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Sunday, 3 January 2016

House of Cards


I am so excited to be joining a new Design Team - this time for House of Cards!!

The team includes


Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo Em | Emily | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa * | Katy | Leslie* | Linda
Merethe | Merlina* | Michele | Paula* | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley* | Steph | Sue N. | Sue T. | ME | Tina* | Toni

This is my first make for HOC...

This month's Challenge is to use embossing and/or the following
 Inspiration/Colour Combo


Isn't it lovely?
I chose to use the greens although my photos do not seem to show them in their true colours...


I started with a very dark green card blank and embossed it using Indian Ornamental from Sheena's Indian collection of embossing folders.

I then followed with layers of white and the same dark green.

Using a SU Friendly background stamp I embossed some white card with white opaque embossing powder.
I then die cut two butterflies from it and highlighted the main area with Forest Moss Distress Ink, and the butterflies with Certainly Celery.
This is an Emboss Resist technique - find more details here


Leaving the butterflies in the dies means that they have a small border all the way round...I replaced the butterflies in the background.



Finally I added a flower embellishment.


Hope to see your make at House and Cards!

Happy Crafting!


21 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Susan, I love all the shades of green (my fav colour) :o)
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  2. Lovely card. Congratulations on being on the design team.

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  3. Welcome to the team! Fantastic card--love the resist!

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  4. Love that idea of using the die for the resist. have to try that one.
    The card is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  5. I am one of the newbies to HOC DT too and looking forward to seeing all the creativity on this team. Love your butterflies, I to did an emboss resist with Kraft. Love to go back to the old techniques.

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  6. Great CAS yet elegant card! Glad to have you on the team!

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  7. Hi Susan, love all your embossing here. I want to welcome you to the HOC DT team and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
    Happy new year too.
    Welcome Newbie :)

    (✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
    Teamie HOC
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  8. Beautiful! I can't get over all of the details! Amazing! Great debut card and welcome to the team! jane hoc dt

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  9. Excellent. Love the shadow around the butterflies. Embossing is wonderful. Great card design.

    Jim

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  10. Excellent. Love the shadow around the butterflies. Embossing is wonderful. Great card design.

    Jim

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  11. This is TOTALLY fabulous! I LOVE the amazing technique you shared with us! SO PRETTY! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  12. Gorgeous! Those pretty green flowers look magical! I am really impressed! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  13. Thank you all for the kind comments!!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful card and embellishing! So glad you joined the team. Donna HOC teammate.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful card and embellishing! So glad you joined the team. Donna HOC teammate.

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  16. Stunning and beautiful! Welcome to the team:o)
    Tina

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  17. Beautiful card; thank you for sharing your tip regarding the butterflies - I'm anxious to try it out. I love all the details you have added to your card.

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  18. Beautiful card; thank you for sharing your tip regarding the butterflies - I'm anxious to try it out. I love all the details you have added to your card.

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  19. Neat emboss resist / die cutting technique I've not seen before on your lovely card. Welcome to the HOC team !

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  20. Susan, it's gorgeous! I love the embossed background and emboss resist is one of my favorite techniques.
    Hugs,
    Em, HOC teamie

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  21. Hi Susan! Beautiful butterflies, I love the contrast of colors and textures. Thanks for sharing with us! Happy to see you... Paula.

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