Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Card Concept #74-{Freshly Elegant}

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

Becca's taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog and say "hi"! 

Karen's Inspiration - I was really inspired by the gorgeous colors for my Clean and Layered card.

Vicki's Inspiration - I was inspired by the feminine colors and decor, the Eiffel Tower Bookends, and the touches of gold for my Classy and Elegant card.

Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the pink as well as the gold along with the Eiffel Tower bookmarks to create a Clean and Simple Mixed Media card. 
Michele's taking a break for this challenge-
please stop by her blog and say "hi"! 

Kim's Inspiration - I was inspired by all the beautiful gold, pink, and pin stripes on the bow pillow. Love the wonderful ampersands and had to include one on my Clean and Simple card. 

Nancy's Inspiration - Went with Classy Elegant and pink & gold. The ampersand definitely gave me the bride and groom inspiration!

Maureen's Inspiration: The colours and gold accents inspired my Clean & Layered card.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the overall softness of the picture as well as the ampersand and the lips.

Angel's Inspiration:  The colors and the pop of gold accents!

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pink and gold colors and that big striped bow for my Freestyle Collage card. 

Julee's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pink, gold and neutral colors and those fun ampersands to make this Freestyle Collage card with a few shabby little touches.

Veronica's Inspiration - My inspiration came from the pinks, gold, and natural woodgrain in the inspiration photo. I love the bold floral focal point of this Clean and Layered 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.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will close on Monday, June 5th at 12:00 pm EDT.


  1. Thank you for a fun inspiration...couldn't resist playing along! Enjoyed all of the beautiful DT samples!

  2. Thanks Silke- so glad you could play along with us!!