I have always been impressed with beautiful, old-fashioned gardens and of the graceful Victorian Gates that welcomed you. There was a time when we called such gardens Victory Gardens – signs of a new beginning.
For this card, I used a combination of three different textured papers: Elizabeth Craft Designs, Dark Fuchsia Soft Finish; Neenah Crystal StarDream; and USArt Quest, Forest Green Indian Batkin.
To create a standard A2 card base, cut the Crystal 8.5” x 11” in half. Then score in the middle giving you a 4.25” x 5.5” card front. Cut the remaining piece to give you two 4.25” x 5.5” pieces.
For the background layer, cut Dark Fuchsia to measure 4” x 5.25” and adhere to the base card. Set remaining piece aside. That will be used for the flower.
Now the fun part! For the gate, I used the Crystal paper to die cut Heartfelt Creations’ Botanic Window (HCD1-7100, a three part die). On the backside, I cut very small pieces of regular tape to adhere the two parts together. Then I used a glue pen and a few pieces of double-sided tape to adhere the “window” to the Fuchsia paper.
The flower, Amaryllis (1218) from Susan’s Garden was die cut out of the remainder of the Fuchsia cardstock. This is a great flower die. There are just two pieces to the flower with one smaller than the other. Using Susan’s Loop Tool, I then added the veining on the underside and did a little shaping. Glue and offset the two sections.
For the center, I elected to glue Go-Man-Go Prills from USArt Quest. When dry, I then used glue dots to adhere the flower to the card.
The leaves are a variety of previously cut pieces from several different sets. I really like the way this particular paper works. This is Forest Green Indian Batik paper. USArtQuest carries a fantastic line of unique, imported papers. In the near future, I will show a few flowers created from the Indian Batik and similar lines of blended papers.
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you liked this Victorian Garden Gate.
Till next time,