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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Group 8: Add Texture and/or Color Inspiration


Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!
 Group #8 is sharing their creations with you today for 
our current challenge...

Add Texture and/or Color Inspiration


Before we start to show you the cards we’ve a technique to share with you. 
We hope it will get your creativity flowing.
Here is Karen’s How to Create A Textured Background Tutorial 

Tools:
Die cutting machine & dies; or punches
Pencil and ruler; stylus tool; paintbrushes; or tools or cotton wool to apply ink
Supplies:
White or coloured card; snippets of white or coloured card
White acrylic paint; or watercolour paint; or inks; or metallic paints
Pritt stick

After my lovely bosses asked me to create and share a tutorial for adding texture to your background papers or card.  I decided to think about it first because my instant idea was to get very mucky with mixed media techniques.  However, I know not everyone likes to get mucky so I thought about how the non mucky crafters and artists could also try this technique with inks instead of MM supplies if they don’t own them.  This is not my technique, it’s been around for a long time and as I’ve always wanted to try and I thought that it would be ideal for The House of Cards.  I want both mucky and non mucky creators to try it.  So here goes …


I die cut lots of the smallest flower that is on the Tim Holtz Bigz Sizzix die. 
Because everyone doesn’t own die cutting machines or dies you could also do this technique with a punch and if  you don’t own any punches you can draw and cut out easy to create shapes with a pencil and ruler (e.g. squares or rectangles) or you could cut out random shapes (e.g. rough circles). 
You don’t have to own lots of tools to try this technique to.


Once I had die cut plenty of flowers I grabbed a piece of mucky white card (I regularly get ink or paint onto my card stock because I’m a bit mucky when crafting).  You could also use card or paper that you don’t like.  I’ve realised that this is a fabulous way to use up those itty bitty snippets that are left over from our projects too.
Recycling and trying to craft responsibly means a lot to me and I’ve recycled for a long time.

I used a piece of A6 card that was left from another project and that had a dark fingerprint on it.  I used my ruler and pencil to create a three by four grid on the card.
  

Once I had drawn the lines in I played around with the placement of the flowers until I was happy with the look.  I used Pritt Stick to glue my flowers in position.

I added a thin layer of  white acrylic paint and once that was touch dry I grabbed a stylus and plopped white acrylic paint onto the die cut flowers.  The next step was to grab my heat gun and blast over the glued flowers: bubbles, lots of lovely textured bubbles!  That was the result I wanted.

 

I left the card to dry again before using a fine brush to go around the outside of the die cut flowers which is why they catch the light so much. 

I hope I have inspired you to try this technique.  Just remember if you don’t own acrylic paints or watercolour paints you can use ink pads or re-inkers or any other 
water soluble ink to create this look.

Take a peek at what they've got for you...

Karen
I had trouble photographing because of the reflection from the gold paint





Thank you so much for taking time to check out Group 8's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge.
We love to see your creations! 
 Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back on the 1st of the month with a new challenge and more inspiration from the Design Team.
Until then…
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Groupe 7: Add texture &/or Color Challenge

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 7 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...


Add lot of Texture and/or use the Colors for your creation...


autumn palette

And here some wonderful creations from our Design Team....



Pat




Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 7's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Group 6: Add Texture and/or Color Challenge

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 6 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...

Add color and/or texture to your card!


You can add great texture, or use the color palette, or combine them both for a beautiful autumn card!
Our Group 6 team has some wonderful inspiration for you this week!

But, let's start you out with a little something to get your creativity flowing...Lilian has a quick photo tutorial for her card:


1. Cut card base using CTMH Arfully Sent Cricut cartridge and adhere a colored patterned paper on the back. Add ribbon on the bottom.


3. (Not Pictured) Stamp Appaloosa Horse (Creative Vision Stamps) in London Fog ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts), cut it out and color the mane, tail and hooves with Copic markers.

 4. For added texture, use Glossy Accents on the horse image and let dry!


5. Adhere horse image on card with foam tape.




More inspiration from Group 6 team:

Michele
 



 Donna T.




Heather 



Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 6's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Group 5 : Add Texture and/or Colour Inspiration

Hello! Shawna here from TheGrandStampede
 showing you how you can dye your texture paste and use it for stenciling. It adds wonderful texture and color to any card.. Here it is! Enjoy!

Finished Card
Pictorial How-To 
1. Modeling/Texturing paste, re-inkers, and cardstock
will get you started.
2. Add a couple of drops to a non pourous
surface. I like to keep the color close to the droplet
to make sure I am getting the correct color. 
3. Get your favorite stencil and lay it over your CS
and adhere it down to the table or portable surface.
4. Mix your paste with the re-inkers and start spreading
it around with a knife or, in my case, a popsicle sticks
all over your CS
5. When you have covered the CS with paste CAREFULLY
peel the stencil back and see your result.
6. When you are finished with your tools
clean them ASAP or they will gunk up.
The finished background full of texture and loaded with color.
Finally decided what sentiment stamp to  use. I swear sometimes
the longest time is picking out a sentiment.
The leaves on the dark background paper is
so striking
Added just a bit more detail to the card.

Take care all and we are so looking forward to see what you will create using texture and colour.

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 5 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...


To create a card using Texture and/or colours


autumn palette


Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Design Team....




Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 5's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

September 2015 Winners

WOW. 
 We had some absolutely AMAZING entries in our challenge last month
 We all had a hard time voting on just our top 5 faves, 
but we did it and now we have some winners to announce!

Our Top Winner is~

#9 Tanja



Our Top 5 are~

#14 Diane H

#24 Viv


#49 Rahmat

#71 Regina



Congratulations, one and all! 
 Please grab your badges from the sidebar and wear them proudly--
they were all very well deserved! 

 HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Group 4 : Add Texture and/or Colour Inspiration

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 4 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...



To create a card using Texture and/or colours

autumn palette


Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Design Team....













Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 4's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!