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.
|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.
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,