November 3, 2015


Forever Young and Pretty

For the feminine woman who loves pink, flowers, birds and sparkle, this card knocked it out of the park on all points.  Two Fall birthdays in my family are for women I dearly love; my sister and my daughter. I made two different versions of the card to suit their individual personalities. Here is the first one.

window bday card with sparkle and shine, front by Grace Baxter

I've been making a lot of cards lately with various kinds of windows. For this large window style, the inside has to be just as pretty as the front.
Card size is 5-3/4" square.

The window is a sturdy acrylic that I embossed with birds and leaves (perfect for my gardener recipient).

window bday card with sparkle and shine, inside by Grace Baxter

The cardstock I used for the front frame and inside verse are both from DCWV Cherry Limade Stack. The selections in this book are all beautiful -- some have foil accents, some have glitter. Sparkly model on the front is cut from DCWV Glitzy Glitter, and it surely IS that! The hardest part was choosing one from the many great options!

I was inspired to make this card by Sheila, of She's a Sassy Lady blog. Sheila shared a tutorial two years ago and I loved what she did with it.  Link to Sheila's original post and video: Making a window card with a large window

One more picture of this design 

Light shining through the "glass" reflects swirly branches and birds.
Watch for my next post featuring a similar design.
Drop by Grace Notes for Today

Wishing you a sparkling, beautiful day!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Grace this card is stunning, I thought it was mine for a minute! You did great. Thanks for sharing today!

Boopster said...

Beautiful card! I love the sparkles, embossing and flowers.

Charlotte C said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Grace.

Cocoa's Mom said...

SO elegant, Grace! I love the embossing on the acetate and how the inside of your card is as beautifully finished as the outside. Lovely!

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the window.