Tuesday, December 1, 2015

House of Cards BLOG HOP!!

Hello Everyone,

It is an exciting day at House of Cards. We are so excited to throwing a Blog Hop!! We have all sorts of great sponsors and prizes!! Yes! Prizes!!
Here is the inspiration photo for this months challenge.


This is my first card.. I decided to go with the color scheme from the photo to design this ol' fashioned and festive card.

The image came in black and white but I wanted it to look vintage and black was not cutting it. No problem, the digital stamp from MHK Designs was brought into Adobe Elements and recolored sepia. Then lightly colored the scene using PrismaColor pencils careful not to color over the sepia printout.
I printed the image twice and colored our skaters then fussy cut around them and adhered them with dimensional adhesive to the colored background.
Image is sponsored by:
MHKDesigns is a vintage digital stamp Etsy shop owned and operated by Mynnette Kitchen from On A Stampage.  She creates vintage stamp sets and digital paper packs for all your crafting needs.  Contact her with any requests you have at mhkdesigns.etsy@gmail.com!

For my second card I decided to be more conceptual, going on theme rather then color. Gathering around the table brings lots of festive conversation and treats of all sorts; even the occasional button. :)

The image is sponsored by
The name says it all!  If you're looking for wholesome digital "stamps" and papers that will make you smile, this is the place to shop!  We have a variety of sets for any occasion and any crafter.  Stop by to check them out today!
Looking forward to see what you create this month!! There is a lot of fantastic inspiration on this team that will surely spark your interest and hopefully play along!

You're here -----> Shawna<-----You're here


For those of you who are new to TheGrandStampede I want to thank you so much for joining me and invite you to browse around to my other posts and see what I am all about! If you dropping by to say hi and hop along that's fine too.. I am just so glad you could visit.. Happy hoppin'!

All the best,


StirYourCreativity said...

The cards are so inspiring. Loved the sketching effect of the first card and the second one is so clever

Jerrie said...

I love your vintage card and the image! The peppermint card is so cool!

stempelfrida said...

Such an amazing colouring on your first card, wohooo!
Creative regards from stempelfrida

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing :)

Izolda said...

I really love your first card !! so amazing ...

Merethe Arstein said...

Like the way you made that vintage look on your first card.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Mynn Kitchen said...

Shawna, these are both amazing!!! I LOVE your soft and subtle coloring on the first card, and the second card is just SO FUN! Beautiful work, friend! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done at HOC the past term! Sending lots of HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: I'm having a DT call at MHKDesigns...I'd love for you to enter if you're keen! Here is the link: http://mhkdesignsbymynn.blogspot.com/2015/12/design-team-call.html

Monika Reeck said...

may I tell you STUNNINNINGGGGGG my friend
ok the first card with MHK Designs is adorable on that color
you are also great at making Vintage Card my friend
REALLY GREAT vintage look and colors on the first card
and then second card
I love that image but I never think to do like you did to combine so many candy on a JAR
clever lovely idea GREAT COLORING and I ADORE too
GREAT DT card now you must take a pause and HOP to your teammate okay sweety :)

Toni said...

These are great! I especially love the candy spilling out of the jar--fantastic!

HOC DT Teamie

Marji Franklin said...

Both are great! I love how different they are from each other!

Donna said...

Shawna these are great! Like the color and dimension on the first card and the bright colors of the second! Donna HOC teamie

Rocky said...

I love how you've coloured the sepia image. It's amazing how much you can change a digi in a photo package, makes them such good value. Thanks for the kind comment, CASE away, it was my son's card from school last year that sparked it all off. Rocky - HOC Teamie.

papierelle said...

Two different cards, I like both!!
Greetings Gundi

CarlavdM said...

Your card with the skating children is just wonderfull.
And the other one with the yummies ....like that one tooo very colourfull.

CarlavdM said...

Your card with the skating children is just wonderfull.
And the other one with the yummies ....like that one tooo very colourfull.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Oh wow! Shawna, these are both stunning! I love how you've changed the color of Mynn's digi and given it a vintage look! Your coloring on the candy is beautiful, as always! I'm yet to take pix of your pocket letter, but I'm hoping to tomorrow. Trying to wait for some decent natural light, but will use artificial if need be. It's been an honor to be on the DT at HOC this term and I hope it continues!
Love, hugs and blessings,
Em, HOC teamie

heather said...

Two fabulous uses of digi images on your cards, Shawna ! The changing of the color on the first image to sepia was perfect for the photo inspiration and the jar of spilled candy, so cheery :) Heather HOC DT

Lilian YF said...

Cool thing you did with the first card's sentiment! And the second is just very, very, very awesome!
Lilian HOC DT teamie
The Leaf Studio

Katy said...

I love both of your cards! I love how you pop out the two kids in the front and had the background behind them. That is so creative! And I love the jar of candy. Super fun! Hugs!-Katy HOC DT :)

maria f. said...

Love the humor on that bon bon card!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Really love your card and I loved how you popped up the skaters on the first card - great effect.

Merlina Hadi said...

Awesome cards..


Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful cards. love the dimension. Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

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