(well it is here in Europe, if you've clicked over from House of cards guess it's morning!)
Here is my first Design Team offering for House of Cards Challenge...
House of Cards runs on a four week (sometimes five) rotation and allows different kinds of card styles to be featured. The challenge although over a four or five week span is the same every week. It will either be a colour challenge or a sketch challenge. You can enter for one week or all of the weeks.
Use at least 3 colours from the colour palette
Week 1: Fun & CuteWeek 2: Clean & Simple
Week 3: Classic & Elegant
Week 4: Shabby & Vintage
Week 5: Your Fave + Photo
I entered into the Classic and Elegant style and to my surprise I was one of the lucky ones to be chosen to join the Design Team. I would never have classed myself as neither Classic nor Elegant but apparently my card making is! I do, as you can see from my blog, enjoy making other styles of cards, but I have a thing for balance and structure which makes my style kinda classic I guess just can't get a grip on the shabby garden fence kinda thing.
For my card I chose the burgundy red shade, the turquoise and the pale / pastel blue. The paper is my minds eye which matched the colours perfectly and I teamed it with matching Core'dinations cardstock which I embossed with the Do'crafts secret Garden embossing folder and sanded. The patterned paper was cut with Spellbinders Bracket Borders die and foam mounted over the base.
Next I cut #3 die from Spellbinders Gold Labels four in a pale blue and foam mounted #2 die from Spellbinders labels four which I stamped with a sentiment from Waltzing mouse and edged it with a matching ink (no idea which one by this stage I was grabbing any colour that matched)
Finally I cut flowers using the patterned and plain card and added foliage cut in the same papers. to balance the main element I mounted some of the plain blue card onto more of the background cardstock and used it as a strip down the side.
Now it's your turn. Lets see your Classic and Elegant card I know that all my followers and commenters are themselves, experts in this style!. Not your thing, then check out the other styles that are running this month at House of Cards. I'm sure there is at least one style that you enjoy making and we would all love to see your card in it.