Hi card making friends, my share today is the Stampin Up Happy Home Window Card.
Our Challenge for this week is a colour challenge:
and here is what I decided to do with it: (I confess, Rose Red and Garden Green are not my favorite S.U. colors, so I have been procrastinating about this card until the VERY LAST MINUTE…..LOL And I just wanted to say, the Happy Home Stamp Set (and bundle) are retiring, but the Hearth & Home Thinlits have moved to the new catalog….which leaves me to believe that there must be another awesome stamp set coming to go with it in the Fall and Winter Catalog yeah!…
But you can still order the Bundle NOW and Save 15%
Sandi’s Tips & Tricks:
- First I needed some wallpaper for the background of my card, so I inked up the Brushstrokes background stamp with Crumb Cake Ink and placed a piece of Whisper White card stock over it…
- Next I used the “Direct to Rubber” technique and I coloured the stamp with the markers, huffed on it with my breath to moisten it again and stamped it onto a piece of watercolour paper. Once the ink was dry, I used a damp Aqua Painter, and ran it over the tree to blend the ink a bit, then using the Garden Green Ink Pad lid, I added some light green to the grassy image.
- Next I die cut the window from Thick Whisper White, used the inside of the window and a pencil to mark where to cut out the window in my “wallpaper” piece.
- Next I adhered the water coloured image to the back of the wallpaper piece before attaching it to my card base.
- Then I attached the”window” with Dimensionals to pop it up just a bit.
- I wanted my flowers a little “water coloury” too, so instead of punching them from a piece of Rose Red, I grabbed a scrap of watercolour paper, coloured it with my ink pad lid and aqua painter and when dry, used my Itty Bitty Accents flower punch to punch them out.
WARNING – sadly, this Itty Bitty Punch set is on the retired list – it’s a staple in my stamping and card making, so I ordered a spare, just a heads up!…
- For the leaves I used the Bird Builder Punch and a scrap of Garden Green.
- and here is where I cheated on the colour challenge, haha…I used a scrap of the Corrugated Paper in (Kraft) GASP!…because I wanted the texture for my window box….I attached it with Dimensionals so it popped up a bit too.
- I added the leaves and flowers with glue dots and embellished the flower centers with medium sized Basic Pearls!
- Card Base: Crumb Cake 4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2 – Card front “wallpaper” Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4
- Window: Thick Whisper White 3 x 4
- Watercolour Paper for the scene 3-3/4 x 4
- Flowers: Scrap of watercolour paper
- Leaves: Scrap of Garden Green
Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you enjoyed the projects.