Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Make It Monday #89 - Creating Windows for Floating Images

There is another great Make It Monday challenge on Nichole Heady's blog for Papertrey Ink. Check out Nichole's video demonstrating how to make a window card with a floating image.

I think this is one of those techniques that is looks a lot harder than it actually is, leaving friends & family pretty impressed with your skills.




I used the PTI Tag Sale #4 die to create an ornament shaped cut in the white cardstock and a Spellbinders Nestabilities die to cut a circle in the red cardstock card base.

The clear transparancy piece is sandwiched between the two cardstock pieces, and then the Martha Stewart punched snowflakes are centered in the middle of the clear circle. A gemstone adds a touch of sparkle to the front of the card - it was hard, but I resisted adding anything more, really wanting to keep it CAS.




I inked a sentiment from PTI's Happiest of Holidays with Color Box Cranberry and stamped the center of a white cardstock panel. A few small red snowflakes with gem centers finish the inside of the card.

It was hard to get a photo of showing both sides of the card from the inside - somehow I have a lot of reflection going on here.




Like so many others participating in MIM this week, I used the extra pieces to create a couple of tags. I have two, because I initially had my colors reversed, but decided to go with the red card base. The tag sentiment is from the PTI Santa Stationery stamp set.



Please don't ask me why I didn't make the card in a more snow traditional palette of blue and white - I have no idea LOL.

Have a safe & happy Halloween for those able to go out tonight. Thankfully, our family & friends on the East Coast have survived Sandy reasonably well, but my heart goes out to those facing the long, difficult road of rebuilding their communities.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


11 comments:

  1. You really rocked the MIM challenge Jacquie and those tags are wonderful. I'm having little bell envy!!

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  2. Love this card. How clever to make it look like an ornament. I also had trouble with photography, because of the glare. Not to worry, however, because I know your card will be stunning in person.

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  3. I love the red and white!!! For the card, I can see embossing the white part with my snowflake embossing folder....ooohhh now I need to play..... Those little tags are FANTASTIC!

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  4. Great idea to use the insides for tags! (where did I put those centers?) your card and sentiment is just perfect, Jacquie, really a winning card.

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  5. I love your card in red! It's just so clean and perfect.

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  6. I just love the colours and the simplicity which makes really nice card.

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  7. This is awesome!! The red and the white is the perfect colors and the tag sale #4 with the snowflake is SO pretty!!! After seeing your card I hope we get snow soon!

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  8. This is great & I LOVE the tags!

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  9. Fab CAS card - love the red and white it's really striking.

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  10. oooh, saw this in the gallery, and LOVE how you see some of the sentiment behind the snowflake. Great design!

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  11. So lovely! Love the card and the tags and the red and white color combo! I tried to get this sentiment set but it was sold out...maybe this month! :)

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