Thursday, February 17, 2022

For You

For this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge I was the creator of Board #149. I decided to make the middle row going from left to right: Green, Friendship Sentiment, Flowers. This was a labor of love. I had this idea in my head for a long time and finally sat down to make it materialize.

(This photo appeared on Facebook this morning as a memory from a Valentine post I made several years ago. It must have been in the back of my mind all this time, because I made the card, THEN saw this photo again!)

I started my card base with the measurements for a mini slimline card, then added a little more to make the area for the sentiment on the right side. I took out my window die and cut it out twice in green, but stopped cutting just under the windows. I then put it in my paper cutter and cut the rest of the way down so it would be a solid door on the bottom half. I made door panels for the lower part of the doors and used my Scor Pal to make scored lines in those panels. After I scored horizontal lines (to look like siding) on the front panel of the card base, I cut an opening in my card base so I could have a place for vellum at the top of the door. I glued my vellum to the back of one of the green doors, then adhered it to the inside of the front of the card. Next, I adhered the other green door to the front of the card base. I punched some mirrored silver cardstock for the door knobs inside and out.

For the inside of the card, I made a bouquet with the flowers dies from the Shopping Spree set by cutting out a LOT of flowers (2 pieces per flower plus the center) in three colors of pink and coral. I punched a circle and started adding the completed flowers to it, then die cut leaves, folded them a little along their score line, and adhered them around the bouquet. I added Glossy Accents to the center of each flower. I made the body with the rest of the Shopping Spree dies and put them together. I meant to ink blend before adhering her to the card but forgot, so I carefully stenciled around her after she was already permanently on the card.

I ink blended a strip of white cardstock in pink, coral and green inks that matched the same colors already on my card. I die cut the letters and adhered them to the side of the card. I added one more flower in between the words and added some more Glossy Accents to the center. Whew! The card measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" closed.

I am playing along at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies here since I used a lot of dies to make this card! And I want to share my card with the Double D Challenge Shades of Pink here.

Products I used:

Stampin' Up!: Hearth and Home Framelits (window die)

Spellbinders: Shopping Spree dies

Hero Arts: Graphic Patterns Stencil Pairs

Lawn Fawn: Oliver's Stitched ABCs

Oxide inks

Blender brushes


Glossy Accents

Thanks for sticking around for that long explanation!



Nancy said...

It came out so fabulous, Carol! What a pretty color combination too. Outstanding job!

Carol said...

Thanks Nancy!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Carol this card is fabulous!! It clearly took so much time and effort and I'm in awe of that bouquet of flowers, but so, so worth it. A fabulous end result!

Carol said...

Thanks Joanne! It was fun to make…a total escape for the better part of a day!

Darlene said...

Oh WOW ... what an awesome design Carol! SURE to bring a huge smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Shades of Pink’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

Diane said...

beautifully created, and love you can just see the hint of pink behind the door, so creative! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

Carol said...

Thank you Darlene!

Carol said...

Thank you Diane!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

That is a beautiful card inside and out! Love the colours and it has such a happy feel to it. What a fabulous card!
Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

Carol said...

Thank you Amelia!