Thursday, 1 February 2018

House Of Cards Goes Pink

       House Of Cards new challenge is to make a Valentine background for your card, you can use our suggested colours if you wish.
     Making a background gave me another chance to break out the Distress Oxides, these inks are so much fun to work with. I used three shades of pink on white card to blend a background, then I spritzed a stencil with water and laid it over the background. The water reacts with the ink and turns it chalky giving a fab pattern.
     The stamp was a hand me down from a friend, it's perfect for anniversary cards. This was stamped with black Versafine, I chose not to colour the image as I like it just as it is.
     Once trimmed the image panel was die cut with a small Sizzix die to show the word Love, It also has two of the corners shaped.
     Mounting on black makes the image and the cut out pop but when it came to mounting on a card a white one didn't look right. Using the image panel as a guide I coloured a white card blank to match. A small pearl heart in the two shaped corners finished it off.
     Pop over to the House Of Cards blog to see all the DT inspiration, then come and show us what you have made.

Valentine background and/or colours

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Valentine   (F)
Shopping Our Stash - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not   (W)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes   (W)


  1. ohhhhhhhh how i LOVE that amazing background, i think you may have just enabled me into NEEDING some oxides!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (valentine!) STASH with us this week! ♥

  2. Beautiful card Rocky! Love your background. Thanks for sharing the way you created it!

  3. Beautiful card!!! Love the way you did it!!!

  4. Great card, so elegant! Thanks for join us at Craty Sentiments Designs this time, good luck! Hugs Beatriz DT

  5. Rocky this is beautiful
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. Rocky, this vintage valentine is beautiful! Did you know there's a challenge going on right now over at the Card Concept called Old Fashioned Love? This would be a great entry!

  7. I think I'm going to buy these oxides inks too - they look really fantastic! Gorgeous card that you made!
    Rosi x


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