Happy New Home Card

by Joanne James14. January 2015 22:48

Thursday already - the week is whizzing by! Today I'm sharing I card I made for this week's challenge over at Less Is More, where the challenge this week is one layer cards with a theme of 'new beginnings'. So many possibilities here, but I decided to go with the obvious 'new home' choice, as having never had any new home stamps I suddenly find myself spoilt for choice with three different ones, so I thought it time the newest one saw some ink. My card also uses the 'What's Up' punch to create the house shape, which you can find on Wednesday Weekly Deals this week. Here is my card:

Ok, so this is a beautiful 'clean' card in real life, but in order to add interest to my one layer card, having stamped the sentiment on the front I punched out my house shape from the front of the card, then stamped the house image through the hole onto the inside of the card. Therein lies the problem though - this kind of card is incredibly difficult to photograph! The photo above shows the sentiment and you can just about see the house through the hole; the photograph below has a more close-up shot of the house visible through the house shape, with the front of the card out of focus.

The house is stamped in Bermuda Bay and coloured with Bermuda Bay and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, with the door frame in Crushed Curry. To finish, I wrapped a Bermuda Bay baker's twine bow around the top of my card. In hindsight, I'm thinking I should maybe have taped the card shut and photographed it completely flat - hopefully you can see enough to get the gist of things.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (8) -

SarahUnited Kingdom
1/15/2015 4:05:27 PM #

Super CAS and totally fun Joanne.
Love that little house aperture and a great idea for the challenge.
thanks so much for sharing
Less is More


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/16/2015 9:11:48 PM #

Thanks Sarah - very CAS this week; I love the challenge of one layer!


SidUnited Kingdom
1/15/2015 7:03:43 PM #

Hi, love your card !!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/16/2015 9:11:55 PM #

Thanks Sid!


ChrissieUnited Kingdom
1/15/2015 11:21:20 PM #

Super idea Joanne and great photography too... not easy to get the angles right!!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/16/2015 9:12:25 PM #

Thanks Chrissie - the photography was definitely harder work than the card!!


HazelUnited Kingdom
1/16/2015 8:54:33 PM #

Terrific design Joanne!!  Very clever!  Hazel x


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/16/2015 9:12:52 PM #

Thanks Hazel - it looks really cute in real life!


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