Garden Arbor and Butterflies

Good Friday evening.  When I saw the Taylored Expressions Garden Arbor and Gate set and Arbor Accessories set I knew I had to have them.  My project today pairs them with the Impression Obsession Grass Border and Memory Box Butterfly Delights with a pretty floral and butterfly background from the Penny Black Beau Jardin paper pad. 

KC Taylored Expressions Garden Arbor and Gate 1 right

I started by cutting the arbor pieces and additional fence sections and assembled with glossy accents. I left the fence gate free on the handle side so I could let it remain in an open position. Thin strips of mounting tape was placed on the back of the arbor and fence sections and then it was attached to the card base.

One layer of the vine was attached to the arbor with glossy accents.  A second vine was cut into a couple sections and attached over the first layer to create a fuller foliage arrangement on the arch section.  I applied glossy accents to the back of the grass border and attached them to the side fence sections. I covered the base of the grass borders with section of green cardstock that I cut with my deckle scissors. I continued the grass by attaching a thin strip to the card base behind the open gate. Another vine was cut into pieces and was attached to the top rail sections of the fence.

KC Taylored Expressions Garden Arbor and Gate 1 center

I cut several sets of the tiny flowers from the accessory set, formed them with my tiny tipped stylus and molding pad.  I attached them randomly along the arbor and fence foliage and on the grass border.  Butterflies were added for the finishing touch.

KC Taylored Expressions Garden Arbor and Gate 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the open gate.  I secured it in the open position by attaching a double layer of mounting tape on the last section closest to the left side. If you look closely you can see that I bowed the black fence handle and attached it with a dot of glossy accents at the top and bottom. It looks just like the one on our backyard fence.


KC Taylored Expressions Garden Arbor and Gate 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

13 thoughts on “Garden Arbor and Butterflies”

  1. What a beautiful card…… I love the lacy feel to it… and see some more dies I’m gonna be needing… dang it…. lol. Truly a gorgeous card and thank you for sharing….

  2. How amazing!!! I love the way you have created the open gate and the garland flowering over it. The flowers and grass in front and the riot of blossoms blowing about behind the fence. So many sweet details right down to the black iron hinges and latch. Your work is pure perfection!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely spring card for this Easter weekend. They are forcasting rain and snow for us for the next three days but the apple blossoms will have to bloom out eventually! Happy Easter Kitty! 🙂

  3. As always, great attention to detail. Another winner! Your email is one I look forward to opening. I can just imagine walking through that picket fence…

  4. And I didn’t think there could be anymore fences….and here we are…and so beautifully done…of course you always make those flowers bloom with great aroma…

  5. Beautiful just beautiful. Another perfect background for this scene, you create magic you really do. I want to go into that garden I know there is more beauty beyond that gate. Love it. Happy Easter Kitty.

  6. Good Morning, Kittie, HAPPY EASTER, this is such a gorgeous card to bring in this glorious day. I love the detail and colors, an of course those lovely flowers and butterfly. You know I always think the background as an open space of blue’s etc. but I have changed my mind now, seeing what you do with prints. Opened another door for creativity……have a glorious Blessed Easter week-end with family and friends…..Hugs…LOL

  7. I’m am so loving the pattern paper in your backgrounds! Your cards are always so amazing and these papers in the background really switch it up in a good way. Love it!

  8. What a beautiful card! I love cards made with butterflies and flowers. You are such an inspiration. I’m 92 and still making cards after doing it since 1994. I never thought when I first started stamping that the industry would grow so much and have so many ways of making beautiful cards. Thanks for your blogs.
    Frances Haynes


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