Thursday, March 3, 2016

House of Cards March Challenge

I love making clean and simple cards that don't take up a lot of time to make.   However; I also love classy and elegant cards.  When I saw the challenge at House of Cards; I knew I could make a classy, elegant and clean and simple card.  The March challenge was to make a card with the code word Silhouette.  I received a beautiful Tattered Lace Rose Die and also have a 6 x 6 paper pad by Joycrafts with gorgeous rose inspired papers.  Here is my card for this challenge:

I cut the rose die twice and layered the flower portion onto the green portion.  The card base is ivory and I added a layer of soft green and SU's Cherry Cobbler before adhering the design paper.  The hardest part about making this card was to adhere the flower portion but SU came to the rescue with their fine tip glue pen.  I also added a little bit of bling with Your Next Stamp's gumdrops in Candy Apple Red which added just the right finishing touch to this card.  I am very please with how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna aka Oma

AHSC #149

I love the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week, so decided to play along.  Without further ado, here is the sketch:

Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:

I remembered that I had a sizzix present die so decided to add them to the inside of the card.  Here is the inside:

I have had the sizzix die for a long time and don't know why I don't use it more often.  It cuts and embosses at the same time so is very easy to use.  The design paper is SU's It's my Party which can be found in the Occasions Catalogue which ends on May 31st.  The co-ordinating stamp set is Party Wishes also from the same catalogue.  The card base is white with a layer of Crushed Curry, and I layered the design paper on black to make it stand out.  The small banners are Melon Mambo and I stamped the sentiment onto a Mint Macaroon banner with Stazon black ink.  All the banner dies   are by Taylored Expressions.  The sentiment inside the card was stamped with Melon Mambo and I cut the present dies using Melon Mambo and Mint Macaroon.  I could not get a very good picture of the inside of the card so the presents aren't quite as bright as they appear to be in the photo.  I really like this stamp set and paper pad.  I also got the mini punches which consists of a balloon, cupcake and candles.  I am very happy with this card and love the design paper pad, stamp set and punches and am looking forward to making a lot of birthday cards with this set.
Thanks for stopping by!