Wednesday, July 1, 2015

House of Cards: Food Image and/or Color Inspiration


Hi, all!  It's time for another monthly challenge at House of Cards, and I do hope you play along!  We've got a fun challenge for you this month--we're asking you to be inspired by either the colors in our inspiration, use a food image, or do both!  Take a peek at the inspiration...


I chose to go with the colors in the inspiration.  I wanted to make try shaping my own paper flower for a card.  I've done this before, but I wanted to make it really fancy. ;)  My inspiration was DT member Gracie's YouTube channel.  Take a peek at my card...


I created a video on how to make this flower, and you can find it HERE, or watch on the House of Cards blog in the current challenge post.  I added some cheesecloth and gold elastic cording behind the flower for more texture.  I am so pleased with this flower!


The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, from the Safe Harbour Sentiments stamp set.  I did a little selective inking so that the nautical element from the sentiment was not included in the stamping. :)  I was stamped onto some silver shimmer cardstock.  I created the frame using the Deco Labels die set from Stampin' Up! and some gold glitter paper from CutCardStock.


I dry embossed some Fine Gold metallic cardstock for my card panel and then added some pearls from Want 2 Scrap.  This was all matted onto some Silver metallic cardstock and put onto a card base.  I am very pleased with this card!  What do you think?  Please let me know in the comments below!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I am SUPER excited about our challenge this month, and I hope you play along!  Join us HERE, and make sure to leave some love with the other gals on this amazing team!  We have some FABULOUS new gals this term, and I know you'll love what they've created--PLUS, we have a new look!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

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20 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and elegant Mynn.
Gr Karin

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Mynn! I love the sentiment on this card and all the sparkle makes it extra special. Gorgeous rose too! Have a great day!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Mynn
I see your tutorial on the main challenge blog and love how you show how you made the flower
I adore that gold paper and the embossing on a part
great idea and lovely sentiment too
great card and great July challenge
love being your team Mynn
hugs, Monika

Emily Dee said...

I just love this Mynn, it's gorgeous!

Maria said...

Over the top gorgeous card, Mynn! Love the stunning flowers and sentiment! Many pretty details...love it!:-)

Karen Petitt said...

It's just gorgeous Mynn! Love that flower, and I agree that Gracie makes beautiful flowers and even nicer she shares that with us too. Looking forward very much to working with you again huni and happy to be on HOC DT. I hope you are starting to feel better too Karen x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mynn! Great sentiment and display of it. Off to watch your tutorial of that fabulous flower! Like the new look of the blog too!

Donna said...

Amazing tutorial Mynn, can't wait to make some flowers!

Merethe Arstein said...

Nice card Mynn
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Shabby Chic card Mynn! I love that flower, fab tutorial too!
Hugs, Tammy

Lisa said...

This is beautiful and elegant Mynn! I love the sparkly gold frame and the pearl accents. Well done!!

StephC said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card! These colors are beautiful together, and I love the sentiment and flower. So awesome of you to share a tutorial on how to make them!

Thanks again for allowing me back on the team!
Hugs!
Steph

Daen'Ys said...

Mynn, your card is really gorgeous! I love all these precious papers that you have used and this flower is ....a real eye-catcher!! Magnificent work!!
Hugs, Rosi

Kim Heggins said...

Simply gorgeous card...love that beautiful flower.

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Mynn! This is so beautiful! You make it all seem so easy! Thank you for letting me join your wonderful challenge DT! Jane

Graciellie Design said...

Mynn, I am in love with your gorgeous card! So elegant and perfect! The flower looks beautiful and with so much texture! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Gracie.

Barbara Rankin said...

Lovely and elegant card, Mynn. I love the flower, too. You did such a beautiful job! Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

sue t. said...

Absolutely amazing flower!! Somehow mine never look that good! Love your card!!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, friend!! Oh, boy, it's been ages since I've last visited, but it's been so cold here and the study where I have my computer and craft area are the coldest part of the house and most of the time it's freezing in here!!! So I rather spend time in the lounge knitting in the winter sun or in the family room in front of the fire!!!! But I miss my friends and making cards, so I've put on a lot of clothes to keep me warm enough to spend the Sunday evening in Blogland!!!
And the flower on your card is sooooo pretty, I had to watch the video!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to show how you made it!!! Will have to give it a try at some stage!!!! Your card is so beautiful - I love how you have used the colours!!!! That flower really pops against the yellow, gold and white!!!! And with a closer look I see the silver mat - lovely!!! Love the texture of the cheesecloth!!! The pearls are beautiful combined with all the rest!!! This is really such a beautiful card, Mynn, I think it's my new fave from you!!!! Love it!!!!
Hugz

Jinny Newlin said...

What an absolutely beautiful, scriptural reminder, Mynn! Such great texture and color! Stunning!