October 30, 2010

Gypsy Made Simple - Large Window Cards

Isn't this a great card? I love the glittery look to it and the feel of it as the complete base of the card is so nice and thick. Today you will learn how you can make a large window card with more than one component on the inside. So, go get something to drink, turn your Gypsy on and lets get to work. Don't be afraid to put me on pause and go back and get a step completed so you can go on to the next step. By the time you watch both videos you will have a 5x5 window card completed and ready to cut!

On video one we get the base of the card completed and ready for welding.
This is a close up of my Gypsy screen of the complete base of the card.
This is a close up of the layers separated for cutting.


On video two you will make copies of your components weld your base and complete the card. I also eautiful as can be!want to make note that there were indeed cards made from the last two weeks, I had the linky on there wrong so it didn't show, when I fixed that there they were as can be!
Look at the YUMMY papers I picked out so shiny and glittery! I just wish you could see this card in person as it is much prettier than the photos!
First I scored my card then I trimmed the inside crease off so it would fold perfectly and my cuts would line up. Then I took the front base and just dabbed a little black ink on the crease.
In this photo you can see when I Glue it down you will not be able to notice the crease.
I used glue in the center and my ATG on the outer edges.
I places the mesh over the letters on the mat as it was easier to transport and then line up on the final card.
Here is the inside of the card. Since my base was black and white I did not ink the edges of the sentiments paper.
I used the I-Rock setter to set the gems in. Personally I think I should have used a larger gem but that is all I had.... Oh my I feel a shopping trip coming on! (Note, I did shop and got all kinds of goodies along with plenty of new gems!!!)
Didn't this turn out awesome? I just love the window cards.
That's it for today and I want to thank you for spending time with me, I sure hope you learned something new and enjoyed today's projects.  That wasn't as hard to do as you thought, was it?

Now I CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE A CARD AND LINK IT UP TO MY BLOG so we can see what you did and how much you are growing with your skills. These skills that you are learning will be your stepping stones for everything you design in the future. Remember if you have any questions be sure to email me at ShesASassyLady@hotmail.com or if there is any area that you want me to cover please do the same as I am using your questions and suggestions for future Gypsy Made Simple features.

Thanks for your continued support and sweet words of encouragement. Your comments are what inspire me to share with you.
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11 comments:

Lori Apgar said...

Sheila ~ Your cards continue to amaze me!! I love the multiple pieces welded around the window!

Debbie said...

Sheila you amaze me with your creativity! Every time I think how can she possibly come up with something new, you do! Love the added bling on the crown. I won an I-Rock from Imaginisce and still haven't used it. Even though I do not own a Gypsy I applaud you for your wonderful tutorials!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Shelia, I haven't had a chance to watch your videos yet, but wanted to tell you the cartridge I used for the sock cupcake was the cupcake wrapper. I need to go put that on my blog.. shame on me for not putting that on. Thanks for always leaving me such encouraging comments.. hugs

Lori said...

Thanks so much for taking your creative time to post videos and help us all learn...ok this may be a silly question, but I don't understand why you would go to all the trouble to weld and such...why not just cut the base card and then the additional pieces and then just glue them on the card where you would want them...does it need the extra support of the double image for the space inside the card?Hugs Lori
lorileng@bellsouth.net

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lori, that is an excellent question and yes the card would be too weak that is why I weld the items together. The last thing you want to happen is your card fall apart when they look at it, or worse yet when they show it off!! So welding is important.

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheila, this is a great card! And it's so interesting with all the attention to detail!!! Great job!

Jeannie said...

Totally amazing! I love this idea! Thank you for such a great project! It is something I've wanted to do for a while!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Shelia, I so enjoy your videos. AND I agree if we don't make them it's not going to help us. I hope I have some time to try to make one, I may have to such scraplift yours if that's ok. Thank you so much for taking the time to do these awesome videos.

CraftyGirl said...

Sheila... you really are the queen of welding pieces together for you cards!! this is another fabulous one!! I really need to work on my card making skills so maybe I will give this one a try!!
Barb :)

Gramjak said...

Awesome and such a great tutorial! I will make it this afternoon and attempt to link it! (that's the hard part for me!) HA!!

Trick or Treat, everyone!!!

mforquer said...

So wonderful Sheila!!! Sorry it's taken me until now to comment! I watched it and had to run Saturday - Awesome card and thanks again for another wonderful tutorial!
Melissa