Sunday, 1 December 2013

House Of Cards Term One Blog Hop

Welcome to the House of Cards Term One Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Macarena's  blog, then you are in the right place!  If you have just stumbled here and would like to participate, please hop over to the House of Cards challenge blog to get started!  We've got some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!

    This beautiful image is available from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp Outlet and is called 'O Winter Trees'. 
    It has been printed in blue which I managed to do by switching off yellow and magenta in the advanced setting area of my printer, allowing only cyan ink to be used. I have covered the image with double sided sticky sheet and then sprinkled Glamour Dust all over it. I used deckle edge scissors to cut it out and then mounted it on silver mirri card.
    The card blank has been coloured with Distress Inks Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky using a shaving brush to try and match the printed image. There are a few gems in opposite corners and the sentiment is a die cut greeting in silver mirri card coloured with alcohol markers.
     I think these trees are gorgeous, very useful for a male card as well as a non religious greeting card, a versatile digi that you don't have to colour in.
    This is the second item made with a fabulous freebie from Eclectic Anthology. They have some wonderful vintage style items, this little chair tag is from a set that includes flowers, a crown and a chandelier. 
    I have printed this tag in shades of grey by setting my printer to use black ink only, then I have coloured it a little with Distress Inks. There is a small gem stuck over where the hole would be and the edges are coloured with a silver glitter gel pen. 
    The place card itself is a copy of our inspirational photo with a silver mirri 'A' die cut and mounted on silicone glue.
    A basic place card but easy to do if you are making a large quantity, ideal for a special dinner or Christmas lunch.
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  1. BEAUTIFUL forest scene! Just an amazing digi!!

  2. These are such GORGEOUS creations, Rocky! I adore the fabulous glitter on the first and I LOVE the use of the tag on the second--and the way you printed them is genius!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your hard work this term at HOC! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  3. Love the effect of the subtle colours!

  4. Beautiful creations well done
    Elaine H x

  5. Both are wonderful creations but the card is simply stunning

  6. very beautiful card for winter w stitchy bear designs

  7. WOW! Your cards are stunning! Wonderful little scenes! Great!


  8. Hi Rocky,

    Thankyou for doing such a marvellous job with our image.

    It has been a pleasure to be a sponsor.

    Mandy from StitchyBear Digi Outlet

  9. Gorgeous cards Rocky, I love that beautiful tree and sparkle on your first card!!
    Tammy x

  10. Beautiful cards. The tree is stunning!

  11. Hi Rocky,
    what a beautiful card, that image is so lovely printed in blue, such a perfect wintery card! A great idea to actually use the inspiration photo in your place card - inspired! It is really elegant and I love the die cut letter! I'd be so happy to have a place card like this in my place at the Christmas dinner table - but then also scared I'd splash gravy on it and ruin it - it's far too pretty for that!
    Ruth x

  12. Two fabulous interpretation! The colors are really beautiful and very well chosen!
    Rosi x

  13. Love those snow laden trees, Great projects. x


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