Monday, October 22, 2012

Window Card Tutorial featuring, Warren!

Window 4

The Rubber Cafe is honored to be a sponsor for the 3rd Annual "Hope You Can Cling To" campaign at SplitCoastStampers. This challenge event runs the entire month of October and is designed to benefit The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and those affected by breast cancer.

Go here for the rest of the details!  Now here's Tesa's project for today.


Hi! Tesa here to share a card folding I love to use when I make seasonal cards.

It’s a 3D window card that is perfect for photo cards too, but here I’m using the oh so adorable stamp set, Warm & Cozy Warren from the The Rubber Cafe'.
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I like this fold not only for the fun 3D frame look on the front, but also because it gives some space for a embellished inside with flowers and gems – stuff that ordinary is too bulky to fit inside a card.
Windows 5
Start with a cardstock 12 x 5 1/2.
Score at 3 1/2, 4, 7 1/2, 7 3/4, 11 1/4 and 11 1/2
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Making the frame for the front is next step. I love to use my Spellbinders nestabilities for making frames. You could use ovals or any other set, but I’m using my new Decorative Labels Eight. Simply adhere two dies on cardstock and secure with tape.
Window 2
Make a panel for the front and use the die cut frame to mark out the hole to cut in the panel. Then cut a hole in the front too and adhere the panel with frame. It should look something like this. Note which part of the card will end up the front!
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Now you decorate your card! I start with the part ending up the inside of the frame, and then the inside. I finish the decorating part before gluing it together, using the 1/2 piece to the right on the photo above (when seeing the card from the “front”.
Window 3
I stamped the Warm & Cozy Warren on water color paper and colored it with distress inks. I gave it some finish with a glitter pen.
Then I stamped it on patterned paper and trimmed it to fit the inside of the frame. The Stars got some glitter and pearls before I adhered the cut out colored image with foam tape.

Window 4
The inside is decorated with Decorative Labels Eight and Curved Rectangles.

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The sentiment and leafs are from the Christmas Tidings set. On the left is a blank square for some personal notes.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great new week!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe Warm & Cozy WarrenChristmas Tidings.
Ink: Versa Fine, Distress inks.
Papers: Riddersholm Design.
Dies and embellismhemts: Spellbinders - Decorative Labels Eight, Curved Rectangles, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, pearls from Kaiserkraft, rhinestone swirl from Zva, flower from Riddersholm Design.


Karen T said...

Fantastic project and Tutorial! I have to try this!!

Theresa said...

Very cool tutorial. Been making more dimensional cards. Something to definitely try. thanks as always for sharing.