Friday, January 27, 2017

A Rainy Day Window Card

I guess you could say that I started making this card at a couple of years ago. I had this idea of this wet window from the rain back then and even crated the glass with acetate and glossy accents and have been saving it ever since. Then the other day I notice this CAStology challenge week # 233 with the cue word Glisten and that was it. I let creative inspiration guide me : ) the rest of the way.



So I had the glass for my window. What to put behind the window? I decided on flowers and after looking through my floral stamps; I decided to got With this beautiful image Tulips Image. After water coloring it.Tip: after I am done water coloring I stamped ever the image again to bring back those lines that you could see now and bring more definition to the petals. then, came the frame which I created with my paper cater and also square dies. I new that I wanted to use vellum around the frame to soften the edge kind of like curtains do. 
I felt this card was meant be a Mother's Day Card. The card base for this card is made from water color canvas paper. I love the texture of it. 


I wanted to make this a big card, an A7size card (about 5 by 7 inches) so making the window was a little tricky since open was to big to through my cuttle bug to create the window in the card base, and I wanted the card base to be one piece of card stock. Then I figured that I could still run it through by folding it with the texture side folded in and placing my die as if I am making a window in the inside panel of the card. I hope that you understand what I am saying : ) before assembling the window I stamped the sentiment. I doubled the foam tape to to made the window have a bit of a shadow box look. and lastly I adhered a gray piece of card stock to the inside panel so that when the card is close there is a bit of color contrast.

I love how this card turned and I am so happy that I finally got use that window glass that I created years ago.


Happy Friday friends! I hope that you all have an amazing weekend.

4 comments:

  1. This is beautiful...love the window!

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  2. I love this rainy window, Wendy! So glad you shared photos from different angles to really show off the technique. Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  3. This is such a pretty card and a clever idea.
    Heather T

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  4. Wow Wendy! What a clever idea and a beautiful card!! I love how you have framed those pretty tulips, and the slip of vellum is a lovely touch also! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week! I will need to give this technique a try sometime!

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