Monday, November 2, 2015

House of Cards - Stamped and Cut Window

A new monthly challenge began yesterday at House Of Cards.  This time you are asked to make a stamped and cut window card.  Mynn has a tutorial for you if you're not sure how.   I used a die cut to create the window for my front panel.  Make sure you choose a die cut that will look good with the sentiment you plan to use.  My sentiment is rectangle shaped so a long label die was perfect.  Next I stamped flowers and leaves around the cut window and then embossed the panel to add a little more texture. 

I distressed the cover of my card base, set the die cut panel over the card to help me determine where to stamp my sentiment and used a stamp-a-majig to get perfect alignment.
To adhere the panel I used adhesive foam tape.  It really adds dimension to that window and makes your card look so fussy.  I hand trimmed an extra flower and leaves and adhered them inside the die cut window.
So fun right?  And score !  Another holiday card done!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Big Bloom Poinsettia, Alpine Christmas (Sentiment)
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Victoria
Dies:  Top Dog Dies Pocket Page Banner
Ink:  Memento / Ranger Distress Spun Sugar


Desire Fourie said...

Pure delight. Loving the cheerful flower frame.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Mynn xx said...

Jeanne, this is absolutely STUNNING! I LOVE the bold, bright colors you used, the fabulous stamps, and the amazing texture! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

JJ Bolton said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamping AND the embossing together!

jonim52 said...

Very pretty stamped window card for our House of Cards challenge. Love the colors you chose!

Craftychris said...

This is so bright and beautiful - I adore it! xxx

Lisa Elton said...

Oh wow, is this ever PRETTY Jeanne!!

Joyce said...

This is so pretty, Jeanne.

Diane Jaquay said...

The combination of embossing and stamping on this is really lovely, Jeanne!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Jeanne!! I love the bright colors for Christmas and your beautiful sentiment, fab embossing too! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards this month!
Hugs, Tammy

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! Love the embossing/stamping combo. The brightly colored frame is so pretty!

sue t. said...

Jeanne- I don't think there will be anyone who can top your creation in my book. It is GORGEOUS!!!! I sooooo might have to CASE it Thank you for joining us at The House of Cards this month!!

Dotty Jo said...

What a fab, fab, fabulous creation! Love how you've used the technique - your card is a delight, Jo x HOC

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others who have expressed admiration and awe for your gorgeous floral-and-framed card! Stunning!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is just gorgeous, Jeanne! I love your sharp combination of stamps and embossing, and it all fits together beautifully! It's so vivid and fresh! LOVE it! Thanks for joining us over at House of Cards!
Take Care!

Monika Reeck said...

woooww Jeane
first I love your flower so bright and happy colors
adorable embossed paper
and lovely sentiment inside the window
very beautiful christmas card
I love this
many thanks for joininig us at House Of Cards
Monika (DT Member)

Unknown said...

OMG! I absolutely LOVE your card! Love the bright colors surrounding the window, and the embossed texture! Thank you for joining our November Challenge at the House of Cards.
Ruza, HOC-Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Karen P said...

I am so beyond happy that I popped over to take a much closer look at this one! It's a beautiful use of the technique and you've added a lovely twist to it. I just adore the fact that you stamped the images and then gave them texture - I've never thought to do that! Then I did a double take - you created a really beautiful Christmas card too - bliss, this is absolutely bliss to me! Thank you so much for entering our November Challenge. I hope we see you again for the December challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)

Pat said...

Wow! Lovely colourful bright card for Christmas! Thank you for joining in with HOC challenge! Pat x