Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Card Concept #189 {Cozy Comfort} or {Vintage Hearts}

              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.  

Before we proceed with our inspiration photos, we wanted to say farewell to our Design Team member, Kim Singdahlsen.  

She will be stepping down from our Design Team to enjoy her upcoming retirement and spend more time with her family.  

We will miss Kim's beautiful cards and wish her all the best in the future!

On to our new challenge- this challenge is our mid-month double challenge!  The second challenge of every month, we are posting two challenge photos and you can choose whichever photo you prefer, or if you are able, 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.

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 Vintage Heart 
inspiration board to create my Mixed Media card.

Kerry's Inspiration: I get a country farmhouse feel 
from option b which inspired my Shabby Chic/Vintage card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the gorgeous quilt and 
colors for my Clean and Layered/Graphic card. 

Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the color combination '
and the star shaped quilt design for my 
Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
Vintage Hearts inspiration photo 189b.
The colors and the hearts inspired me, 
for my Clean and Layered card

Karen is taking a break for this challenge and 
will join us again for our next one!

Jenny's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Vintage Hearts 
and colours in the second photo to create a 
Clean and Layered card

Nancy's Inspiration: The shabby chic hearts and colors 
inspired my layered Mixed Media card.

Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple style was 
inspired by the colors and the patchwork that reminded 
me of a Quilting square.

Betty is taking a break for this challenge!

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday,  February 27th 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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