April 1, 2016

House of Cards April Challenge

Greetings y'all!

Happy Friday!  How has your week been?  I'm so glad the weekend is here.  I sort of get to sleep in tomorrow, and Sunday, and will try to relax as much as possible.  I'm volunteering at our local food bank tomorrow morning, and doing some house work, but that's pretty much it.  The weather has been a bit rainy this week, but this weekend is supposed to be awesome.  Maybe I'll see if a friend wants to go for a walk at Tyler State Park.  I should try to take advantage of the great weather, before it gets too hot and humid.

I can't believe it's the first of April already.  This year is going by so quickly, youch!  Since it is the first of the month, the next challenge at House of Cards has been posted.  This months challenge is to incorporate script and/or the colors in the inspiration photo below.  It's such a pretty picture, and the colors are so very spring.

Here is the card I created.

I tried everything, but couldn't get a picture where the script stood out any more than it does.  I think the ink I chose was a bit too light, to get a good picture.  There really is script on this card though.  The cover up and the sentiment panel both have script on them.  I love the gradient of colors these two distress inks created when I blended them together.  I can't say it enough, but I think distress inks are my favorite.  They always look amazing!  I added a small bow and popped everything up on foam tape for added dimension, then called it done.  I'm going to send this to my mother.  She's awesome.

That's all for me today.  I'm off to start my chores, and hopefully make it outside for something fun.  I do hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see the cards that are posted for you.  As always, they're pretty spectacular.  Since this challenge is a month long, hopefully you'll get to play along.  I'd love to see what you create.

Stay crafty my friends!


Merethe Arstein said...

I can see your scipt Steph when I click on the pictures it shows in large formate and I see it there. Nice card and work on this.

(✿*‿*) Ma
HOC DT team

Michele Henderson said...

Great card, Steph! I love the pretty background stripes and the bright flower too! Feels like spring!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so pretty!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Steph, this is amazing, friend! I adore the small focal panel you created--it really POPS off that bold, striped background! Fabulous card, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Glittered Paws said...

Such a pretty card - love how everything comes together so nicely. Great job.
Team mate HOC

Donna said...

Beautiful card, I like the striped die cut it makes your beautiful image shine! Donna HOC teammate

Katy said...

Your card is beautiful! I love how you incorporated the bow. The background is very cool and I love the notebook look of the panel! :) Hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate

Bananastamper said...

So pretty! I love your focal piece withe the notebook edge!
Hope your weekend was fantastic!
Shanna :)

Jane Knudsen said...

Very stunning and clean card! I like how you did the stripe effect! Beautiful! jane hoc dt

sue t. said...

ya had me at the striped background. Terrific card!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love the texture, Steph, and yes I see the script. :)
Em, HOC teamie

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful card! Don't worry, you can see the script. I like this cute design.
Tina HOC teamie

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the distress and the colour of the bow...
Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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