Wednesday 1 July 2015

House of Cards July Challenge

WOOHOO!  I can finally share that I've been named to the Design Team at House of Cards. It's a bit stressful though and there is a lot of self-doubt.  What if my card doesn't measure up?  What if people don't like my card?  What if I can't think of anything to do for the challenge? 

Here is my card for the July Challenge

It is inspired by the colours here

fresh cut color

At first, I was trying to do something strawberry related. Yeah, that didn't work for me! I remembered this stamp

I used distress markers to colour the stamp. I spritzed a bit of water (two or three spritzes) and then applied it to my cardstock. I free-handed the black lines - intentionally making them squiggly because there is no way I could make them straight (even if I used a ruler)!

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  1. Hi Sue N. I love the stamp you have choosen and how you coloring the flower so adorable great DT card for the first time at HOC and welcome to the team I am your teammate Monika from Germany
    and Sue Dont Forget to label your POST with House Of Cards then your link will be not broken cause as I klick on the Challenge Main Post it not show to this post...please label your post this one with House of Cards and next month too also with this then we can go to your new HOC post..
    happy Wednesday
    hugs, Monika (teammate)

    1. Thank you Monika for the info. I have fixed it. I hope that I remember for next month!

  2. Stunning! Love the colours you've used and that stamp is gorgeous! I’m really looking forward to working with you and seeing more of your beautiful projects Karen (new HOC DT)

  3. HI Sue! I fixed the link on HOC page so it would go straight to this post. You forgot to label it with HOC. I love the way you made this card. So CAS and beautiful! Have a great day!
    Donna N
    HOC teamie

  4. Your card really measure up. Great work here and dont worry.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  5. Sue, I love how this turned out! Stunning! Welcome to the team!

    HOC DT Teamie

  6. Gorgeous card Sue! I love that colorful image and your fabulous doodling! Welcome to the team!
    Hugs, Tammy

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, perfect for your debut! Welcome to the design team. Donna T. HOC DT

  8. Sue, this is AMAZING! I LOVE the beautiful image you chose, and your colors are perfect! Gorgeous work and a wonderful debut! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Beautifully done! Love the stamp you used, and how you used the different inks, to make a beautiful scene with them. Great debut card!

    So glad to be working with you on the HOC DT!
    HOC Teamie

  10. Wow! I absolutely LOVE this card! Could you make one for me? This would look GREAT on my pin board! I just love the effect you achieved with this inky technique. I will have to try it! Just BEAUTIFUL!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  11. This is just fabulous Sue! I love all those brightly colored flowers and your freehand lines really set off the stamp. Great first card and welcome to the team!

  12. What a beautiful card, Sue. I just love all those colors. So glad to have you join the team. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

  13. Lovely card! Love the design!
    Welcome to the team!
    The Leaf Studio

  14. Love your card! And all of those questions at the beginning--I go through that every month ;) LOL Love the lines and the flowers. Beautiful work! :) Hugs! Katy HOC Teammate


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