January 27, 2014

DYI- Window Scene Card

Sandy here from A Working Mom's Joy to bring you today's post for She's a Sassy Lady.  I recently made this card with the challenge being a Winter Scene.  This is a DYI- paper piecing card.  There are many window dies on the market but I don't have one and didn't have time to order one so getting out my trusty scissors, I created my own.

Here is what I used for this project: Momento Sky Blue ink, glue pen, white/blue/brown cardstock, small pattern papers, scissors, white paint pen (not showm), digi stamp and little images from a 12x12 design paper pad.

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First, I chose small prints for my "curtains and wallpaper". Then, taking my blue card, I dotted "snow" using the white marker pen.
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To give the card dimension, I used foam pop up tape. Here you can see how I free- handed the curtain shape and then cut them out.
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Using brown card stock, I cut strips and ran them in the Cuttlebug with the wood embossing folder. For my smaller piece, I added foam pop up tape.
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With the white card stock, I free- cut a couple of "snowy hills". I also inked the edges with the Sky Blue ink.
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Now the fun part is seeing the pieces come together! I added a small piece of brown to the top to be my "curtain rod". I also cut out a couple to make up the window panes.
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I wanted a snowman and tree that you could see "outside" so I cut them from designer paper that can in a Christmas 12x12 paper pad.
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My digi stamp is from Sunsational Stamps. He is actually peeking out of the stocking but I just colored him and cut him away from the stocking. I'll save the stocking for another card. I also colored hit stocking cap to make it wintery and not Christmasy. I used Spectrum Nior markers to color this little guy.
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And here we go, a cute card with dimension.
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The final DYI Window Scene card!
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Hope you like it and learned a new to you technique!


BethAnn M said...

That is adorable! Thank you for sharing this technique, as I don't have a window die, either. BethAnn M.

Charlotte C said...

Your card is just too adorable. Great job.

Dianne said...

Great idea. Like the teddy bear in the window peeking inside. Great design.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing your process in creating this lovely scene for your card ;)

Karon said...

Oh my goodness this is so adorable! TFS

Lisa said...

Love your card, it is so cute. Love the tree and snowman in the background. You did a great job on the window.

Barb Smith said...

Interesting technique doing the background. A little imagination with stamps is always fun. Great job.

Barb. from Toronto, Canada

Marilyn said...

This is so adorable!!! I am a new follower

Unknown said...

Sandy this card is awesome!! Love your tutorial!!