House of Cards January Challenge...
January 01, 2016
Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2016? And that it is time for a new House of Cards challenge? This month’s challenge is to use the colors in the challenge image, use embossing, or do both!
I received some fun embossing folders for Christmas, courtesy of my niece! And the tree trunks embossing folder was calling my name for this card. I dug around in my stash and discovered this cute Lawn Fawn stamp and die set that I received as a freebie awhile back.
So I stamped the lil guy and colored him up with some pencils and gamsol. This was my first time using the gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and a blending stump and it was super easy to use. I usually use a blending pencil and blend until my hand wants to fall off. This was way easier – no effort at all!
After coloring, I die cut Pepe and popped him up on the embossing and added the sentiment. I couldn’t resist adding a few hearts at the last minute. He reminds me of Pepe Le Pew and his undying love for his lady friend Penelope. I loved those cartoons as a kid!
Now it’s up to you! Be sure to play along this month! Click HERE to link up your card!
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back on Monday with a brand new year of cards for you!
Supplies: CS: SU! white, pear pizzazz, pink pirouette, and sahara sand. Stamps/Dies: Lawn Fawn stinkin’ cute. Other: Trunks embossing folder, colored pencils, SU! heart confetti punch.
Happy New Year Jane! Great card! Love the embossing and the image you used! Too cute! I loved Pepe Le Pew too!
Judy HOC Teamie
Posted by: Judy V | January 01, 2016 at 06:17 AM
This is stinkin cute Jane! Darling image and like the embossing! Donna HOC Teamie
Posted by: Donna | January 01, 2016 at 07:07 AM
Stinkin' Cute, love it... Happy new year Jane.
(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
Posted by: MeretheA | January 01, 2016 at 07:09 AM
Gamsol and pencils are making a comeback! You did a great job. Fun card!
Posted by: sue t. | January 01, 2016 at 05:22 PM
Jane, this is totally DARLING! I LOVE the fun image and your beautiful coloring job! Too cute, friend! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx
Posted by: Mynn xx | January 01, 2016 at 08:27 PM
aww, he's so stinkin' cute and the embossed tree background is perfect for him!
linda HOC teamie
Posted by: linda | January 01, 2016 at 09:23 PM
Super cute! OMG, I love this! What a beautifully colored image and one of my favorite embossing folders! So happy to be on the HOC DT and looking forward to lots of fun!
Posted by: Leslie Turner | January 03, 2016 at 04:37 PM
Gorgeous card - love your cute critter and the embossed tree! Jo x HOC/DT friend
Posted by: Dotty Jo | January 05, 2016 at 04:44 AM
Gorgeous card, Jane! I love how the embossed tree fits right in with your card! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
Posted by: Michele K. Henderson | January 07, 2016 at 03:12 PM
And this is such a cute card! Love that embossing folder!
Thank you for the warm welcome to the team!
Posted by: Susan Renshaw | January 08, 2016 at 03:40 AM
Adorable image Jane! Love the embossing folder, although I've not got it yet!
Em, HOC teamie
Posted by: Em | January 10, 2016 at 10:20 AM
This is adorable! I love the trees behind the skunk. Awesome! :) Hugs! Katy--HOC DT :)
Posted by: katy | January 10, 2016 at 06:36 PM
Such a cute CAS card! The image is "stinkin cute". Thank you for the warm welcome to the team :o)
Posted by: Tina | January 12, 2016 at 05:19 AM
Hi Jane! it's very cute card. Adorable! Thanks for sharing with us. Happy to see you. Paula.
Posted by: PLISSA ADD | January 28, 2016 at 08:33 PM