Thursday, May 21, 2015

Club Scrap Design Team Challenge - Idea Deck

Happy Day Friends!  

Today I want to share the cards I created using the Jack of Hearts from Club Scraps Idea Deck - Volume #5 ...

Displaying idea deck_J_hearts.jpg

If you're not familiar with the Idea Deck, it's a set of playing cards filled with 26 scrapbook and 26 card making formulas to with a supply list, cutting and assembly instructions to aid in quick, efficient and beautiful projects.   

The Jack of Hearts makes 3 lovely cards using just three sheets of cardstock with very minimal waste...which really isn't waste at all because they can be saved to be used on other cards! You can follow each design as closely as you like and add whatever extras you would like. I chose to stick to the design pretty close and embellish the cards with a combination of stamping, stenciling and pen work.

Here all three are together... Don't you just love the colors in this month's kit - The Blues?

The first two cards are the same except you flip-flop the papers.  I LOVE the grey cardstock this month - it's got such a lovely shimmer to it!  I bought a new set of pens this week and wanted to play with them so I used them as one of my main embellishments for this set of cards.  On the card above I outlined the flags and sentiment then added the squiggly lines to both.  The sentiment is from the Botanicals Kit.

For the card below I again added a bit of pen work but I did a bit of basic stenciling on the grey panel using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the piano key board from the Blue kit.  The sentiment is from London Calling kit.

The last card has a different design which lends it's self well to alterations.  I used the quad collage image from the Blue Kit stamped with Danube Blue Memento Ink over the shimmery grey cardstock.  The sentiment from London Calling was stamped on the small panel using Tuxedo Black and again I added a bit of pen work to outline both the sentiment and grey panel.

Since the designs are so well laid out and the cutting directions are so easy to follow it only took about half an hour to whip these puppies out.  Of course all the pen work took a bit more time but that was totally my you know how hard it is NOT to play with new goodies?  LOL...  


Club Scrap - Cardstock - The Blues Collection, Sentiments - Botanicals & London Calling; stencil -  The Blues Piano Keyboard
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko - Memento Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue, Nautical Blue; Sponge Daubers
Foray Style Mark Pens


  1. What a great combination of cards! Adding the pen-work was a nice touch. TFS!

  2. Very nice! When you mentioned the idea deck, I thought I'd share with you. I started making myself, a friend (hope she isn't following, 'cause it's a secret) and my Mom an "idea deck". I started with a deck of playing cards, sanded the face, then used a mixture of pearl paint, clear gesso, and just a little water so you could still see the face of the card a little. I had compiled a list of 57 or so mixed media techniques/ideas. I've been slowly decorating each card with the techniques that I glue on it. (I stamped out the words for each one). It's taking a while, but I'm over half way done. I had seen something like this advertised for sale and thought, it would be more fun to make your own. You can customize them to reflect the supplies that you actual own, as well.

  3. Roni, fantastic use of the instructions!! Love your cards.

  4. I should get my Blues kit today and I like the ideas you've presented here

  5. I love these banner cards! Wonderful interpretation, thank you!

  6. Love your cards, great use of the instructions

  7. Roni, I love any project that can be completed in under an hour, but you created three fabulous cards! I love the color combination and all that you create and oh so generously share with us everyday

  8. Beautiful cards! Love the pendant flags.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!