Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year from the House Of Cards


     Welcome to the first challenge of the year at House Of Cards. We also welcome some new DT members so please make sure you have a look at all the inspiration on the challenge blog.
     We start our year off with an embossing  and/or colour challenge, the style and sentiment is up to you, I thought it a good time to make some thank you cards.
     I embossed a card blank with a snowfall folder first, to get my dots. Then I put the second folder, which has a sunray type effect, half way up the card blank front so that it only embossed the bottom.
     To cover the cross over I have cut a shaped band out with a Sizzix die and coloured it with Distress Ink, then cut a smaller single shape and coloured that too to go in the centre. Both the band and the shape are mounted on foam pads to lift them above the embossing.
     To finish off I have added a small peel off greeting that was silver but has been coloured brown to fit in with the colour chart. I have a box full of peel offs from years past and have decided to use them up, with the help of alcohol markers I can change the colour of the silver ones to suit my project so it shouldn't take long to work my way through the stash!
     It's a simple card but when you need to make several of them it helps, just vary the colours and the job is done.
     Please come over and join in the fun at House Of Cards, you have a whole month to create and link up your project.


Embossing and/or colours

15 comments:

  1. Rocky, this turned out so elegant. Perfect for mass production and yet not too plain. The embossing really kicks it up

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  2. Happy New Year Rocky! Pretty card! Love the way you used 2 embossing folders together!
    Judy HOC Teamie

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  3. Stunning card Rocky, like that you used heat and dry embossing, looks great together. Really like the folder you used for the dry embossing! Donna HOC Teamie

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  4. Happy new year Rocky and happy to be under your wing again. Like your card and a great tip with thouse peel ofs.

    (✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
    Teamie HOC
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  5. Rocky- glad to have you back! The way you double embossed your card is very clever!!

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  6. Rocky, this is SO pretty, friend! I LOVE the subtle green you added--and the different embossing folders are just beautiful together! Stunning creation, friend! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx

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  7. This is gorgeous! Super embossing and lovely colour!

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  8. So beautiful! All that embossing and the color - love it! jane hoc dt

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  9. Beautiful card, Rocky! I love how you made the ribbon look dimensional with ink! Just gorgeous! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  10. Gorgeous card, Rocky! I love the embossing and the soft color.
    Hugs,
    Em, HOC teamie

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  11. This is gorgeous! This inspires me to use my sun rays embossing folder! So if you see it soon-you'll know why. ;) Hugs! Katy--HOC DT :)

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  12. It is a fabulous card. I liked it simple but yet effective design

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  13. This is great - love the embossing! Jo x HOC/DT Teamie.

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  14. Fabulous embossed and CAS card! Thank you for the warm welcome to the team :o)

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  15. Beautiful creation... it's very elegant. Thanks for sharing with us! Happy to see you. Paula

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