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11 June 2012

Park Glen Door

Good morning!  It's a beautiful sunny day here in Athens and I think it's going to be a hot one!  I'm almost better after my bug on the weekend (thank you so much for your well wishes)... my tummy is still a little bit tender, but at least I don't feel like someone has scrunched me up and wiped the floor with me any more!  Today I have to clean all the guest cabins and wash a million towels and blankets!

Did you hear that Barbara at Little Miss Muffet Stamps has started designing dies?  Her very first (and rather wonderful) die is called the Park Glen Door and I finally have a card to share using it today.  Warning... this post is a bit picture heavy because I made the door open...
































































































The papers are from Authentique mostly and the lovely doily is from my blog friend Maria Therese.  The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and the chipboard swirls are from Make it Crafty.  The little tag  with the bard is from My Mind's Eye.

I cut the door out twice and sandwiched a layer of acetate between the two doors.  Then I stamped Iris May Hatter on my colouring card stock with extra room to her right so that I could cut a little fold to glue to the back of the door as a hinge.  After I did this I realised I should have sandwiched the hinge between the two door layers like I did with the acetate.  Next time!  

I coloured Iris with copics, then masked her with Friskett Film and sponged Distress inks around her.  The ribbon is quite stiff, so the edge of the bow holds the door closed.

Here's a close up of the door and Iris:








































And here are the copics I used:















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Make an action card... something must move (the door opens)
Crafty Ann's Challenges: It's a girl thing

Okay, that's it from me today!   It would be great if you could head over to the challenge blog to check out our Monday inspiration!  We have some lovely Pollycraft cards as well as a Park Glen Door card and a Sugar n Spice doll rubber stamp card to share!

There are also a few days left to get your challenge entry into our Rainbows, Clouds or Wings challenge!

Ciao!

Arabella


16 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card sweetie ♥♥

Loopylou. said...

oh my gosh arabella this is just so aweseom!!! I love the way the little door opens!! and how clever is barbara?!! I look forward to seeing more dies!!!
yey on your sunshine, please send me some!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very beautiful! love the door you've added and interactive too.

Luanne
http://sisterscraftcafe.blogspot.com

Annette said...

oh my this is awesome...you are so creative and fun...love this

Rachel Parys said...

That is so funny! I love it!! I have a bunch of acetate just waiting for me to do something with it. What a cute idea!!

Faye said...

The details on this one are wonderful. You are too cool for school. xx

Michelle said...

Wow! Nice card! LOVE that the door opens. How fun for the person that receives this card. Thanks for joining us the week at SSiC.
Blessings,
Michelle

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Anita said...

This is so pretty Arabella and I love that die. Glad you're feeling better.

Leah Crowe said...

I was just at Barb's.. I must have skipped right over that little snippit of info. I LOVE that die.. such a cool one!! Most fabby card!!

Alyce said...

Arabella this is the cutest!!! I love her behind that gorgeous door. Love how the hinges and the hardware are bright coloured - adds a bit of punch! Gorgeous layout and colouring too :)

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Arabella! What a fun card! I love the door...and that it really opens! And your Copic coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this week at SSiC!
Blessings!
Sandie

...just Barbara said...

Thi sis brilliant and so whimsical too - love it! Great idea to use the harlequin designer paper for the door and the colors are fantastic!

Helen said...

Awesome card!!! What a sweet surprise you get when you open that door on your card! I love it! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed day! ~H

Jen said...

Super card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx