I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Yesterday, hubby and I had to go to Banstead to collect our new spectacles. We went straight from Sharon’s after I’d had my nails done. We were both very hungry, and I suggested we went to the Woolpack for lunch. The Woolpack is the traditional English pub where I had lunch with the ladies from Church on Thursday. Hubby and I haven’t dined at this pub previously, but will certainly be dining there again soon! The food and the atmosphere was really great. The service was a bit slow, but they were very busy, and we weren’t in a rush!
Today’s video is a variation of another window card I did a while ago, where the image seen through the window was on the inside back of the card. With today’s window card, the image seen through the window is on a folded Whisper White Cardstock (CS), inside a Highland Heather CS card. The inside card is about half an inch smaller on all sides to the main outside card. As the smaller white card has been adhered on the back only, when the card is opened, the recipient will see the outside of the front page of the white card with the image. When they open that page they will see the double page with the greeting, plus a smaller stamped and coloured image.
If I haven’t explained this very well, you’ll see what I mean by the photographs! The Balmy Blue card is the first card I made, but I didn’t put any layers on the outside front. On the Grapefruit Grove card, I added a Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer. Oh, boy! What a difference it made! My original idea was to colour the images with Stampin’ Blends. Fortunately I realised before I’d started that I couldn’t do that because they bleed through the cardstock, and would be visible from the back.
Although the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set is a t wo-step stamp set, I coloured the flowers and vases freehand, using Marker Pens. I love colouring these flowers because it’s so easy to get great results! In the video, I forgot to use my Granite Grey Marker Pen to add some ground around the vase to stop it looking like it’s floating in mid-air! As you can see in the photographs, I grounded the vase later! When I made the Balmy Blue card, I added some Crushed Curry in the centres of the flowers. As an alternative I added Rhinestones on the Highland Heather card, but painted the flowers inside the card with Crushed Curry in the centres.
This is a very easy card to make, and looks a lot more special than a single fold card. I hope you decide to give it a go. That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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