Thursday, 17 January 2013

Door Card

Hi Bloggers.

I was really disappointed that this card only got shown once during the 2 shows last Friday especially as it took me ages to get the measurements right. Anyway, here it is closed -

and here it is open -

I started by making my 'doors'. I cut 2 x the largest Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge dies out of Milk Card. At the emboss stage I added the Couture Creations Ambrosia Embossing Folder and inked through the die with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I scored each piece along the 8cm line on my Hougie Board and then threaded some London Tan American Seam Binding along the side and then down to meet in the middle.

I cut a piece of Milk Card 15.7cm x 13cm. I stamped the scroll from the Creative Expressions Artsy Floral Stamp Set along the top and the bottom using Rusty Hinge. I popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Chiaro Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern and then edged with Rusty Hinge using Cut n Dry Foam. I glued the doors to the back.

I cut a Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangle out of tan card. I cut the next size down out of Milk Card and at the emboss stage added the the Chiaro Folder. I inked through the die with Rusty Hinge. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Dark Bronze Lustre Embossing Powder from the Metallics and Darks Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Wavy Rectangles and inked through the die with Rusty Hinge.

I stamped one of the flowers from the stamp set 4 times using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Dark Bronze Lustre Powder. I cut them out with scissors and then inked them with Rusty Hinge. I used Rusty Hinge to stamp the little stamp in the centre of each flower and added a 5mm White Pearl.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Dark Bronze around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia. Glad you put this one on the blog, it's so pretty and inventive. Love the doors and also the ribbon threaded through them. Beautiful card.

    Val in Spain xxx

  2. Morning Julia, I absolutely loved this card when they showed it on C&C, I thought then how gorgeous is that. Love the doors and the ribbon through them, love the colours and the embossing.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. I don't remember this card at all from the shows but it's FABULOUS!!! I love the ribbon detail and the flowers you did. Simply gorgeous.

  4. Morning Julia,
    Can understand you being miffed as it was only shown briefly, especially when you have put so much work into it.
    Beautiful card very different.
    Have a good day.


  5. Hi Julia,

    I'm liking this card very much
    Worth all the work. X

  6. Gorgeous card Julia, a lot of hard work but well worth it

  7. Good morning Julia what a great card. I love cards that are like this as its not just a plain card its got just that little bit more. I like the colour that you have used its not a colour that i would have used but it does look good. Take care julia.

    Debs A

  8. Great card Julia. Pity they didn't show more of it on the show.
    Colouring is great too.

  9. Morning Julia, Gorgeous different card, love the doors opening to a suprise, love the colours and everything about it. Emma

  10. I would have been disappointed too - in fact I never noticed it! So glad you posted it, as it's pretty, and a lovely change to have 'doors'. Nice idea.

  11. Hi Julia
    What a super card you have every right to feel disappointed I don't recall seeing this one at all therefore I am so pleased not to have missed it. Thank you for your excellent instructions as usual.

  12. Julia,
    IHow cute is this card? I love it.

  13. Hello Julia, Can understand you being disappointed after all your hard work. I love this card, the doors add a lovely touch and the suprise inside is gorgeous. Fabulous colours and embossing.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  14. I don't remember seeing this one at all Julia, It's a beauty

    xx Sandra

  15. I love this card Julia the doors opening are very different, i know you said you had a name for it but can't remember what is was but when i first saw it on c&c i thought it's a saloon card as the doors remind me of old western films with the saloon doors. xx hazel

  16. Hi Julia
    What an amazing card this is today. I'm not surprised you were miffed this card was only shown once in two days it must have taken a lot of working out. I'm so glad you've posted it. I think it's a bit hard for me as I'm only just beginning to do less simple cards and using spellbinders and stamping i will be happy to give it a try though.

    Thank you for your inspiration.
    Best wishes from Katie-Lou

  17. beautiful card lots of work went into it.Looks fab open or closed.Laura o

  18. Hi Julia this is a lovely and unusual style of card and the colours are lovely too, I must have blinked when they showed this as I don't recall seeing this card so I'm really glad you've shown it on here.glad to see you're on c&c on Monday that will be something nice to look forward to as we'll as Sams shows at the end of the week !! Love Lesley x

  19. Hi Julia,
    Super card today.
    I love the colours and what an unusual idea to create the "doors" on the front.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.

  20. Hi Julia, absolutely stunning card, love the front opening. Bx

  21. Hi Julia stunning card thanks for putting this on the blog,I do not rember them showing this one at all ,
    Keep up the fantastic work,love all your cards

  22. Simply stunning - will be giving it a go.
    Amanda x

  23. Very pretty card Julia, love the colours, Carole Zxx

  24. Absolutely fab and that bit different too! xx

  25. Hi Julia, What a lovely card love the colour and the idea of front opening. Hope your cough is much better.


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