She is having a "Housewarming Party" to celebrate her new redesigned site.
The theme for the challenge was to create a card with the theme of "Home" in mind.
So I got to thinking of some card designs I could make when it hit me. *Eureka* I could create an interactive card where the front of the card resembles a door, complete with trim, and have it open up to reveal the sentiment within.
I think I may have achieved the look I was going for but I'll let you decide.
Here's the pic for you to check out:
The card is a standard A2 size, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".
I started off by marking off the areas for the trim.
I cut four strips of white cardstock at 1/4 x 5 1/2", stacked them two by two and adhered them.
For the trim on the top, I cut two strips at 1/4 x 4 1/4, stacked them and glued them together.
I used my C01 copic marker to create some shading on the trims.
Before attaching the trims to the card base, I placed them down,and measured the opening in the middle.
I jotted them down to use for the door panel.
For the door, I cut a sheet of red cardstock at 3 1/4 x 5".
I wanted to make the door look realistic so I cut some 1" squares and 2" rectangles to create the paneling on the door.
I cut some smaller squares and rectangles to place on top of the main panels.
Before putting the door together, I inked all the edges of the door and panels in Creamy Caramel ink form Stampin Up.
Then I glued all the pieces together.
I glued the door down to the card base, making sure to center it, leaving 1/4" around all sides.
I cut a slit along the top and right hand side of the door and scored the left side of the door to allow it to open and close.
I glued down the remaining sides left open, making sure not to glue down the door opening.
I added the trim pieces around the door, even mitering the corners, to make it look more realistic
To finish off the "front door", I added a gold brad for a doorknob.
And a wreath I made from wire, punched out leaves, a "Welcome" banner and a few sequins.
All that was left to do now, was work on the inside.
For the inside, I used an Anna Griffin patterned paper, inked the edges and adhered it down.
I printed the sentiment "Home is Where the Heart is" onto a sheet of white cardstock.
I cut it out and added a frame around it.
And ta-da!! card complete!!
I hope you enjoyed this project for today!!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Friday and Peace!! :)