Fall Window Scene

Good Friday morning.  It’s been quite a while since I made a window card.  I was looking through my stash of dies yesterday and found the My Favorite Things Classic Window set, brand new to me and never been opened.  I remember shopping and seeing this set and purchasing because I just “had”  to have it!    A few months later I  find it and realize I had never even taken it out of the wrapper.  Am I the only one that has this issue?  I doubt it very seriously because  most of the paper crafters I know are just as compulsive as me.  LOL!  So I decided to create a window card using fall colors and I really love how this turned out. The background was embossed using the Taylored Expressions Subway Tile embossing folder (another must have item purchased and never used). The scene was completed using the Impression Obsession Branches Corner, Tiny Flowers, Pumpkin Patch and the Lawn Fawn  Grassy Border.

KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 right

I started by brayering ink on the inside of the embossing folder and embossing the background.  I heat set the ink and then used the window die as a template to draw cutting lines for the see through window.  I used my kraft knife to cut the opening and then used thin strips of mounting tape to attach the window over the opening.  I attached a little green ribbon with glue dots on each of the drapery pieces and then attached them to the back of the of the window layer with double stick tape. I cut a couple green Branches Corner sections and cut the little branches apart and used them to fill the flower box with foliage  using glossy accents to attach them in place. I lightly sponged orange ink on the tiny flowers and used a brown marker to fill in the centers.  I used my stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage using glossy accents. The shutters were attached flat to the card base using double stick tape.

 KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 center

I attached two sections of grass using mounting tape.  I sponged orange ink on the pumpkins and used a green marker for the tops.  The pumpkins were attached in place using pieces of mounting tape.  I cut a Branches Corner in white and colored the branches using a brown Copic marker.  I lightly sponged orange and red on all the leaves and then added tips of green on several of them using a green marker.  The branch section was attached using mounting tape.  I cut the lowest branch off so it wouldn’t totally cover the window and attached it to another area using glossy accents.

I had originally planned on using a piece of green striped designer paper behind the window but the orange made the whole scene pop.  I attached the window scene to the orange layer using double layers mounting tape and then attached the whole scene to the card base using double stick tape.

KC My Favorite Things Classic Window 1 left

You can check out my  See Thru Window tutorial to get an idea of how I made this opened window.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


10 thoughts on “Fall Window Scene”

  1. How pretty! I love the fall blossoms and the pretty pumpkins under the window. Your technique for the bricks is awesome. Thanks for the directions on how to re-create this sweet design.
    No, oh, no! I never have bought ANY scrappy supplies and stashed them away and forgotten they were there or never used them….BWAHAHAHAHA! Ahhhh…that was such a good laugh! Please wait until I wipe the tears from my eyes from laughing so hard.
    There. Seriously, I don’t know why but I have a problem. See it. Want it. Forget why I had to have it so bad at the time. At least you dig them out and make these beautiful cards. Usually when I do finally come across the stash and I dig it out to put it to use, I am so glad I did get it. Maybe I need to do some cleaning soon and schedule more paper crafting time into my day.
    Thanks for sharing and giving me a smile. I always enjoy a stop by your blog! 🙂

  2. Kittie, I’m with auntie em…. oh my no, I NEVER double up…or forget what I bought. Well, maybe once in a while… You see, there is this blog that I follow religiously, and she is always making such cute cards and so I HAVE to HAVE the dies so I can make them too and then in going through my stash of dies, (after the purchase) I find I have 2 & occasionally 3. At least I know what blog I go to when I need to see why I had to have it….lol… hint hint hint… (yes it’s you..lol).
    I love this card but haven’t had much luck in brayering the inside of the embossing folder. I’ve tried to do with with a different brick embossing folder…. Maybe you could do a tutorial on how to do it? Yanno, brayering 101. Or braying for dummies… lol
    I do love this card. It makes me think of autumn & how much cooler it will be outside. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity….

  3. I absolutely adore this window card! Sure wish I had all the dies to duplicate it, but will have to “make-do” with things on hand! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. So my dear just how many windows do you have…because you have made other gorgeous one and this one is no slouch….lovely….I wondered when I first saw it as the curtains are different…flowing…I cut all dies when I first get them…that way I have used them…ah…sorta…well they have been cut. For Mz Cookie…for you EB folder just try swiping your ink pad all over the EB if Braying is bot your thing…that is what I do just because it is easy.
    And Yes, Kittie does send us shopping for sure…..we all have Kittie Suppies don’t we….

  5. Good Afternoon, kittie WOW! this is magnificent. Just love the colors, and the whole layout is outstanding. I too find myself impulsive with buying dies at times, and find, creative juices change if I don’t use them right then, later will come and be thankful I have them. It isn’t easy to keep up with the changes, but Kittie; your blog always helps me to think out of the box, and use what I have; and the new ones add to the creation thinking. thank you so so much for your details and tutorials, they are a blessing…….have a good week-end. ,,,,,hugs my friend.

  6. Wow Kittie…..this is a Wonderful Fall Window Scene!!
    It’s again such an card, that only You can make!! Really GREAT!!
    It makes me happy to watch this card, Kittie!!
    Thanks for the Treat for my eyes.
    Have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Eva.

  7. This is an AWESOME card!!!Can you explain in a little more detail how you did the brick on this one…I have the subway tile folder…just confused on how you got this to look like bricks….did you use paste or brown embossing powder??? Thanks!!


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