Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's Tuesday!!! Time for a New Challenge at Shopping Our Stash!!!

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #264 ~~ Card Shark!!! Now this is a real challenge, I was so stressed over how to do this challenge I almost forgot (probably intentional) that I had to make it. After the stress of the challenge at SoSS I really didn't want to deal with this one. If I thought ahead (like when I'm at home where my stuff is) I would be much better ahead. I brought one thing with me for the challenge and that was Tim Holtz poker face embossing folders, they are ATC size. I have embossed them on kraft core paper and sanded them but of course it was not in my mind to bring it with me. Since we are supposed to be using up what we have I decided just to make a playing card.  Here is what I came up with.


I embossed the Queen of hearts added the red to the hearts and Q then went over the lines with a silver pen to give it some detail.


This is the back of the playing card I drew myself and coloured with pens I found at a yard sale, don't be too judgmental as this is my first attempt and I really need practice.


don't look too closely please.


what I used to make my playing card.

Thanks for stopping by and head over to Shopping Our Stash for the rules and to see what the rest of the design team have done with their Card Shark challenge.






11 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

You did a fabulous job despite the stress, Barb! Your playing card is so cute! It looks like a fun challenge - I've never seen this theme before!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a super card!! I love the embossing and how you sanded/distressed the front!! The design on the back is fabulous!! Great job!

Chris Dring said...

You did such a fantastic job on this challenge, Barb! I love the embossed image on the front, and your doodled design on the back looks amazing!

Maria A. said...

WOW!! Barbara, I've never see this types of embossing folders but they are incredibly detailed, your card looks amazing.
And you did a fabulous job with the back of the card, love the colors you chose.
Hugs,
Maria.

Maria A. said...

WOW!! Barbara, I've never see this types of embossing folders but they are incredibly detailed, your card looks amazing.
And you did a fabulous job with the back of the card, love the colors you chose.
Hugs,
Maria.

lauren bergold said...

i think you did BRILLIANTLY on this... brilliantly times TWO, actually! the playing card side is perfection, i love the embossing! and the mandala side is ♥AWESOME♥ so very beautiful, definitely waaaaaaaaaaaaay cooler than my first one... or two... or three... love, love, love it! ♥

Lindsey said...

This turned out to be amazing! The front is so cool with its mostly white-on-white dimension, and I like the flip side, too!

Mimi said...

Looks cool... both sides! I am always amazed when you say you are working with a portion of your stash... you always come through with A+ projects! I love the silver accenting-- great touch!

Chana Harris said...

This is great, Barb! When I saw your project, I had to go back to the drawing board on mine. I was using the TH embossing folders and our projects looked very similar. Thanks for the additional inspiration and motivation.
Hugz,
Chana

Tracy said...

Such a great card..I like the pop of colour from the red hearts.

Donna said...

Awesome Barb!!
Love that you made a card from scratch and your doodles look awesome to me! Great job!