Wednesday, September 02, 2015

More Archways.

Picture heavy.
Back again with some more inspiration
for you to make simple Archways.
It is the second week of my
I'd love to see you play along.

 All you need is your cardstock and a round glass
Position where you want your archways to be
and draw around the top half of the glass 
to make the curve.
Extend the side downs to make the window size you want.
At this point I would be saying grab your craft knife
but for those of you that cherish all your fingers and thumbs
we will use sissors instead!
Draw dotted lines from the corners to the middle 
and cut along these lines.

It is actually easier to trim some of these
points away so you can see the cutting  line clearer.

Finish trimming around the shape.

There you have it.One archway.
I found it a good idea to cut the arch first and then 
to use an embossing folder afterwards as this
this then hides any wonky cutting !

I used a brickwall stencil and embossing mat to make 
my archway below from cream cardstock.
I used a brown promarker just around the inside edge
of the arch for added neatness.
Also coloured random bricks to make it look more authentic.

Here is the card I made with it.
I used a pre coloured card topper
 by 'Littleclaire Sheet LCD09'
which has been in my stash for ages.
I thought it made a perfect back drop
for looking through the archway + it had butterflies on it!
I adhered to the back of the archway and then mounted onto
the front of a cream bard blank
Then I remembered I had bought this 
die cut set by 'Marianne Design CR 1210'
and one of the flowers and leaf matched perfectly.

I die cut several in matching  cardstock colours.
Edged very slightly with a toning promarker
and put the dot in the centre using a brown marker.
Adhered to front of card to finish.
The sentiment is made from die cuts  by 'Britannia dies'

By now I'm on a roll and just to show that 
other E.F's work too  I made another one.
Card topper is by' Littleclaire Sheet LCD03'
I picked out the spotted panel and used a matching 
pink ribbon for the bow.
I used a pink card blank  and the EF is by
Crafts-Too 'Spots'.
Sentiment was trimmed off the side of the topper.
Buttterfly from my stash.
Hope I have given you some ideas to use.

Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Craft your Passion #277 Anything goes.
Incy Wincy Designs # Anything goes.
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #119 Remembering summer.
Clear It Out Challenges # Any thing goes.
Scrap -Creations # Anything goes.
Shopping Our Stash #217 Put a bird on it.
Crafty Ribbons #125 Ribbon + butterflies and or birds.
Polka Doodles #35 Things with wings.


Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A, love how you have created the arches, your so clever at thinking outside the box, wish I was too! The brick embossing on the first card looks so tactile and the 2nd card is incredibly pretty in pastels :) Donna ♥ x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what wonderful cards Mrs A.
Great designing, and wonderful tips on how to create a archway.
I am very lucky as far as this goes as I bought a rounded banner die a few years ago, and it will come in very handy for an archway.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Barb said...

You're doing an amazing job with those arches. I especially like the deckchair card. Such lovely colours. Barbxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a clever way to make an arch ...loved it . Am pinning it with link back to you
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

scrAPpamondo said...

Great trik to create an arch! Thanks! Both your cards are so lovely! The bricks look so well and in the second one I love so much the relaxing scene and colours!

KandA said...

Super arches Mrs A and 2 very pretty cards xx

Kathleen said...

Clever girl and two great cards, especially love the deckchair one.

Kath x

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Mrs A, that deckchair one is so serene. Carol x

Karen C said...

Wow! Great job!! Love the idea!! I need to try this! Thank you for joining us at our anything goes challenge over at Incy Wincy This week. Can't wait to see more of your lovely work!
Karen C

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wonderful idea for the archway! I especially love the second card - so relaxing! I'm still thinking about the archway... I might have something...

Diane said...

Wonderful tutorial and love the designs of both cards.

Hugs Diane

Diane said...

Wonderful tutorial and love the designs of both cards.

Hugs Diane

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Two very pretty cards xx

MaryH said...

Very clever way to make the archway as you've shown in the nifty tutorial. Loving the way you've draped all the pretty flowers around it...added the brick texture and the background sky for the butterfly. Also enjoyed #2 - liked the look of the 'stucco' you created with that embossing, for the relaxing beach chair. Any butterfly would be happy in either of these 2 pretty environments. TFS & Hugs

Michele said...

your arches are lovely and the scenes of summer are delightful. thank you for playing along with our "remembering summer" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Hazel said...

Super way to make the archway. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 119, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Laura said...

Very pretty
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges for our Butterflies and Birds challenge

Brenda in IN said...

Oh, I love these two cards! So serene and restful. The little flowers are so cute on the butterfly card. The lawn chair card is delightful with the little blue birds on it.

Lucy Woods said...

Holy moly he creative is that!! And completely stunning!!
Love the second one too! Really pretty and love the image!
Lucy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful cards, Mrs. A., and wonderful catching up with you! You definitely make these archway cutouts look simples!! If the Mister hadn't gotten himself so banged up that he needs surgery, I'd be giving it a try. I am bookmarking this post for the future. Thank you for the inspiration!! (I'm so glad to hear that the City is taking down those leaf-laden trees!!) Hugs, Darnell

CraftYourPassion said...

What beautiful cards and such pretty colour palettes.Just love the texture and dimension.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Zoe Tant said...

Clever tutorial TFS and great card. Zx

Aunty Sue said...

fab creation and tutorial, perfect for our challenge of things with wings at Polkadoodles. Thanks for sharing and good luck.
Aunty Sue DT

Karon said...

Fabulous card and great tutorial. Thanks for joining us for our Things with Wings Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Leslie Hanna said...

Great tutorial on making the archway! Love these cards.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Cara Malmrose said...

Oh how clever! Will have to try that for a card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Warm Regards, Cara
Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
TTCRD Challenge Blog
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Gale said...

Fab card ValeryAnne. Thank you for joining us at Scrap-Creations in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Asha said...

What a fabulous project, Valery Anne! Thanks for playing along with Things With Wings challenge .
x Asha (DT)

Wendy Russell said...

Fabulous creation, love it and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

Jackie Maunder said...

What a clever idea. There is a lot of work in your creation. Thanks for entering the challenge at Polkadoodles, Jackie DT x

Barbara Godden said...

thanks for the tutorial, awesome card. thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the anything goes challenge.