Good Sunday morning. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. My husband worked yesterday so I had lots of time to be at my craft desk. As you know well by now I love making window cards. I received the new Poppystamps Small Madison Window Set in the mail on Friday. I couldn’t wait to take it out for a spin. It is the perfect little set for someone who hasn’t taken the leap into buying window dies yet. You get the window, shutters, flower/window box, a tiny die full of precious flowers and stems all in the same set. Poppystamps also created a Large Madison Window Set but it is still on my wish list. I know, I know! I have lots of window dies but can a girl ever have too many?
I cut the window, shutters and window box in all white as I wanted to have a completely white palette to allow the flowers, the yellow inside the window and the butterflies to be the main focus. I used the window die as a template to draw lines to cut the opening for the window. I cut the Impression Obsession Border Duo 1 decorative border and attached them to the back of the window with double stick tape. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the window and attached over top of the window opening. The shutters were attached with thin strips of mounting tape as well. I attached the yellow designer paper to the card base with ATG and then attached the whole window base over top of it with mounting tape.
I cut the flowers in pink, yellow and lavender so I could have a springy window box. I formed all the flowers with my tiny tipped stylus and molding pad. I cut the stem section three times and attached the tiny flowers with glossy accents. I applied a 1/4” piece of double stick tape to the back of the window box and attached the stems of flowers. I cut one Impression Obsession Leafy Branch and attached in behind the flowers to add some height and depth and then attached a few flowers to them as well. I applied a double layer of mounting tape to the back of the window box and attached it to the card base. I attached three tiny butterflies for the finishing touch.
Here’s a closer view of the window box and flowers.
Check out my See Thru Window tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I make my open window cards. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your day.
Card size” 5.50” x 4.25”