Sunday, 1 May 2016

House of Cards May Challenge

This is my latest make for the Design Team of 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

Do have a look at the fabulous makes they have made!

This month's challenge is to make a card using something from your Supplies...

This month's challenge is to use 'see through' papers such as vellum or acetate - I have recently been having a go at stamping on acetate and thought I might use this technique - but then I came across something else. I saw 'Inky Oils' here and decided I must try it!!
Basically re-inker is added to a drop of baby oil on a craft mat - this is then mopped up with card and then the excess oil dried off with newspaper.
Brilliant backgrounds are produced - and because of the oil they are translucent!
(I used this technique on this tag too...)

Here's my card:

I trimmed my background to just less than  4 by 4 inches and layered it onto a piece of 4 by 4 inches black card, having already added a birdcage die to this using a glue pen.

I added this to a scallopped white card blank along with two more dies - these are cut using Craftstash Apple Blosson dies - Birdcage and A little bird told me

Happy Crafting!


  1. Lovely card. Cool background!

  2. Pretty card Susan! Great technique!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  3. Love the bright colors on your card, Susan! Gorgeous and cheerful!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  4. Oh what a cool background you created - the love the bird cage and the sentiment die cut. This was such a fun challenge this month at HOC. Shirley H. teammate.

  5. Beautiful card and I can't wait to try this background! Donna HOC teamie

  6. Neat technique for the background on your fun shaped card. Heather HOC DT

  7. Love that background.
    Very powerful.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Susan, this creation is absolutely amazing! I LOVE this fabulous technique--it looks beautiful! I adore the layering you did on your card, as well! Wonderful card, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Thank you everyone for the kind comments!

  10. Fantastic card! Love the background you created, how fun.
    Tina HOC teamie

  11. What a cool technique and fabulous results!

  12. This is awesome! Love the sentiment and that technique! :) Hugs! Katy--HOC DT Teammate :)

  13. A new technique for this. Great card.
    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

  14. Yes I can see the bird cage under the beautiful background you made! - What a fabulous technique you used here, Susan!! ...I must absolutely try this!!!
    Love the bold sentiment and this all in red!
    Hugs, Rosi ...HOC-DT

  15. WOW! This is stunning, Susan!
    Em, HOC teamie


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