A Window Card That Is…… A Window!!

Who doesn’t love a window card? You get a peek into something fun or special, getting a little secret view. It got me thinking – what about peeking inside a WINDOW window card? I played around a little and I just love what I came up with!  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Window 4 Pane, Bird House, Borders #1, Grass, Small Birds, Cats, Leaves and Greenery and Tiny Flower Buds.

 

A window card that looks like an actual window complete with a tiny window shade and a kitty on the sill

The See Thru Window 

  • Place the window die on the card base and use it as a stencil to draw pencil lines as a guide for cutting the opening.

Use your window die cut to make a window card that looks like an actual see through window!

  • Place the card base on a cutting mat.
  • Use a craft knife to cut about an 1/8′ outside the pencil lines.  Note:  You could use a rectangle die to cut the window opening if you have one that is just the right size.

Cutting the opening for a window card through brick patterned paper

  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the window.

Creating the actual window frame for today's window card with foam tape on the detailed die cut from Rubbernecker

  • Line the window up over the opening and attach to the card base.

The detail window frame for today's window card being placed over the cut out openings

  • Apply double stick tape to the front side of the window shade.
  • Attach the window shade piece directly to the back of the window opening on the inside of the card.

Adding the tiny window shade for today's adorable window card made using die cuts from Rubbernecker

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the front side of the designer paper wallpaper.

The "wallpaper" background for today's window card that looks like an actual window in a brick wall!

  • Line up the wallpaper section over the window opening and attach to the inside of the card base.

Your are creating visual dimension by popping the window up on the front side of the card and popping the wallpaper section up on the inside of the card.  Notice how the window shade and cat stands away from the wallpaper and the window stands away from the window shade.  

What better than a window card than one that looks like an actual window like this one made with die cuts all from Rubbernecker

The main focus of my post today is to show step by step photos of how I created this see thru window.  I created the brick background using a brick stencil, a large blender brush and mini applicators.  The embellished birdhouse, flowers, foliage and cat in the window helps create a fun scene with the window being the main focus.

Check out my Window category to see lots of fun window card projects. 

Today's window card made to look like an actual window with details all from die cuts from Rubbernecker

 

Does this make you want to make a WINDOW window card? What would you put in YOUR window? Share with me in the comments and perhaps I will make another one in the future using your idea as an inspiration.

 
5157D window 4 pane
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Bird House Die Cut 5147-11D
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5160-01D Borders #1
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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English Brick Wall Stencil
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Creating a see thru window card is so much fun.