Thursday 1 January 2015

Happy New Year from the House Of Cards

     Welcome to a New Year with House Of Cards. Our format has changed a little, but it now gives you the chance to see all the DT cards at the beginning of the challenge, with a reminder each week through the month so you'll never be stuck for inspiration.
     This month we have a Glittered Blues theme, you can make any style card you wish as long as you stick with our theme. I have made a Vintage style card with a glittered border.
      To make the glittered border I have used some double sided sticky sheet and a piece of lace. Lay the lace over the sticky sheet and sprinkle on some mink coloured glitter, remove the excess glitter and then remove the lace. Using a contrasting colour, teal, sprinkle over the remaining sticky sheet to fill in all the gaps. Trim the edges to make a tidy glittered strip. (Top Tip Tuesday's Tip)
     The main image is a free digi from the Graphics Fairy, they have lots of gorgeous vintage images to download. This one has been lightened and had the edges faded out to remove some writting that I didn't want.
     The frame is cut with a Spellbinder die from gold satin card and tarnished with brown acrylic paint. The backing paper is one I had from Eclectic Anthology for a previous project, the colours are perfect for this challenge, I have printed it off a little paler than it was originally.
     The swirl is die cut with a Sizzix Bigz die in dark blue pearl card and decorated with small white sakura flowers edged with Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, then finished with some small pen strokes using a Stardust clear pen and a tiny teal gem in the middle.

     So come and join us at House Of Cards for the start of a great new year of card creations.
If you like to make Christmas cards there is a new weekly challenge starting on the 2nd of January called CASE-ing Christmas and for the first month there is CANDY every week!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Make Your Own (Patterned Glitter Strip)


  1. Hi Rocky! Gorgeous vintage card! Love your idea how you applied the glitter. Happy New Year to you!

  2. I love the lace technique! Beautiful card!
    HOC new DT friend

  3. W-O-W!!! That border is super stunning, Rocky! I LOVE this fun technique! And this card is amazing, friend! LOVE the image and beautiful vintage feel! HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

  4. Great tip, I have recently seen some glitter tape for purchase, but not nearly as pretty nor intricate as yours! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Happy New Year!

  5. Beautiful card! I love the image :)
    Hugs and Happy New Year :)

  6. That glittery lace border is fabulous! Happy New Year to you, teamie!

  7. What an awesome card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

    I am now your newest follower, and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too:

  8. Happy New Year Rocky! Love your beautiful card! The glittered border is really pretty!

  9. Great card Rocky, love the vintage style.
    Lorry :o) xx

  10. This is gorgeous Rocky, I love how you've created the glittery border!!
    Tammy x

  11. Congrats on your win at TOP TIP TUESDAY dear Rocky I love your idea cause I have no glitter and this is so clever to make that strip....your card is adorable vintage love this...hugs, team mate. Monika

  12. This is really a pretty card with so many great details! Beautiful!

  13. Rocky, your card is so beautiful. I love the vintage style, and I especially like how you did the glitter lace technique. So beautiful. Happy to be one the HOC team with you. Barbara

  14. I love this! That vintage image is shown off so well with the die. It really reminds me of those old-timey cameos--fab!

    HOC teamie

  15. What a wonderful vintage card!

  16. Beautiful card, I like vintage just don't make them often, you're style is fabulous! Donna DT newbie

  17. Hi Rocky and a happy new year to you. I love this vintage styled card. This is great.

    Take care
    Hugs Ma Dt HoC

  18. Gorgeous card! Love the vintage feel with that beautifully framed image!
    Crafty hugs,
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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