Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Card Concept #187 {Winter Cocoa} or {Winter Snow}

               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 Winter Snow 
theme when I created my Mixed Media card.

Kerry's Inspiration: My Mixed Media card was inspired 
by the snow-covered trees and colour palette 
of option b.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 187b Winter Snow 
photo- the colors, textures, greenery for my 
Clean and Layered card!

Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the winter color 
combination and the snow on the pines for my 
Clean and Simple Winter Snow card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, 
pinecones and tree stump coaster for my 
Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered Card
was inspired by the chalkboard, snow sentiment,
wood, colors, and pretty greenery found in the
187b Winter Snow Inspiration Photo option.

Jenny's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the festive cup of cocoa and colours in 
the first picture #187a.

Nancy's Inspiration: I was challenged by the colors in 
the Winter Snow photo, and created a Mixed Media 
birthday card.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired to create my 
Clean and Layered style card by that adorable 
gingerbread man popping out of the cup!

Kim's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colors, the snowflakes and the pine 
boughs of the Winter Snow graphic.

Betty's taking a break- 
please stop by her blog to say "hi"!

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, January 30th 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, 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!

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