Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Technique - Frosted Window

Today the crafty girls were scheduled to come over for a day of twine card-making ... but we had our first big snowfall of the year and the roads weren't in the best shape this morning so we decided to cancel. That left me with a "free" day so hubby and I headed out to our son's place to see a new kitchen island that he just installed - it's awesome!

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.

"Frosted Daisies"

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??!!

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