Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thinking of You Window Card in Browns

I'm taking another Online Card Class called "A Cut Above" where we are learning how to die cut using traditional die cutting machines as well as digital. The first portion of the class is using traditional machines - like my Cuttlebug. On day 2, we were taught how to make window cards using dies. Here's my first card. (I've also entered this card into A Blog Named Hero's "Card with a View" Challenge & Die Cut Diva's Challenge):
Here's how I did it:
I cut three A2 size (4.25"X5.5") pieces of cardstock (white, mocha, and tan). The white piece I inked with Walnut Ink Distress Stain. When dry, I inked the lotus stamp with Versamark, stamped on cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The mocha piece I stamped with the paisley stamp inked with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The tan piece was stamped with the flourish stamp inked in Walnut Ink Distress Ink.
The centers of the 3 pieces of cardstock were then die cut with "windows" using graduated sizes of same-shaped dies. The 3 layers were then adhered with dimensional foam to a white A2 size cardstock base.
Flowers and buttons were added as embellishments. (I didn't have a smaller coordinating button to go in the center of the flower in the upper left, so I used some dimensional pearls. The "pearl" is a little lopsided, but it'll do!)
Here's some of the suppplies I used:
Thanks for taking a peek!!


  1. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the colors and your window is awesome - love the layers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!!

  2. Beautiful card and your "window" is so creative. TFS.

  3. lovely layered window :) thanks so much for playing along with our Challenge #2 at A Blog Named Hero

  4. So elegant in the rich brown and white-I love the flowers flanking the frame. So clever to use a button for the focal image! Great job. :)

  5. Your card is just lovely, every detail is fabulous. Love the layers and each stamp pattern.