House of Cards Inspiration Challenge + Video Tutorial!

My oh my, does time fly by! It’s the start of a brand new shiny term at House of Cards and this month our challenge is Food and/or Color Inspiration.

I love the image for the challenge but I decided to go with the color inspiration this time adding all the different hues to my handmade flowers and also using a fun patterned paper! I’ve been into fun elements like beads and badge buttons instead of stamped sentiments, especially for my HOC cards. This month’s theme and fresh and warm colors sure allows to experiment with textures, elements and designs so I hope you feel inspired to join us!

In addition to my card I also prepared a video for you, a tutorial on how I made and colored these flowers. You won’t believe how simple they are to make and the unconventional medium I used to colored them! Hit play to watch:

I invite you to hop along and see all the cards that the designers created this month! For more details and to join the challenge please click HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video tutorial. NOTE: Next week’s tutorial is the last in this series, and I will have some GREAT giveaways for you! So mark your calendars and subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss out!

I’m so glad you stopped by today dear friends! I’ll be back soon with more content for you!

I’m sharing this card with: Mod Squad Challenge – Pattern Paper / Card Mania – Anything Goes / 4 Crafty Chicks – No Stamping / Frilly & Funky – Something to Say / Simon Says Mon – Summer / Simon Says Wed – We’re Going Dotty / Word Art Wed – Anything Goes / Stampin’Royalty – Flowers / Sparkles Monthly Challenge – Vintage~Shabby Chic

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38 thoughts on “House of Cards Inspiration Challenge + Video Tutorial!

  1. Beautiful card and I just love your flower tutorial – that is something that I really need to improve so thank you for sharing how you created them with us. Looking forward to working with you and seeing more of your beautiful projects Karen (new HOC DT)


  2. Gracie, this is spectacular. Your handmade flowers are stunning and the colors are indeed sweet summertime! :o) I love how your card is a combination of elegant and whimsy, which is one of my favorite things. Beautifully done as always, my friend. I look forward to watching your video tonight when I'm free of interruption! :o) Have a lovely evening.

    Hugs and blessings,


  3. Oh my, Gracie, these flowers are truly stunning!! — I'm very impressed by the gorgeous card you made!! – You're so talented!
    Thanks for the super tutorial, you share with us!!
    Hugs, Rosi


  4. Oh my, Gracie, these flowers are truly stunning!! — I'm very impressed by the gorgeous card you made!! – You're so talented! Thanks for the super tutorial, you share with us!!Hugs, Rosi


  5. ADORABLE FLOWER Gracie and the color are really fit our color inspiration challenge
    you made a beautiful card on this post
    love love love this Gracie
    see you soon on my Blog teamie
    hugs, Monika (teamie at HOC)


  6. This card is A-MA-ZING! I loved the look of it from the thumbnail I saw on Simon Says, but when I got a closer look, I was even more impressed! Being an English major and a total lit nerd, I adored the typewriter background! And I thought it was so clever of you to mix elegant florals with a piece of retro technology like typewriters. Brilliant! And the color palette could not have been more perfect. I also loved the straight lines of the typewriters against all those fabulous swirls and curls and lacey edges. This is truly a stunning piece and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


  7. Love the lush flowers and your tutorial. You make it look easy but I know it needs a load of patience just to make one…LOL. I made one similar to this before and it can eat up a lot of time…Nevertheless, they are truly pretty! We appreciate you joining our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again this week for a brand new challenge. Leaving you the hope only God's Word can provide in Joshua 1:9 and it says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Have an awesome week!

    JO ANN


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