Monday 2 June 2014

House Of Cards BLOG HOP

Hi, all!  It's time for an end of the term blog hop over at House of Cards and we have a super fun challenge AND tons of great prize opportunities for those of you who join in the fun!!! :)  You should have arrived here from Rudlis (Vintage) .  If you haven't, please start all the way back at the House of Cards hop post and follow the list found in the body of the hop post!

Here's our photo inspiration~

Here are our fabulous sponsors~

Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.
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Inspired By Stamping
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Inspired by Stamping

Paper Sweeties

Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.

Prize: 5 stamps sets--your choice--from the shop.

Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

and here is my vintage interpretation of our lovely photograph

     I have used some gorgeous backing paper from Eclectic Anthology called Sublime Lime and imported it into my writer program. Then I have used a digi stamp from Stitchy Bear called Black Eyed Susan Floral Corner as a png file over the top of my backing paper (png's have a transparent background so they're perfect for this type of thing).
     I imported the corner then copied and flipped it to fill all four corners, sizing as required. Once happy with the look I printed this out, then I went back and removed the backing paper but left the corners and printed again. This gave me a white flower that I could cut out and layer on top of the patterned one exactly the same size. I have used a crackle background stamp and Old Paper Distress Ink to age the backing paper as well as distressing the edges with the same ink.
      I have coloured the leaves and stems with markers and cut out my white flowers including small cuts between petals for dimension. Each flower is stuck on top of the background printed one with tiny gold dots in the centre which unfortunately don't show up too well in the picture.
     The girl in the centre was a freebie from somewhere but I'm afraid I didn't write down where, if it's from your site then thank you, let me know and I will amend this to give you credit. She is cut out and the edges are coloured with Old Paper Distress Ink.
     The image panel is mounted on a small layer of dark green paper with some paper lace and a thin green ribbon across the bottom, before being mounted on cream card and then chocolate pearl card. There is no room for a sentiment on this card so all it needed was a large white paper flower in the bottom corner and a clear gem coloured with an alcohol marker in the middle.
     I hope this gives you some inspiration, even if it's just to play around with your digi stamps and see what you can do with them. 

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is  Debbie Marcinkiewicz  If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the original blog hop post--and don't forget to link up a project at the House of Cards blog after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Digitally 'Sweet' Challenge - Friendship
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful and very striking

  2. Beautiful! Love the image and daisy.

  3. Beautiful card, I cordially greet

  4. So pretty! Love how you incorporated the images! :)

  5. Hi, Beautiful Vintage card. Thankyou for joining us at DItzie Digi Designs. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  6. What a pretty digital design-I love those flower corners! -DT sister

  7. Very sweet vintage card Rocky! Have a great day!

  8. This is SO sweet, Rocky! I LOVE the gorgeous image and use of the digi corner! I'm so happy to be hopping with you! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

  9. Hi Rocky,
    Lovely card, the image is fantastic.
    Ang HOC DT

  10. Great job. Love to see a different take on the same divi that I used!

  11. Great card! Love how you used the digital sunflower image in all 4 corners!

  12. Beautiful card Rocky, I love that vintage image and your gorgeous corners!
    Tammy x

  13. Aww what a sweet image, this is darling!

  14. The daisies look so appropriate with the image

  15. Oh my word Rocky, this is so striking - a really stunning card! Wonderful work with the digi images - you're a techy wizard aren't you?! Great job in interpreting the photo. The girl looks wistful and so innocent - beautiful!
    Ruth x

  16. Beautiful card and explanation of what you have done.

    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

  17. I like the way you have framed the image of the girl with the daisies in the corners!

  18. Awesome vintage card. Loving the colors and the clean and simple design. Thank you so so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  19. Such a lovely card and I love how you framed your photo with the flower corners.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

  20. wow, so beautiful and sophisticated!! xx

  21. Lovely card, Rocky! Thank you for sharing how this came together. That image is so sweet!

    Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

  22. You are so digitally talented!

  23. Such a heartwarming card !!!!

  24. Hi Rocky...oh wow, a lovely vintage card, those old time photos are beautiful. Cheers

  25. Beautiful card. Love the vintage look with green as your main color. Lovely indeed.
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  26. she is a cute little lady and lovely flowers on your card...also lovely color combo...sweet beautiful vintage card..hugs, Monika

  27. This is a great Blog Hop Challenge. TY :)


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