Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Secret Garden


I'm really enjoying the new Chateau Gate Collection from Heartfelt Creations. The image on the inside of this card is from the Mystic Hideaway set, and it reminded me of the Secret Garden book, so it of course needed a gate opening into the garden scene! And on the gate, I started experimenting with a new coloring medium - Faber-Castell's Gelatos - a very creamy, water soluable paint that I think I'm going to love!

Be sure to pop over to the Heartfelt Creations' blog to check in on the winner of the drawing for this new release, and all of this week's designs from the team - they really are beautiful!



Note: Finished card size: 6" x 6"


Almost Artichoke (SU!)6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (2 pieces)
River Rock Scrap Pad (Provo Craft)6" x 6"
Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)6" x 6", and 4" x 4"


Versamark (Tsukineko)
Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)


HCPC 3445: Mystic Hideaway PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3443: Palace Entry PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)


Grand Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Gold embossing powder (Stampendous)
Clear embossing powder (Stampendous)
Heat gun
COPIC markers (Imagination International)
Metallic Gelatos (Faber-Castell)
Watercolor brush
X-Acto knife



Cut/emboss two 6" label 1 die cuts from dark green card stock. Score one of the die cuts about 1/2" from one edge. Using patterned paper, cut/emboss a label 1 die cut using the die just smaller than the one used to create the base card. Glue this layer to the un-scored green die-cut. Put glue on the portion of the scored die cut above the score-line, and hold the two together to form the base card.


Stamp the gate on cream card stock using Versamark ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Trim closely. Use the gold Gelato to color over the embossed areas, and then spread the paint with a damp paint brush to create a golden gateway. Using a craft knife, cut straight down the center of the gate and around the top of each door. Score lightly on the "hinge" lines of each door and fold open. Glue the whole image to the center of the card front. Use the craft knife to cut through the base card and mat layer to open the card front to be able to see through to the inside of the card.



Using cream card stock, cut/emboss a label 1 die cut using the die just smaller than the one used to create the base card. Ink the garden stamp with Versamark ink, then brown ink and stamp the image on the cream die cut. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color the image with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • HOUSE: E07, E09
  • PATH: E33
  • GRASS: G21, G82
  • TREE: E57, E59, G21, G82
  • BUSHES: G29; VINE: E57, E59, G29

Glue the image layer onto the inside of the card so that the image shows through the open gate.

Thanks for stopping by!




Lisa I think this is beautiful. Enough said!

Angelica said...

So, so pretty. That patterned paper is so perfect for your design.

Lisa aka Raining said...

You did an outstanding job! I need some coloring lessons from you! :)

Cibele Glazer said...

I love how you used the river rock paper behind the entryway. It makes it look so realistic! And your second project is colored so beautifully!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, inside and out, Lisa Lynne! I love the beautiful scene and the gold embossing!

Olena said...

Awesome card! Love it! Olena

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card!! The pebble paper makes it feel like the gate is beside a creek almost. Loved how you embossed the metal gate too.

Michelle said...

love that background paper! beautiful card, Lisa Lynn!

hlm said...

Wow what a beautiful card. Really like the gate opening!

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