Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Knock on the door...

Happy Wednesday,

Another sample from my shows starting Friday and continuing on Saturday open Hochanda.  This is made using the exact same die sets as yesterdays card.  I know that doesnt seem possible as that was a shuttered window and this is a classic door but thats the versatility of this die set.  I have titled this post Knock on the door as there is a surprise if you open the door on this card!

I stared by cutting the whole window / door die in ruby foundation card twice.  The second die cut I cut the door panel and the arched window die.  I then embossed the panel die into the red piece that falls out and then reattached it in the opening to make a door.

This means that when you open the door you have the message, and the cat, visible.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sue Wilson clear stamp set I have on the show.  I cut that cat which comes in the set in black card and added this at the bottom.

For the reminder of the card I embossed a piece of coconut white foundation card and added a panel of grey at the bottom to represent the pavement.  I then cut the topiary tree die twice ( i chose the rounded one as there are 2 in the set) and added a gloss black pot.  Finally I added the spring Foliage die along with the small flowers cut in primrose.

A different card style but I love the kinetic element with the door opening!



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  2. Morning John, a great idea for a super card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John.
    A Great card Thank you.
    Have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning John, how wonderful this card is, hope you will demo it on Hochanda too. Just think of the sentiments and surprises you could put behind the door.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Great card John. Joycex

  6. Hi John
    Great fun idea John. Love it.

  7. This would make a great Christmas card

  8. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I am loving the die set it is so versatile. I hope the prep for your shows goes well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Great card John. The possibilities are endless with this die. You could have so many different things behind the door. Looking forward to your shows. Love Rosemarie X

  10. Brilliant card-love it & looking forward to seeing the shows.


  11. Hi John
    Another great card, this is so versatile, could be used for Christmas, new home etc.
    I'm looking forward to your demos on Hochanda.
    Chris xx

  12. Hi John
    A great card. I love how the door opens to reveal cat and message.
    B xx

  13. Good morning John, like your card, brilliant idea.
    Not my style but it would be a boring place if we all made the same.
    Have been playing with the Cascading Butterflies I bought on Monday, that's more my style.
    Hope you have recovered after your manic days last week.
    Have a good day
    Patricia X

  14. Morning John,
    Great card, could see this dressed up for Christmas.
    Hope you mange to get a rest today.

  15. Love that one John. The red door is fabulous and the cat is very sweet. xx

  16. Love the card John these dies are great
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  17. Hi John,
    Love this card.
    I finally sorted out my Google account so am not anonymous anymore lol.

  18. What a lovely card, a great die set and a lovely sentiment.

  19. Hi John. Not my favourite but I still like it especially the sentiment hidden behind the door. SueL x

  20. Amazing card John, I love it especially the element of surprise when you open the door x x x

  21. Like others, I am seeing the possibilities for Christmas cards here, John. A great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Morning John, fantastic Card, and I love the sentiment.

  23. Very nice and to think it's the same die set as yesterday's

  24. AHA!! This may be the answer to what I was thinking for a door to 'hang' some die cut ice skates I've been playing with for the C-season - clever you. Thanks. (Will be watching HOCHANDA when you're on).
    Maggie (Yorkite)

  25. Rose in Chester8 March 2017 at 11:45

    Hi John,
    this is a fab card. Love the door opening and the verse inside. And, of course, no home would be complete without a cat.

  26. Another one for my cat loving sister I think! Looking forward to the shows.

  27. Brilliant idea John. Love this card. Could certainly be used as a C card. Thank you for your inspiration.

  28. Hi John
    A brilliant card today. You wouldn't think that yesterday's and today's card was made from the same Die.

  29. Love the card John ! Do I need,do I want this die ? probably do :)
    Maria x

  30. Hi John Lovely card I like the way you can open the door to reveal the cat and the message inside

  31. You are so clever! I like surprises.

  32. Hello John,
    Ooh! I love this one! This is why I bought this Die set. A wreath on the door at Christmas and maybe a tree inside? You've got me thinking! Thanking you. Looking forward to the Shows.
    Love Myra

  33. Hello John,

    What a clever use of this die. I just love how the door opens and your message is inside. Brilliant.


  34. Hi John,
    such a super card, and those dies are so handy especially for Christmas, and new home cards.
    Love your wonderful design.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  35. John this is fab, i love how the door opens revealing the lovely sentiment.
    And those climbing flowers are beautiful, love this one.

  36. Fantastic card john x such a versatile set of dies x
    Theresa w x

  37. Fabulous card John. I love how you've added the sentiment behind the door

    June x

  38. Fabulous card John. Love that the sentiment is inside the door
    Marion S x

  39. Eh up John
    Great New Home card. Was trying to work out what was on the back of the door. If its where the cat was scratching to get out, the next set needs a door with a cat flap lol!
    Good luck for tonight.
    Ang x