Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Card Concept #188 {Floral Valentine}

     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, 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 theme
 when I created my Clean and Layered card.

Kerry's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was
 inspired by the theme and colour palette.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the vintage cameo heart 
embellishments as well as the colors for my 
Shabby Chic and Vintage style card!

Michele's Inspiration: Nothing is more inspiring to me than 
my favorite flower, pink tulips! I used bright colorful pinks
 and black for my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors,
the theme and the pretty tulips in the photo for 
my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic/Vintage card
was inspired by the sweet colors, hearts and flowers.

Jenny's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful Tulips
 and the colours to make a Clean and Layered Card.

Nancy's Inspiration: The photo, its colors and theme
 inspired my Clean and Graphic/Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration: My Mixed Media style card was 
inspired by the colors, the flowers and hearts.

Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colors and the three square black 
heart boxes along the bottom.

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

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 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, 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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