1/16/2011

Nature Window

Howdy all, again today! I decided I wasn't working too hard around the house today, so I spent some more time in the stamp room. Should have been cleaning it, but there's always tomorrow :o) Here's what I came up with today. The layout is from the Saturday Sketch Challenge at Stamping 411


Here is the sketch that was the inspiration.



When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to try out one of the new Beveled Windowpanes that have been hanging around here far too long unopened! Card base is Early Espresso. The next layer is So Saffron that I textured with the new Framed Tulips embossing folder. I sponged lightly over the texturing with Early Espresso. Next are two layers of DSP from the Botanical Gazette pack that I sized to sit inside the tulip frame. I tore the bottom of the Olive Butterfly print with the Tearing edge and layered it over the Natural print. I sponged all the edges with Early Espresso. At the bottom on the Natural print I stamped 'happy birthday' from All Holidays in Early Espresso. The main imaged was sized to fit the largest Beveled Windowpane with an Early Espresso layer behind Very Vanilla. I stamped the butterfly in Early Espresso and colored him with Old Olive & So Saffron (carefully so as not to bleed the Early Espresso). Below the butterfly I stamped the "no. 147" from the set. I attached the butterfly image to the card where I wanted it, then attached Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon to each side. The ribbon is attached to the back of the card, and each end is anchored with an Antique Brad.

Thanks for stopping by!!

SU! Catalog Items used: 121997 Nature Walk Clear (121925 Wood) * 114916 All Holidays * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock * 105118 So Saffron Card Stock * 121783 Botanical Gazette DSP * 105114 So Saffron Marker * 100079 Old Olive Marker * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 117273 Antique Brads * 121881 Beveled Windowpanes * 119964 Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 113439 Big Shot * 121809 Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

16 comments:

Butternutsage said...

looks like you have had some fun with the new designer paper. I love it so much I am having a difficult time cutting it LOL! Very pretty card Jennifer!

Kerin said...

Wow, this is fabulous!! I love the window pane for the beautiful butterfly! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Dame Nina said...

I really like this--simple but packs a wallop. thanks for sharing.

Jen Timko said...

Gorgeous! I have managed to not get this paper and stamp set (until SAB) but you are making it hard to wait. Perfect use of the windowpane.

Cindy said...

Oh WOW, this is stunning! Thanks for sharing - I want to go stamp but I have to work!!!

Tanya Boser said...

Lovely card! I wish I had time to play today, I have seen so many inspiring ideas in the last 12 hours...

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful card!

Yapha said...

What a gorgeous card!!The window pane is perfect for the sketch!

Kathy said...

My goodness your creations are amazing.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Beautiful card Jennifer!! I love your color choice. I need to get me some of those windows!! Great job with the sketch.

TrishG said...

Wow, so pretty! Love the beveled window. I was debating getting those because I've seen so many nice cards with them. Love how you attached it with the ribbon and vintage brads.
Really beautiful card!

Selene Kempton said...

Totally stunning! I really love what you did what the sketch!

Patti Chesky said...

Love this! The windowpane is the perfect touch for this card! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

Connie Babbert said...

Love the beveled windowpanes! Great card! Love it!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

FUn! I love the windowpane!

Shelley said...

Great use of the window pane!