Monday, June 13, 2011

Celebrate with Cheery Lynn Designs

For those of you who love Cheery Lynn Designs as I do and have the Victorian Picket Fence, you are going to be wild about the new Patriotic Swag designed to fit the fence.  It is 3 individual dies, so you can cut the white, the red and the blue pieces separate but you can run them through your die cut machine at the same time.  No wasted paper and so cute!  Here is my project using the Patriotic Swag....


I decided to make an easel card because I wanted lots of dimension.  I used
blue Coredinations Whitewash paper for the front of my house, adding texture with my Big Weaver plate.  I then sanded the paper to make the "siding lines" appear.  I added a door using my Screen Door die but instead of adding screen, I made it a solid door by adding white Whitewash paper.  The texture on this paper really makes it look like wood.  Using the same white Whitewash paper, I die cut my Victorian Picket Fence.  To make it stand up, I cut the lower half of it out of a piece of heavy acrylic packaging, glued it to the bottom of the fence, then bent it so it would stand up on the card.  It will fold down so the card can be closed and mailed out.  Next came the Patriotic Swag, as you can see, 2 of them fit perfectly across the fence, then another for the door.  I added the Grass Border across the bottom of the fence and used my Oval Little Stackers dies for the computer generated sentiment.  Then I added a flower using the smaller flower from Judy's Blooms and a leaf from the Tropical Leaves set.  The adorable girl is a digi image from Karen's Doodles, she has several patriotic images that would work well with this die.  Finished size is 5.5" square.

12 comments:

Stamping Seasons said...

oh wow, this looks like it would have taken you ages! Amazing
Hugs
Tracy

Joey said...

OH MY GOSH Sandy this card is amazing! It looks fantastic! Joey xx

Dawnll said...

What a wonderful design- love it all
One of my favorite KD images also.
I want that screen sure.

ednamburgess said...

This is the cutest card. And so patriotic! Love the layout and the bright colors. Great card. Edna

Jan Scholl said...

SAndy-do you have the deets on how to make the base of the card? I see so many with these easel cards but most don't give the folding or cutting details. I love the summery feel of this. Hopefully, it will warm up to match and I will stop being sick. Have a great mid June...be well.

Jenny Gropp said...

FANTASTIC!

jonim52 said...

Oh wowza, this card is amazing! It is fabulous. Love everything about it.

Bonnie Brown said...

Very pretty card!! Love the KD image. Really love the swags.

Nancy said...

Fabulous card, Sandy:O) This scene is awesome, beautiful design, love all the details.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

OOOOH AND AHHHHH! This is FABULOUS!!!

Newbie said...

GREAT card! FANTASTIC, everything about it! Looks like you should see a parade coming any minute!! VERY NICLY DONE!!!!

ajyoyo said...

Wow! What a great card! Perfect for the 4th!!!!