Friday, 1 September 2017

House Of Cards Blows Bubbles

     The new challenge at House Of Cards has an Autumnal feel to it, it's sad to see summer fading but I am looking forward to all those beautiful Autumn colours. We would like to see some text somewhere on your card so that's where I started with mine.
      As our colour palette is mostly browns and creams I started on Kraft card, using a stencil with various size circles cut in it. I stamped through the stencil with a script stamp and some brown ink.
     Once my script was dry I moved the stencil and made coloured circles with Distress Ink in shades of brown and orange, moving the stencil whenever I changed colour.
     The real magic happened when I started using Distress Oxide Ink, this sits more 'on top' of the card than the original Distress and gives another depth to the bokeh type effect, it's semi-opaque and changes appearance slightly when the card is moved in different light. I haven't spritzed any of this card with water to change the Distress inks but that may add even more interest.
     I played around for some time with the colour of the greeting and finally settled on a dark brown pearl card to die cut, it matches the script colour and helps pull that forward a little. A simple cream mat layer, which helps show off the pale Oxide circles, was all that was needed to finish off.
     The House Of Cards challenge runs all month so please come and join us with your Autumnal cards, we would love to see how you are inspired by the photo prompt.

Add Text and/or Colours

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Gals - Use Kraft   (W)
Day Dreamer - Anything Goes   (M)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes   (W)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes   (F)


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. I love all the bubbles! This looks amazing! Love the color palette too!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  3. Beautiful, lovely work. Thanks for joining us at Day Dreamer Challenge #2, cheers Sue N (DT Member)

  4. What a fabulous card, the colors and script are great for this challenge! Donna HOC teamie

  5. Beautiful work, thank you for joining us here at Daydreamer challenges.
    hugs Zowie (DT member)

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us over at 4 Crafty pretty!

    4 CC DT

  7. A fabylous card, I'm loving the colours and your bubbles. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.


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