Friday, February 3, 2012

New Beginnings


Here's my third Heartfelt Creations card for this week, using more stamps from the Chateau Gate Collection. I love the sentiment about obstacles being doorways to new beginnings, so I created a formidable door for the front of the card, and a pleasant scene inside to go with with the sentiment.



Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Kraft (SU!)4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2", and
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)4" x 5 1/4" (2 pieces), and
3" x 4", and
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"


Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)


Petite Scalloped Ovals - Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Petite Ovals - Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Prisma Color Pencils
Paper Stubs
Gold Gel Pen (Uniball)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (3M)
Rotary trimmer with straight & deckled blades (Fiskars)



Cut a piece of kraft card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold.


Stamp the brick wall door image on ivory card stock in brown ink. Trim with a deckled blade to measure 4" x 5 1/4". Sponge the edges with brown ink. Color the mortar between the bricks with an E43 COPIC marker. Use a colored pencil to color the bricks - I used Siena Brown. Blend the color with Gamsol and a paper stub. Color the door with a colored pencil and blend with Gamsol - I used Dark Brown. Color the hinges with COPIC E49 and the gold gel pen. Mount the image on the front of the card.

Stamp the topiary image twice on ivory paper, and trim closely. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Leaves: YG93, YG95
  • Pots: E08, E09
  • Sand: E33
  • Stems: E35

Mount these on either side of the door using foam squares.



Using a deckled blade, cut a piece of ivory card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/4". Sponge the edges with brown ink. Stamp the image in the upper left area in brown ink, and color with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Table/Chairs: B93, B99
  • Teapot, Cup: C3
  • Flowers: R32, YG09, Y13
  • Grass: YG07, YG09
  • Trees: YG13, YG17, E35, E47
  • Path: E30, E34

Cut/emboss an ivory oval, and cut/emboss a kraft scalloped oval. Use a sponge to add brown ink around the edges of the scalloped oval with brown ink.

Stamp the sentiment in brown ink on the ivory oval. Mount the ivory oval on the scalloped oval, and mount in the lower right of the image panel. Mount the image panel inside the card.

Thanks for stopping by!



Betty J Schaub said...

So pretty Lisa! Love these "gates"!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card!! Your stone wall looks 'old and aged' the way you colored it, which I think is a beautiful look. The inside is so pretty and it's always nice to have a special inside too.

hlm said...

Lovely gates - really makes the card!

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