Wednesday, 31 January 2018

With Love

Morning, Today I am sharing a card I made for the launch of the New Fairy Door Dies from Joanna Sheen. These dies are beautifully detailed and have so many uses with just a little imagination. The door is the main focal point, sitting in a pocket made from parchment, with a little motif to match the paper. For this project I have made a 21st Birthday card. 

I printed off 2 sheets of a beautiful backing paper from the Josephine Wall Project book from Joanna Sheen.

Next I cut into the papers, so I could use sections of it, along with single flowers and butterflies to decoupage.

Taking a script stamp, I created a background for the piece. I stamped it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Here I used a lovely script stamp from Leonie Pujol, but you could use any that you have in your stash.

I then distressed my background using Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

To make a pouch, I took a piece of card large enough to house the door, then coloured ad stamped as for the background. Then I took a piece of parchment 1 cm larger on 3 of the sides.

I cut the door 4 times from white cardstock, removed the door panel from 2 of them and glued them together, leaving the full door at the front.

Next position the  decoupage elements using PVA for the flat and 3d glue gel for the raised elements.

I stamped the sentiment with white Stayzon ink onto the parchment and embossed it from behind. I also traced one of the flowers from the paper and embossed this also. Then Scored the 3 sides at 1 cm and attached it to the card to form the pouch.

I stained the door using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, added the '21' die cuts to the door.  I secured an image behind the 3rd door, then threaded a key onto ribbon, securing the 2 ends at the back of the door before adding the last door frame.

I finished the card by layering it onto a pearl base card.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today, I do hope you like the finished card and the step by step I have shared. Please join me again very soon as there is always something for you to see. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Another of my favourites from all your amazing makes. So delicate,so pretty and such a clever use of the door die.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola xxx

  2. A lovely card a nick. Thank you for sharing this.