November 1, 2015

House of Cards November Challenge: Stamped & Cut Window Technique

Good day!

How has your weekend been?  I hope you've been able to get some crafting done.  This weekend has been another crazy one around here.  Today my daughter turns 19, so we've been celebrating all weekend with a house full of teenage girls, tons of movies, a trip to the haunted house, and cupcakes (along with lot of other food). lol  I'm going to sleep SO well tonight!

I'm a bit late today.  I can't lie, I forgot to create my posting for today.  There's a new House of Cards challenge posted.  This month our challenge is a technique challenge called the stamped and cut window technique.

Here is the card I made for this challenge.

I wanted to keep this simple.  I stamped my focal panel and then die cute out the parts that would be added after I popped it up with dimensionals.  I added some twine and some gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and called it done.  I think I did ok with this technique.  I like how it turned out.  I think I'll try it again, to see if I can do a better job with it though.

I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges:

Color Throwdown #366:  Rust, Aqua & Gray
Simon's Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Freshly Made Sketches #210:  Sketch
4 Crafty Chicks #270:  Anything Goes
Can You Case It #93:  Fall Edition (I chose fall colors)

So, that's all for me today.  I'm off to make waffles, which is what the birthday girl asked for, and then we're starting another movie marathon.  I do hope you'll head over to see what my friends have created for you this month.  As always, they're pretty fantastic.  You have until the 30th to play along.  That's a whole month to get your craft on! :)

Have a wonderful day!

What's In It?
Paper:  Neenah Solar White Cardstock, MFT Sno Cone Cardstock
Stamps:  CAS-ual Friday's Loving Thoughts, Hero Arts Graph Background Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, MFT Sno Cone Hybrid Ink, Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink, Wild Honey Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Small Smooth Squares Dies, Jillibean Soup Twine, Pretty Pink Posh Aquamarine Sequins


Unknown said...

What a fresh, fun design! I love the modern look and the twine tied around the middle.

Merethe A said...

Like that it is so clean and simple. Nice card

(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Tammy Hershberger said...

Sweet design! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Lilian said...

What a pretty card! Love the colors and embellishments!
The Leaf Studio

Joan Ervin said...

I love how you used the CTD colors on this beautiful design...the sequins and twine are the perfect details!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!

Mynn xx said...

I LOVE this, Steph! The stamping is fabulous--the CAS feel is perfect, too! Genius layout! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Karren said...

Beautiful card! The soft background works so well with the little pops of color and the twine is a lovely touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Toni said...

you did more than ok--gorgeous take!

Teresa Kline said...

hello Steph! an adorable card, luv those random flowers and twine! I am thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Kim S said...

LOVE your use of the sketch on that stamped background paper - it adds such fun dimension. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Monika Reeck said...

great use that sketch
wooow you managed to make the card so closed to the date and found a new challenge that is clever
normally I made card at 20-25 last month and no NEW challenge is included on my OLD card hehe
I adore your bow its so sweet and the flower in yellow is pop on your card
very clever for DT card this Month Steph
see you soon on my Card
hugs, Monika (HOC Teamie)

Donna said...

Beautiful card, like your triple windows and those gems. Donna T. HOC teamie

Eva Bussom said...

Steph, amazing details on your card. I love the windows along with the subtle stamped images! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

Rosmarie said...

I just love the clean and fresh style of your card, Steph! - Gorgeous!
Hugs, Rosi

Unknown said...

I love the in laid squares. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CYCI :)

Unknown said...

Love it! Great colors and using the windows! Thanks for joining us @ CYCI!

Jane Knudsen said...

What a great card! And I love that background stamp! You did a great job with this challenge! Beautiful! jane HOC teamie

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Steph! Love the way you interpreted the challenge! I used three windows too - It gives your card a lot of interest! Have a great day!
Donna N., HOC Teamie!

Barbara Rankin said...

What a fun window card, Steph! I love all of the elements!!! Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

Dotty Jo said...

This is great, Steph! Jo x HOC DT Teamie

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your card looks beautiful! I love this pretty layered look! Wow!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Jerrie said...

I like the three boxes and your sentiment in the center one!

Tiggerscraps said...

Very very pretty

CarlavdM said...

Lovely colour combination you have used on your card, I like it!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful! It's been an honor to be on the DT at HOC this term and I hope it continues!
Love, hugs and blessings,
Em, HOC teamie

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow, Steph, this is gorgeous! I love that cut-out window panel and those great blends of color! Very pretty! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
Take care!