Sunday, May 1, 2016

House of Cards May Challenge: Clear Papers



Hi everyone! Happy May Day!! Where is the sun, where is the warm springy weather, and where are my spring flowers! Instead we still have April showers.

The challenge this month at House of Cards is using clear papers such as vellum or acetate.





This is a very timely challenge because the Online Card Classes are featuring a class just on these papers called "Clear and Sheer". If you are having any trouble with this challenge be sure to check out this  awesome class.

My card is made to inspire to chase away the clouds and encourage the sun to return.


I embossed my acetate with a cloud embossing folder and added the strip of die cut flowers. The clouds match up to the cloud embossed base card also.


I did not put a sentiment on it yet, cos' I am not sure how I will use this card. I am thinking t might make a nice sympathy card.

This card looks really cool with some lamp light. You get these really cool shadows.


How fun huh. For another inspiration card, check this blog posting, where I practiced what I learned in the Clear and Sheer class.

Let's see what you can show us! Come and join in the fun this month at The House of Cards!


15 comments:

heather said...

What a neat card and the shadows it makes are even more fun ! Heather HOC DT

Donna said...

Really fabulous card Sue, those shadows are fun! Donna HOC

Judy V said...

Pretty card Sue! Love your spring flowers and the embossing on the acetate! I'm wondering where the sun is too! It's been snowing all weekend here in Colorado!
Judy HOC Teamie

Michele Henderson said...

Great idea, Sue! I love the entire look and all the pretty details!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Glittered Paws said...

What a beautiful card - love the embossed clouds on the acetate - and the diecut on the bottom is perfect. You can use this for just about anything so smart to save the sentiment until you need it. This was such a fun challenge this month. HOC teammate Shirley h.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Sue, it's beautiful! I love the colors you've used.
Hugs,
Em, HOC teamie

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, so beautiful and light as a feather !! Very springlike!
Hugs, Rosi

Katy said...

This is awesome!! Gorgeous card and I love how you used the acetate! I love the shadow too. :) Hugs! Katy--HOC DT :)

foleysfriend said...

WOW - I love your card; I haven't "yet" tried to create a card using acetate. This might be the inspiration to do so.

sue n.
HOC DT

Mynn Kitchen said...

Sue, I LOVE this! I think your garden is absolutely fabulous, and I adore the sky you added with embossing, too! This is truly amazing, friend! THANK YOU for all you do to help me at HOC, you are one in a million! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

What a Beautiful simple card! The embossed clouds are fabulous too :o)
Tina HOC teamie

Toni said...

Sue, this is amazing--i love the scene, especially the embossed acetate!

Shawna Standish said...

Oh my gosh Sue I love this card your execution is genius! The cloud embossing is so cool especially the photo with the clouds showing on the opposite side of the card.. Wow I do design with fantastic company!! Awesome card!!

PLISSA ADD said...

Wooooo really different and creative card! i love it!!! Thanks for sharing...Enjoy.Paula

Merethe Arstein said...

This is really nice card.
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