I hope you’ve had a good week and have a lovely weekend planned.
If it’s a bit dull and dreary where you are, as it is here this morning, perhapsa spot of crafting would be good- like joining in with our new challenge!
Maybe thoughts of warm sunshine were in my mind when I made my card for Joanne’s challenge to The Daring Cardmakers this week!
This week I would like you to create a card with a hidden element.Perhaps a camouflage/eclipse sentiment withdie cut words or letters, or a pocket to tucksomething into.,Or add a flap to conceal a surprise image or sentiment...
My card for this week features a Secret Hideaway in two ways, firstly the doors hide the secret element then they open to reveal my own perfect Secret Hideaway!
I started by making the doors, hand cutting the shape and adding various shades of ink to both sides to create the old, distressed wood look. I drew lines to look like the planks then cut the piece down the centre. I added ‘hinges’ to the outer edges (because I forgot to allow for them w hen I cut the original
For the wall I adhered paper to a piece of card the same size as the base card,
cut out the doorway shape and glued the gate in place using the hinges. Next I cut pieces of paper covered card and glued in place to make the stone archway, added a latch to the gate and a potted plant to stand by it.
open the gates and you find a lovely view of a terrace overlooking the sea and a couple of potted plants.
I found the picture online and resized it to fit the aperture made by the gates. It was slid up between the card base and the top layer before everything was stuck in place.
I wouldn’t mind opening my doors to this view, would you?
Anyway, that’s it from me for this time, I’d love to know what you think, so please leave a message in the comments
Thanks for looking