As soon as I saw this wonderful card, I knew I had to post about it. This is the kind of card I dream about making! The designer is Kathy and she has a ton of beautiful projects on her blog, Joyfully Made Designs. You WILL want to subscribe to this blog or add it to your blog feeder.
Another really fun aspect of this card is that it is interactive. When you receive this card, you surely will be compelled to open the shutters. And then there is more loveliness inside!
Kathy was kind enough to provide instructions for her card. Make sure to stop by her blog and see all the wonderful projects she makes.
Cut white cardstock 9” x 6-1/4”, score and crease at 4-1/2” to make a 4-1/2” x 6-1/4” card base. Cut pink designer paper 4-5/16” x 6-1/16” and cut an opening for the image with Labels 1 Die.
Stamp image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils. Add liquid pearls and flower soft to flower beds. Adhere image to front of card base placing it so it will show through “window” opening. Add mat to card base with pop dots. Add a piece of lace trim as shown with Scor-tape. Die cut gates with green designer paper and add as shown to the mat. Stamp sentiment words on Baby Pink paper with Forest Moss and trim words. Add words to a small piece of designer paper and add below trim with pop dots.
Stamp 2 each of the small Posy Patch flowers with Vintage Photo Ink on Solar White, color and cut with die. Shape flower and add pearls to centers. Die cut leaves from Gift Ensemble Die, adhere to gate door and add flowers. Add bow and adhesive pearls.
I hope this card has inspired you to make something today.
Have a wonderfully crafty day!
- Daphne Paper Collection (Heartfelt Creations HCPC1 234 $24.99)
- Summer Season PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3541 $15.99)
- All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3544 $15.99)
- Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3303 $15.99)
- Onyx Black (Versa $8.99)
- Forest Moss (Ranger RITIM27133 $5.40)
- Vintage Photo Distress Inks (Ranger TIM19527 /1.5 $5.99)
- Scor-tape 1/4″
- Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
- Sweet Pea Flower Soft
- High Tack PVA Glue (Flower Soft)
- White Silk Ribbon (May Arts)
- Lace Trim
- Adhesive Pearls (Recollections)
- Mineral Spirits
- Prismacolor Pencils: Cloud Blue, Pink Rose, Henna, Ginger Root, Pale Sage, Kelp Green, Moss Green, Marine Green, Green Ochre, Light Umber, Chocolate, Espresso
- Solar White (Neenah) Cardstock
- Baby Pink (Coordinations) Cardstock