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Building A Fence…

After playing with my Hardwood background stamping yesterday and posting the spring fence…I just could quit playing with it.  So, I’ve built another fence that’s a little different than yesterday’s.  Here’s the card…

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See what I mean?  These fence gates are just too darn cute!  It was fun trying a different fence gate layout and adding a flower box to fill with the Petite Petals stamp set and punch.  Here’s a view from the top so you can see how everything starting with the fence is popped up on dimensionals…

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The first cloud is on a single dimensional and the second overlapping cloud has two dimensionals.  Everything else is just popped up on one dimensional.  Really adds texture don’t you think?

I actually have one more fence idea but worry you might be tired of me building fence gates…let me know how you feel.  Have you built a fence yet?  Do you have the Hardwood background stamp?  You know I can set you up with one…just click the “Shop Now” button to the right and it’s on its way!  Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery and Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Basic Gray
  • Stamps:  Petite Petals
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Petite Petals Punch, Bird Builder Punch (for leaves) and Cupcake Punch (for clouds), Cloud Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Pearls

Digits:

  • The card base of Whisper White is 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  The Pool Party layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ embossed with Cloud EF.  The fence gate is stamped on Whisper White with Basic Gray ink.   Trim the width of stamped image to 4″ and decide how tall you want it to be and cut.  With the largest Oval Framelit cutting side up, thread the stamped image through the Oval so just the top of the fence image just crosses the cutting edge leaving the bottom portion of the image underneath the framelit where it will not be cut.  Roll through the Big Shot.  Now you have a curved top.  Cut the image in 1″ pieces.  Trim the two side pieces by 1/4″ or so.  Place all pieces on the Pool Party layer leaving equal spaces between them.
  • With the part of the wood image you cut away, cut three equal widths for the gate crossbars.  Everything goes on with dimensionals.  Use your Hardwood background stamp with Basic Gray ink on Smoky Slate cardstock.  The box is 2″ x 3″.  I trimmed the sides with the cutter putting one corner on the cut line and the other corner on the 1/4″ line.  Turn the paper over and do the same to the other side and you have your planter box.
  • The leaves were punched with the Bird Builder Punch.  Stamp and punch out the Petite Petals flowers. I curved them by pressing them into my SU! mat with the Awl tool.  The center of the flowers are punched with the Itty Bitty flower punch and little pearls on top.  The clouds were punched with the Cupcake Punch and sponged with Pool Party.

I may do a little video on this card later this week and show how I builted fences and such.  Be sure to check back.  Hope you have fun building your pretty little spring fence gates, too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Creativity is very messy.  I am very creative.”

Inky and lovin’ it…

B

Comments

  1. I absolutely love everything you make!! I do believe I will have to case this card because it’s so beautiful!! I am looking forward to your video on how to make the fence! I’m a visual learner 🙂

    • Thank you for your sweet comments. Be sure to check back this week for the spring fence gate. B.

    • And I love making them…check my blog later this week for a video. Thanks for stopping by. B.

  2. Thank you so much for showing how to make the fence cards, they are so lovely and as you said addictive!
    TFS

    • You are so welcome Sheila…we made them in all my classes last week and everyone loved them. They are really fun to decorate!…B.