Monday, February 17, 2014

House of Cards February Challenge

Here is my Classic & Elegant card for the February Challenge over at the House of Cards.  My foot is still not healed from the broken bone and I still can't walk on it for three more weeks.  So attempting to make this card was a real challenge. Not only to get down the stairs in my craft room (going down on my rear end) but also moving around from paper stash to cutter, cutter to big shot, etc.  It was a slow process.  The minute I saw the gorgeous Sale-A-Bration free paper from Stampin'Up!  I knew I was going to use it for this challenge.  It is called Sweet Sorbet and you can get it free with a $50 purchase from Stampin'Up!

The flowers are from the Stampin'Up Secret Garden Stamp Set and they have a matching framelit set to cut them out. I stamped on vellum with black ink and heat embossed them with clear.  I then sponged the back of the flowers with Pool Party and Crisp Cantalope ink.  The only way to attach them is with glossy accents.  Nothing else would stick to the back.  I used the new Banner Framelit Dies to make my banner.  The oval is Spellbinders Lacy Oval.  The white oval in the center of the lacy oval is stamped with the PPetal Parade Stamp set, another free item you can get with a $50 order from Stampin'Up!  The Crisp Cantalope twine is another free item during Sale-A-Bration.  Lots of cute stuff!

Come join in over at House of Cards Challenge Blog for the Clean & Simple, or Classic and Elegant card challenge.  It is a photo/color challenge.  You can be inspired by the photo or use the colors to make a Clean&Simple (CAS) card or a Classic&Elegant card!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Donna, I;m so sorry to hear about your foot. This card is just gorgeous and it shows all the pain and effort that went into the making of it. That makes it so much more special. I really love this card. I hope your recovery time goes by quickly for you. I have a friend that broke her foot two years in a row. Not Fun!

  2. Wow, so pretty! Love those flowers on vellum.

  3. Wow! What a stunning card, love the papers and design

    Patricia xx

  4. Donna, those vellum flowers are gorgeous and I love the papers you used! Hope the next 3 weeks go quickly so you can maneuver more easily on that foot!

  5. Wow, this is stunning! I love the flower stamps you've used and the soft, translucent look of the vellum.

  6. Oh my goodness, this card is just over-the-top beautiful! I love those papers and colors, and the flowers look wonderful! NJ!

  7. Thank you Donna, for your nice comment! Your card is gorgeous too! I love these pretty papers and the vellum flowers! Just adorable!
    Rosi x

  8. Hi Donna
    This is gorgeous. You have used the colour palette beautifully.
    Must be so frustrating to be so immobile. Fingers crossed you will be back to normal soon.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  9. Oh, num num, Donna, this card is so yummy! I am swooning over those fabulous vellum flowers!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Those vellum flowers and the pretty papers - just wonderful! I hope you are getting better real soon! Get well!


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