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 roses when
I created my Mixed Media card.
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, heart and
flowers to create a Clean and Layered/
Classy and Elegant card!
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the open
green wreath, the bright flowery pinks, and the thin
gold arrow in my Clean and Layered/
Classy and Elegant card.
Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the heart wreath
in the photo and the beautiful colors for my
Clean and Layered card.
Karen's Inspiration: Oooo....the colors, the
textures, the flowers and the heart inspired my
Clean and Layered vintage style card!
Nancy's Inspiration: The heart wreath, the colors,
the touches of pink, all inspired my
Clean and Layered card.
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful heart-shaped
wreath, the lovely flowers adorning it, and that fabulous brick
background, to create my Clean and Layered card.
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by that beautiful heart
shaped wreath against the white brick wall to create
my Clean and Layered/ Classy and Elegant Style card.
Kim's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was
inspired by the delicate wreath with the grouping of
pink flowers, the brick background, and the colors.'
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and
heart for my 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!
The deadline to participate will be
Monday, February 14th 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!