Saturday 1 April 2017

Fancy Feathers at The House Of Cards

     A new challenge at the House Of Cards this month has a great challenge prompt inspired by feathers.
     Using a Sizzix feather die I cut a 'stamp' from funky foam, to get it to release from the die easily I used Stix2 Die Release Sheet, all parts came out of the die intact so I have a thin mask to use aswell.
     I have coloured a piece of white card with Distress Ink Oxides in Broken China and Walnut Stain, then using the improvised stamp spritzed with water I have stamped and blotted the feather across the card. This was followed by a little bit of spritz and flick to get the speckles. To darken the edges I have used Walnut Stain basic Distress ink, this helps draw the eye to the centre of the card.
     The turquoise feather in the centre is die cut from double sided sticky sheet, stuck onto the card and covered with transfer foil. The image panel is mounted on a thin turquoise layer before going on a Kraft card blank. The greeting is from MHK Designs, printed on white card, die cut and coloured with Distress ink Old Paper, the mat layer is coloured with the same marker as the other mat layer, then using foam pads it's stuck over the corner of the card.
     This challenge runs for a month so please come and join us with your cards, we'd love to see what inspiration you get from the picture below.

April challenge - House Of Cards

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Double D - Things that fly
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


  1. WOW this is awesome! Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Things that Fly’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Very pretty background with the ghostly feathers and the water spots. The Stix2 sounds like a good product. Thanks for playing along with us at Double D.

  4. This is just amazing Rocky! Donna HOC teamate

  5. Looks great in real life too! Loved the colours

  6. I really like your card. The background you created and that shimmered feather are a eyecandy.

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

  7. What a beautiful creation - aren't those Distress Oxides addicting?? I love the colors you used Rocky! Hugs, Christi (HOC teamie) Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

  8. So many people are talking about the Oxides - I may have to invest...
    Love this background and the feather is stunning!

    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  9. This is gorgeous, Rocky! I LOVE the little shine in the feather and the way it fills up the card. One of my favorites!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  10. Hi Rochy, Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us... Hugs.Paula


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