Monday, March 5, 2012

Through the Window (and Door)

Hi Everyone! 
                                                                                                                                                      
Hope you all had a great weekend- I'm just getting back from a fantastic weekend retreat where I was with some of my best friends, enjoying the mountains, and best of all 3 days of uninterrupted cropping and stamping time.                                                              

Anyway, do you recall this sneak peak photo from my post last month? 

                                                                       

Well as promised here's my card using The Rubber Cafe's stamp set Through the Window
By combining the window stamp with a frame work, embossing folder I made my card into a Door!

I started out by stamping my window frame on the reverse side or back side of my cardstock. I than took my stylist and a ruler and traced the lines of the stamped window causing it to 'raise' or emboss on the right side.
To finish,  I inked the raised embossed areas highlighting the framework and window.
I used a Spellbinders diecut for my house number, and added both resin and silk miniature roses to create a decorative swag as a finishing touch!

For added interest I embossed the same frame to the inside of my card, which you can see from the close up picture at the top.


The elements to this card were inspired by my own front door.  I love adding a special wreathe, garland or sign to match the season on my front door, and I also have a miniature flag I switch out as well.

Stamps:
Through the Window - The Rubber Cafe

Ink:
Ranger's Distress Ink- Tea Dye


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week! 

10 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is beautiful. I wish my front door looked like that!

reneabouquets said...

Oh I love that little door knob with the key, so sweet!

MicheleC said...

LOVE the door and yes that key and nob are so stinkin' cute! LOVE IT!!!!

Auntie Em said...

That is so pretty. I would love it if my front door looked so pretty! The doorknob with the key hanging off it is so cute!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Gloria Stengel said...

Oh, Karen! Stunning and genius at the same time! You are so creative. Our weekend was amazing, right?! See ya soon!

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Rita Barakat said...

What a brilliant idea! This is gorgeous!

Irit Shalom said...

Love your door- one the card and if it's a real one? Even more

mary lou wich said...

Hi, I really like this door! Did you use an embossing plate for the frame?

mary lou wich said...

Hi, I really like this door! Did you use an embossing plate for the frame?