Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Card Concept #184 {Happy Thanksgiving} or {Merry Christmas}

               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.  

This challenge is our double challenge - the second challenge of every month, we are posting two challenge photos!  You can choose whichever photo you prefer, or you could create two separate cards, one for each photo!    

We hope this new option will be one that you enjoy as much as we do- our Designers will let you know which one they decided as well. 

Remember, 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 colors in the 
Christmas board when I created my Mixed Media card.

Kerry's Inspiration: The housing ornaments and silver 
baubles, as well as the colour palette, inspired 
my Mixed Media card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Christmas tree along 
with the gold and whites for my Clean and Layered/ 
Classy and Elegant card!

Michele's Inspiration: I love the wintery color palette
 and the tiny Christmas village and included them 
in my Clean and Layered Merry Christmas (184b) card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Merry Christmas 
Photo (184b) for my Clean and Layered Card.  
The pine tree with the snowflakes and the silver 
and gold caught my eye.
Karen's Inspiration:  My Shabby Chic Vintage Card
was inspired by the colors, the little houses
and warmth in the inspiration photo. 

Jenny's Inspiration: The beautiful Christmas tree and 
decorations as well as the colours, inspired me to 
make my Clean and Layered card.

Nancy's Inspiration: Those trees and colors inspired
 me to create my Mixed Media card.

Mackie's taking a break for this challenge and 
will be back for the next one!

Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the colors of Happy Thanksgiving, 
the leaves and the texture in the fireplace.

Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the church, 
the snowflakes, the pinecones, the greenery, and the 
soft color palette.  I created a Clean and Layered 
styled card.

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, November 28th at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Also, please remember if you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog/IG post, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!

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