Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Card Concept #81 {Rich Holiday}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join in with us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  

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!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Ruth Andrews 
Ruth's Inspiration: The green and reds and the 
Christmas table gave me a push to create some 
quick Clean and Simple cards perfect for mailing.

Becca's Inspiration: Candles and poinsettias and 
elegance- oh my! Loved this classy image. I really 
wanted to let my candles shine, so I went with a 
Clean and Layered design. 

Vicki Finger
Vicki's Inspiration:I love all the Red and Gold and 
wanted a Classy and Elegant design with 
a lot of white space which happens to be 
red this time around!    

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the elegant 
table setting with all of the beautiful red 
poinsettias to create my Classy and Elegant/
Mixed Media card. 

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the 
gorgeous poinsettia's and the gold lights 
to created a Clean and Simple but elegant card.

Michele K. Henderson

Michele's Inspiration: I love the lush poinsettias and 
the bright candles and featured them in my 
Clean and Simple/Classy and Elegant card.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The rich red poinsettias inspired 
this Classy and Elegant card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: The colours and poinsettias 
inspired this Clean and Layered card.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the poinsettias 
and the colors to make this Clean and Graphic card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: The POP of red and the gold 
flicker from the candles and Christmas lights inspired 
my Clean and Layered/Classy and Elegant card.

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: The colors and poinsettias 
inspired my Mixed Media style card.

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
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 our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will close on Monday, November 13th
at 12:00 pm EST.


  1. Such a wonderful inspiration photo, and gorgeous creations by the DT!

  2. A beautiful inspiration and a beautiful array of card styles.

  3. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  4. A very nice challenge! and a lot of nice cards for our inspiration! I'm very sorry but the linky tools doesn't work to allow me to put a picture?! but the link on my name is working, hopefully!