Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Grand Madison French Doors, Garden Theme, Rabbits, Nature

I haven't made a card like this before.  I needed a card with the spine 'face up', but didn't want it to fall over from the weight of the design or to do the 'splits'.  So...  I've scored twice along the bottom and folded in, then out to create an inward 'v' shape, gluing the two end flaps together and then securing them into place.  Seems to have worked so that's me happy :)

Here's the finished design...

I've used the Impression Obsession Distress Brick/ Cover a Card Background, stamped it with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate ink and then used a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser to roughen the edges before 'ageing' with a mix of Distress ink (Peeled Paint) and Memento (New Sprout).

The tree is a McGill Dimensional Lever Punch called 'Tree Branch'.  I had great fun punching out and gluing all the different pieces needed for this cute little tree.

I cut and glued together 3 of the Poppystamps Grand Madison French Doors to give some strength to my open window, then aged it with a mix of Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Ink before mounting on foam pads.

One of the bunnies is a punch by Martha Stewart (Sitting Bunny).  The other (Impression Obsession, Rabbit Set) is sitting in the inverted cut out from the Poppystamps Grassland Border.

I've used the Poppystamps Meadow Leaf and the leaf from Memory Box Fabulous Phlox as the foliage, adding some shading to the Poppystamps Garden Pots and Buckets to give the card some added dimension.

Some plain white butterflies from Martha Stewart (Pop Up Butterfly Punch) and Memory Box (Peaceful Butterfly Wings), plus one very big white flower (McGill Star Flower/Paper Blossoms Punch) and I was done.  I did try adding various embellishments to the centre of the flower and tried all manner of colours, but even plain white just seemed to clutter it up.

Here's the same card from a different angle...

...  and the back...

I just LOVE making 'window' cards.  Can you tell?

This is my final entry for the latest Poppystamps Challenge...

Update...  21/10/2015

Added some clear Morning Dew Drops that I didn't have (or even know about) at the time.
Here's the new picture...


  1. Fabulous card design Donna, love the decorated window with your cut bunnies.
    Thank you for joining us at Poppystamps challenge Blog.
    Pam x

  2. Thank you, Pam. You're always kind enough to comment. I had so much fun making this card.

  3. What a charming scene! Love all the distressing and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps!

  4. Glad glad you like it, Sue.
    I'm open to critique - on this or any of my cards you happen to come across.
    Thanks for commenting :)

  5. Dona, what a pretty scene at your window! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!

  6. Thank you, Michele. I treasure all comments. Glad you like the card :)

  7. So pretty! I love all the little details! Every time I look I see something new!

  8. I really enjoyed making this card... So much so I'm going to struggle to part with it! Thank you for such a kind comment. Glad you like it :)