Wednesday 1 February 2017

House Of Cards Pretty In Pink

     This months challenge at the House Of Cards has a simple photo prompt with the addition of shades of pink, just right for February.
      I must admit the pink hearts threw me a bit, not my usual choice, so it was a challenge for me to work a little outside my comfort zone.
     I started by using Distress ink to colour a heart shape on a white card blank. I put a piece of plastic mess on the card, then covered that with a heart shaped die and worked within that heart. I've had that mesh for ages but never thought to use it, it's quite a nice mosaic type effect.
      The swirly heart is die cut from a sheet of card that I marbled using the shaving foam technique some time ago. The small heart is, I must confess, covering a little ink that got outside the large heart. This paper was in a pack of mixed scraps I bought, as if I don't have enough scraps of my own!
     Both the smaller hearts are stuck flush to the card making it quite flat, a basic greeting added to finish a very simple card.
     Our challenge at House Of Cards runs all month so join us with your cards when you can, pop over and see all the DT inspiration to get you started.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Inky Chicks - Clean and Simple
PIN spirational - Photo prompt = pink, hearts, cup
Dream Valley  - All About Love


  1. Hello Rocky, love what you did her with the mesh and the die. A technique I will put on my mind. Thanks for sharing. Great card :) I really enjoy to be back and working in the team again. Take care.

    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)
    Teamie HOC

  2. This is stunning, what a great idea to use mesh to make your own stencil, you have my mind going! This card is a definite wow!

  3. I LOVE the way that mosaic heart turned out, Rocky! The added patterned hearts are lovely accents, as well, even if one wasn't intentional. ;) Beautiful creation, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  5. What a novel idea, using the mesh as a stencil, thank you for sharing your work with us @ the Pinspirational Challenge!

  6. Rocky, this is so cute! I can't believe you created such a gorgeous swirl pattern from shaving cream! Amazing!
    Take care!

  7. Love all your hearts from such interesting methods!
    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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