Tuesday, September 1, 2015

House of Cards September Challenge

 

It's time for a new monthly challenge at House of Cards!   The September Challenge is: 
 
Use Stitching (Faux or Real)

I've seen several latch cards and wanted to try this technique.  I colored up  the Blossoming digital stamp set by MHK Designs and pulled out my Die-namics rectangular stitched dies, Copics, and a few butterfly brads from my stash and this is what I came up with.  The top butterfly is what latches the card as you can see above.  Below is an unlatched view and an open view.

 



Each week a different team from the House of Cards design team and a technique by a member will be featured on the main page or you can check out all the creative "stitched designs" by following the links at House of Cards right away!  A different tutorial will be featured each week so be sure to check back.  We hope you will play along with our September challenge, you have all month to join us at House of Cards!

A few fun Challenges: 
Addicted to Stamps #108: Die Cuts
Cuttlebug Mania: Emboss, Cut, Create
Hiding in My Craftroom #214: Freestyle
Word Art Wednesday #198: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday #376: Any Sketch 215-375
                                    
 

34 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, this is a WOW card, Donna! Gorgeous! I LOVE these deep, rich colours! Your colouring is beautiful! I like your latch design and the sweet butterfly! And I like how the leaf overlaps the stitched die-cut frame! Awesome card, my friend!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Donna!! I think your creation is really stunning!! That flower with your coloring is beautiful!! Fabulous take on the sketch! HUGS

Glittered Paws said...

Love the latch card - and the butterfly is the perfect latch. Going to have to try this one - hopefully in a day or two. Love the coloring on your flower.

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Donna!! The flower is gorgeous!! You colored it so beautifully!! What a fabulous card this is!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely latch card . Not seen it done with brads before as the catch element. Gorgeous colours and I love the flower design. Hugs Mrs A.

Merethe Arstein said...

Really pretty this card and great coloring.
Those dies are lovely, but hard to find here i Norway.

(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Mynn Kitchen said...

Donna...absolutely STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS, friend! I LOVE this color combo--and I adore the fun fold, too! Thank you so much for all your hard work at HOC--you are a treasure--and thank you for highlighting MHKDesigns! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful card Donna. Beautiful colors...
Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (ATSC)

Monika Reeck said...

Donnaaaa
I am still on Vacation (Croatia) and want to tell
your card is AMAZING
you are really great with MHK Designs
gorgeous coloring and love the color combo and the stitching DIES
GREAT DT card Donna
I knew as DT member on some challenges and Digi Images you must be bussy
but hope you dont forget me Donna always happy to get your visit
and encouragement
hugs, Monika

Loz said...

Love the latch card and the flower is gorgeous Donna..Loz

Donna Nuce said...

HI Donna! I love this beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous! Have a great day!

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Donna! I love it!
Hugs,
Em, HOC teamie

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Am running out of words to describe
the utterly beautiful cards you have been designing. Designs
are great and coloring is super!!! Mom

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Pia S said...

How beautiful, Donna. I love your choice of darker colors for the papers, it looks so pretty with the colors of your flower...

StephC said...

Beautiful! You used one of my favorite MFT dies, and I love everything about your card. Great job!

Tammy said...

This is stunning Donna!! I love that image and your fabulous latch design!
Hugs, Tammy

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful card Donna, love the color combination. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! Hugs Deb DT

Grenouille Greetings said...

A really beautiful card; lovely rich deep colours and a clever latch mechanism too. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday (twice) with this delightful card! Hugs, Lesley

Jo Ann said...

How gorgeous and elegant! We are blessed that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. Make sure you drop by again this week to link your family-friendly projects with us. Leaving you with God's Word in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and it says, "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. "

God bless always,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Laurie Unger said...

Oh! this is stunning!

Skye said...

A beautiful card. Love the gorgeous rich colours

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card such a beautiful image I love those stitched die cuts thank you for joining the challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS.
hugs
lorraine x

Dotty Jo x said...

Such an elegant card - classy! Jo x HOC DT/Friend

sue t. said...

Love how you used Mynn's designs for this elegant and classy stitched card!

Barbara Rankin said...

Fabulous card, love that image and the stitched edges. Great idea for a latch card, too. Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

Toni said...

I've never seen a latch card before--very cool!

Toni
HOC DT teamie

Jane Knudsen said...

Ditto Toni's comment! I haven't ever seen one either but I like it! Beautiful colors and I love the stitched dies! jane hoc teamie

Asha said...

Woohoo! I recognise that image! Gorgeous card, Donna!
hugs, Asha

Daen'Ys said...

WOW, Donna, this card is awesome and so elegant!! Love the dark and rich colors! What a great use of Mynn's Designs!
Hugs, Rosi

Kimbo said...

Beautiful colouring and I love the layout

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

heather said...

Ooooo , I really like the butterfly latch card idea and the images/sentiment you chose. Pretty !

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Donna! Wowzers! Thanks for sharing!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow, Donna, this is awesome! I love the beautiful colors and the deep, rich tones!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie