Monday 22 July 2013

House Of Cards Challenge

   Hello and welcome to my first DT card for House Of Cards, a challenge site that stretches your style.
    There is a theme for the month, this month is a colour scheme, plus four different styles of card for you to try throughout the month with an 'anything goes' if there's a fifth week.
    This being the fourth week it's Shabby & Vintage. I read somewhere that anything over twenty years old can be classed as Vintage, well that takes care of most of my wardrobe!! Maybe that's why I fit into this category so comfortably.
   I have used a balloon stamp from Inkadinkado - Steampunk, stamped in Archival Ink Crimson and clear embossed. I cut a mask for the balloon itself and then ink blended my card with Distress Ink Broken China. An uneven coverage works well for Shabby so that turned out alright, I then spritzed water on it and dabbed it off to get blotches.
    I have used a swirl stamp from Tim Holtz and Broken China to add pale detail to the corners.
    The Eiffel Tower is from Crafter's Companion - Around The World and stamped in Broken China as is the word travel. The edges have been roughed up with scissors and then coloured with Broken China Distress Stain. The Fleur-De-Lis shape is die cut using a Spellbinder die and coloured with the Broken China stain, mounted on thin foam pads and adorned with red gems.
    The image sheet has been mounted on off white card and then on a deep cherry red card. The base card was white but has been coloured with Broken China so that it matches, it can be very difficult to get just the right shade but this way it works every time.
    The flowers are a stamp from Heartfelt Creations - Vintage Floret stamped in Broken China and Archival Ink Crimson with a red gem centre.
    Please pop over to House Of Cards and join us in our challenge, we'd love to see your creations. There is a wealth of inspiration from the design team each week to help get your creative thoughts flowing.


  1. Beautiful card, great stamping!

  2. Lovely vintage feel to this card with the balloon and I think broken china is just right colourwise for the challenge too.

  3. Amazing shabby & vintage card Rocky, just beautiful! Fab layout and a perfect blend of images and accents! So happy to have you with us on the HOC DT! Ruth x

  4. Beautiful job. Very romantic looking.

  5. Really nice card! Love the balloon stamp you Have used. The background texture and distressed edge you have created are great! Really nice shabby and vintage card :).

  6. LOVE this, Rocky! The scene you created is fabulous and I LOVE the distressed feel of it all! Perfectly vintage! :) HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week!

  7. Hello Rocky
    This is a great Vintage looking card.... I really like the stamps you have used to create the effect.

  8. This is gorgeous Rocky, it literally took me to Paris. Hugs.


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