Thursday, December 1, 2016

HOC Bloghop

Hi everyone!  Can you believe we've are at the end of our fourth term here at House of Cards?!  Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and fortunately we are so happy to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  

This hop will run FROM December 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH December 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!


BEFORE WE START--we'd like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!! We're looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by December 20th  to know if you've made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one card/project per month plus commenting.  If you're interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from January through June of 2017, please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom with the following information:   

  • A link to your blog.
  • Attached cards showing your style--3 maximum.
  • A brief description as to why you'd like to join the team at House of Cards.
  • Any major life happenings you KNOW you have coming up in your life from January-June 2017 that might interfere with your DT responsibilities.
Please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now...
Here is the photo inspiration~

So, are you ready to get hopping?! Yep, it's time, but first we've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you! Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :) After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Prize: 1 stamp set or 3 single images
Visit My Online Store

Prize: 3 single images

Prize: Prize Package
Prize: Any three products of your choice!

You should have arrived here from Ruza's Blog.

I have decided to use two of our sponsors for this hop, Beccy's Place and Great Impressions. Here are my cards for today, enjoy!

sponsor for the holly plant image:
This card was created using Becky's Place holly plant from the set - Blessings of the Season
The sentiment was in my digi stamp stash and not sure where it came from.  
However, it seemed fitting for this design. 

I used the colors from the inspiration photo. I noticed the stark white against 
the yellow'ish wall. This element was used for my card.
It is so hard to capture with a photo but I used a cotton ball and dry embossing to give the vase a bit of dimension. Run your fingers across the vase and you feel it pop up. 

sponsor for the wreath and sentiment images:
This inspiration photo shows a beautifully decorated hearth.
This horizontal element is what I wanted to accentuate for this design.  
Again the manilla color against the stark white remains the theme for this card too. Bits of holly peek out and framing our sponsored wreath and sentiment images called
 - Stylistic Wreath (wreath) and Magical Day (sentiment).

Below you will find detailed photos of the wreath image. I wanted to maintain the color palette from the photo inspiration throughout the card. So I stamped and colored the wreath using red to create a no line image. I decided to break up the sentiment for balance.
The bow had to have a bit of sparkle and the single enamel dot adds just enough color to bring your attention back to the border of the same color.

And now, here's your hop order~
You're here ---> Shawna<---You're here

Now get to hoppin'!  
Your next stop is Shirley's Blog!  

Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too! HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Thanks to all of you who have said such wonderful things about all the projects I have done over this past term. I am happy to announce that I will be remaining on the team for the next term. I am so excited to see the upcoming challenges and the inspiration it will provide. So until time, take care and happy stamping!!

All the best,


María Pilar said...

Great jobs. Both cards are beautiful

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning cards, as always, Shawna! It's been an honor working with you at HOC and I look forward to more of the same in 2017!

Daen'Ys said...

Two stunning cards, Shawna! I especially love the first with the holly image - the soft coloring is sooo beautiful and the sentiment fits perfectly!!
Hugs, Rosi

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the branches coming out of the vase.
The shading is wonderful.
The wreath is magical. The glittery
ribbon is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Hi, Shawna! It's nice to find you along this hop! :o)
Your cards are both gorgeous but I think the first one is my favorite. I LOVE your coloring on that one! :o)

stempelfrida said...

I can´t decide, both of your cards are really lovely!
Kind regards from stempelfrida

MHK Designs said...

These are both amazing, Shawna! Your coloring is STUNNING, and I adore the textures and layering, as well! Beautiful card, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Katy said...

These are both gorgeous! I love your coloring on the first. Very nice! And I love the 2nd card. The stripes look awesome with the wreath! :) Hugs! Katy House of Cards Teammate :)

Chantal said...

Two stunning cards, Shawna! I especially love the first with the holly image, love the colours.
Hugs, Chantal S

Judy V said...

Beautiful cards Shawna! My favorite is the first one but the 2nd is great also!

Beate Rauer said...

soooo lovely your creations! hugs,Beate

heather said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, but I really like the first with the use of the pale yellow . Heather HOC teammie

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