Wednesday, April 1, 2015

House of Cards April Challenge

 
 


APRIL 2015
Add a Butterfly &/or Color Challenge
 
 
This months challenge for House of Cards is Add a Butterfly &/or Color Challenge.  As you can see above I went with the Butterfly theme.  I have been playing with a stash of alcohol ink papers I had stashed away from years ago and this is what I came up with.  I pulled out my Memory Box die and cut 3 Butterflies into the background, cut out a Happy Birthday with a Poppy Stamps die to match my background.  I punched a couple butterfly corners for interest and got carried away with the gems from my stash. Below is a close up:
 
 
 
 
I hope you will join in the challenge at House of Cards and come back each Monday to see more creations from my fellow design team members on display!
 
Thanks for visiting! 
 
A few fun challenges:
 


31 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

What a pretty card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Merethe Arstein said...

Lovely card and negative diecutting. Love your color.
Ma :) HOC DT
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Loz said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I Love the background paper..Loz

Glittered Paws said...

Very pertty and love that you are using your "stash" - of course love the purples. You can never have too much bling!!!

Toni said...

Cool! Did you make that background paper--glossy with alcohol inks? Love it!

Toni
HOC DT Teamie

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Donna! Your card is stunning! I love butterflies! Your background is gorgeous! A beautiful birthday card that anyone would love to receive!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and bling. Mom

Donna said...

You are correct, alcohol inks on glossy cardstock.

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable BG with alcohol Ink
and I looove purple and also butterfly
eheeemm is this my birthday card (blush) hehehe I am so happy if it is come to my home Donna seriouosly this is adorable
Love your DT card Donna..
hugs, Monika

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How pretty! Alcohol inks are so cool!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Donna! Looks like some of us had a lot of fun with Alcohol inks! Love your soft colors and the negative die cuts! Very pretty! Have a great day!

Mynn Kitchen said...

I LOVE this, Donna! I adore the background you created an all the butterflies--even in the corners! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Lilian YF said...

What a pretty background! Very pretty!
Lilian HOC DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Purple and Gold, so beautiful, LOVE this.

Kathy Krug said...

Great background and I love how you used the negative for the butterfly. Thanks for playing at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Donna! I love the background you've created and the beautiful butterflies!
Tammy x

Mrs A. said...

Hi Donna and welcome to my Butterfly challenge. Your link worked just fine. Your won't picture won't show in the line until you come out of the challenge and go back in again. you are in at #43. I love your idea of using the butterfly to stamp the negative image into the design paper over your background card. Colours work so well together. thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A.

Dana Joy said...

Very elegant card this month. So pretty.

Hugs
Dana
HOC DT

Stampsnob. said...

Gorgeous color thanks for sharing this lovely card at SFF MFP ...Lis

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello again, Donna, you already know I love this! Just popping back in to thank you for joining the Butterfly Challenge - C for Corners! Your card fits our theme perfectly!

KT Fit Kitty
Guest Designer
Butterfly Challenge #27

Pia S said...

So elegant! You did a great job making your own background paper and it looks so pretty together with the gold.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Your background is absolutely amazing!! Such a pretty design with the butterflies too!! I love it! ;)

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Donna I was so glad you joined Speedy Fox n Friends and today I have seen you are the winner yaaay..congrats Donna

I won they stamp 3 times they have great stamp..
http://mfpstampshop.blogspot.ca/2015/04/speedy-fox-and-friends-challenge-256.html?m=1

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! The purple looks so amazing! I love the beautiful butterflies!! Fabulous card!! I hope you have a very happy Easter :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Laurie Unger said...

Beautiful background. Gotta love that butterfly die!

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Donna, great colour combo.
Lorry :o) xx

sue t. said...

Beautiful! Great background. I have to pull out my alcohol inks!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful colors! I love all those tiny embellishments that make it so pretty!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Barbara Rankin said...

Very pretty card, and your alcohol background is fabulous. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color combination and design with the butterflies! Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Asha said...

Oh my word!!!! That background is a stunner, Donna! Just amazing!
hugs, Asha