Sunday, December 4, 2016

Through the Ivy Gates

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Darlene with you today and it's my turn to share a new, inspirational creation using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.  Tutti has come out with so many amazing dies recently and today's I'm using a die from their October release called Garden Trellis #TUTTI-183.

I love creating 'scenery' card and I thought this 'Trellis' could also be used as a gate with a few little snips of the scissors.  Here's what I've created:

My background was created using Stampscape stamps and ink.
I love how this 'gate' opens onto the path.
Here's a few steps I took in creating today's card:

 First I colored the ivy on my trellis using various green Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Next I colored in my 'trellis' pieces using another alcohol marker of a different color.  I probably should have used a gray or black color but I remembered the flower trellis we had at home when I was growing up and it was never a dull dark color.  

My dad had a green thumb and not only were the flowers he grew beautiful but so were the containers or trellis they grew on.  He liked color and I guess I do too!

 Next came the 'snipping' to turn my trellis into a gate that opens.  Note the white dotted lines on my image ... that is where I made my cut then gently rolled the 'gate' back around a pencil to give it a bit of a curve.

Positioned my trellis gate onto my card front and VIOLA!

I've seen some of my team mates use their dies in 'different' ways 
so today I thought I'd give it a try too.  I must say, I'm very pleased with myself right now!  LOL

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store 
and check out all of these fabulous dies. 

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I'll be back again next Sunday with a new Tutti Designs project.
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 Thanks for stopping by and as always . . . Happy Cutting!

1 comment:

  1. I love your technique of cutting to make the doors of the trellis open up. Love your card and the background. Hugs