Sunday 1 May 2016

House of Cards May 2016 Challenge

Is it just me or is 2016 flying by? How could it possibly be May, already? Well, the calendar tells me that it is May 1st, so there must be a new challenge at House of Cards

This month, the challenge is a clear papers challenge

Here's my card

I have to admit - I love using gold heat embossing on vellum and adding colour with copics on the reverse side. I absolutely fell in love with this card created by Virginia Lu

on your wedding day

I used the Tall Flowers cling stamp by Hero Arts, with versamark ink and gold embossing powder. I used a "heavy weight" vellum as I find that it handles the heat embossing pretty well. I do try to heat up the heat tool before applying it to the vellum. I tend to move the heat tool quite a bit to try to avoid "warping" of the vellum. I coloured the reverse side of the vellum with copics, added a nest of gold thread and a gold embossed sentiment from Simon Says STAMPS Many Thanks stamp set.

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  1. Way to CASE a design! Love it!

  2. Gorgeous card Sue! Love the gold embossing! I'm need to try this!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  3. I love love LOVE this, Sue! What a gorgeous technique and those colors are just beautiful! I am going to try this too!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie!

  4. Absolutely beautiful - love the gold embossing on vellum - I have so many things I want to try now after seeing all the beautiful creations this month. HOC teammate Shirley H.

  5. This is just gorgeous and the gold twine is a perfect touch, I will have to try this, I see why you were inspired by it, glad you shared it! Donna HOC teamie

  6. Sue, this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the gold on vellum with those bright colors! An amazing CAS creation, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the colorful blooms, but I especially love that gold embossing! So elegant!

  8. Beautiful! The gold gives it a very elegant feel about it.
    Tina HOC teamie

  9. love your coloring--amazing CASE of Virginia's card!

  10. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the gold embossing and it make me want to use gold embossing powder right now! Love love love this! :) Hugs! Katy--HOC DT Teammate :)

  11. This just great. Love them.
    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

  12. You're right Sue, Virginia's card is awesome but... I really love, what she has inspired you!
    Hugs, Rosi ...HOC-DT

  13. Beautiful card, Sue.
    Em, HOC teamie

  14. Gorgeous flowers and I LOVE the embossing too! Beautiful and fresh!
    Take care!


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