Good Saturday morning. Today is the beginning of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the team alumni members. Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.
My project is one I made for the challenge I am hosting today. I will give you all the details of how I made my card but you will have to go over to my forum post to see what my challenge is.
I am sure it is no secret by now that I love playing with die cuts and these Impression Obsession dies among my favorites yet.
I die cut the house die and cut an inch or so off the bottom to create a one story house. I traced the roof line of the house die three times on white cardstock allowing the lines to be a little larger than the actual house and hand cut them out. I cut one roof section 1/4” shorter and one 1/2” shorter than the first so I could punch and layer them to appear like roofing tiles.
I used a 3/4” square punch to cut out the openings on the pink house layer. I die cut the windows, hand cut and attached little white drapes to the back of the windows and then attached them over the window openings on the house. I attached a piece of designer paper on the back side of the house window opening to appear as wall paper inside the house and then attached the house to the card base. I hand cut tiny window flower boxes and attached under each window with mounting tape. I cut the tree from kraft paper and sponged on brown to color. I applied lots of tiny green formed flower mound flowers to the tree for leaves and attached to the card base with glue dots and allowing it to overlap the house. I die cut two sections of fence and attached to the house front with mounting tape and left one section open for a swinging gate. I created a garden of foliage and flowers along the fence line and carried them up to the flower boxes as well as adding a tiny door wreath. My finishing touches were the clouds in the background and the and stamped and hand cut tire swing.
I love the pale pink house against the soft blue background. I would love to live here and this precious fairytale cottage. You can click on the photos to get a closer view.
Thanks for dropping by today. Don’t forget to DTGD challenge forum and take part in some of the fun challenges.
Stamps: Impression Obsession No Place Like Home (tire swing)
Paper: Blue, White, Pink, Kraft, Green
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Impression Obsession Tree, Birdhouse, Door and Windows , Fence Dies, Memory Box Flower Mound, Puffy Clouds, SU Scalloped Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch , Stylus, Mat, Glossy Accents , Postage Decorative Scissors (drapes), Linen Thread, Mounting Tape