Friday, 6 March 2015

Arched Window Card, Bird on a Branch, Textured Brickwork

I haven't posted for a while.  Half term came and went...  and my daughter's been ill a lot this past month or so...

Anyhow, it gave me time to have a bit of a craft sort out and I decided to take the plunge and have a go at making some window cards for the Poppystamps Challenge.

This is what I came up with...




... and for the inside...




I started out by using a Poppystamps Small Gothic Window die on a piece of white cardstock.  After embossing with a brick design (Sizzix/Tim Holtz), I used that card as a template to draw onto the card base, carefully cut with scissors and voila - a 'see through' window.

I cut a further 2 windows out of black card and rubbed them with some silver gilding wax, then glued everything into place - using foam pads under the brickwork and being careful to line everything up as best I could.

The Bird on a PussyWillow Branch is from Frantic Stamper, the leaves and flowers are Memory Box (Botanic Frame); as is the branch (Woodland Branch).

The largest butterfly was cut, embossed and rubbed with silver gilding wax (Memory Box, Blissful Butterfly Border).  I did the same with the tiny front butterfly (Martha Stewart, Pop Up Butterfly Punch).  The butterflies on the inside were cut from Memory Box, Peaceful Butterfly Wings.

Hope you like it :)

10 comments:

  1. What a delightful window scene with the bird and shrub in silhouette! Love the texture from the brick wall and the pops of colour from the flowers. Thanks for joining us this month at Poppystamps.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Really glad you like the brick wall. It's one of my favourite embossing folders :)

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  2. Beautiful Gothic window card! Love how you made the inside of it too!

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    1. Thank you, Olga.
      I appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog :)

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  3. A beautiful card - very stylish and understated. Just the perfect amout of embellishment. Perfect attention to detail. x

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    1. Thank you so much, Ruth.
      Your comments are always valued by me.
      You truly are an encourager :)

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  4. What a clever and gorgeous card, Donna. How lucky the person to receive it!

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  5. Thank you, Debbie. All comments cherished here :)

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  6. This is so elegant! I love the silhouette scene inside the window!

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  7. Thank you. So happy to receive such positive comments :)

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