Monday 1 February 2016

House of Cards February 2016 Technique Challenge

Welcome to February. It's time for a new challenge at House of Cards 

This month it's a technique challenge

This was a definite challenge for me. The only cards that I have ever created have been either square or rectangle.

Since it's February, I thought that I'd try a heart-shaped card.

I cut out two hearts from 100 lb cardstock using this Memory Box die

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Word Salad. I added a variety of flowers from the STAMPlorations Frames and Flowers stamp set.

To adhere the two heart pieces together, I used a score board to score a horizontal line, approximately 0.5 inches from the top of the heart. I applied the adhesive to this small area and adhered the "top" piece to it for a top opening card.

I tried a circle card (I was on a roll - ha ha!)

The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP - big scripty greetings.  The stencil is also Simon Says STAMP - swirls and dots. The inks are distress inks (spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, twisted citron and peacock feathers). Same procedure to attach the two circles - scored horizontal line, add adhesive and adhere two circles together.

Come join us at House of Cards - what shape will you use?

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  1. Beautiful cards, perfect for our challenge. So far I seem to be the only one who struggled with it! Karen x

  2. Sue, these are both gorgeous creations! I adore the lovely rainbow of colors and your amazing stamping and stenciling! Fabulout work, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. You were indeed on a roll--both are fab!

    HOC DT Teamie

  4. Great "mod" cards, they are popular right now. Great colors. Donna HOC teammate

  5. Love the colors in your gorgeous cards! You were on a roll!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  6. Great colors on your fun shaped cards!

  7. Fun and beautiful cards!
    Tina HOC teamie

  8. These are so pretty! Love the colors! They are so sweet! :) Big Hugs! -Katy HOC teammate :)

  9. Beautiful! I love the colors and shapes! jane hoc teamie

  10. Sweet cards you have made for this challenge.

    (✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
    Teamie HOC

  11. How fun is this heart card!! Great shape and colors!! I don't think I know what color is because it is so 'blah' here in Michigan.. Thank you so much for sharing your splash of color!! I really needed it!!
    Cyber Hugs,
    Shawna HOC Teamie


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