Get excited because it is time for the House of Cards Holiday Blog and Design Team Call! You should have arrived here from Katarina's blog.
This is sort of a sad thing-but this will be my last post for House of Cards for the time being. Life has gotten busy for me and I love Mynn and the ladies so much. But I don't want to let anyone down (by being flakey lol). I have been with House of Cards for 2 years (since July 2014). It doesn't feel like 2 years-that's for sure. :)
So if you are looking for a nice place to be on a Design Team where everyone is friendly and creative then you should apply here. :)
So to participate in the blog challenge be sure to leave everyone a comment. Also, use this inspirational photo to create a card and upload it to House of Cards.
I made 2 cards for the blog hop. This first card is inspired by the over all theme of Christmas and I love the red in this picture.
The main image for this Christmas card is Cute as a Button. This kitty digi is super cute and you will have to get a closeup of his list! I colored this image with Copic markers and used Stickles to accent the snow and snowflakes. I used a glitter ornament border and a wooden Christmas tree that I painted. (It might be from Studio Calico.)
Here is what I used to paint the tree. I covered it with gesso first and then painted it with this green paint. I did put a few coats on it because this particular paint is a bit thinner.
For my second card I used a digi from MHK Designs. I used the poinsettia and sentiment from the Perfect Poinsettia set.
I tried something new with this card. It came to me (I don't think I saw it anywhere-I don't think-lol).
So I printed off the poinsettia. Then I cut a piece of acetate to the size of the printed flower. The acetate I used is from Clear Scraps so it's a bit thicker than normal acetate. I also removed the top layer of the protective film.
Then I traced the design with Enamel Accents from Ranger. *I wanted to use gold at first but the gold I had wasn't working too well. The Accents came out fast and dried smooth. I let it dry over night.
Then I added water to my red and green paints. And used a tiny paintbrush to put the paint inside the raised edges. It was like painting a sun catcher. :) I used the gold in this picture for the paper on the base of the card.
Here is the back side of the flower. I was having a hard time figuring out which side to use.
Here is the front. You can see how the black accents is a bit more puffy than the photo above.
I added gold dots in the middle from Faber Castell. It seems more like an ornament. ;)
Here is the finished card again. I used scattered straw and walnut stain distress ink for the sentiment.
I am linking up my poinsettia card to the challenge at MHK Designs-if you use an MHK design anything goes.
Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop is Leslie.
If you get lost, here is the blog hop list.
Until next time my friends...Merry Christmas!