Sunday, December 1, 2013

House of Cards December Blog Hop

Welcome to the House of Cards Term One Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Anita's blog then you are in the right place!  If you have just stumbled here and would like to participate, please hop over to the House of Cards challenge blog to get started!  We've got some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!
Here is our "Anything Goes" inspiration photo for the challenge.

Here is my card.

I used the Inspired by Stamping December 25th Labels.  I heat embossed first with silver EP for the bottom layer and then Clear EP over White Craft ink to get the chalkboard effect.  I smudged some chalk over the black cardstock for a more realistic chalkboard effect.  SB Labels 22 and Decorative Labels 22 were used to cut the stamp out.  The background DP is Silver Distressed Paint over a Distressed Ink background and then embossed with a CB embossing folder.  Ribbon is two layers Stampin'Up Organza ribbon and Island Indigo ruffled ribbon.

Please join in the fun of our hop and make your way over to my neighbor John's blog!

Here's the list of all the blog hop participants:

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Grace Tolman

Leah Cornelius

Irit Shalom

Kendra Sand

Nazeema Bastian

Rebecca Deeprose

Rose Miller

Shea Marshall

Tina Hale

                                *Donna* ==You are here!

Thanks for stopping by!  
Happy Crafting!


  1. You've created such a beautiful card. The background, the center chalkboard label and the way you framed it are so great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Beautiful color scheme you used -- very classy card~

  3. Great card and would certainly stand out in a crowd!

  4. A beautiful and elegant card. Love the embossed background and the framed label. Have a nice evening.
    Rosi x

  5. What an elegant design - equally perfect for a man as for a woman. I like that about a card.

  6. Hi Donna
    Fabulous card. Love the paint effect on the background.
    You must be a busy girl with the wedding looming.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  7. This is gorgeous Donna, I love that beautiful background!
    Tammy x

  8. Your Bg sells this card, it is so pleasing to the eye.

  9. This is just STUNNING, Donna!!! LOVE the fabulous sentiment and the beautiful background paper you created--LOVE it! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your hard work this term at HOC! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  10. A lovely background and it makes a beautiful card ,
    Elaine H X

  11. I'm enjoying seeing all the chalkboard cards around at the moment and this is no exception and the background you have created is so nice.

  12. love the silver embossing the labels and chalkboard effect

  13. Wow! Your card is fantastic! I also love the background very much! The colours are absolutely great!


  14. All the silver looks amazing and just look at that beautiful bling!! Very nice card!

  15. love all the bling fab card - hopping on by from the HOC blog hop x

  16. Very pretty, love that background!

  17. Beautiful card, love your background.

  18. Hi Donna,
    wowsers, what an amazing card, I love it! That background panel is stunning, I love the effect you've achieved - fabulous work! Ruth x

  19. Love your embossed background. Great card. x

  20. happy holidays thanks for sharing your creative inspiration


Thank you so much for your comments. I read and enjoy all of them.