Monday, 8 July 2013
So today is my first ever DT post for the Clean and Simple Team over at the new challenge site House of Cards. What's that you say - what is this great challenge of which you speak? Well my friend, where have you been these past months? The House of Cards is a genius little idea of a challenge where each month we set a theme, for example this month it's a colour theme based on the delicious bowl of cherries above, but rather than a month long challenge, we change teams each week and ask you to make a card in a different style but still based on the ongoing theme - geddit? Cool huh!
I am on the CAS team and we're up this week with a whole goggle of gorgeousness to inspire you so do make sure you check out the inspiration from my teamies http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Despite the colour palette featuring 3 of my favourite shades of teals and aquas I decided I really wanted to stretch myself so I chose to use not just 3 of the colours (as per the challenge) but to add the delicious cherry reds too. After an awful lot of failed attempts with stamps and inks, I finally settled on paper and buttons and here's my cherry-feather card:
I cut the 3 feathers on silhouette cameo from 3 different shades of blue card. I stamped the sentiment using stamps from Clearly Besotted's Fancy Feathers set and mounted the white strip onto bright cherry red. I mounted the whole white panel onto some dark burgundy cardstock and finished with 3 cherry red buttons.
I hope that I've inspired you to play along in our first CAS challenge at House of Cards and can't wait to see what clean and simple designs you can come up with based on our cherry colour scheme so hop on over and play along - you've got all week http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/