peaceful windmill

Welcome to my crafty blog, and the last of my design team cards for Just Us Girls. It’s been fabulous working with the design team, who’ve been so welcoming, but I get to go back to playing along from next week! This week we’ve got a photo for inspiration, which immediately made me think of the Stampin’ Up! ‘windmill fields’ dies. I’ve also incorporated the recipe challenge from As You See It (my ‘B’ is a bicycle!)

I’d seen a card on Pinterest using the windmill die with the ‘new horizons’ designer paper, which I thought looked lovely. The reverse of one of the sheets is in these lovely soft colours, which picks up the ‘subtles’ for AYSI. I trimmed it to fit a 6×6 card blank, and then ran the lower part (where the ground is) through the ‘subtles’ embossing folder to give it some texture, before attaching it to the card blank.

I then set about die cutting! I cut 4 strips of the little tulips from some ombre paper that’s years old, and glued them across the bottom of the card. I cut the windmill base & the bicycle out of kraft card, with the windmill front & sails in white. Having glued the windmill pieces together, I attached the sails with a gold brad (my ‘something shiny’ for AYSI) and then attached it to the card front. The bicycle went in front of the windmill, again glued into place – our cyclist is off having a quick picnic in the field!

The final touch was to add the sentiment from ‘on the horizon’, which I stamped in ‘pebbly beach’ Archival ink.

Thanks for dropping in. Has the Just Us Girl’s photo inspired you? Pop over to their blog and check out the brilliant designs from the JUGS team, and then come and join in the fun with your creation. You’ve got until midnight UK time on Friday 3 June.

22 thoughts on “peaceful windmill

  1. Deborah… so many things I love about your card! The fab background… the amazing scene, especially the windmill and the rows of die cut tulips…so unique and wonderful. So glad you are GDing with us this month!!

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  2. Deborah, this is SO GORGEOUS! What a brilliant idea to combine these two elements – so perfect! And a great job with our “recipe,” lol. Love it so much! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  3. What a fabulous inspired card! Love this calming scene – your background water coloring is stunning! Thanks so much for joining JUGS for the month of May!

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  4. What a subtle beauty indeed! The subtle texturing of the dsp is inspired as is all your painstaking die cutting! This is a very clever way of combining products and what a fantastic result. Thank you for joining in with us again at As You See It.

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  5. How sweet and detailed your windmill card is! Love the background, the bike and all those adorable teeny tulips! You’ve been an awesome guest designer this month; glad to hear you’ll continue to play along in the challenge!

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  6. All your cards have been fabulous, Deborah, but this one is my favorite! I can’t get over the beautiful background paper and that fun windmill die is so cool! Awesome job with this challenge and for being such a great guest! We have certainly enjoyed having you!

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  7. Your card almost has the look of an impressionist painting using the New Horizons paper in the background and the die cuts of the tulips. So beautiful. I love how you’ve combined all the Challenge elements so creatively. Thanks for cooking up our recipe at As You See It Challenges!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! That background paper is the perfect backdrop for your beautiful windmill, tulips and bicycle. Thanks so much for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer with all of your amazing creations!

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  9. Love the partial embossing on the Horizons paper Deborah – it looks great! Such a great little scene too. Thanks for playing our recipe challenge over at As You See It this week!

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  10. I was going to congratulate you on your wonderful watercolor background, Deborah. lol That paper did work perfectly for your wonderful windmill scene. The tiny tulips are darling and you even managed to get the bike in too. It has been a pleasure having your as out guest this month. All of your creations were fantastic.

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  11. Simply stunning Deborah. Love what you have created here. So beautifully put together and I think you saved the best till last. So enjoyed having you share your talent with us at JUGS this month.

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