Garden Door from Whimsy Stamps

Winners announce plus step through this enchanting Garden Door into paradise! With lots of flowers and an inviting terrace, this garden door can meet a variety of needs. I chose to go for a sympathy card and I added wisteria and double stamped a few sections to create this scene. Read below for more details using these key products:

Garden Door
Card Builder Windows

The Garden Door is an awesome stamp and with the little bit of foliage hanging down the arch, I knew right away that I wanted to add purple wisteria along the top. Wisteria has actually been on my to-do list of coloring so I’m glad I was able to fit it in.
This stamp’s dimensions are squarish but I knew I could extend the image and create a full size image for the card. I knew the wisteria on the top would fill in that section so I stamped the door on the top but positioned down 1/3 the card. I then inked up the lower two corners, separately, and stamped just those parts again lower down. You can see what that looks like in the image below.
Next was to extend the cobble stone path. This took a couple tries to make it look right because I had trouble deciding which way the path should lead. In the end, the direct path (pun intended) seems to be the best. After sketching it in with pencil, then I used C1 and C3 to draw in the lines. Later I added more color and depth with C5, YG91, BG23, E71 and E72. It’s an odd combination but worked. Lastly after the whole image was colored, I used my Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen to bring in some highlights and darkened the outside edge with Black Soot Ranger Distressed Inks (which was applied with the Crafting Ink Blending Brushes).

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Garden Door
Card Builder Windows

Copic Markers:
BG93, 96, 99
YG12, 23, 91, 93, 95, 99
R32, 35, 39
B41, 93, 95, 97, BG32
Y26, 15, YR16
E71, 77, 74, 15
C1, 2, 3, 5
YG91, BV23, 25
V12, 06, 09, 28, BV08, 17

Announcing Winners!!

Thank you everyone for participating in the Facebook Tagging Party and for following this blog. I’m super excited it was shared with so many friends too! was used for the winners.

The winner of this giveaway (the stamp and card) is … Katya Bess

Plus these tagged friends of hers win a secret card …
Amy Young, Marcia Caradinta, and Sue Hastead

Congratulations ladies!! Please Contact Me with your mailing address and I’ll get these happy mail items out to you shortly.

The stamp is the character from the Polka Dot Pals Syeda clear stamp set and the card features Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break digital coloring scene, both from Whimsy Stamps.

3 thoughts on “Garden Door from Whimsy Stamps

  1. I love this stamp and have coloured it many times, because I love it. But my versions look like a seven year old did it compared to this! I love the extensions and extras you have done. Fab colour work too. You can go off people you know 😉 x

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  2. I love what you did with the Garden Door stamp set. This card was breathtaking and sure that this sympathy card would get the message across to the recipient. Thanks for sharing your talents and techniques with us.

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