Saturday 1 December 2018

House Of Cards Blog Hop

     It's sad to think that this will be last card I make for House Of Cards, the challenge is closing this month so please pop over and join us for one last time, we have a blog hop with a prize kindly donated by Beccy's Place.
      When I saw the photo prompt I thought this would make a great masculine Christmas card. Having just invested in some more Tim Holtz stencils I was itching to use them, the pattern on the plate made me think of plaid, oh what luck I just bought that one!
      With Distress Ink Black Soot and the Plaid stencil I inked up a square of white card for my background. The stencil only covered half the card but with a bit of careful positioning and some clean masking tape I managed to repeat the pattern so you can't see the join.

     The image I chose to use from Beccy's Place is called Champagne, it has three strawberries in front of the ice bucket, very nice but not quite right, so I die cut some baubles to cover them.
     The image is coloured with watercolour pencils and a touch of metalic pen, the glasses have a slight blue tinge to them that doesn't show up well in the photograph.
     The tiny baubles are part of the Merry greeting, so I used the dark red bauble frame that was left over to hang at the top of the image panel, then filled it with the bauble from the gold greeting cut.
      The image panel was stuck on to a dark red pearl mat layer, the same card used for the baubles, this went on to the plaid background and then the gold greetings were added, with the gold frame bauble filled with red to match the ones at the bottom. I was going to add a fir branch too but I think it's busy enough as it is.
      Please come and play along with our final challenge at House Of Cards, you never know, you may win the prize.

House Of Cards Blog Hop
Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prize is hidden and we'll be doing a random drawing from the blogs where it is hiding! :) 

You have come from Michele and your next stop is Rosi, good luck.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes


  1. perfect done with the inspiration...
    love that gorgeous Background looks a lot like manly *lol
    have a wonderful christmas time
    and a great and healthy 2019
    CU hellerlittle

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Rocky!!! The background gives a fantastic frame to the Champagne! ... and what a clever idea, to change the strawberries into baubles!! - A really great creation!!
    I wish you a wonderful Christmas time.
    Hugs, Rosi

  3. Very cool card! I love your color choices! Best wishes after house!

  4. Rocky, this is gorgeous. If you'd not said there were strawberries in the image, we'd never have known thanks to your genius idea of using baubles. It's been such an honor working with you, and I'll miss doing so.
    Em, HoC Teamie

  5. Fantastic card! Thanks you for joining with us at Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  6. Great take on the inspiration photo...
    Have enjoyed playing with you at the House of Cards! Sorry we are closing…
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  7. This is just gorgeous! I love the champagne in the bucket - so festive for the holidays! I will really miss seeing your creative ideas every month on House of Cards! You always created such beautiful designs! Keep crafting, and keep in touch!
    Take Care!


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