Sunday, January 1, 2017

January House Of Cards Challenge

Happy New Year !

Time for a new challenge at 
use a building and/or 
the color palette in the inspiration photo below.

I had the perfect stamp to use for this challenge
plus I used similar colors.

The finished card size is 5"x 7". 

The image was stamped onto water color paper.

I lightly painted in portions of the image with 
inks from a dye ink pad and water brush.

I also brushed some Pearlex paint onto the snow
and added Diamond Stickles to the trees.

The edges of the stamped panel were distressed. 
This is layered onto Riding Hood Red card stock.
Smoky Slate card stock was run through a snowflake
embossing folder then layered between the stamped 
panel and Crumb Cake card base.

I added some striped Riding Hood Ribbon
and snowflake dies with a rhinestone brad
to finish off the computer generated sentiment.
Lastly Diamond Stickles was run along the edges
of the sentiment strip which was attached with dimensionals.

Our challenge lasts all month,
so you have plenty of time to 
create a card to share with us!

Be sure to visit the rest of the design teams
blogs for more inspiring cards:

Chanya13 | Christi | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Leslie | Maria | Merethe
Michele | Mynn | Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

THANKS for looking :) 
Have a Happy, Crafty New Year !


  1. Love your beautiful card for this months challenge - looks so realistic, have not used pearlex paint, will have to check that out. Great job.

  2. What a beautiful card. You nailed it!

  3. Beautiful card, Heather! I love that pop of red in your snowy winter scene! Have a warm and wonderful 2017!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  4. Heather, this is SO pretty! I LOVE the scene you created--and your coloring is amazing! Beautifully added texture and shine, as well! Here's to a wonderful 2017!!! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx


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