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House of Cards - August

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Hi there, It is my turn to share over at the HOC challenge.   Here is the sketch: The challenge is for a card, but once my creativity started flowing,  I had to make a little wall hanging.
(I made a card too, see below) I had colored these images, with Copics, a couple of days ago.  I was planning on using them to create a set of cards.  An idea popped into my head for the wall hanging and there was no going back. It is about 5" by 7". I covered the images in crackle paint. The layers from the sketch are done in burlap and vellum.   I love the heavy weight of the SU vellum. and added some beads to the hanging cord I usually give away, as gifts, the things I make but I think this one is a keeper.  
Now, my card:
My girlfriend asked me to make a wedding card for her to send to her cousin. 
We had no color scheme or anything to go with, so I went pretty simple.
Sparkly paper from SU and some gorgeous Authentique paper.
A simple sentiment on the inside.  Voila! Thanks for vi…

Don't let yourself be fooled...

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by this cute little Teacup Stack die from Poppy Stamps    Don't get me wrong, I love it but it is a little tough to work with.
Let me backup a little.
When I saw the CASology Challenge #109  key word was Java, I couldn't resist participating. I love, love, love coffee and coffee themed stamps sets.  I think I may own almost all of them out there.
So I decided top use my new die.  This die begs to be paper pieced.  Once you cut it out some of the little pieces are very thin and do not handle gluing well.  I wanted to layer several cuts to make a thinker stack and gluing them together was torture.  I thought about using my Zyron, but the thought of all the little glue boogers turned me off to that idea.  I think my final piece is about my 15th attempt with this die.  I tried everything, paper piecing, coloring pieces with pens, coloring with Copic's; it was a mess.
I am still not thrilled with the way I lined up the layers of the dies,  but I knew this was a good as it wa…