Friday, September 10, 2021

Dublin Door revisited

Years ago, I made this card, and I was so proud of how it turned out.  I held on to the card for a long time, knowing eventually it would go to the just the right person, for the right occasion.  This did make its way to that special person earlier this year.  

I had been inspired by the famous doors of Dublin, Ireland.  This one is of course not brightly colored, as so many of theirs are.  As a side note, I sure am glad my husband and I got to visit Ireland in 2019, before the craziness of 2020 ensured.

The awning stands away from the card, best seen in the photo below.  The 'brass' doorknob is a brad, and the door was constructed from two different shades of gray cardstock.  I added little lines with a marker at each corner.

I even created a sidewalk for the potted topiaries (Flourishes DIY Topiaries) to stand upon.  I used Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Backgrounds to get the mottled concrete look, then drew the slab lines with a marker.

Proverbs 14:1
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with me today. 😀


Lisa Elton said...

What an inviting scene you've created! I love the brass door knob!

Paperesse said...

Such a cute card, Colleen!!! I understand wanting to hang on to it for just the right person. I've got a few like that, that I like so much I can't bear to part with them. I'm glad you got to see Dublin. It is a great town. I like it as well. I was just saying to my husband the other day I wanted to go back. I enjoyed walking down Grafton street and listening to the street performers. And the Marks & Spencer there was a very good one! My regret was not seeing the book of Kells at Trinity College. We went, but the line was so long to get in we finally gave up.

Leslie Miller said...

Memory Lane can be such a beautiful place, especially when lined with doorways such as this. A very imaginative and pretty card, Colleen!

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