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One More Spring Fence…

Hope you aren’t tired of these Spring fence gates…the ideas just keep coming and I wanted to share.  I have prepared one fence gate video and almost finished the second which I will show in two consecutive days this week.  It might be more than you ever wanted to know about gates.

The gate I’m showing today kept me awake last night figuring out in my head how I would put it together.  It’s the first thing I did today.  This gate will be included on one of the videos.  Here’s the photo…

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A variation on the one I showed earlier, but I loved the way it turned out.  If you’re interested in building your own Spring fence gate, here are the Stuff ‘N Digits to get you started…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Real Red and Basic Gray
  • Stamps:  Hardwood (background) and Petite Petals
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Petite Petal Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Oval Framelit,  1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch (leaves), Pearls (flower centers and gate knob) and Cloud EF

Digits:

  • Basic card base in 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 Whisper White (gate) layer started out at 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Stamped in Basic Gray with the Hardwood background stamp…love this stamp!!  Decide how tall you want your fence to be and cut at the bottom.  Keep this piece to make your crossbars.  Thread your “fence gate” through the large oval to achieve the curved top (this step is explained and illustrated on video). With the 1 3/4″ circle punch, punch at the top of your gate.
  • Then cut your “gate” into 1″ pieces.  If you want to be able to see through your gate like mine, trim the two side pieces 1/4″.  Sponge all edges of the fence pieces with Basic Gray (this step is really important to achieve depth).   With dimensionals build your gate on the Pool Party (cloud) layer starting with the two sides and spacing the two center pieces.  Place your crossbars.  Is that cute or what?

After that it is just decorating your Spring gate in the colors and the way you want it to look.  I hope you enjoy building these gates as much as I have.  I just can’t seem to quit building them.  Now that I’ve finished this one, maybe I can sleep tonight.  If you do build a gate, send me an email  with pic so I can share it.

Be sure to check back this week for the two videos on gate building.  Sometimes it just helps to “see” someone stamp instead of looking at pics.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Sometime the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.  Tiptoe if you must, but take the step.”

I’m very inky today…and lovin’ it!

 

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