Monday, 1 January 2018

House of Cards January Challenge

Welcome to the House of Cards January Challenge!
Happy New Year!!
 The current challenge is
Mixed Media and/or Colours

What a pretty colour swatch!!

I made two cards inspired by this theme:

Both started with a green card base, sections of pink card and a background made with Brushos through a stencil.

I used the Brushos and stencil technique on the following video - on today's cards I just used the basic backgrounds without the extra embossing.

The leaf stencil is from Craftstash

the stag stencil is from funky fossil

The first card has a layer of pink card then the background trimmed to size.

'Happy' is a Tonic stencil cut with the first layer in pink and then the top layer in more of the background.

The second card features a Tim Holtz tag die cut in pink with red ribbon.

'Enjoy' is a Tonic die and the other dies are from an unnamed set - all cut from some of the Brusho background.

Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Do take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team!

I prefer the first card, my daughter prefers the second - which do you prefer?


  1. Susan, these are so fun and fabulous! What a great technique! Sending hugs and wishes for a wonderful 2018! Mynn xx

    1. Thank you Mynn! Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Love the vibrant colours on these designs and the fab effect from the brushos! Those scribble dies are on my wish list. Thanks too for using my stencil x

    1. I love your stag stencil, Sarah - I have now added the link above - I am really sorry that I omitted it when I was writing this post. It was on the original post of this video

  3. What beautiful and cheerful designs! Best wishes for 2018! HOC teammie Donna

  4. Good cards for a cold day.
    The colors and bright and warming.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful cards, Susan
    Em, HOC teamie

  6. Great use of the negative stenciling, Brusho are fab aren't they.

  7. wonderful background, beautiful colors
    Happy New Year, all the best for 2018

  8. This is really bright and fresh! I love all this color!Have an amazing 2018, filled with blessings and happiness!
    Take care!


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