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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Outside the window.

Today I'm showing you a card that I have been thinking about for a while.  I have seen cards made with this technique several times and kept thinking I would try it.  Finally decided to just do it.
I started out by making the background with my Pan Pastels and set it with a bit of hair spray.  Next I used the Trees (21403 & 21601) stamps from QKR Stampede.  I used Smoke Gray VersaFine ink, stamped off onto scrap paper, then stamped onto the prepared background.  This gave me a light impression which I then colored with water color crayons.
To give it the feel of looking out the window, I adhered the image to the card base, then cut very thin pieces of brown card stock and used a glue pen to adhere them to the image.  Once the windows were formed, I used some ribbon from my stash to make the valance.
I ran a double line of score tape along the top of the 'window' then looped and adhered the ribbon to form the valance.  I then used another strip of score tape to adhere a finishing ribbon to the top of the valance.

To finish it off, I ran a piece of the ribbon along the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Thebug415 said...

That turned out nice! Great job with it!

kisatrtle said...

very cute

Roxie said...

You are making me want that other tree after seeing it here, very nice job with the window effect.