Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joan's Weekly Challenge Window Top Card

Front of card when closed



This photo shows the window in the top of the card.


When you open the card, the doily and flowers are inside.


We have a fun challenge for you this week at Joan's Gardens.  We want you to create a "Window Top Card".   You can get all the information about the challenge on Joan's Blog.

This is a 5.5" square card.  A piece of design paper from the Bo Bunny "Gabrielle Collection" was attached to the front.  Open the card out flat, then tape the Cheery Lynn "Italian Flourish" doily die in the center of the design paper,  Run it through your die cut machine.  Be sure to run it through until all the detail in the doily is cut.  Remove  the cut doily from the center of the card.  I found that the design paper stuck to the white card stock even though they were not glued together so I cut another "white" doily with the same die for the inside.  The edges of the cut area were sponged with green ink to give it a finished look.  A piece of green card stock was placed on the inside of the card.  The doily was attached (have glue on back of it) by closing the front of the card and placing it in the same position through the opening so it fits perfect when the card is closed. 

The flowers were created using two Martha Stewart flower punches: the "Cornflower" and the "Cosmo" punches.   The ends of the petals were sponged using the same color as the flower to darken just the ends.  The flowers were then shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit.  The stamens were created using three medium punched suns.  They were cut as I have explained in earlier posts and layered to create fullness.  The green leaves do not show up very well in the photo because they are the same color as the back ground.  I used the Oak Leaf punch then sponged the edges and shaped them also with the tool kit.  The flowers were first attached to the doily then the leaves and Martha Stewart branches tucked in to give it fullness. 

On the front of the card I attached a sentiment from JustRite.  The sentiment is from the "Birthday Sentiments Set" and the frame from the JustRite "Just A  Note Set".  They were stamped with black VersaFine ink and clear embossed.  It was cut out with scissors then attached to a piece of black card stock.  I cut around it again leaving a small black border.  Two Martha Stewart butterflies and a yellow silk bow were attached to complete the card.

Hope you will join us this week. 

10 comments:

Patti P. said...

Selma, this is stunningly beautiful. Such depth and texture make this a gift unto itself. Tfs and how you always explain your creation so well.

Olga said...

well you've done it again, this is breath taking, not only the flowers but your layout and all the details, fantastic!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Just how do you do it Selma... these cards must take you hours! So pretty! Totally a "WOW" card!

Bette said...

Selma, I absolutely love your cards - the flowers just are so realistic and beautiful. But I must say, you are running me into the poor house, buying all the punches you use to make them. Thank you so much for the tutorials, I could not even begin to try such a project without them. And a big thanks to Joan too! p.s. I love your blog, so pretty.

Jose said...

Selma you amaze me so you so many wonderful ideas,and they all turn into wonderful cards
Jose x

CraftinGranny said...

Oh my, there aren't enough adjectives to describe this card so I won't even try other than to say you have created a beautiful masterpiece. "Hugs" Carol

Nancy said...

Just WOW! No other words. ;)

velta said...

creative to the max and especially gorgeous :)

Kerrie said...

OMG... this is just stunning....

Anonymous said...

Nice card and I sure like that delicate dollie in the back ground ..

Joyce B

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