Friday, November 25, 2011
THERE ARE TWO POSTS TODAY
This card was created with the new Heartfelt Creations "Vintage Door PreCut Set" (HCPC 3440) and one of the new "Artistic Gatefold Dies". I wanted to make a front porch scene with one of the doors in this stamp set and used the widest door and created two window panels for each side of it. The door was created by using a brown card stock and using a darker brown ink. A metallic gold pen was used to color in the door handle. The windows were created with the Cheery Lynn Small Window Frame (FRM 114) die. It was die cut using brown card stock, trimmed down, and backed with a piece of yellow card stock that was sponged with a darker yellow ink for a little texture. Since I was using yellow ink, I could actually sponge right over the brown die cut window. The "Layered Scalloped Posy Die (HCD717) was also die cut using brown card stock. I was surprised how well this die popped out of the die when using a double layer of waxed paper between the die and the card stock when you run it through your die cutting machine. I didn't even need to punch but a couple of small pieces because it die cut so nicely. This was also backed with yellow card stock and sponged with a darker yellow ink.
The house "wall" in the background was created by embossing a piece of white card stock with the Sizzix "Bricked" embossing folder. To create the color of bricks I wanted, I used about four different colors of Distress Inks, then covered it with Distress Stain "Picket Fence" to soften and blend the colors on the bricks. The pots on the porch were die cut using the Spellbinders "Flower Pot" dies. The evergreens in the post are the top of the Marianne LR0136 tree. To create the porch and step, I used a piece of dark gray card stock. I wasn't sure how to create a step but cut a smaller piece of gray card stock, drew a line across it with a pencil, then shaded down on the lower end to try and create a shadow representing a step. The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Creations "Vintage Door" stamp set. All the pieces were assembled to create my front porch scene.
I had a lot of fun creating this card for you. It was actually very easy to complete - I just had to figure out how to actually create the scene -- now will be very simple to recreate. Hope you like it. I'm sure you will have lots of fun creating your cards with this great stamp set. There are two different doors to work with -- I can just see the smaller door used for "French" doors on a gate fold card.
This is only one of six new stamp sets in the November Collection. Be sure to go over to Joan's Gardens to see the entire collection.
There is another card posted last night created with this new collection. If you haven't seen it, please scroll down.