Friday, February 22, 2008

My First Window Card!

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today all of my kids are at home AGAIN -- snow and ice came through overnight AGAIN -- is it spring yet?!? Chris took our SUV to work, so I'm pretty much stuck here. Maybe some of that laundry will get done...

Anyway, here's the card I did for yesterday's Ways to Use It Challenge at SCS. Believe it or not, this was the first time I'd done any type of window on a card. When I was cleaning and purging last weekend, I found some transparency sheets in a box of office supplies, so I guess the time was right!



Here's how I created the card. I attached the patterned paper to the card front, and I attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card. I then opened the card and placed it face-up on a cutting mat. I cut a circle (about 2 1/4") out of the cardfront using a Fiskars Circle Cutter (my Marvy punch wouldn't reach to the center of the card). Then I cut the same size circle from a piece of Lavender Lace cardstock and put the cardstock aside. I adjusted the circle size on the cutter and cut a slightly larger circle from the transparency sheet. Before attaching the transparency, I closed the card and stamped the pot of flowers (from Baskets of Happiness by Gina K. Designs) through front circle onto the white cardstock. I then used a Quickie Glue Pen to adhere the transparency to the card front over the center circle. Then I went back to the Lavender Lace cardstock. I used Scalloped Frames and Doodles to stamp the doodles around the cut-out circle in White Craft ink. When the ink was dry, I took a Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle Punch and punched around the stamped doodles, giving me a scalloped frame for my window. I attached it over the transparency on the card front.


Are you still with me? Now for the fun stuff...

I took the word "smile" from the Eastern Elegance rubons and applied it to the transparency, so it is visible over the pot when the card is closed. Then I opened the card and colored the image with Copics. I added some Stardust Stickles to the flower centers, and I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black ink below the pot, so it is visible only when the card is open. I tied some white organdy ribbon around the bottom of the card to finish it.


Whew! This really was fun, and I love the way it turned out! I see more window cards in my future -- I don't know what took me so long! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day planned -- stay warm, everyone! :)

Stamps: Baskets of Happiness, Scalloped Frames & Doodles (Gina K. Designs) Ink: Basic Black, White Craft, Brilliance Graphite Black Cardstock: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Lavender Lace (SU!) Paper: Posies Glitter Pack (DCWV) Other: Copic Markers, Circle Cutter (Fiskars), Giga Scalloped Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida), Eastern Elegance rubons (SU!), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), white organdy ribbon

12 comments:

Tricia said...

Gorgeous!! Love that set!

Carolyn King said...

wonderful card and i love how you did the sentiments!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful card Christina! I've only made one window card myself but really need to do this challenge!

I just got home from holidays and wanted to say...Congrats on the SCS tutorial on your hanging box!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Way cool -- I rarely do windows and I rarely use acetate -- this is certainly inspirational!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now that is totally cool! I haven't done a window card in ages! I love your idea of using the rubbon on the window part!

Alexandra said...

This card is beautiful Christina - love how you did that window! And, the rub-on idea is totally genius and I need to try it! Gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous, Christina! I love the rub-on on the transparency!

Pat S. said...

Oh, that is so pretty!

Linsey said...

Your first window card?!..you're right, I don't believe it, lol! this is wonderfuL! Thank you for all of the great deets on it! A most beautiful card, tfs!

Julia Stainton said...

Wohoo! I love, love, love it! So glad I posted the challenge! Beautiful coloring too!

Debbie said...

Beautiful....your cards always look so elegant with a touch of softness.

Maricar said...

This window card is beautiful. I love how you colored the image.