Thursday, 20 August 2009

Tanda Teaser ' Gate fold card '

This is my card for the Tanda Teaser this week which is to make a Gate Fold card. When I was thinking about what to do I was thinking 'doors', so I wanted to make the outer flaps look like the doors to something. Then I thought 'shed' then 'garden' and then I remembered some wonderful stamps I bought from Joanna Sheen which had a lovely greenhouse image included. So the first thing I did was to make some more card with the Moon Shadow ink and the cling film technique. While this was drying I made the panels for inside the card.
They don't show up too well on the photograph but the panels are made with Basic Grey paper then I stamped the grid, which is from a Rubbadubbado set, in Vintage Photo Distress ink. I then used the stamps from the Rubber Stamp Tapestry set, Yumy's Garden, to look like flowers growing up the trellis. The butterflies are also from a Rubbadubbado set and I've stamped them in black Memento ink and shaded with Pro Markers, then cut them out. I sponged some Antique Linen and Vintage Photo around the edge and mounted onto some Basic Grey paper. I stamped the border, which is from a Paper Artsy set, onto the centre panel then I masked it off and stamped the greenhouse, so it would look like it's behind a fence. I painted the fence with the distress inks and also the greenhouse. I sponged some more Distress ink around the edge then stamped the leaves in Adirondack Lettuce. I then put the panels for the front of the card through my Cuttlebug using the Distressed Stripes embossing folder and sponged some Vintage Photo over the top. The toadstool is also from the Joanna Sheen set and I've shaded it with Pro Markers and mounted on foam pads. The hinges were cut from some brown leather card and brads.

This is a close up of the inside, the colours haven't come out too well which always seems to be the problem when I take my photo's at night. The keen eye'd among you will have noticed that the card seems to stay shut by magic ! Actually, I put some low tack tape on the inside of the card to hold it shut while I took the photo. I've not worked out how to keep it closed yet, so any ideas would be greatly received !
Well what a contrast from yesterday ! It's been so windy, and the rain has been horizontal ! The garden keeps looking at me as it desparately needs weeding. I wish my plants would grow as well as the weeds do!
Thanks for looking.
Sue

3 comments:

  1. Sue, that is really beautiful! thanks again for joining in with the Tanda Teaser.
    Sue
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  2. So enter the crafty stamper competition already!

    Victoria
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  3. Sue this card is amazing! Sooo gorgeous! Love it!
    Keryn x

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