Monday 1 June 2015

House Of Cards Summer Blog Hop

    Welcome to my project for our Summer Blog Hop. I have used background papers from Eclectic Anthology and an image from Stitchy Bear to create my card. Please read on to find out how.
     The background paper is the same throughout, it all comes from Berry Delicious by Eclectic Anthology. The green paper was printed first, then once dry I printed the pink one on the reverse of the green one, making my own double sided paper. This meant when it was cut and folded the pattern continues.
     The image is 'I'm So Busy' from Stitchy Bear, this was printed on cardstock suitable for alcohol markers, then over printed with the green backing paper set to black and white only and 'draft' on my printer settings, this gave a paler grey version of the paper. I also printed a backing paper in the same grey.
     The image is coloured with Graph-It alcohol pens in colours to match the papers. I have also used these pens to colour my mat layers. The addition of tiny gems had added a little sparkle to the card.
     Please come and join us at House Of Cards, read on for the blog hop details.

Hi friends!  Can you believe we've come to the end of our third term here at House of Cards?!  We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from PAT.    
This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

Here's our photo inspiration~

So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first we've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.

The name says it all!  If you're looking for wholesome digital "stamps" and papers that will make you smile, this is the place to shop!  We have a variety of sets for any occasion and any crafter.  Stop by to check them out today!

Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Eclectic Anthology is your source for commercial use, royalty free, printable antique and vintage digital graphics.  Much of what you'll see is exclusive to our site and can't be found anywhere else, but we also have some public domain graphics as well.  Everything has been professionally edited and retouched for maximum quality and expert clarity.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

Here are the stamps you could win!
(Three total--flower, leaf, and sentiment)

Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping
Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.

Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.
We are proud to say that we have been in business, serving our customers since 2010.
We have a very large and talented group of Digital Creators who sell their products in our store and who regularly upload new products. You will find something new almost daily.

And now, here's your hop order~

 House of Cards Challenge Blog

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is  RUZA!  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)


  1. Beautiful card ! Interesting blog hop ! Thank you for the draw ! I hope for good luck )

  2. How pretty and I love those little gems! But you will need to send it in a box....

  3. Totally BRILLIANT, Rocky! I LOVE the use of the digi paper, the beautiful coloring of the digit, and the fun folded frame! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Such a gorgeous design!! Love the middle image with color and your more neutral color on the outside panel! Clever design! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  5. Wow! Very interesting and unique technique, Rocky! I have never seen this before. It looks stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  6. Woooww Rocky this is really STUNNING
    I love how you made your frame
    and the flower in the middle colored so perfect
    love your ADORABLE CARD Rocky I must try that opening of your frame I am amaze to see it
    hugs, Monika (Teammate)

  7. This is really cool! I've never seen this before where you roll the edges out and secure them--fancy!

    HOC DT Teamie

  8. Hi Rocky! I loved your commentary on how you achieved the looks on these papers. I would have never thought to do it how you did. Very creative and it is a gorgeous cards! Have a great day!

  9. This is gorgeous Rocky! I love the papers you've used and your fabulous frame design!
    Tammy x

  10. Awesome use of the papers Rocky and stunning coloring of the image! Donna HOC teammate

  11. Gorgeous card! I love the frame you created for the flowers!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Ruza ~ HOC Teamie

  12. Great card Rocky! Love your use of the dig papers and flower image!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  13. Beautiful unusual design and great colour combo :-)
    Thank you for making such a fabulous project using our images.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

  14. Very interesting technic and a beautiful card.
    Greetings Gundi

  15. Cool way to frame your images Rocky. I have to learn how to do that :D
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  16. Oh wow this is ridiculously cool!! Fantastic card. I've enjoyed being on the team with you.


  17. Hi Rocky
    Great interpretation of the photo. Aren't those papers fab?
    Best wishes.
    Ang x (HoC DT)

  18. Wow! I love how you styled this card! The papers are awesome and I love the focal point! :) Big Hugs! Katy HOC DT

  19. beautiful! i love the image, the fancy fold frame and how you've used the pretty papers!
    HOC teamie

  20. I like how you put this colour together. I'm impressed of your idea to making papers.

  21. Oh wow, Rocky!!! Fab dimension.... AND flawless colouring and printing!
    Hugs, Rosi

  22. Wow, what a clever effect - looks great! And such beautiful colourwork too, Jo x

  23. I have never seen this kind of card!!! I like it very much and will remember soon

  24. What a gorgeous card - I love how the window opens up to reveal the beautiful flower! Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration graphic! Thank you for the fun blog hop!

  25. Clever, clever card! Awesome card!

  26. Gorgeous card, and I love how you made the frame for your focal image. Very clever. Hugs, Barbara HOC DTeamie

  27. What a gorgeous, artsy design! Really love that stunning, peeled-back frame!

  28. Oh, this is something I have to try myself. Very nice technique and focuses your eye on the image. Gorgeous.

    Hugs from Finland,

  29. I have really enjoyed the blog hop Rocky but am also really happy that I'm near the end of it. If it was with anyone else I don't think I'd have done it but very glad I have. You ladies are awesome! So many wonderful inspirations and different takes on that original photograph. Love what you have created here, the colours are perfect too, will be adding this to one of my Pinterest boards, so thank you for that and the blog hop too Karen x

  30. What a clever and effective window on your lovely card Rocky, love it

  31. Fun way to use double sided paper, I like all the gems anchoring the corners down


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