January 1, 2016

Embossing and/or Colors for House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know! Happy New Year!

I'm incredibly honored to have been asked to continue on the design team at House of Cards for another 6 month term! Our theme this month would normally be appropriate for the winter, but this one has been unusually warm with not a snowflake in sight!

There are two choices this month, to use embossing and/ or the color palette below...

However, immediately I saw the image it screamed at me to use my as yet never before used (NBUS) window die from Stampin' Up! SOOO I'm not only using embossing and the colors, but I've also pretty much CASE'd the image too...

Card: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow and Vellum
Ink: Soft Sky (curtain detail)
Stamp set: Happy Scenes (I used the snow stamp for the curtain detail)
Tools: Brick Wall TIEF, Hearth and Home Thinlits, Deco Labels Framelits, Bird Builder Punch
Adhesive: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

January Linky at DL.ART
#156 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#208/209 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground

Please take a look at what my other amazing teamies have created. We're welcoming some wonderful new members to the team and they are indicated with an *, so please do leave them some love!

Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo Em | Emily | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa * | Katy | Leslie* | Linda
Merethe | Merlina* | Michele | Paula* | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley* | Steph | Sue N. | Sue T. | Susan* | Tina* | Toni

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Fabulous Em, love the design
    Crafty Hugs
    Linda xxx

  2. Pretty card Em! Love your embossing and die cuts! Happy New Year!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  3. Striking card Em! Great combination of embossing and colors! Donna HOC teammie

  4. Happy new year Em Louise. You have covered all the bases of this challenge, great work.

    (✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
    Teamie HOC

  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
    This is so sweet. I love the window
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JANUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  6. Great job!your card is very cute!

  7. Love this card Em! A great take on the inspiration photo too!


    Di xx

  8. Wonderful interpretation of the challenge and nicely presented! Thanks for playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. brilliant card!
    love the challenge
    I may join in! x

  10. very good case, great card thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

  11. Hi Em this is a stunning card. Happy New Year. Hugs Jackie

  12. Great way to use your stash!! Glad to have you for another term!

  13. This is STUNNING, Em! I am in LOVE with the way you used the photo as your inspiration--the punched leaves down the side are wonderful! GORGEOUS work, friend! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx

  14. I love how you used three areas of inspiration. The colors are so soft and pretty. The embossed brick adds lots of cool texture. And the window scene looks like the inspiration photo. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmember

  15. Great take on the challenge, it's got everything and still looks CAS! Glad to be working with you again, Happy New Year......Rocky.

  16. You've captured the inspiration pic so perfectly!

  17. Ufabulous design. Great card x

  18. I love this card! So inviting! And you got the inspiration perfectly! jane hoc dt

  19. WOW! Love the creative side of you. As you well know, I am partial to the window style of card. Excellent case of the image. Love the brick wall and foliage.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  20. Fabulous interpretation of the photo, love it!!
    Hugs Donna xx
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

  21. Em, this window and brick wall idea is perfect! I love the colors too! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
    Take Care!

  22. Hi Em! What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, and thanks for the warm welcome to the HOC DT! I'm so looking forward to lots of fun!

  23. Fantastic inspiration card from the photo. Love the embossing bricks and the leaves on the side. Thank you for the warm welcome :o)

  24. This turned out beautifully - love it, Em, Jo x HOC/DT Teamie.


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Em xxx