I started by painting a piece of cardboard with Weathered Wood Distress Crackle Paint and heat dried.
Using a fairly dry brush I lightly applied Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. .
I spread the white paint out some with my fingers.
I marked off every 1/2 inch across the top and bottom of the cardstock. Using a ruler to keep my line straight and the pick end of the leaf tool from the Accessory Tool Kit I scored down each section to create the appearance of boards. I lightly sanded all the lines when I was finished to remove loose paint and paper.
I used a file from the Basic Grey Precision File Set to distress the window and flower box to create the appearance of flaking paint with the wood showing through.
I distressed several places on the inside and outside edges of the window.
I hand cut and crimped some white cardstock to create cottage curtains for the windows and used the Border Duo 2 scalloped die to create a valance. I couldn’t resist using red gingham ribbon as tiebacks for the curtains. I think it adds another touch of country to this project. I attached the window to the card base with mounting tape.
I used the Grass Border to create the stems for the flowers and attached them to the back of the flower box. I attached the flower box with three layers of mounting tape so it would stick out a little past the window. I formed tiny flowers made with the Flower Mound and attached them to the stems with glossy accents. I love the country feel of this card. It seems that country blue, red and white are such a perfect color combination for “country projects”.
I hope you are inspired to try your hand at making a weathered wood project.
Card size: 5.5” x 4.25”