Sunday, February 1, 2015

House of Cards February Challenge

 
  
 
It is time for the February House of Cards Challenge with the theme of LOVE.  How perfect for the month of Valentines day.  I hope you will join the challenge!
 
 
 
This stamp set is from Sparkle and Sprinkle and I thought it would be just adorable for the Love theme and for my husbands Valentines Day card. Easel cards are one of my favorites so first I made my base 11x 4 1/4 "(scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4"), and 5 1/4 by 4 1/4".
 

 Next out came the Copics: Y000,G12&94 E13, R20&22, and then B000,12&1, for the water.  For the water, first I laid down my blender pen, then the blues and used the blender pen after to get the soft water look. Then the free, yes free glitter Sparkle and Sprinkle sent with my stamps(Orchid Rose sparkles) on the hearts, red tinsel embossing powder on the word love (masked from a saying set I had). Washi tape works great for masking. Other supplies: Die cut: Spellbinders Scallop Circles, ribbon from Michaels, K&Co. paper.
To see the fabulous creations of the rest of the design team and to join the challenge go to House of Cards.

A few more fun challenges:
Addicted to Stamps:#97 Lots of Layers
Glitter and Sparkle challenge: Anything Goes
Love to Create: #151 Lace or Ribbon, Pearl or Gems and your favorite Valentine colors
Sparkle and Sprinkle: loose glitter
The Pink Elephant: #282 Love
The Ribbon Girl: Romance is in the Air


37 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, what a sweet Valentine for your honey! He will love it! The kissing fish are so cute! Great sentiment too! Wonderful easel style! Great card, Donna!

Ellie said...

Such a cute card Donna! And perfect sentiment to go with the cute fish stamp!

Ribbon Girl said...

nice card Donna - I like your fish! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge 'romance' best of luck! Mary x

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful Valentine's card and I'm sure your husband will love it too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. Congrats on being a SNS Featured Artist this month as well!

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. I really like those fish!! Coloring is very good and especially like how you did the water. Mom

Monika Reeck said...

oh cutee I love that fish kissing each other and that ribbon with heart add a great feeling of valentine card..love this Easel card you made and sweet sentiment you have too Donna..great DT card..

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the sweet kissing fish!! What a fun card!! The coloring is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

Great choice of image and sentiment! Nice coloring too, I really like the way you did the water! I'm sure hubby's going to be pleased with the wonderful card you've made for him.

Loz said...

Super Cute card and image Donna..Loz

Patti J said...

Love this, Donna! Your water looks so real, and those kissing fish made me smile! Great job!

sue t. said...

This is so cute, love those blowing kisses fish!

MaryH said...

Donna, what a delightful use of this fab SnS set from the latest release. Loved reading how you did the sea background for these sweet fishies. This made into such a pretty & colorful Valentine card, and good tip about the washi masking. It's a very bright easel shape card and you just can't beat that SnS glitter either. Isn't it such fun to get the surprises when the stamps arrive? TFS & Happy Sunday.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Donna! The fish are just adorable on this card! Have a great day.
Donna (HOC DT member)

Emily Dee said...

What a fun valentine! Great technique coloring the water background!

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute! I love it! I'm so honored to be your GDT teamie at HOC this month! Hugs xxx

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful, thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

Hugs'
Jackie

Judy V said...

Great card Donna! The image you used is so cute!

Graciellie Ch said...

Oh my this is SO lovely!!! What a cute image and fun card design... Love it! Hugs, Gracie.
HOC DT

Graciellie Ch said...

Oh my this is SO lovely!!! What a cute image and fun card design... Love it! Hugs, Gracie.
HOC DT

Lorraine Clinch said...

Such a cute card, the image is fab!
Lorry :o) xx

Tammy said...

Oh this is so cute Donna! I love that image, perfect for a Valentine's Day card!
Hugs, Tammy

Mynn xx said...

Donna, this is super sweet!!!! LOVE the fun image and the way you colored it, too! A fabulous easel card! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh I love your kissy fish and the great design.

*Vicki* said...

Donna, those fish are so adorable!! Really love your colors and design here! :)

Rocky said...

Cute fish, the picture goes so well with the sentiment for a swimmingly good card.

Barbara Rankin said...

Your fishes are just adorable on this card. Love the sentiment that goes with it, too! Great coloring with your Copics. Hugs, Barbara (HOC DT)

MaryH said...

Congratulations! Just saw your cute fishies showcased on SnS FB page! Well DONE! Hugs

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Lots of Layers
Hugs
Dewi

Dana Joy said...

Oh this card is sooo sweet! Love a great easel card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a beauty. Fantastic job on creating an easel card. Love your design and adorable image.

Katy said...

This is super cute! Love those fish! :) :) Hugs--Katy HOC DT

Asha said...

Aaaaaw! So sweet!
hugs, Asha

Daen'Ys said...

Beautiful card, Donna! Love the kissing fishes!
Rosi x HOC DT

Toni said...

Ha! Your fish are so so cute!

Toni
HOC DT Teammate

Michele Henderson said...

Donna, I love these sweet kissing fish! Great card!
Take Care,
Michele, HOC teamie

Merethe Arstein said...

Cuute :)
DT HOC teamie Merethe :)

Lilian YF said...

The couple is so cute! Lovely card!
Lilian HOC DT