Good Saturday morning. It certainly is no secret that I love making house cards, especially during the holidays. The new Impression Obsession Door/ Window set and Fence Trio are just the perfect size for an A2 card front to create a welcoming front door scene.
I started by cutting the door and top window. The door die cuts a frame with open windows so I added a piece of cardstock to the back to create the closed panels. I left the window open. I attached a thinly scored and folded piece of cardstock to the door to create the appearance of a step and then attached the door to the card base. I used the window as a template to draw lines as a guide and cut the opening with my craft knife. I cut two windows and attached them together with glossy accents so it would be the equal thickness of the door with the added back panel. Did that make sense? I attached the window to the opening with glossy accents. The see thru window doesn’t show well in the photos but it is really a sweet touch in person. I used a tiny brush and white watercolor paint to apply falling snow flakes on the card base. I cut a roof, crimped it, applied flower soft and attached it to the card base. The top of the roof was attached directly to the base and the lower edge of the roof was attached with mounting tape for added dimension.
Next I cut two fence sections and a small grass border. I know…you are thinking to yourself….grass border? Huh? I wanted to create an uneven snowy border for the fence and the grass fit the bill perfectly. I applied glossy accents to the grass and applied Flower Soft. I attached the snowy grass sections directly to the fence sections. I cut the trees, crimped them, lightly applied Flower Soft and attached them to the card base with mounting tape. I attached the fence sections to the trees and card base with mounting tape.
I created pine boughs with sprigs of pine and attached red bows to create old-fashioned holiday decorations. I lightly applied spots of glossy accents and Flower Soft to the to the pine and bows for the finishing touch.
Here a couple closer views.
You can click on the photos to see larger pictures.
I love how this turned out. I want to walk right up the path and into the welcoming entry way.
Hint: I keep my Flower Soft in Glad containers that are large enough to lay my pieces of prepared cardstock face down to gather the Flower Soft. They are also perfect for catching it when you just want to lightly sprinkle. I also store my embossing powders this way and keep plastic spoons in each one.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Paper: Blue, White, Olive, Gray Accessories: Impression Obsession Door/ Window Set, Fir Trees, Fence Trio, Pine Sprig Cluster, Small Grass Border, Crimper, Flower Soft Ultrafine White, Polar White, White Watercolor Paint, Brush, Ribbon, Craft Knife, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Metal Adapter Plate, ATG, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder, Guillotine Paper Cutter