Tuesday, March 1, 2016

House of Cards March Challenge- Silhouette

Singing birds.... green boughs.... fresh warm air..... yippee its spring, or at least it is almost spring! Its coming you can smell it in the air.

That's why this months challenge at House of Cards made me dig out a very old wood stamp (wood stamps?!!? some of you young pups probably aren't even sure what a wood stamp is!!) by Inkadinkadoo called branchful of birds.   

The theme this month is silhouette. Just think of everything you do.

I die cut a tag die from CAS-ual Friday and using my distress ink cubes, I just did a little DTP and swiped the ink across the tag.  I stamped the birds and embossed in black. Don't make the same mistake I made the first time, make sure the ink is well dry- even hit it with the heat tool before you stamp the birds or you will have black EP everywhere on your card!

I knew the card needed something, so I embossed the music folder and with the sentiment it added just the right touch.

Check out what the rest of the DT created this month and play along!


Merethe A said...

Spring?!... No way near spring here. Snow covering the landscape from the ocsean to the mountain tops. Lovely card you have made here, and if is any comfort, I too have not waited to emboss until the background is dry.... Crafters lightbulb moment I think :D
So fun to see all you girls creations and howe diffrent they are on the same theme.

(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
Teamie HOC

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE this pretty card! The colors are gorgeous and the silhouette birds are perfect!
Take Care!

Unknown said...

Fun striped background for your birds...I think I need to try that! Love your card!

Toni said...

Great use of the mini pads! I thought you had used Distress stains.

Mynn xx said...

Sue, this is AWESOME!!! I LOVE the bold colors you used--I adore the brightness it brings to your card! The scallop border was an awesome touch, too! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Sue, like your bright background!

Shawna said...

OOOOOOOO!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! This is so beautiful!! Your silhouette is amazing and inspiring... love those birds!! Creating the tag makes the entire design pop!!! L-O-V-E!!
cyber hugs,
Shawna HOC teamie

Unknown said...

Hi Sue! The Background is beautiful and perfect complement for birds... I also think that spring is coming! Thanks for sharing with us... Lindo día! Paula, DT.

Dotty Jo said...

A beautiful card, Sue. I love the colours and the simplicity of your design - so striking! I love it, Jo x HOC/DT friend

Katy said...

This is so pretty! I love the pop of color against the white. Those birds are awesome! :) Hugs! Katy HOC Teammate :)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful, Sue. I love it.

Em, HOC teamie

Rocky said...

Oh dear, I know what wood stamps are! and I love what you've made with yours.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful Spring card! Love the bright colors with the image.
I still have some beloved wooden stamps :o)
Tina HOC teamie

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous background - love the image and the sentiment!
Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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