Saturday, 7 March 2015

Acetate Window Card, Vintage, Birds, Flowers

You know how some cards come together really easily?  ...Well, this wasn't one of them!
Let me show you what the finished card looks like...

I really struggled getting the colours to compliment each other...

I've used the brick embossing folder again (Sizzix/Tim Holtz), rubbed over gently with Gathered Twigs distress ink and cut out the centre to glue into place the Memory Box Peaceful Butterfly Wings background.  As you can see I cut it twice, using scissors to 'free' some of the butterflies as well as making 3 of them stand out from the Stormy Sky distress ink background.

To age the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Window & Window Box die (window box not used) I used a Brilliance Moonlight White (Dew Drop) ink pad to daub on the colour haphazardly to the plain white card.  Some careful use of Gathered Twigs distress ink in places and the job was done.

I cut a second window die and then made an acetate sandwich - window, acetate, window...  glued it all together and once dry, used foam pads to mount into place.

The Bird on a PussyWillow Branch die is by Frantic Stamper.  I added the Poppystamps Nestled Bird to it this time, glued on some flowers, added centre embellishments where needed and finished by adding 2 Poppystamps Meadow Leaf dies for some greenery.

I'm including this card in the latest Poppystamps Challenge...

I hope my Mother-In-Law likes it as my husband wants it for Mother's Day!

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. You have so many wonderful details on this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps this month!

  2. Wonderful scene you have created on your window card Donna..
    Thank you for joining us over at Poppy stamps challenge Blog.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Pam. Especially as I had some technical issues linking my entry to this challenge!
      I appreciate your kind comments :)

  3. Beautiful window scene - I love the natural color and pop of red.

  4. Beautiful card! Love your details!! Thanks for playing with us at the Poppystamps Monthly Challenge!