Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a window with a view

I had so much fun last night at my Technique Tuesday class! There are so many neat projects you can make with the new Framelit and Edgelit Dies. While most projects you make will most likely use the "positive" die-cut, you can also use the "negative" to create a framed look. If you add a layer of acetate, you've got yourself a cute little window  :}
After seeing a window card that another demonstrator made using a Framelit from the 'Labels Collection,' I really wanted to try a window card using a Framelit from the 'Hearts Collection.' Wedding season will be here soon enough (and therefore bridal showers and anniversaries), so it will be nice to have a beautiful card ready to go.
There are quite a few steps on this card, so I'll try to remember them all  ;)
I worked on the Blushing Bride layer of card stock first. After die cutting the heart from the center, I used the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder to add texture, distressed the edges for more texture, and then highlighted those details by sponging Blushing Bride ink around the edges.
I spritzed Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz onto a 4 x 5-1/4" layer of Twitterpated DSP, and adhered that layer to my Riding Hood Red card base. After stamping the flowery heart from the Take It to Heart stamp set, I used a heart Framelit to cut it out, and then I sponged the edges in Blushing Bride ink. To make sure I placed that heart in the center, I set the window-frame layer on the card front so I could use it as a placement guide. Once I had the center image adhered, I was ready to work on the rest of the card.
I used mini Glue Dots to adhere the 3-1/2 x 4-1/2" Window Sheet layer to the back of the Blushing Bride window frame. Then I used Dimensionals to adhere the window layer to the card.
After the window card is assembled, it's just pure fun to embellish the front. For this card, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweetly Said stamp set in Basic Gray ink onto a Whisper White strip (die cut using the Petal Cone Bigz L die). To adhere the sentiment, I used one Dimensional on the left end and two stacked Dimensionals in the center.
The card was getting a little too Valentiney, so I added the pop of Island Indigo and Basic Gray. The his & hers hearts and the fun little ribbon treatment are the perfect over-the-top finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today... stay tuned for more projects using the Framelit and Edgelit Dies  :}

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  1. Great card and use of window sheets and heart framelits. Love the addition of the blue.


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