Friday, December 1, 2017

House of Cards Blog Hop

Happy December ! 

Today I'm sharing my final card as a Design Team member for
This month we have a blog hop with prizes !

I can't believe it's been 2 1/2 years 
since I was invited to be a part of the team !
It is time that I pass my DT position on
to another deserving, creative designer. 

Keep reading for card details,
but first I'll tell you about our blog hop prizes.

Create a card inspired by the above photo
and share it with us at 
by December 15th for a chance to win
one of the following prizes:

 Choice of 3 products

$10 to use in the store

choice of one set of digital stamps.

The three remaining prizes are hidden among the design team
members blogs, so you'll want to leave comments 
at each stop for a chance to win ! 


Images used from 

Whisper White card stock stamped with White craft ink
and the Woodgrain background stamp by Stampin' Up!
I then ran a stylus along the lines of the boards on the image
on top of a scoring board to create the "planks". 
The metal of the stylus reacted with the white craft ink,
a happy accident, so I didn't need to go back over with a 
gray marker ! This is meant to recreate the wall in 
the inspiration photo. 

The image was printed onto kraft and white card stocks
then carefully hand cut with small, sharp scissors. 
I created layers with dimensionals and chip board
scraps. The stocking image was colored with a white
colored pencil then slightly curved to create a bit of 
dimension before adhering with dimesnsionals. 

The tag was printed then punched out with an oval punch.
I sponged vanilla craft ink along the edges then
lightly stamped the itty bitty speckled background stamp
from Stampin' Up! This piece recreates the basket of wood
in the inspiration photo.

I hand cut a star shape from wide "canvas" ribbon
in my crafts stash. I also added a tiny kraft heart.
These elements are inspired by the 
decorations on the Christmas tree in the inspiration photo. 

Thanks for looking
Happy Holidays =)

You should have arrived here from Em's blog. 
Your next stop is Jane's blog.

Here are the blogs on our  hop :

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Mynn | Judy |  Chanya13 Cohenna 
Donna | Em | Heather | Jane
Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan


  1. Oh lots of fussy cutting - love your creation the burlap is perfect. Shirley H. Teammie

  2. Oooo, what wonderful dimension and texture, Heather@! Wonderful card design.

  3. What a beautiful and perfekt interpretation of the inspiration photo, Heather! I love the soft colors and the woodgrain background - it works great in combination with the canvas star.
    I wish you a very pleasant Advent.
    Rosi (HOC-teamie)

  4. Your card is absolutely lovely ! I love the mix of shapes and the texture.

  5. We will be sad to see you go! You had some lovely cards over the times. And this one is no exception it is beautiful! But as with everything time runs it's course and you must move on. Enjoy your holiday!

  6. Love this card <3 so cuuuuuuute <3

  7. Beautiful card, Heather. Sorry you're leaving us xoxo

  8. That is a gorgeous card Heather! I love it!
    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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THANK YOU for taking the time to leave your comments. I hope I've inspired you to get a bit crafty today ;)