Good Saturday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and The Altered Diaries Etsy site is the inspiration this week. I was inspired by a couple of the images. I liked the flourishes in the Sepia Florals ATC Backgrounds and the vintage flowers in the Paris Green Flowers images. The beautiful floral paper is from the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection (I think it is retired). I used the Impression Obsession Wrought Iron Fence, Leafy Background and Tiny Flowers to create the gate scene. I used my Nesting Card Templates to create a thin frame border for the side and bottom of the fence gates.
I started by cutting the fence sections and a thin 1/8” frame. I wanted to create a more substantial border for the fence sections so I cut the frame in half, applied 1/8” double stick tape to the back of it and attached each section to the side and bottom of the fence sections. I trimmed the frame on both the top and bottom to fit. I applied 1/8” double stick tape to the back of the fence side and attached them to the card base.
I like to find more than one way to use my dies if possible. The Leafy Background is so pretty to cover a whole card front but I out the foliage sections to use as trailing flowers and foliage for the fence.
I formed the tiny flowers using the stylus and molding pad from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I randomly attached the flowers to the vines using glossy accents. Then I placed dots of glossy accents to a few key places on the back of the fine sections and attached them to the fence. I was careful to not let any of the glossy accents to stick on the floral paper so I could open the keep the gates free to open. I added a little bling to the floral paper and some of the tiny flower centers by attaching Sparkling Clear sequins. I have to laugh a little at myself. I have never used sequins on my projects until recently. I have fallen in love with the touch of sparkle.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25” The flowers were made using Stampin’ Up Apricot Appeal and Pale Plum.