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Friday, January 20, 2012

Oldie But Goodie

I hope your day was a good one. It was cold and drizzly here today. But I was cheered up by making this card for three challenges. At Impression Obsession the challenge was to use an older stamp. I chose this pretty stamp called Porch with Flag (E1726). At Joan's Gardens the challenge is to use a window or door and make an outdoor scene, and then I followed the sketch at Top Tip Tuesday. Here is a tip I used on the window of this card. I wanted the whole window the have red behind it, but the right side of the window was showing the striped paper through it. So I carefully traced the window shape on red card stock and cut out the shape and glued it behind the window. 


Mynnette said...

What a stunning card! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE that frame! :)

Lisa M said...

I absolutely love what you've done with this sketch!!! This is just stunningly beautiful. The bold red just looks so rich and how you traced the window frame to mat red behind it is perfect. :) Wonderfully done. :)

Thank you SO much for sharing your talent with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Joan Fricker said...
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Joan Fricker said...

April, your card is beautiful and so creative. I love how you used the window and the porch behind it. Great job.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card April! love the colours and a great tip to share also! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly :0)

Shirley said...

Hi April, How very lovely and creative too! It really does look like you are looking out to your porch or your neighbors. The die cut is wonderful. A really beautiful card! Thank you for playing in the IO challenge and good luck in the drawing too!

Deneen said...

Great card, I love your take on the Sketch, and the floral flourish in the corner. Thanks for joining the Sketch Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Paula Huiras said...

This is a very pretty card. Love what you did!

Donna said...

April, very pretty card, and very adorable scene, and love the use of the HC die for this! Great choice.

Caroljenks said...

This is beautiful! Gorgeous colours and fantastic work with the sketch.
What a fantastic Top Tip too, makes sure the window detail is not 'lost' with a pattern showing through - Love it - thanks for sharing :)

Thanks so much for joining in with us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday - Hope to see you again very soon :)

Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

It's a gorgeous card, April! Soft colors, yet vibrant... what did you color with? Your cards nearly always feature magnificent bows and this one is no different. So pretty with the flowers. Thanks for sharing your masterpiece, April!

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card, lots of lovely detail. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Shirley Deatcher said...

What a beautiful card ! That 'window' die is great and I love your bow & flowers !

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness this is Lovely! What a Wonderful Window die-cut and I Love the Terrific image and your Wonderful coloring too! 8-)


Jean Martin said...

WOW! I just picked up my jaw off of the ground. This is a wonderful! So very elegant!

Georgei said...

like very much your window card and the color is beautiful

HandmadebyTLC said...

This is a splendid framed image card and thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week and I hope you join us again tomorrow! Good luck
Tammy Louise

Kate said...

The rich colours on this card are just wonderful! You've done such a marvellous job with the window, April! It's a gorgeous card!

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