Friday, July 1, 2016

Freshly Squeezed

Hello Readers,

For today I am writing on behalf of House of Cards to let y'all know there is a new challenge out this month. Very fitting for us residing North of the equator. But before I reveal the challenge here is my card for today, enjoy!

Tore masking tape and added it to the border. Then applied multiple layers of watercolor in
coordination with our challenge.

House of Cards Challenge
 for July!
This image is so refreshing.

The cracks were stamped in the same color as the sentiment.
They are supposed to represent cracking ice. 
Adding a simple sentiment with white heat embossed
images kept it fresh and clean.
Summer is just flying by.  Kids are in full swing with camps and activities, riding bikes, some reading (being honest here), and just hanging with friends. But Summer hasn't really started for me until we start camping or, as I like to call it, glamping.
 June is rough month for my husband. Lots of travel and a heavy work schedule doesn't allow us to travel as a family. It the coming months that Summer starts for me and I am so looking forward to it.. 

That should do it for me!! I hope this post entices you to join our challenge this month at House of Cards. I would like to thank you so much for dropping by TheGrandStampede and do hope you will return soon. Until then however, have a great day, take care, and happy crafting.. 

All the best,


Donna said...

This is really cool and unique, awesome card! Teammate Donna

Glittered Paws said...

What a great technique - have not done this with watercolors. Lovethe little lemon peeping under the sentiment. Shirley H. Teammie

Michele Henderson said...

Gorgeous card, Shawna! I love that blended background and surprise! There's the glass in white! Really cool technique!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

MHK Designs said...

This is SUCH a cool card, Shawna! I adore the texture--and the CAS feel is perfect! LOVE the use of color! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wonderfully maintained its card in the topic challenges. The perfect refreshment and the breath of the subtle coolness. Well done cracking ice, it adds realism.

Mac Mable said...

Clever idea with the cracked ice and the prettiest of colours x Here's to the camping/glamping starting soon for you and the family x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love those cracks and it looks wonderful against the lovely cool colours of your watercolouring, Shawna!!!! This card has got a great summer feel and it's really lovely!!! Love how you have taken the inspiration from the photo to make your beautiful card!!!

Monika Reeck said...

wohooo that colors
looks like it crackle on your card
woow stunning background sweety
and cute lemon under the sentiment
great use the color combo
you are always so inspiring my dear
júmp again to see what adorable cards you made..

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful card! Love the cool soft colors and technique you used to create the background.
Tina HOC teamie

Katy said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love how the watercolor turned out and lemon and glass of lemonade are there too. :) Hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate :)

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