The new Through the Lens papers by Elizabeth Craft Designs are so beautiful and fun! I used them to give me a jump start in creating the door and stone wall on this card. They provided the perfect colors and textures since they are actual photos of wood and stone. I did some minor shading on the stones to warm them up a bit but it isn't really necessary - you could leave the paper as is.
Making the Card
1. Cut gray cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
2. Die cut Carolina Farmhouse Door from Wood Series cardstock - look for the piece that is mostly red on one side - that is the side you will use. If you do it carefully, you can cut extra pieces from the same sheet as shown below. The side pieces are 1/8 inch wide. Die cut an extra top part of the door as well; from this piece, cut off strips from the very top and two down.
3. Use dimensional tape to pop up pieces from windows as panels on front of door. Trim strips for sides of door if necessary, then adhere with dimensional tape. Do the same with the top strips you cut.
4. Cut a small piece of both craft foam and gold foil cardstock; glue together. Die cut with smallest circle die from Tags & More 7 - it's the perfect size for a door knob. Adhere as shown. Cut a piece of plastic packaging to fit behind windows; adhere with glue (I used Beacon Gem-Tac).
5. Look through Stone Series cardstock for a piece that will work best for the wall (I used the one with hints of blue paint on it). Optional: Add Antique Linen Distress Ink to give the paper a warmer tone. Optional: Add shading with alcohol markers (I used Copic E31 and E34). Cut stones (New England Stone Wall & Gate).
6. Note where door will be located on front of card (I moved the door each direction to draw pencil guides under it; one on each side and one on top). Glue stones around that area. Add dimensional tape all over back of door. Adhere a piece of patterned paper behind window to look like wallpaper. Adhere door where shown.
7. Die cut several sets of leaves from green and light green cardstock using the Mini Leaves dies. Draw vein lines using colored pencils. Shape with ball stylus and draw lines down veins with leaf tool. Adhere the leaves in a wreath shape on the door (I cut a base from green cardstock using the smallest circle die in the Ring Accordion, then used the next size up to draw the outer ring and cut along the line; I adhered the leaves to this before placing on door). Tie a small bow with thin ribbon and adhere at top of wreath.
8. Optional: From light pink cardstock, cut 6 small flowers from Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum. Shade middles with pink colored pencil. Shape with ball stylus behind flowers then pressing in middle on front. Layer offset in sets of two to make three flowers. Add a dot of Buttercup Liquid Pearls in middle of each. Adhere to wreath where shown.
9. Stamp sentiment inside of card in black ink.
- 1128 CountryScapes - Carolina Farmhouse Door
- 1084 CountryScapes - New England Stone Wall & Gate
- 1004 Garden Patch - 7/8 inch & Mini Leaves
- 960 Tags & More 7 - Vine
- Optional: 904 Ring Accordion
- Optional: 1003 Garden Patch - 1 inch & Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum
- TTL003 Through the Lens Wood Series 6x6 Patterned Cardstock
- TTL002 Through the Lens Stone Series 6x6 Patterned Cardstock
- Tools: Susan's Garden Club CountryScapes Tools
- Cardstock: Gray, Green, Light Green, Gold Foil, Optional: Light Pink
- Craft Foam
- Patterned Paper: Autentique Latest & Greatest 6x6 #BBL003
- Distress Ink: Antique Linen
- Copic Markers: E31, E34
- Color Pencils: Green, Dark Green, Optional: Pink
- Thin Ribbon
- Optional: Liquid Pearls Buttercup
- Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
- Stamps: Close to my Heart S1302
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