Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Window Card

This card was made using the colors  Navy, Rust, and Gold.  I used a JustRite stamp on the front, along with a border.   I colored these with metallic watercolors on the watering can, Tombow markers on the flowers and leaves, and gold Smooch on the flower centers and the acorns.  I also painted the Smooch aroung the edge of the oval, then layered onto a navy blue scalloped oval.  This was layered on top of a rust piece that was embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder and Versamark ink rubbed over it.  The flowers are quilled out of gold paper with a rust center.  The butterfly is from a punch, with gold smooch for the body.  All of this is layered onto gold and than a navy blue base card.

When the card is opened a window/tunnel is revealed with a JustRite saying inside.  The saying is stamped in navy blue onto a rust scalloped oval, with distress ink sponged onto the edges to darken them.  Then is is layered onto a gold scalloped oval. 

The window is created by cutting a rectangle out of the rust cardstock and layering gold behind it with a smaller rectangle window cut out so you see a small edge of gold around the window.  The navy blue frame is cut from a Spellbinder die and sponged with Versamark ink to bring out the design.  I also used a Cuttlebug embossing border folder to create the leaves and swirls on each side and once again brought the design out with Versamark.  All of this is layered onto the inside of the navy blue card.  It came out very pretty, but a bit bulky.  Next time I might need to use lighter weight cardstock or paper if I am going to do so many layers.

This has been entered into the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday #129 - create a window card
JustRite Friday Challenge #044 - Color (Navy, Rust, and Gold)
The Shabby Tea Room#36 - What are you thankful for


Debbie said...

So lovely ... I {heart} the embossing!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Dana said...

Amazing!!! I will have to try this! The recipient is sure to be awed!