Sunday, June 17, 2012

Welcome to my Home

I promised you I would post a card using one of the new Marianne Design houses.  Today  I used the Victoria House. This was such a fun die to use because you can really get creative to create many different scenes.  Joan's Gardens also has the English Cottage and Scandinavian House dies.  

I die cut the Victoria House using white card stock then sponged on Distress Inks while it was still in the die for the shading on the house.  The doors open and so does the window up in the attic.  All the windows are die cut so you can add design paper behind them.  I added a piece of vellum behind the windows and doors, then added  design paper behind the vellum - it gives a little "interest" behind the vellum.   I really like that effect.   My card is 5.5" x 6".  I sponged clouds on a white piece of card stock that was layered over black.  The tree is the Memory Box "Arboscello Tree".  It was die cut using a piece of dark green card stock then the truck was colored with Distress Markers.  I used leaves from this same tree to create bushes and greenery in the flower boxes.  The flowers were die cuts from the Memory Box "Flower Mound" die.  This is actually a tree topper but the little pieces that fall out resemble little flowers.  The fence is the Memory Box "Wrought Iron Fence".  I used this die cut for the fence in front of the house and also for the flower boxes in front of the windows.  The grass is the MFT "Fresh Cut Grass".  I cut two of the grass borders and they were pieced along the bottom of the card.  I didn't want the grass, or the fence, right in front of the door, so I cut a small piece of gray card stock to place at the bottom of the porch steps then placed both the grass and fence on each side.  

Well I think that completes this card.  I think you will have a lot of fun creating some fun cards with these house dies.  

Hope you have been enjoying Father's Day Weekend.  Today my husband and I went for a ride around Deer Lake which is not far from where we live.  We had no idea it was so large.   It is completely surrounded by beautiful mountains. There are houses completely around it.  Our neighbor owns a house on the lake, and told us we could go up and fish off their pier.  It was so beautiful and peaceful, we think we will take her up on it.  I am cooking one of my husband's favorite dinners tonight then our daughter is taking us out for a Father's Day dinner tomorrow evening. 

All the products used to create this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:

Marianne Design "Victoria House" (CR1218)
Memory Box "Arboscello Tree"  (98155)
Memory Box "Flower Mound" (98144)
Memory Box "Wrought Iron Fence" (98164)
MFT "Fresh Cut  Grass"
Distress Inks
Distress Markers



Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Selma! We are going to love these houses for sure.

Happy Father's Day Jerry! Sounds like you had a very special day.

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Selma funnily enough I'm posting a christmas card with the English cottage die some time today, it's not as good as your card though. Take care. Caroline xxx

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Sheila - Ginger said...

What a wonderful scene on your card Selma and with added snow it would also make a fabulous Victorian Christmas card. Sounds like an idyllic day you and hubby had yesterday.

Love Sheila xx

Anneke klerks said...

wouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu what a beautyful house!!!!
liefs anneke

Olga said...

amazing, the dies they are coming out with blow my mind!!!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Stunning! Love how you did the vellum and dp!

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a wonderful cottage! The possibilities are endless! This is beautiful!


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