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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Inspired by doors!

'Oh no!'  I hear you cry, 'she's doing Christmas!'  Well yes a bit, but since last year when I took the photos above I've been wanting to make a card inspired by our front door!  I've seen lots of other folk make beautiful cards depicting a door with a wreath and I wanted something similar but a little different and hence my front door!

The wreath is made using our new perfect pennants die and I've threaded lush real red satin ribbon through the punched holes on wild wasabi cardstock.  One of the Delicate Doilies stamps has provided a super centre piece and shows once again the versatility of Stampin' Up!'s sets.  I've also added some of the new mini brads to the centre of each 'flower' which you can see more clearly below.

The door itself is scored using my paper trimmer and the door furniture has been embossed with black emboss powder onto basic black cardstock and it gives a shine and a slightly hammered effect.  The studs copied from our Victorian door were painstakingly punched using the cropadile and carefully sticking them on with two way glue and a cocktail stick!

You may know that Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin' Up!, runs a monthly challenge on her blog So Shelli and this month she's challenged folk to use the new Simply Scored Tool that Stampin' Up! has launched in the US, but we have yet to experience this useful piece of kit (patience people it will come I'm sure you just need to spend a bit more to convince the US executives to grow us a bit more each year!!!) therefore I've used my trimmer to give the effect of the old oak boards.

The final touch is a smidge of basic black taffeta ribbon to hold the door handle on and what most folk would say is just about as much of the 'white stuff' as they want to see.

Well it does now seem odd as I type this post that 10 days ago we had a heat wave, today we have a beautiful autumnal sunny day and in a week or so the weather forecast suggests snow!  It was the strangest feeling recently walking to or village church for Harvest Festival to be dressed in summer frocks with sandals and yet crunching leaves at the same time. 
I hope whatever the weather with you as you visit here that life is good and you have a great day!

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  1. Fabulous card, so well thought out and so different from the normal door with panels in, I really like it.

  2. Well I've been doing Christmas all year so no complaints from me! I love the 'inspiration' picture, it's fabulous & translates really well to your card! Such a lot of work Zoe, well done xx

  3. Wow Zoe this is fab!
    Margaret x

  4. oooh I love the real door and the one you've made too! Can't wait to walk through it in a few weeks (the real one that is)

  5. Can you have door envy? Your house looks amazing! Clever card-you too have 'stick tiny dots on things' sickness!!- great idea with the scalloped holes to make a wreath xx


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