Monday, August 19, 2013

House of Cards Classic and Elegant August Challenge

This is the week at House of Cards Challenge Blog for Classic & Elegant Cards and my week to post as part of that Design Team!  This month it is a sketch challenge all month.

My Classic & Elegant Card for the Challenge

I made this card while I was camping out at my Brother and SIL's place.  The background on it has been changed three times!  I didn't like what I did the first time.  The second time we were working in my SIL's craft room late at night and the lighting wasn't so good.  I thought I had mounted the bee and senitment on cream Cardstock.  Instead it was white.  My SIL and I got a good laugh about it!  When I got home I took it apart one more time and mounted them on cream cardstock.  I think I need to buy my SIL an OTT light for her birthday to put in her craft room.  (Pati don't read this part!)

Products used:
Close to My Heart Bumble Bee Quick Card
Close to My Heart Buzz & Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop (retired) for Wonderful Stamp, DSP, cardstock and bling.
Ribbon from my SIL's stash
Spellbinders Parisien Accents Dies
Tim Holtz Distressed ink "Gathered Twigs"

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow Donna! This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors and elements are so rich and elegant!

  2. I have to say, when I saw this posted on the DT blog, I couldn't WAIT for our challenge to go live today, so that I could comment on it. It's absolutely stunning Donna! My jaw dropped, literally. I love the colors, the huge bee, the lace...EVERYTHING! Such a beautiful job!

  3. This is just too pretty! LOVE the lace trim and I adore the vintage feel to it--it's so elegant! HUGS to you and have a great week! :)

  4. Your struggle and effort was really worth it - your card turned out fabulous in the end! Wonderful frames and design!

  5. SO classy and elegant Donna! I love the beautiful die cuts & lace trim - perfect accents! Ruth x

  6. A very beautiful interpretation of the sketch!! I really love it!
    Rosi x


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