Tuesday 1 September 2015

House of Cards September Challenge

Here's my card
It's for this month's challenge at House of Cards Challenge

Hmm - stitches either real or faux. Well, I've not (yet) tried sewing on my cards, so I decided to work faux stitches onto my card. I searched around - looking for inspiration. I found an idea that I had to try - denim.

Start with a SU Night of Navy stamp pad and using direct to paper technique, move the stamp pad in one direction (say lengthwise) and then move the stamp pad perpendicular to the first direction (now widthwise). I used a light blue cardstock to start. It's quite startling how much it really looks like denim. I "made" a few sheets of denim paper - one of which I cut into a pocket. I found that I needed to add a thin matte to make the pocket stand out. I added some faux stitches to mimic a jeans pocket. I felt that it needed a bit more, so I cut out a flourish (MFT) from silver paper. To make it "Levi-like", I added a small red "thanks" tag to complete the card. I left the top of the pocket open, so that the pocket could be used as a gift card holder.

Here's a close-up

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  1. Nice idea for a card.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  2. Hi, Sue! This is absolutely brilliant! I LOVE the fun denim texture and the stitched pocket is perfect! Thank you so much for all you do at House of Cards--you are a treasure! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Sue
    this is CLEVER
    I adore the LEVI LIKE
    adore the swirl in silver
    adore you pocket and stitched
    your card this month is clever and adorable and love all the concept
    Great DT card Sue
    thanks for your visit at my stitches card
    hugs, Monika

  4. What a cute idea, to make a pocket. It goes perfectly with this months challenge. Great card!
    HOC Teamie

  5. Fabulous card Sue, your denim and stitching are lifelike, and like your tag and that silver embellishment! Have a great weekend! Donna HOC DT

  6. WOW! This looks like denim. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I'll have to give it a try. I love the little swirl of bling on the pocket. <3

  7. WOW! This looks like denim. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I'll have to give it a try. I love the little swirl of bling on the pocket. <3

  8. Holy Moly!! I thought it was denim!! Great stitched card!

  9. Wow, love this card, and your attention to detail, right down to the little red "Levi" like tag, is awesome. Love it! Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

  10. What a great card! I love it and it looks like real denim!! jane hoc teamie

  11. So clever--I love it! I love my sparkly pocket jeans and who wouldn't love an equally sassy card?!

    HOC DT Teamie

  12. Great stitching card and super easy, effective way to make denim. I like the sparkly detail on the pocket. Heather - HOC

  13. This is such a great idea! Super cute and so much fun!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  14. Great idea! The denim looks real!
    Em, HOC teamie x


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