Sunday, 21 May 2017

Cottage trellis

I love the poppystamps cottage platform die and side panels but I set myself a task of thinking of a different way to use this die and came up with the idea of a gate fold matchbook style card using the fence panel of the cottage platform as a trellis. I cut my card to the size of the die and fed the end I wasn't cutting the trellis from through the die so it didn't cut the base area of the die and then turned the card round and repeated the process on the other end of the card.
I used another poppystamps die the brighton flower border and coloured it with promarkers inspired by the clematis flowering in my garden earlier than they should be .I attached these to the 2 trellis panels.
I decided that the card needed something extra so used anther piece of card and embossed it with a wall embossing folder and coloured it with a mix of brown red and orange inks. I then attached to one of the trellis side and turned my gate fold style card into  a matchbook style card. I added 3 little butterflies again coloured with promarkers.

My mum hasn't been too well the last couple of days so I decided to send her a card to cheer her up and as she loves her garden this seemed like the perfect card to do this . She has a black cat so I added one to her card again a poppy stamps die and coloured it with distress inks.

My mum loved the card and the cat and said she is feeling a little better.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

poppystamps challenge - flower power

Double D - flowers galore

creative craft cottage - include an animal


DonnaMundinger said...

Julye this is beautiful, but unfortunately a hand colored stamp or digi is required for Aurora Wings challenges. Really cute design and I love the kitty, though.

pam said...

Love how you used the trellis die and added your climbing pretty flowers.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Poppystamps!
Pam x

Vicki said...

Sweet card! Love the brick wall background and that you used the trellis on both sides of the card. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Flowers Galore" Challenge!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous creation Julye! I love your design! Hope mum is feeling better soon! It's scary when our mums are under the weather! You trellis of flowers is fantastic!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers Galore’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Creaine said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Rae Ann said...

Hope your mom gets to feeling better soon! I am sure the cheerful colors of this card really helped. The way you used the die was very creative.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Add Flowers challenge.

Olga Direktorenko said...

What a clever new use of Cottage Platform die! Beautiful Project Julye!

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

Helen x