Monday, December 16, 2013

HOC C&S Happy Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the House of Cards Term One Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Mia'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!

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This challenge is a photo inspiration challenge and is open from December 1-15.  It is an Anything Goes so you can make a card, decoration or anything else that you might think of that is inspired by this photo.

I can just imagine the great dinner that will be part of this elaborate diner plate.  The Holiday Season is a special time of year for everyone.  No matter what your celebration is, it is  time to reflect back on the past year and its challenges and achievements and to look ahead at what the following year may bring.  It is also time to spend with those that you love and cherish and remember those no longer with us, that make this Holiday and special one.

I love the colours of this photo, but trying to guess just which colours I should use became a bit of an adventure.  There were several attempts at getting just the right colours to accent the photo  but I finally came up with Night of Navy and black with a touch of bling!  I also kept within my House of Cards theme of Clean and Simple.

To start I cut out a mask from a Post-it and used that to create the shadowed area.  Then with the Night of Navy I inked up the snowflake stamp and then with the Black I lightly "bammed" it.  This allowed some of the areas to appear even darker with just a hint of black.
 
Once the outside was complete I stamped on the inside just in one corner to finish off the card.
 A touch of bling was added to the centre of three snowflakes and then it was mounted onto accent DSP and then the card base.  
Once I had the colours the rest came together rather quickly which was good because I needed to make 50 of these cards for friends and family!


House of Cards Design Team
One last note.  I would like to personally wish each and every one of you a Safe and Happy Holiday and only good things for the coming year!

Nancy

Thanks for stopping by!  Please join in the fun of our hop and make your way over to Daen'Ys blog.

24 comments:

  1. STUNNING card -- love the sponging and the "milky" way effect~

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  2. Gorgeous card Nancy, fabulous design and bling! Your friends and family will love it!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  3. I love your card! It's stunning!

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  4. Yes, really a gorgeous card! The colors are very pleasant and gentle and beautifully highlighted with bling!
    Rosi x

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  5. A lovely card, so elegant and so in keeping with your idea of the dinner party!

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  6. A beautiful card~ Love the soft, peaceful feel of the snowflakes drifting!

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  7. Hello Nancy
    Fantastic card. Your masking has a stunning effect.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  8. Beautiful card--really love how you created the 'frame' with your sponging, too. The best of the holiday season and the coming year to you and yours, too!

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  9. Nancy, this is AMAZING! I LOVE the shading and I adore the fun image you used! This is just beautiful! Thanks for all you've done this term at HOC--HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

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  10. Absolutely beautiful effect!! Love the shading!!

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  11. A really beautiful card.
    Elaine H X

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  12. wow!!! I'm all swooning over your gorgeous card! its beautiful!

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  13. Wow! Sooooo beautiful!!!!! I really, really like your card!

    Hugs!

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  14. Fifty of these cards! Wow! It is really beautiful. Hope you got all fifty of them done in time to mail. Have a great day!

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  15. Gorgeous card and fab explanation hun - love it - came across you by the HOC blog hop - great fun - will be hopping back real soon to see what u r up to x

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  16. Beautiful card, love the simplicity of it.
    Ang

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  17. Hi Nancy,
    oh my goodness, what a striking and beautiful card! A perfect wintery snowflake card, I love it! Ruth x

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  18. Clever stamping! Love the depth you created with your shading, great card. x

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  19. Karteczka przepiękna w swej prostocie. Bardzo bardzo bardzo mi się podoba!!! :)

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  20. Hi Nancy, thanks for popping by my blog. What absolutely beautiful stamping...love your card!

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