Saturday, September 14, 2013

Clean and Simple Window Fun

Good morning, and welcome to the weekend.  It's Saturday, so it's my day to post at the Scraptownlady Blog.  I've had so many folks drop me a message saying how much they like seeing some simpler creations using these beautiful products, so I tried another clean and simple card for you today. This card uses one stamp set, 2 sheets of designer paper, some ink, a scrap of ribbon, and adhesive.  Yep, that's all!

This is the card front, complete with a huge OOPS!  Do you see it?  As I was adhering my focal panel with ScorTape, I realized I had not distressed the panel edges.  I tried to grab it before it stuck, but it was not to be.  So, enjoy this crooked creation :)

This is the inside top of the card.  I like to keep the entire bottom free, when writing my Chemo Buddies, or Senior Buddies. This card will go to my Senior Buddy, so I need to write a lengthy note!

Using the beautiful patterned papers, I sponged some ink, and stamped the Flourishes images directly onto a scrap, just large enough to fit behind the Grand Madison Window Die.  The window was die cut, also from the patterned paper!  It was sponged to distress it a bit, and adhered with dimensional foam for some added delight. 

Put everything together with some pretty ribbon, and TA-DA!  Clean, simple, and a bit of Window Fun!

I have a new box of Scraptownlady fall themed yumminess on the way, so be watching for some brand new items next week!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Designer Tip:  When I receive a handmade card, I love when it has dimension - popped up items, wiggly things, soft and fluffy ribbons, etc., so next time you are creating, be sure to add something fun.  Whoever finds your card in their mailbox will not be able to resist touching and feeling all the goodness!

Scraptownlady Supplies:
Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window
Flourishes Sweet Days of Summer Clear Stamps
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 'Oliver White Floral'
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 'Oliver Yellow Floral'
ScorTape 1/4"
3-D Foam Squares
May Arts C'est Joli! Ruban Variation 3/8" Blue/Brown
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Rusty Hinge'
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Dried Marigold'

Other Supplies:
Perfect Layers Rulers (see sidebar for details)


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Curt in Indy said...

I love cards with window frames on them. . .as a matter of fact, I am working on a Halloween card using my window die. I would have never noticed your "oops" if you had not pointed it out. This is a wonderful card. Hope all is well! Hugs, Curt

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a charming card - love the window scene you created - I must use my window die - Just have too much stuff!!! You are getting the CAS down to a science.

Danni said...

So pretty! Love the way you used the silhouette and window!

Netty said...

I love CAS cards Patti and your card is made totally magical by using the window frame, hugs Annette x

*Vicki* said...

Gosh this is just amazing Patti!! Love the window and stunning colorful sky!! :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend! HUGS

Pat (mspfd) said...

Perfect image for a perfect window card. Love it, Patti! Enjoy your weekend!!

KellyRae said...

Clean and simple with LOTS of fun detail. Love the distressed color on the window frame and the darling scene you created.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, really like that image, and how you displayed her in the window! You're senior buddy will enjoy her mail!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So lovely card Patti! Have a gorgeous weekend. hugs, Helena

Lynne in NI said...

Nope, wouldn't have noticed it wasn't straight until you pointed it out ... but then straight edges aren't exactly my forte LOL. Gorgeous card Patti, your sponged sky is so pretty through your window :)

Auntie Em said...

Your card is sooo sweet Patti! I love the colour of the pretty sky behind the little lady and it's such a sweet touch to see it through the window. (And we never say our cards might be stuck together a little wonky. It's simply the way the camera captured it when we photographed it!) lol
I am sure whoever you send it to will forget all their troubles for a little while and just enjoy their lovely message and thoughtfulness of their special friend who thought of them. Cheers! {{{hugs}}} :)

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful silhouette card. I love the window!

Glenda Atkins said...

The silhouette image is fabulous and love the window frame, wonderfully designed Patti, great card!

Audrey Frelx said...

You say "clean and simple"... I say beautiful!!!

richardbreaks said...

Just beautiful. I love that window die; it makes everything through it look wonderful!

Beth Norman said...

This is so darn cute. I like the silhouette image behind the window. Al spied it as he's sitting beside me and went crazy over the window idea.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card!

Amanda Mertz said...

Such a perfect scene! The image and the window are precious! TFS!

Cheryl W said...

What a perfect window scene. I love it!

MaryH said...

Well, I looked & looked, and I don't see anything 'crooked'. It's just pure pleasure to the eye. Love that silhouette behind your window - loved the sponging & use of patterned paper. Lovely backgrounds as well. Like the blue papers against your window frame. Also great on your sponged background behind the silhouette. TFS & Hugs