Thursday, June 1, 2017

House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop

Wow, did the last six months fly by or what!?!? For our end of term Blog Hop here at House of Cards, we are offering the lovely inspirational photo below or you can use the theme of ANYTHING GOES! I wish I could stay on with the fabulous & talented group of ladies but, due to some ongoing health issues, I feel it is in the best interest of the blog that I step down.  However, no need to be sad! The team is carrying on and will have many more challenges for you to enter, and, it's the perfect time for you to follow me so you don't miss a post! Before I get into the hop, let me share this card I made, actually using a digi stamp from Digistamps4joy (if you are a follower/reader of my blog you know I do not do well with digital stamps) and this time I think I did fairly well!
This hop will run FROM June 1st AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15th
 AT NOON CST.  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

Here is the photo inspiration~

And, here is my Card:

What I Used to Make my Card:
Light Blue Card Base
White Cardstock Panel
Digi Stamp from Digistamps4joy Coral Corner
Copics & Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink of Stella in Clear
Hero Arts Ink in Intense Black
Various Colored Cardstock
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit, May 2017, #heroarts 
Oxide Distress Ink in Broken China 
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Labels, #660060
Pop Dots

I'm sure you want to get hopping, so I'll be extra quick with my tutorial.  I first

printed the coral stamp on some white card, trimmed out the panel, colored it with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers, then set it aside.  I stamped the mermaid with Intense Black Ink, colored her with the alcohol markers, die cut her with the matching dies (seriously, these Hero Arts kits are an amazing value!) and added some clear Wink of Stella to her fins.  I then stamped the fish on some colored cardstock, die cut them, and began to work on the placement of everything.  I adhered the white card panel to the blue
card base and stamped the sentiment on some light blue card and die cut it.  I Pop Dotted everything except the coral image, attached the items to the card, and finished off with some dots of Duck Egg Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I've decided to start adding to my Copics collection as I really enjoyed coloring these images! 

So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first we've got some 
fabulous sponsors  to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're donemake a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

Prize: 2 Images

Prize: $10 to use in store

Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store

 You should've arrived here from Judy's blog
and your next stop is Cohenna's blog

Here's your hop order in case you get lost along the way

 House of Cards Challenge Blog

Mynn | | Judy Christi Cohenna | Donna
 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 
Mereth| Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

I am entering my Mermaid card in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin; Divas - #319, Anything Goes
The Cat's Pajamas - #336, Sun, Sea & Sand
Mod Squad Challenge - Background Stash

Best of luck to you all!
And a HUGE thank you to my teamies, Judy and Mynn!!
Hugs, Christi


  1. Sweet card, I love the little sea horse! Jo x

  2. I love your card, Christi! It's so bright and colorful, and I love the coral corner too! P.S. I have four kitties too! It was fun to have a peek around your blog today!
    Take Care!

  3. Gorgeous card, Christi. I love the scene you've created.
    Em, HOC Teamie xoxox

  4. Such an adorable scene, you did an amazing job on your card for our summer hop. Donna HOC teammate

  5. Love nautical cards.
    Everybody is swimming around
    having fun and the mermaid
    is so pretty.
    The sentiment carries out
    the theme.
    thanks for sharing fun card.

  6. Wonderful nautical creation....

    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#6 – Beginning of the summer (let the sun shine)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  7. hello! super cute card, luv the design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. Such a pretty scene! Love the mermaid! Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!
    Glenda's Cards

  9. Cute card. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge To qualify for a prize you must follow the ruls.

    1. Thank you Joyce! Not sure what I did that didn't follow the challenge? Have a great day!!

  10. Love all the elements!
    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  11. This is a perfect summer creation, Christi! I adore all those bright colors! Thank you so much for all you've done at House of Cards this term! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  12. Such a cute ocean scene! Love the sparkly mermaid!

  13. Such a pretty card, Christi! It's been lovely working with you at House of Cards this term! :o)

  14. What a great little scene you've created. I'm loving the shine on your mermaid. Thanks so much for joining for TCP Tuesday over at The Cat's Pajamas!


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