Monday, 20 October 2008

The shape I'm in...

The challenge today over at Cornish Heritage Farms today is to make a shaped card. I rarely think to do this so I thought it would be fun to give it a go! Last month's Craft Stamper magazine featured some fun fairy doors so I decided to do a little adaptation and make a fairy door card. I think this would be great fun for a little girl's birthday or 'just because' card. Perhaps the tooth fairy might even leave it to remind her to make her wish?

The top is trimmed to shape with a pair of scissors and I scored the door before stamping the wood grain backgrounder to give the impression of planks. I painted over the stamped swirl with acrylic paint just to give a tiny bit of dimension. The slightly less precise feel of the freehand paint seemed to go with the fact it's representing foliage, too. Tiny dots of 3D paint to represent blossom finish it off. I've added a couple of chipboard 'washers' behind the brad so that the handle really stands proud of the surface and can be used to open the door.

Stamps (all Cornish Heritage Farms):
Wood grain backgrounder
Weathered Wood backgrounder
Beautiful (the Rummage Bin line)
Everyday Petites (Mon Lisa Moments line)

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Walnut Stain)

Other:
Acrylic paint
Dylon 3D paint (like Liquid Pearls)
Decorative brad (Making Memories)

Lots of the DT girls are making shaped cards today so it's a worth visiting the links (over on the right) to see what kind of shape they're in, too!

Thanks for visiting today, hope you had fun!

14 comments:

Dawn said...

wonderful Joanne...I just 'imagine' what's beyond the door!

Karen said...

Awe...thats so beautiful...I love the idea of something behind the door...would make a great little book cover! X

Julia Stainton said...

This is so sweet Joanne! Love your creativity!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love this door Joanne. Great idea for the challenge!

Alli Miles said...

Fabulous card Joanne. Great use of stamps.

Janice said...

Great door, I've seen those fairy doors, nice interpretation and, of course, that great stamp!

Silvergirl said...

Really great idea! I actually thought about doing something wood inspired but got hung up on the shape. Your door is idea!

Love it!

shel9999 said...

Too cute!!!! What a great idea!!! Very creative! The wood and vines look fabulous! :)

Julie Campbell said...

How fun is this?!? You've TOTALLY aced this idea! Super cool!

Lesley said...

Joanne - what a cool card - reminds me of a fairy tale!

Etha said...

that card is WAY cool, totally love how you did the wood, very nice!

Gez said...

Lovely card Joanne. It does have you wondering....
I love the woodgrain stamp, think I may be surfing across the pond real soon and paying Cornish Heritage a visit.
Well I already have my eye on a Thomas Kinkade stamp...... if only it was just one! :o)

KAT said...

Beautiful card - I love the wood grain!!!

Traceyr said...

Thanks for the tip Joanne never thought of scoring the door and then stamping. Great effect.