Thursday, April 23, 2015
The gate is always open
Slightly opened gate in the above card, and more fully open in the bottom card, this new Picket Fence die by Frantic Stamper makes for such a cute addition to any scene card.
I started out by cutting out a large white circle using the largest of the Spellbinder Circle dies, then cutting another one (which you can't see) in the next smallest size. I cut two more in the second largest size using the blue and green papers then running each of those through a die cut machine with the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers die. When you use these dies, you get a stitched line on both sides of the cut line so you can use both the top and bottom pieces on separate cards and each will have the stitching on them.
The next step was to cut out one of the Sunburst Card Panels which has become one of my favorite Frantic Stamper dies. I then used a 3" circle punch and punched out just a portion of the Sunburst to fit the card. Adhere the green and blue parts of the circle onto the extra white one you cut out so you know you are lining them up to make a perfect circle, but leave a small lip on the green part to tuck the sunburst under.
I used the largest of the Suburb Houses and put cream paper behind the windows and red paper behind the door. Just cut a piece of cardstock slightly bigger than the opening of the windows and door and adhere it on with a glue pen. The next step was to cut out some of the Small Oregon Fir, ink around the edges with a darker green color and trim them down to a smaller size just by cutting off the tops of the tree at different lengths.
The final step was to cut out the Picket Fence on 110 lb. cardstock so the gate would be firm and sturdy but you could use any cardstock. I just really like how this fence die cuts out on the thicker cardstock.
I purposely left off a greeting since I wasn't sure how this card would be needed, but you could easily use it for a Welcome to your new home card, birthday card, Our Gate is Always Open type of card, etc. All of these dies make for such cute and easy scene cards.
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