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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Window Card


I thought I'd share the project I made for the second challenge we have going over at A Blog named Hero! This week's challenge is
Now window cards are NOT the style I usually do but I always love them when I see others make ém!

So here's mine :

Linda's card

a better look at the window :)

Linda's card_closeup

After I cut my white cardstock to size and folded it to make a card, then I ran it through my Big Shot, cutting out a circle in the bottom corner, using a Spellbinders circle die. Next I embossed it using the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then rounded all four corners. 
Next I took several small strips of paper from the Konnichiwa Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad, and punched them with the Fiskars scalloped border punch and lined them up along the top of the card so they'd create a fringe effect.
I ran another piece of the Konnichiwa paper through the Big Shot twice, cutting it with two circle dies (in concentric sizes) to create the 'ring'. I then adhered it to the cardfront, which gave a frame effect to the window.
I cut a piece of acetate to the same size as the cardfront. Carefully positioning my stamp in place, I stamped the image using Black Staz On ink. (Be careful with Staz on--its SUPER slippery!)
When the stamped image was dry, I adhered the acetate to the back of the cardfront (so it sits on the inside cover).
Finally I cut a small strip of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment, and cut a tail into the end :) (love that look)

VERY VERY easy! I'll be making more window cards soon!

For all the details on the challenge, please visit and enter for a chance to win 
Thanks so much to Heidi at Simon Says Stamp for being generally wonderful and sponsoring us!

I have my folks visiting this week, so I'll be back again in a few days with some more projects for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linda & Mary Dawn 



Simone said...

This is so cute Linda! Love the pretty papers and that fun window!

Melissa Shea said...

I love that paper collection, need to get my grubby little hands in some! I love the frame around the window too. I don't think I've ever done a window card, better get on it :) have fun w your parents!

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

I loooooove this card! I love the colors of the patterned papers and I love that you stamped the phone onto the acetate. It turned out beautiful!!

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE your fabby window card Linda!! So much fun with the old phone. xoxo