165 {Peace on Earth}

      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 :-)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Since we are so close to Christmas, for this challenge we are also allowing tags along with cards to be added to our gallery! 

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:  My Mixed Media tag was inspired 
by the pine branches and bright pops of red.

Kerry's Inspiration:  My ornament-shaped Mixed Media 
card was inspired by the candles, tartan ribbon, foliage 
and 'Peace' feature.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the "Peace on Earth" 
theme as well as the gold and silver for my 
Classy and Elegant style card!

Michele is taking a break and will be back soon!

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the gorgeous
 wreath in the photo for my Clean and Simple card.

Nancy's Inspiration: The gorgeous wreath inspired 
my Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the candles, 
the wreath and greenery, and the plaid ribbon 
to create my Clean and Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration:  My Clean & Layered style card 
was inspired by the green and red colors 
in that beautiful wreath.

Kim's Inspiration:My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the gorgeous wreath with the big bow
 and the simple "peace" below it.

Anita's Inspiration: The wreath, wood wall and 
the colors inspired my Clean and Layered card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the wreath and plaid
 pattern.  I created a Clean and Simple styled card.

The Card Concept Guidelines:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card or a tag (tags for this challenge only)- 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, December 13th 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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