Sunday, 1 July 2018

House of Cards July ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. The months appear to be swooshing by and today I’m back with my House Of Cards post. Once again and as per usual we have a choice for you: use the colour palette or be inspired by the photograph or use both options and here they are …

I don’t have any ice lolly images but I do have food images so I decided to incorporate both the image and the colours in my card and here it is …

An A5 card
Lemons and Apples aplenty
All the inky details
Lots of decoupaged lemons
And lots of shimmer and shine too!

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

Many layers of ink, stamping, stencilling and die cutting went into creating this card and I have to admit that I am more than happy with the end result, lol! I started out be stamping the lemons twice onto my A5 card and once I had them in the correct position I worked my way around them with one of my Sheena Douglass stencils with Distress Oxide inks and Distress inks both being used. Once I had that background figured out I stamped each of the lemon branches twice onto snippets of white card so that I could fussy cut and decoupage them once they were coloured. Doing them twice gave me a lot more depth and made the lemons look more natural. I used further snippets of white card for die cutting the sentiment, the three apples and leaves which were also then coloured. I used a combination of my Spectrum Noir AquaTints and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to colour the stamped and die cut elements.

My finishing touch was to add a Vintage Style Seam Binding bow as I am trying to remember to use my ribbons, still have way too many and I have culled them multiple times already but the Vintage Style Seam Binding is my favourite and I refuse to cull that lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Sheena Douglass Create a Flower stencil range: A Leaf of Graph Paper stencil
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A6 stamps: Lemon Zest stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sheena Douglass An Apple A Day die
Crafters Companion Die’sire: On Your Special Day die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrate:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
A4 300 gsm Linen texture card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Gold; Green; Red
Distress IP: Cracked Pistachio; Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide IP: Cracked Pistachio
Black Versafine IP
The Ribbon Girl Vintage Style Seam Binding
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel
Washi tape (for the stencil)


Macimbalo said...

So beautiful! I love all the details, they make this creations really stand out! Super job! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

Joyce said...

What a fun card. Love all that brightly colored fruit, and the dimension and texture on this card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! The dimensional fruit looks wonderful and so real. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Kylie said...

I love your fruity card! Your colours are really vibrant! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Renate said...

Wat een prachtige fruitkaart heb je gemaakt.
Dank je wel voor je deelname aan Creatalicious Challenges
Renate DT

Gerrina said...

The dimension looks so good on this one and what better to eat or let grow with warm weather? Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Donna said...

What a beautiful card, like the way you added curved dimension. Donna HOC DT

Misty Elam said...

This is so pretty! I love the dimension that the fruit brings to the card and the colors are so happy and vibrant. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp when is a challenge.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is really cute! I love those juicy lemons in your bright summery, fun card! Looking forward to another fun season at House of Cards with you!
Take Care!
Michele, HoC teamie

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a gorgeous summery card! Love the dimension you managed to create! Thanks so much for adding this beauty to our Stencil it challenge at A Vintage Journey!

butterfly said...

Lovely summery colours, this card is really fresh and bright, and I love the soft stencilled layers in the background. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges this month!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Karen, it's adorable. I love the dimension of the fruit.
Em, HOC Teamie

Monika Gulyas said...

What a lovely card!!! Your fruits look amazing and real!!! Thank you for joining the July challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for a hero” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…