Retro Rubber Challenge #17 part two...
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House of Cards...

As I promised on Monday, I have some really exciting news to share with you!  I have been selected to be a design team member with the challenge site House of Cards!!  I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this team and this challenge site!

Today marks the start of a new challenge – this challenge requires you to use a food item or the colors in the challenge image.

I decided to do both!  I have three food stamps – a tomato, a pear and a peach.  So I stamped the peach and the tomato on watercolor paper and black heat embossed them.  Then I masked them off and added the pear to make it look like it was positioned behind the other images and then heat embossed it as well. HOC 1 (524x640)

I used my distress inks to watercolor the fruit/vegie (depending on if you are a “tomato is a fruit or tomato is vegie”).  I added a bit of watercolor under the images to ground them a bit. HOC 2 (640x466)

I added the candy dots and pearls but just wasn’t happy with the end result.  It needed something else.  So I opted to flick some of the greens onto the card front and was pretty happy with that!

This challenge is open all month so hop on over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog to link up your projects!  And be sure to see what the other DT members have for you!  Lots of inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! watercolor paper and pear pizzazz.  Stamps:  WPLUS9 punny produce – pears, peaches and tomatoes.  Other:  Tim Holtz distress inks.  Black embossing powder.  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! Candy dots and pearls.


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Donna Nuce (Crafty Colonel)

Welcome to the DT Jane! I just love your beautiful loose watercolor on this card. Perfect with those stamps! Have a great day!

Michele K. Henderson

Jane, congratulations on a beautiful debut with House of Cards! I love your terrific card and your easy to read blog! Just beautiful! Welcome to the team!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Karen P

That is gorgeous! Love the stamps and the wonderful style you have used colouring them. I'm really looking forward to working with you and seeing more of your wonderful projects Karen (new HOC DT)


What a lovely CAS card for the HOC challenge and congratulations on making the design team! Great decision to add the flecks of green for that something extra

Merethe A

Love this clean and simple card and fab coloring
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Donna Thielker

Fabulous card,great design and coloring and like the splatter! so glad to have you on the team! Donna T.


Great CAS card! Welcome to the team!

HOC DT Teamie

Mynn xx

Hey, Jane! LOVE LOVE LOVE this fun watercolored card! The images are totally fab, and the bits of bling are the perfect addition! Fabulous debut! HUGS! :) Mynn xx


Wow! Love the simplicity! What a nice and original card! Thanks for the inspiration. Gracie / HOC DT


Beautiful card Jane, I love the images and your fabulous watercoloring! Welcome to the team!
Tammy x


I really love the simplicity of this design, it's lovely! Welcome to the team!

Monika Reeck

Welcome to the team Jane
I am happy to be on the same team with you
your coloring is adorable
you are great at using that watercolor
so adorable and so simple
Love your card Jane
hugs and see you soon at my DT post
Monika HOC Teamie

Cornelia (fun stamping)

Beautiful CAS card, Jane! Love all the splatters! So glad you are with us at HOC! Happy 4th of July to you!


Awesome card once again - simple, yet effective!

Barbara Rankin

Fabulous card, Jane. I think the specs of green really added to it. So glad you joined the team! Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

sue t.

Ahhhhhh the beauty of a CAS card! It spoke to my heart! BRAVO!!

Dotty Jo

What a great card! Hugs from your fellow HOC newbie, Jo x

Katy D

This card is so sweet! Love the stamps that you used! Congrats on being on the HOC team and great blog title! :) Hugs-Katy HOC Teammate


Love the watercoloring! Very pretty card!!!
Welcome to the team!
The Leaf Studio

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