Monday, July 15, 2013

House of Cards Classic & Elegant Week!

This is my very first post as a Design Team Member for the House of Cards Classic & Elegant Team.  My DT card will post on the third Monday of each month.  If there is a 5th Monday in the month, I will post for the photo challenge too.

Here is how our challenge blog works--we will have a monthly color palette or sketch and then each week we'd like to see a different card making style using those parameters.  If there is a 5th Monday in the month, we will have a photo inspiration and you can create using any card making style you'd like!  

After much digging through my stash of stamps and paper to find the perfect colors and image I decided on this Carousel Horse.  It was fun finding and using all the stuff in my stash.  Here's the information on what I used.
Stamps:  Carousel Horse from Inkadinkado, Ticket Stamps from Stampin'Up, Wish big Stamp & Die from Jillian Vance
Embossing Folder:  Diamonds & Dots from Lifestyle Crafts
Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge
Turquoise Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ribbon Roses:  Paper Wishes
Designer Paper:  Authentique Celebrate 6x6 Bundle
Markers:  Stampin'Up Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Tempting Turquoise; Tim Holtz Distressed Markers Wild Honey and Mustard Seed
Washi Tape flags:  My Minds Eye
Brads & Bling from my stash.

Please join us over at House of Cards for some fun!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh my goodness Donna, what a fabulous card! I love the carousel horse image, it has such a sense of movement! I love your layering and pretty accent details! Can't wait to see more of your cards for HOC over the coming months! Ruth x

  2. Donna, this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE the amazing theme you went with--that image is just beautiful and your coloring is awesome! A stunning debut for us at HOC--what's next?! Something perfect, I'm sure! ;) HUGS and have a great week! :)

  3. Great masculine card. Such an unusual stamp that you have used. Truly a classic.

  4. Love the image! Beautiful card Donna!

  5. This is a wonderful stamp and the placement of everything just flows together beautifully. Hugs.

  6. oh wow! very elegant! Love the stamp - never seen it before. Is it stamped with gold ink?

  7. This is a fabulous image and I love how you colored it and the golden touches. Such a great choice of DPs too! I really like how this card turned out.

  8. Hello Donna
    The colour palette is fantastic, the card is very elegant and classic, and the image wonderful.

  9. What a fabulous card Donna. Love that image! Hugs, Vannessa x


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