House of Cards October Challenge ...

Good morning! It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a New Challenge over at the House of CardsThis month's Challenge is a Photo Inspiration ~ Add Texture and/or Color Challenge.

I pulled out some stamp sets that haven't scene ink in years to create 2-cards for this month's challenge using the Colors as my inspiration.

The above card features CAS-ual Friday's Breath Stamp Set. I stamped the swoosh with four different inks, added the sentiment in the center, and attached enamel dots to the 4-corners.

Fall has arrived here in Northern Illinois so I had to make a card featuring a pumpkin. This card features the Lawn Fawn Harvest Season Stamp Set, which has been Retired. To start this one, I stamped the pumpkin and sentiment on my card base, then stamped the pumpkin again on scrap paper and fussy cut them out. I then added color to the cardbase with Kleenex and 4-different distress inks. This was done by daubing the tissue on the ink pad and sporadically daubing it around the pumpkin and sentiment. Once done, I paper-pieced the pumpkin together.

Make sure you hop on over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog for all of the details for entering our Monthly Challenge. I can't wait to see what inspires you this month!

Challenges entered ...
 - Our Daily Bread Challenge #256 ~ Ink Up or Emboss your Background (2nd card)
 - Tuesday Throwdown #264 ~ Clean and Simple
 - Make My Monday Challenge ~ Autumn
 - Melonheadz Friends ~ Fall is in the Air Challenge (2nd card)
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #164 ~ CAS (2nd card)

Until Next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink Vintage Cream and White
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertry Ink Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold & Classic Craft, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Tea Dye & Walnut Stain Distress Ink
 - Other: Simple Stories Sweater Weather Enamel Dots


Merethe A said…
Hi Ruza. Great card for this challenge.Fun to see what you other girls have made.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC
AO Creations said…
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT
Toni said…
These are great, Ruza! I am especially drawn to the boldness of the first!

HOC DT Teamie
Barb Ghig said…
Two fabulous cards, Reza! I love the autumn color palette, and how you made your pumpkin the focal point on your 2nd card! Beautiful background, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!
Julie Gearinger said…
Wow, two wonderful CAS cards using that color palette!! Love the background that you have created on the second card and thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge! Hugs and have a blessed week!
Mynn xx said…
LOVE all the fabulous texture you were able to gain with these one layer cards, Ruza!!! I adore the fall colors, too! Beautiful work! HUGS! :) Mynn xx
Judy V said…
2 great cards Ruza! Love the colors you used!
Judy HOC Teamie
Both of your cards are beautiful!! I love the backgrounds you created on each of them, especially the second. It is the perfect fall background for your image. It reminds me of swirling leaves. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!
sue t. said…
Both cards are awesome Ruza! So different but you can see the connection. Great job!
Kim said…
These are very pretty. Love the multicolor background. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.
Donna said…
Great takes on the colors of the challenge Ruza! Donna T. HOC DT
I love both of your gorgeous cards, Ruza! They are both so pretty and I LOVE the great fall color! I am fascinated with the beautiful stamped brush image of the first card--it looks like it was made with a crayon and it has a beautiful look to it!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie
Love both your cards, Ruza! The colors and textures pop on both.
Em, HOC teamie
Dotty Jo said…
Terrific makes! I love Fall colours so much, Jo x HOC/DT Teamie
Monika Reeck said…
sweet pumpkin Ruza
and the bg you made woow stunning
love the first one too
great fall color agree with Jo
see you maybe on my pumpkin card
hugs, Monika (HOC teamie)
Donna Nuce said…
Hi Ruza! Love that background you created on the first card. Fab pumpkin on the second card! Have a great day!
Donna (HOC Teammie)
Barbara Rankin said…
Hey Ruza, your cards are so pretty. The first one is really cool with the swoosh stamped in different colors, and I would never have guessed a kleenex was the tool to get the background colors. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT
Rocky said…
I just love the swoosh card, so simple but so pretty.