Sunday, July 12, 2015

Wrought Iron Gothic Window

Hey, yes, you're in the right place!  I was just trying something different...


It all started with the sentiment tag from Stampin' Up!'s You Brighten My Day.  I had stamped a few on white cardstock, then hit 'em with assorted Distress spray inks from Tim Holtz/Ranger.  In fact, you've probably already seen another card on my blog using this tag.

So, the vibrant colors were my jumping-off point, and lying on my desk near this tag was a snippet of an old store-bought greeting card, whose orange color seemed perfect (along bottom of card).  Then out came a ruby card base, and that made me think of bricks, so out came the embossing folder, which made me think of a city wall, so out came the window and flower box dies.


Originally, I had planned to put the sentiment tag inside the window frame, but it didn't look right. The idea of wrought iron popped into my head, so I used a flourish die from My Favorite Things to achieve it.

And what's a flower box without some greenery?  My Martha Stewart Branch punch got a good workout here.


Kind of a long-winded way to explain my card, but I wanted to explain the thought process on this "un-Colleen-ish" card!



Stamps: You Brighten My Day - Stampin' Up! Paper: snippet of old greeting card (along bottom of card); Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Basic Black - Stampin' Up!; white - Papertrey Ink Ink: assorted spray inks - Ranger; Whisper White - SU; Black Soot - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukienko Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: Fancy Flourish die - My Favorite Things; Gothic Arch Window & Small Flower Box dies - Memory Box; Branch punch - Martha Stewart; red rhinestones - Queen & Co.; Bricked embossing folder - Tim Holtz/ Sizzix 

6 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Colleen this is stunning!!! I love everything about this card! Have a great day my dear!
Samra

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the window!!!!

Lisa said...

Sounds to me like one good thing led to another and they all added up to this fabulousness!!

Leslie Miller said...

It's interesting to hear how a person's creations evolve. I love every bit of how this turned out! Pretty colors and I love the brick wall with the window!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the brick wall with the window -- looks fabulous

Marisa said...

Great window box and love the brick BG.

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