Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Lucky Hand.....

Hello everyone: We have a new challenge for you this week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this time we want to see you make cards that have PLAYING CARDS in them, you could use Clip Art, stamps, stickers, digital art, pattern paper or, if you don't have any of this elements, you can make your own playing cards like I did in my card.


Ok, I didn't know the exact size of a playing card so I Google this question and found out that the standard size for Poker cards is 2.5x3.5.  But then, I really never seen a card made with playing cards so, I went to my other trusty source of information, Pinterest!! and found several cards with this theme, from all of them I chose to CASE THIS ONE made by Linda from Nothin' Fancy, I changed it up a bit by stamping the sentiment, mainly because I had no way of printing anything, my printer sucks!!!
So I cut 5 pieces of white card stock and rounded the corners then I grabbed an old set from Your Next Stamp called Mini Letters and Numbers to stamp the letters and numbers on the cards. I used a hand held small circular punch to punch the Trebles in black card stock, the small retired SU heart punch for the hearts in red card stock and I grabbed the Owl Builder punch for the little hearts in the 10 of Hearts card, I sponged a bit of Antique Linen distress ink to give the cards some dimension and separation. The sentiment is from an old retired Flourishes set called "Magnolias".
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley set called Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips, I die cut it with a Spellbinders Nestabilities die set called Floral Ovals and the little kitty is from an adorable Stampin Up! set called Pretty Kitty, I just adore this little images.
So, are you ready to get creative with this challenge? Yes, you are!! We can't wait to see what you come up with. For more inspiration, go visit my Teammates blogs and leave them some crafty love.
Please check the challenge rules and link up your fabulous creation to our gallery.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

21 comments:

  1. You're kidding! You made these playing cards by hand? I thought they were straight from the deck! Man you're crafty! Very cool!

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    1. Yup!! my friend, I had to make my own cards, I didn't have one single deck in the house, I don't think we've owned one ever, LOL!! Not bad, eh?
      Thank you for stopping by, Patti.

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  2. Awesome job Maria, fabulous playing cards they look so real.

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  3. Thank you Barbara, this challenge really made me think hard about how to go about it, LOL!!

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  4. Those came out awesome Maria!!! Great card!!

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    1. Thank you Stacey, I was surprised Google had the actual size of playing cards, LOL!!
      Fun challenge indeed!!!

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  5. I can't get over how awesome your hand made playing cards look! This is one fabulous card!

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    1. Thank you Chris, it was fun to make them from scratch, you can really discover how resourceful you can be in times of need.

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  6. Great job!! I thought they were bought playing cards. It's amazing how creative we can be when the need arises and we don't have our tools to help us. You are amazingly clever. Have an awesome day!

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    1. Thank you HJ, it was fun to make them, I was just so lucky I had the punches and stamps.

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  7. holy WOW, you made your own playing cards??!!! that's amazing!

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  8. Thank you Lauren, I had to, I didn't have anything playing card related so this was my solution, it was fun to make them.

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    1. Thank you Greta, I had fun with this challenge.

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  10. Holy smokes-- you did a heck of a job on thone cards! Just great! I especially like the Antique Linen aging... it made them look authentically old!

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    1. Thank you Mimi, I added the distress ink on the edges because, when I put them all together, they kind of blended into each other, this way they look separated.
      Fun challenge!!

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  11. Very nicely done, Maria! Who could ask for more than a full house? Great take on the challenge! See, it really wasn't all that difficult!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  12. You are totally correct Chana, this challenge really made me think hard about how to go and create something worth being on this awesome team.

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  13. WOW fab job making those cards from scratch!!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.