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Friday, November 27, 2015

Group 8: Stamped and Cut Window Technique


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

Technique Challenge: Stamped Punch Window



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



Mrs. Duck



Judy



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!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Groupe 7: Technique Challenge -- Stamped Punch Window

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...


Technique Challenge -- Stamp and Punch a Window...


Take a peek at some beautiful cards from the Design Team...






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!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Group 6: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!

Our current challenge is...
Stamped and Cut Window Technique!

We're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity flowing.  
Here's Lilian with a Video Tutorial for you...


Hello, Lilian here! I have a second card to share today: 



And here's the video where I show you how I made both of them:


Hope you enjoy!

Our design team has some great inspiration for you today! Take at look at what they have created!

Michele


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!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Group 5: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

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 but first a quick photo tutorial from our team member Shawna!

Joy to the World!
This months challenge:
Stamped and Cut Window
Vintage Bigz die cut of a globe.
All I did was snip the globe holder when die cut
the foam and card stock.
Cut craft foam the same size as the cut circle window panel.
The larger panel will be used for the ocean.
Lay the circle die on top of the cut panel.
Make sure you align the die, foam, and paper as they will be on the card.

Take the die off and then draw the circle on the craft foam.
Align die with the tracing and cut. You may have to 'rip' out the circle from the
foam; it is already scored so you don't have to worry about rough edges.
Set everything aside except for the base of the card.
Now for the fun part!! Pick out your colors and start
painting our ocean.
I have found after I heat dried the panel it was badly warped.
So I plugged in my iron and got a heavy dictionary and some scrap pieces of paper.
My 'sandwich' was book, card base, scrap paper and then iron.
It worked! Base was as straight as an arrow. 
Got to work on my continents. The brown craft foam represents the ground underneath
and the green CS land we occupy. Used some glue and sandwiched the two land masses together.
After your base is dry, set the window panel with the craft foam
on top of the watercolored base. Then set the land masses in your window.
Here is the earth using the window technique.
You can see the earth below and the livable land above.
The depth of the livable land is flush with the card
If you, like me, are using a panel to adhere to your card.
Make sure to put  lots and lots of adhesive on the back
then attach it to the card.
The 'Joy' die cut seemed very fitting for the theme.
This very affordable die is from PaperTrey Ink.
Added another 'joy' in black and placed it
underneath to visually pop off the white.
You can see the shadow cast from the land masses through the window to
the ocean. Added just a bit of sparkle to suggest the earth in space.
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!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

October 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~


Our Top 5 are~
#65 DebiB
#82 Maura

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!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Group 4 : Stamped and Cut Window Technique

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...



Technique Challenge: Stamped and Cut Window



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!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Group 3: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 3 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge...

Use this technique: Stamped and Cut Window


Here is what our talented team created to inspire you...

Jo


Hi, It's Jo here to share the details of how I made my card.

As you can see I had a blast making my stamped and cut window card for the current challenge. I decided to heat emboss with white WOW embossing powder to create a CAS card while still making full use of this technique. I randomly stamped with as many Christmas and Winter-themed sentiments as I could lay my hands on and then got busy with my heat tool. I die-cut and removed an oval to reveal a stamped and distress inked panel below. I used mounting tape to add interest and to make the window effect a little more obvious. Such an easy technique, yet one which gives great results and is remarkably versatile as you'll see from all the lovely HOC DT creations on offer throughout the month. 

Linda

Toni

Tammy

Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 3'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!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Group 2: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today!  
We're going to start you out with a little something to get your creativity flowing.  
Here's Em with a Tutorial for you.

I'm once again honored to be representing Team 2 at House of Cards and bringing you a pictorial on how I created my card for this month's challenge, which you can see below. 

I started by stamping the image from the For All Things stamp set from Stampin' Up! onto a piece of Whisper White card that's ½" smaller than my card base, using SU!'s Cajun Craze ink and stamping off first...

I then cut 2 apertures in the card using the smallest die from the Deco Labels Framelits set from SU, and added another couple leaves in Delightful Dijon...

I then stamped my chosen sentiment from the set in Early Espresso ink...

 I then added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the panel...

Before adding it to the prepared Delightful Dijon card base. My Cherry Cobbler layer is ¼" smaller than the base card...

To complete the card, I added Tear & Tape to the back of the cutouts and then carefully replaced them into the apertures...

Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Group 2 Design Team....






Donna T



Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 2'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!