Sunday, November 1, 2015

House of Cards November 2015 Monthly Challenge: Stamped Punch Window Technique

Hello everyone, and welcome back to a new monthly challenge here at House of Cards.  I so enjoy seeing all the creations each month, not only from the design team, but also from you, the challenge participants.

This month's challenge is ...

Technique Challenge: Stamped Punch Window
I will try to have the video done by October 15th
so you can learn this technique the way
participants will see it done. :)

I have lots of thin dies, and when I saw this one from Marianne Designs, I knew just what I wanted to make.  I'm also thinking fall, and I love the turning of the leaves, so put the two together and you have a card like this.

I started with a 5"x7" burgundy card base, die cut the lacy frame from light peach adhesive card stock, and a thin frame from cream card stock.
After adhering the lacy frame to the center of the card, I aligned and taped the center die cut inside the lacy frame and cut through the card stock front.
Remove the center card stock piece and you now have an opening to place your stamped sentiment.  The aqua color is my mat.
Close the card up, and insert and adhere the adhesive light peach section to the inside panel of the card.
This way will ensure an accurate placement of that piece.
Open card up and stamp "Autumn Leaves" on the peach insert with Versamark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.
Close card up and now you can see the stamped sentiment through the opening.
Punch a variety of leaves from yellow, green, and red card stocks.  Color the yellow leaves with the distress inks and a blending tool.  On the darker red and green card stock leaves, the distress inks will not show up, so use the distress paints for this task.  Blend the paints before they dry, and dab some colors over each.  
Cut pieces from a Fall beaded garland and adhere around the card opening, as shown.  Add the leaves around and along the garland.  Here are a few closeups.

Burgundy card stock (7" x 10")
Light Peach card stock
Cream card stock
Marianne Design LR0236 die
Autumn Leaves rubber stamp (Serendipity Stamps)
Versamark ink pad
Gold embossing powder
Distress Ink Pads:  Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed
Distress Paint:  Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick
Fall beaded garland

And check out the other DT members for more inspiration~

hope you enjoyed my card this month and that I have been able to inspire and entice you to play along with us in this month's challenge, which can be seen by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by, and please come back on the each week for MORE inspiration from this very talented Design Team!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  I can't wait to see your creations!

Barbara xo


  1. What beautiful leaves! This is such a lovely fall card!

  2. Lovely fall card, and a great tutorial for this technique Barbara

    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  3. Your card is gorgeous, Barbara! Lovely leaves!
    The Leaf Studio

  4. GORGEOUS twist on the technique, Barbara! I LOVE all the beautiful autumnal colors on this creation! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. woooow this is stunning Barbara
    your frame your opening all the leaves the sponged around the leaves
    the inside with gold
    the Garland (I just know this word from you Barbara..LOL)
    STUNNING DT card I love this!!

  6. Beautiful card, Barbara! The colors are so so deep and rich--perfect for fall! Love your great design too!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  7. Beautiful card Barbara! Love all the colorful leaves!

    Judy HOC Teamie

  8. Barbara, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it!
    Em, HOC teamie

  9. This is stunning Barbara, so elegant and the colors are fabulous! Donna HOC teamie

  10. This is stunning Barbara, so elegant and the colors are fabulous! Donna HOC teamie

  11. Wowza! This is amazing! I want to reach thru my computer screen and touch this! The lace look and the fall leaves are simply beautiful! jane HOC

  12. Beautiful card Barbara! I love that lattice die with the gorgeous leaves! Have a great day!
    Donna N. HOC teamie

  13. This is gorgeous! I love how you did the leaves! :) Hugs!-Katy HOC Teammate :)

  14. Gorgeous card with that fabulous, detailed die and lovely layers of colored leaves ! Thanks for including the supply lists and how to. Heather -HOC DT

  15. WOW Barbara, this is gorgeous! I love that lacy frame and all of your beautiful leaves!
    Hugs, Tammy