Thursday, 8 October 2015

House of Cards

This is my second attempt to do this post! Thank you for the comments you leave, I love to read them. Thursday already - soon be the week end! I haven't got anything much planned, apart from catching up on a bit of housework - how boring. Except a friend is coming over to craft, so I don't think much housework will get done - Yay!

I have decided to enter a card into this month's House of Cards challenge. it is to create something with lots of texture and/or this colour palette

So, this is a card I made yesterday. I created texture by doing an Ali Reeve technique which is to cover a piece of card or paper (copy paper works too) with torn pieces of masking tape. They must be torn so that you lose the straight edge of the tape and overlap them to create more texture. The messier, the better at this stage. I embossed the piece with That Special Touch mask - watches. I then smoothed over some Vintage Photo Distress ink. again, the messier it looks the better (I think). I sprinkled some clear embossing powder and heat set it. This accentuates the inking caught on the tape edges and the watches (hopefully!) I found the image of the steam punk penny farthing on the internet. I made the card for a friend who has just started doing cycling marathons etc. 

See you Saturday


  1. Hi Karen this is a fantastic card with lots of texture. Have a great time with your friend the chores can wait. Hugs Jackie

  2. Your card is lovely, fab design Karen, xxx

  3. Brilliant card Karen, love the background technique.
    Great image and design xxx

  4. Hi Karen,Great card !
    love the background and the bike is fab. Glad we don't have them
    today , look a bit tricky to get on to :-) Xxx

  5. A lovely card Karen, the penny farthing is perfect for a cyclist. Love the vintage toned background too.
    Have a great weekend, hugs Erika. x

  6. Hi Karen
    Ooooh, what an interesting effect on the background. Looks really textural.
    Hope you managed to get your playtime and good luck with the HoC challenge.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  7. Hello Karen,
    I love this technique and have used it since Sue Wilson showed it on her DVD. It's so effective, especially on a man's card. The image you've used is great.
    Maureen xx

  8. This is AWESOME! I LOVE the fun technique you utilized for all that amazing texture! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Wow, what a great card - love how you achieved the texture! Thanks for playing along with us at HOC this month, Jo x HOC/DT

  10. Great card and technique!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
    The Leaf Studio

  11. Nice textured background. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards
    Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT