Monday 1 August 2016

House of Cards August Challenge

WOW - summer is flying by. I can't believe that it's already August 1st. You know what that means, it's time for another monthly challenge at House of Cards

Use Twine and/or Colors

I really enjoy challenges. I find that I need to stretch my creativity and try things that I hadn't tried before. I put on my thinking cap and checked out Pinterest. I found this youtube video - here

Here's my card

Here's a close-up of the graduation cap

For the graduation cap, I used a 1.75" x 1.75" square piece of cardstock. I didn't have any bakers twine in any of the colours of the challenge. So, I found some embossing thread in a corresponding colour and used it. I used a brad to adhere the tassel to the black square. 

I felt that the card needed a bit more detail. I embossed a white panel with the Cuttlebug Oxford embossing folder. I used dimensionals to pop the graduation cap up. The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches' Salutation stamp set.

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  1. Cute card and great job making your tassel! Donna HOC

  2. Cute card and great job making your tassel! Donna HOC

  3. What a great card! And use of the twine! I am always looking for grad card ideas and will be stealing this one from you! So lovely! jane hoc teamie

  4. How original and the graduation cap stands alone. Love your tassell. Shirley H. Teamie

  5. Sue, this is SO creative and fabulous! I LOVE the way you used the twine on the graduation cap--and I LOVE that you kept this CAS, too! Amazing work, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. I LOVE this idea! What a brilliant way to use twine! Beautiful and fun!
    Take care!

  7. Great congratulation card! The tassel looks perfect :o)
    Tina HOC teamie


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