Tuesday, 23 July 2013

New Home card

Morning everyone - from a much cooler Somerset.  We were forecast to have torrential thunderstorms from about midnight last night but got NADA!!!  However about 10 miles away they got the deluge.............luckily I watered the garden last night.

Thought I'd share a new home card I have just made for friends of ours who moved yesterday.  I've used the lovely Lattice Edge die and Open Window die, both from Britannia Dies.  The flourish is Harrington Vine by Simon Says Stamp!

I used the Lattice Edge die at the ends of a landscape piece of A4 card and then die cut the window.  I diecut a separate window and added some acetate for the windows before adhering to the back of the main window.  I ran this piece through my machine using a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder to give the texture of brickwork.  I cut the A4 card down to size to match up with the lattice edges.  I then stamped the image of the house and the word Home (Chocolate Baroque) and coloured in Flexmarkers.   I then took another piece of A4 and cut it to the same size and lined up one lattice edge and glued that to the bottom and then I bowed the front enough to get my flowers in the window and glued the other end to the back of the card.  All the flowers and ribbon are from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated and die cut using nesties.  The Home Sweet Home is from the same stamp set and I used my SU labels punch to cut it out.

I made a box to hold the card and covered with d/p.  The name label on the top was computer generated and die cut with Spellbinders Majestic Elements.  I then added more flowers and ribbon.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. This is gorgeous - clever idea with the brickwork and windows with the flowers. Thunder and torrential rain here overnight.

  2. omg!!!!! this is fabulous love the classy elegance of the design
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Beautiful card Karen, more a gift really! Love the flowers at the window and the domed front, gorgeous:) we have had several heavy showers today and it is slightly cooler!
    Val x

  4. Wow wish I was moving ,something for them to treasure .
    Thunder and lighting last night (under the covers scared )
    Big hugs xxx

  5. fantastic card Karen, gorgeous keepsake..
    bad weather here Karen..

  6. hiya hun sorry on the link, the fran tage is not showing on the main website at the moment, so only in the shop, was hoping it would be added before I posted but c'est la vie
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Fabulous new home card Karen...your neighbours must have loved it and certainly a card to treasure...


  8. I was so relieved when I saw that you made a beautiful box for your beautiful card, Karendipity, because I'm thinking, wait, that's not a card, that's a gift ... oh, good it gets a box coz it's a sweet pressie for your lucky friends!! xxoo Dippy


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