Tuesday, 1 May 2018

House of Cards - May Challenge

Yikes - where does the time go? I can't believe that it's May 1st. But it is. So, that must mean that there is a new challenge at House of Cards.

May 2018
May 201Shaped card and/or Colors8

Here's my card

I decided on an Asian lantern shaped card. I started by crimping some cardstock - remember Fiskars' crimper? Yes, I had to dust it off. I haven't used it for some time. However, it was perfect to create the texture of an Asian lantern. I then used a Sizzix's circle die to die cut the crimped paper. I cut two circles, one for the top and one for the bottom. Here's a close-up.

To "join" the two circles, I used some black cardstock 2"x1" scored lengthwise for the lantern's top. I used black cardstock for the bottom of the lantern (adhered to only the top circle!). I used CC Designs Cherry Blossoms die to die cut the step and cherry blossoms. Using a fine tip black marker, I added some lines & dots for the flowers' centers. For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn's Let's Roll, stamped onto some dark green cardstock, trimmed to fit onto the circle.

We'd love for you to join us this month. What shaped card will you create?

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Beautiful card and like the lantern shape you made! Donna HOC teammate

  2. Great idea to make an Asian lantern!! Beautiful!
    Rosi x (HOC)


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