My project today shows how to make a large window with flowers using the Rubbernecker Window with Double Stitch. This die is so versatile and can be used to frame small images, sentiments, etc. The rectangle negative pieces left are stitched as well and are perfect to use for layering. Check out this link to all the different ways I have put the window to use. I paired the window with the Macrame Planters, Tall Terracotta Pots, Borders #2, Leaves and Greenery, Small Flowers #1 and Small Flowers #3.
The Card Base and Siding
- Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of blue cardstock and attach it to the white card base.
- Use white cardstock to cut several 4.25″ x 5..50″ strips.
- Start at the bottom of the card base and attach the siding strips to the card base using ATG adhesive, overlapping each layer as you work your way up.
- Cut the window frame using white cardstock.
- Use white cardstock to cut four sections of the Borders #2 to use as drapes.
- Cut a piece o designer paper to use inside the window opening.
- Apply strips mounting tape all the way around the back of the window.
- Cut the four borders to fit each of the windows and attach them to the mounting tape. Note: The border die sections are a little too short to create a full length drape. I used four to piece them together. Attaching the drapes to mounting tape created distance between the window and drapers.
- Attach a second layer of mounting tape to the back of the window and drapes and attach the designer paper section.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the window and attach it to the card base.
The Macrame Planter and Flower Pots
- Use white cardstock to cut the macrame hanger and yellow cardstock to cut the flower pots.
- Color the flower pots using Mango and Pumpkin inks from the Color Fuse Set #2 and a mini applicator.
- Cut the foliage using green cardstock and the small flowers using purple, yellow and pink cardstock.
- Form all the small flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the macrame hanger and attach it to the coordinating flower pot.
- Attach the long vine pieces to the macrame planter suing glossy accents. Cover the vines with purple flowers and attach with glossy accents.
- Attach foliage to the back of both flower pots using glossy accents. Cover the foliage with flowers and attach with glossy accents.
- Apply small dots of glossy accents in the flower centers and attach small pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drops.
- Attach the macrame planter and flower pots to the window using pieces of mounting tape.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this window with flowers card. Do you have dies that can be used in different ways? I would suggest you take a look at your die stash and see if you can come up with. I have used this particular window die and the rectangle pieces in several ways over the last couple of years. You might be surprised. You can find more window cards with flowers inspiration on this Pinterest link. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you are staying safe and sound at home.