Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Monochromatic Window Card with a Color POP

Hello everyone!   It's another Heartfelt Creations  time!
Today, I have colored a monochromatic window card using a masking technique and a color pop!  
I am getting to excited thinking of all the fun cards and projects I can make for the the holidays!   
I love getting a jump start!   


HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die Set
HCPC-3748 Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set
7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD2-751Cut Mat Create 2A
HCD1-761  Everyday Heroes Die
ANC822  I cannot tell a Lilic Prills
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
White embossing powder

Other Products Used
Violet card stock, 120 lb. card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock or any Copic compatible paper, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Copic alcohol ink markers, die machine, paper trimmer and Versamark embossing stamp pad.

Techniques - Monochromatic Window Card with a Color POP and masking.
Create a top fold 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.  card using 120 lb. white card stock.  Cut two  base layers from violet card stock.    Cut one  designer layer measuring 5 x 5 inches from Celebrate the Season Paper Collection.  I selected the paper that says Merry Christmas and has beautiful wrapped gifts of violet and teal.   I cut a 5 x 5 inch layer of X-Press It (or Copic compatible paper) for the inside of the card.  This layer will be used for our focal image.

A window was die cut In the  card base using the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch square die. The layer was adhered and die cut (from the underside or negative space from the card base).    Repeat the process for the 5 x 5 inch designer paper and adhere all layers to the card base.   Use the same die to cut a window in some  violet card stock and  trim  in a square allowing 1/2 inch margin on all sides.   This provides a window frame.  Adhere the frame to the outer edge of the window.

Inside of the card.   
Adhere the second violet  5 1/3 x 5 1/4 inch layer to the inside of the card.  Position the Copic compatible paper layer  and lightly mark the window with a pencil.   

Stamp the two small blue-green gifts within the circle.  Create two masks by stamping the images on  thin sticky note paper and trim.   The masks are placed over the top of the images and the larger square gift can be stamped over the top.   When the masks are removed,  the square box sits behind the other two gifts.  This adds dimension. The last stamped image becomes the background.   The round gift box can be  stamped again on Copic compatible paper.

The blue-green gifts were colored  with BG 0000, BG000,  BG00 and C3 for shadows.     The violet Gift was colored with V01, V04, V06 and B09.   The ribbon was colored with BG000, BG10,  BG01 and C4 for the shadow.   This layer can now be adhered on top of the violet layer on the inside of the card.   The gifts should now be viewed perfectly from the window when the card is closed.

And now for the "Color POP".  The  colored violet gift can be die-cut along with two additional from  violet card stock. These  three layers  are popped up with foam dots in-between each layer for dimension.   Not only will it give a pop of color but it will also physically popped up from the rest of the gifts.   Close the card and adhere the colored gift with the  foam dots in front of the blue-green gifts as shown in the picture.

The poinsettias were stamped and colored with the same violet color combo.   The flowers were shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and adhered with clear designer adhesive.   I Cannot Tell a Lilac Prills were adhered to the center of the flowers.  Stickles were applied to the tips of the petals.   The leaves were die-cut from some of the gorgeous Celebrate the Season paper Collection.  The poinsettias can be adhered to the lower left hand corner of the frame.  

The sentiment  "Merry Christmas"  was stamped with Versemark and embossed  with white embossing powder.   After heat setting, the sentiment was die cut with the arrow shaped die from  the Everyday Heroes.     The sentiment was trimmed and  adhered to the left side of the card.

Fun thought for the day

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I had fun creating it :D

  2. Your card is gorgeous! I love the window and the coloring of the presents!

    1. Thank you Glenda! I love the colors of this paper collection!

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Jan! I love window cards :D


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