This is for Robin's fun Free For All challenge. Check out all the details here .
There are so many ways to showcase flowers - stamped, coloured, watercoloured, painted, inked, stencilled, dies, hand drawn, premade and the list goes on. I chose to use designer paper. DP can be a great way to make a quick card or to make something pretty when your mojo goes on holidays without you.
Several weeks ago Sabrina introduced me to the Pop-Up Diorama technique. There is a great tutorial here .
I changed the measurements so that my finished card measures 5.5" x 5.5" square. You will need to cut and join cardbase so the FINISHED measurements are 5.5" x 16.5".
Ensure that the join is on the front panel, you won't see it when you cover both sides with patterned paper.
Score at 5.5" , 10.5" , 11" and 16" . I actually joined two prescored 5.5" square card bases. I find it easier to make the join first, then cut it to the correct length of 16.5". After diecutting the window, I lightly inked around the edges to give some definition, added some acetate to make the windows look real then stuck the window back in place.
The left panel is a complete corner from a 12 x 12" dp - it even came complete with a crackle finish, writing and butterflies. I fussy cut a small portion of the paper and stuck it on the right hand side too. I added a panel of dp to the back wall (up close it looks like wall paper), added the curtains then stuck the side seam in place. I cut the manufacturers strip off so I could give the details...I put it somewhere real safe....not sure where that "somewhere" actually is. I think this is Kaisercraft paper???
Finished off with a light inking around the edges and on the fold lines, added the fence and decorated the front.
Thank you for looking and I hope you get a chance to join in the fun. Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful Easter.
LATE EDIT: I just discovered that A3 measures exactly 16.5" across. Aussie girls, I bought a 300gsm watercoloured A3 pad from Aldi for about $5. I think Canson also do an A3 card stock, come to think of it, the Asian two-dollar shops sell A3 too.
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 GMT Views: 3301
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9046
Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 10:04 PM
When I see your cards Susie, half the time I want to jump right into them... I would love to sit at that window and enjoy your gorgeous rose garden. It actually looks like there is a breeze blowing the curtains. You would have been a terrific elementary school friend to have a doll house with.
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11319
Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 11:11 PM
I loved the previous diorama you made, but this one so my favorite of the two, hands down! This is just beautiful, Susie! Absolutely gorgeous paper, and the window with the lace curtains is awesome! Into my favorites !
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Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 12880
Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 11:22 PM
OH Susie....I knew it was your beautiful work even before I saw your name on it. What a neat style, will have to try that sometime. This was a perfect way to use the flowers and the dp....a country garden by the window with panes and even opens up...how cool is that....Wonderful job my friend...TFS..:0)
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Fri, Apr 03, 2015 @ 4:12 AM
GORGEOUS and creative card, Susie....but you don't do any other kind! : ) Love the whole little scene, but it's the real lace curtains that get me. Such a tactile addition. Your work is definitely one-of-a-kind.