Saturday, December 3, 2011
I love playing with new things! I received this window die, Poppystamps "Small Madison Window" (816) from Joan's Gardens yesterday and was excited to see what I could design with it. My card is 5.5" x 6". I started out by embossing the Tim Holtz Sizzix "Tall Pines" on the left side of vanilla card stock then placed the card stock into the Tim Holtz "Bricked" embossing folder and created a wall on the right side for my window. I used a small piece of card stock that would fit behind the window and embossed the tops of the "Tall Pines" on that piece so the trees would show behind the window. The trees were sponged using Forest Moss Distress Ink then the background sponged using Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I wanted to create a snowy appearance on the trees and used another new product I received from Joan's Gardens called "Mister Huey's Calico White Color Mist". The Distress Inks lighten when sprinkled with anything wet, and this Color Mist created a snowy effect. It doesn't show up that well in the photo above, but does look like it is snowing on the trees. Another great product! I forgot to tell you that I used a piece of "Eclipse Masking Tape" along the bricked wall so I wouldn't get color on it while sponging.
Next I wanted to create a pretty arrangement on the window. I used the new Cheery Lynn "Miniature Rose" die (B152) to create the small red flowers. I watched the video at Joan's Gardens and followed the instructions for creating these flowers. They were very easy to make. The white flower was die cut using the Marianne Design LR0121) dies. They were die cut using white card stock, embossed before taking out of the die then I used a red marker to create the red dots. A small punched sun (Punch Bunch) was placed in the center of this flower. Behind the flower I die cut some more new leaves I just received from Joan's Gardens. These are the Poppystamps "Gentle Leaf" (807). She also has another very pretty leaf called "Meadow Leaf (806) that I know you will want in your collection. For additional filler, I die cut one of the Marianne Design (LR0192) leaves in a darker green and placed it on top of the Poppystamps leaves. The flowers were attached with glue then some Martha Stewart branches were tucked in for additional filler. My arrangement needed a little more red, so I die cut two of the Memory Box "Crisp Bows" (98197) and clipped off the long part of the bow and tucked them in behind the white flower. I wanted to add a sentiment. I used one of the sentiments from the JustRite "Deck The Halls" stamp set on white card stock and trimmed it down to create a package. Another red Memory Box "Crisp Bow" was added to the package.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my first idea on how to use the pretty window die from Memory Box. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.
If you haven't checked it out yet, don't miss the items in the Joan's Gardens 12 Days of Christmas Sale today. Each day she has lots of great products we all love to use. I'm sure you know, but the wonderful thing about shopping at Joan's Gardens is that she only charges exactly what it costs for postage.