Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Joy to the World

Hello Everyone,

For today I am writing on behalf of the House of Cards challenge blog. As some of you may know our challenge this month is 'stamped and cut window'. I am fairly new at stamping but from what I have seen this is a tried and true method for one fantastic card.. So tonight I am going to show you this technique but with a spin. Here is my card and tutorial.. Enjoy!!

Joy to the World!
This months challenge:
Stamped and Cut Window
Vintage Bigz die cut of a globe.
All I did was snip the globe holder when die cut
the foam and card stock.
Cut craft foam the same size as the cut circle window panel.
The larger panel will be used for the ocean.
Lay the circle die on top of the cut panel.
Make sure you align the die, foam, and paper as they will be on the card.

Take the die off and then draw the circle on the craft foam.
Align die with the tracing and cut. You may have to 'rip' out the circle from the
foam; it is already scored so you don't have to worry about rough edges.
Set everything aside except for the base of the card.
Now for the fun part!! Pick out your colors and start
painting our ocean.
I have found after I heat dried the panel it was badly warped.
So I plugged in my iron and got a heavy dictionary and some scrap pieces of paper.
My 'sandwich' was book, card base, scrap paper and then iron.
It worked! Base was as straight as an arrow. 
Got to work on my continents. The brown craft foam represents the ground underneath
and the green CS land we occupy. Used some glue and sandwiched the two land masses together.
After your base is dry, set the window panel with the craft foam
on top of the watercolored base. Then set the land masses in your window.
Here is the earth using the window technique.
You can see the earth below and the livable land above.
The depth of the livable land is flush with the card
If you, like me, are using a panel to adhere to your card.
Make sure to put  lots and lots of adhesive on the back
then attach it to the card.
The 'Joy' die cut seemed very fitting for the theme.
This very affordable die is from PaperTrey Ink.
Added another 'joy' in black and placed it
underneath to visually pop off the white.
You can see the shadow cast from the land masses through the window to
the ocean. Added just a bit of sparkle to suggest the earth in space.
Well that should do it for me.. I do hope you can join us at House of Cards. So hop on over and see what the other talented design team created and hopefully that will entice you to play along.. This is such a fun technique with so many possibilities. I am looking forward to see what the possibilities are through your designs.  See you there!!

Thank you for stopping by and if you feel so moved as to leave me a comment that would be great.. Take care all and we will see you soon.

All the best,
Shawna

8 comments:

Petra-Pippa Koenig said...

world needs it, the joy! P.

Monika Reeck said...

I see and read your explnation
and now it is 23:14 aarrggh why time must run so fast Shawna
ok I want to say CLEVER
Love what you explained and love the result
I can imagine if you need more than 20 Minutes like me hehehe
my card is CAS card one layer and simple darling
also this is FANTABULOUS and your DIES sentiment is cute and I want to have it
ach I have so less DIES sentiment
must collect some money and will buy some more hehe
hugs and jump to your other post then go sleep zzz

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely card Shawna. Beautifully done..

Michele Henderson said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I love the message and all the pretty details! This is just gorgeous!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Bożena Adamusińska said...

The incredible depth of this card is moving. Ocean looks like a picture from a satellite, well presented currents of water. Very interesting way to use die, original card. I love it message. Great tutorial.
hugs,
BozenA

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, this is so STUNNING, Shawna!!!!! Love the great and clever way you have created this card!!!! Your ocean looks fabulous - what great colours and the shadow of the land is just wonderful!!!! Love your beautiful ornaments and the perfectly placed sentiment!!! Everything rounded off with the rhinestones!!!! Absolutely beautiful, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This was a great tutorial for a fantastic card! I wish I play in the challenge..... soon I'll be able too... :)

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee, blooming heck Shawna this is amazing, awesome and most definitely all that!!!!!!!!! xx

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