The Card Concept Hits 100!

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We are so thrilled you could join us this week for a very special milestone from The Card Concept! It’s our 100th Challenge, and each  of us here on the design team have invited a very special crafty friend to join us for our 100th Challenge, Elegant Fall! You can get all the details, link up your Elegant Fall Creation, and get more inspiration and ideas from our entire team and our guests, over at The Card Concept Blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

This week, I created my version of Elegant Fall with rich metallic rose gold, magenta, and gold foil papers. I added lovely layered roses and a few sequins for a little bit of bling surprise! I just love this color palette, along with all of the rich details. I wanted to include them all, and actually created more than a few versions of this card before finally going with the elegant foil.

While you are visiting The Card Concept Blog, take a look at a card from my very special guest, Jeanne Jachna. Jeanne has always been both an inspiration and a mentor to me, and she’s from the Midwest too, where they say the nicest folks are from! But I have discovered crafters are the nicest people on earth, no matter where you plant you roots! My crafty wish for you all on the Big 100 is that you also can learn from talented designers and mentors like Jeanne, and you can then share that crafty goodness with the world. You can find more of Jeanne’s inspiration and ideas on her blog, A Kept Life, right here: https://akeptlife.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-card-concept-pink-pumpkins.html

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

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The Card Concept #98: Pastel Party

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I’m so glad you could join us today for another pretty challenge from The Card Concept! Today, our inspiration is Pastel Party, and it is filled with all things dreamy and girly and sweet! You can link up your Pastel Party card, and see even more great inspiration and ideas over at The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

When I saw all that pretty pastel color surrounding “Rainbows and Unicorns,” it was like a bright sign! I just HAD to add a unicorn! I went super CAS with this charming unicorn face!  I love the pastel color against the bright, crisp white!

There is so much more over at The Card Concept! You are going to love what the design team has created for you this week!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Welcome Home with The Card Concept #97

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Welcome Home and Welcome Back to a band new season at The Card Concept! We are kicking it off with a colorful new challenge, Colorful Basics! You can get all the details and link up your Colorful Basics card lover at The Card Concept Blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I created a colorful Clean and Layered card, inspired by that rainbow stripe on the wall. I added a white chair and an eclipsed “home” to say, Welcome Home!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you’ll create, inspired by the Colorful Basics theme. Pick one of our styles, come up with a combination of your own, or try something you haven’t created before. Take a look at what our fabulous design team has created for you this week! Welcome Home, and Welcome Back!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

The Card Concept #96: Golden Table

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I am so glad you could join us for the newest challenge at The Card Concept, Golden Table! I’m not sure if the inspiration photo inspired my card, or if my newest die gave me a great idea, but I recently got my crafty hands on this beautiful grid die from Altenew, and thought it would make a beautiful “tablecloth” pattern for this Clean and Layered Mixed Media creation. You can see more great inspiration and ideas from our design team, and link up your Golden Table projects over at The Card Concept blog right here:  http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I began this Mixed Media idea with a simple watercolor wash with my favorite colors, pinks, pale yellows, and the pretty peachy color they make when blended together. You can make puddles of color, or add splatters or drips and just play around and have fun!

I cut the Layered Plaid Cover Die A from Altenew in a pretty gold foil paper, and cut the Best Wishes Folksy Script from Poppystamps is a pretty rose gold foil with a peach shadow effect. I added the roses and leaves and it turned out great!

Now we’d love to see what you’ll create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

It’s a Hoot with The Card Concept Challenge #95

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We are thrilled you could join us for a brand new challenge at The Card Concept! Our inspiration this week is “Owl Cherish Our Friendship,”  and the beautiful creations from our design team are quite a hoot! You can get all the details and link up your owl Inspired friendship card over at The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Since I named my blog, Crimson Owl Creations, it’s clear that I LOVE owls! Cute and cuddly, or fierce and majestic, owls are magnificent hunters, and an important balance in our eco system. These wide-eyed owls inspired me to create a card featuring owls having fun!

I added a fun little surprise too! To create a raised look and feel to the word “hoot,” I cut out 4 letters each of white, and light, medium, and dark orange and carefully adhered them to the back of each letter before placing it onto my card. It gives it a fun spot of color!

Now it’s your turn! Show us your cutest friendship owls, and link it up over at The Card Concept!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Is Anybody Home? Inspiration on Wheels from The Card Concept

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I am so glad you could join us today and see the latest inspiration for this week’s challenge from The Card Concept, Inspiration on Wheels! You can get all the details and link up your own Inspiration on Wheels over at The Card Concept Blog right here:  http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I started out by working on a cute bicycle card, but then I became “inspired” by thinking of other kinds of wheels, and how I could use this bright color palette! I made the cute little red and white camper, and added it to a majestic purple mountain and the row of yellow trees. A few bears have dropped by to say hello!

There’s so much to see over at The Card Concept, and more great inspiration and ideas from our very amazing Design Team too! We’d love to see how you will be inspired!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

The Card Concept #93: Floral Centerpiece

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We have a brand new challenge for you over at The Card Concept! This week, the theme is Floral Centerpiece, and our inspiration photo will put you in the mood for color, color, COLOR! My very favorite kind of challenge! You can get all the details on how to link up your Floral Centerpiece inspiration over at The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

You can find more great inspiration and ideas from our team of Card Concept designers! What style will you use?

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!