After a few other errands, we headed home and I looked at the latest tutorial on SCS - Frosted Window. I love this technique and wanted to give it a try. I read the tutorial by Holly and also watched the video tutorial (click here to see the tutorial). I loved both sample cards from the tutorials, but was really intrigued by Beate's embellishment of a scalloped ring to accent the main image. She had added rhinestones to the ring to give it a lot of bling and I really liked the look, so used the same idea on my card. This is a 5 1/2" square card. Hope you like.
Stamps: Daisy Thanks (Stampendous)
Paper: Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White (SU!); vellum
Ink: Pink Piroutte, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Sizzix large scalloped circle die-cut, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Big Shot, large half-pearls, adhesives and dimensionals
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I stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock and also onto vellum. I colored in the image on the Whisper White cardstock with the darker shades of Stampin' Write markers (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight). I colored the back of the vellum in lighter shades (Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, So Saffron).
I mounted the vellum on top of the cardstock image, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth between the two images, but making sure to carefully line them up. I mounted the image onto a piece of So Saffron cardstock. With a second piece of So Saffron, I used my Big Shot and Nestabilities circle to cut a circle in the middle. I mounted the top cardstock with the circle cut-out overtop of the image, again popping it up with dimensionals to add more depth.
I cut a large scallop circle from Basic Black cardstock. I ran the scallop circle through my Big Shot again, cutting out the middle with a smaller circle die-cut (same size as the circle cut from the So Saffron cardstock. I now had a scalloped ring of black. I placed large half-pearls in each scallop and then glued the ring onto the front of my card.
I mounted the whole main image onto a card base of Basic Black.
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On another subject, I'm going to include a couple of pictures from Christmas. This is my grand-doggie, Penny (with Jer) ... it's her first Christmas with the family. She is so adorable and funny. I couldn't get over how she crossed her back legs when Jer was holding her ... take a look.
Isn't she precious??!!