My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Window Cards using Spellbinders "Decorative Windows"

Spellbinders has two window frame dies that cut beautifully in the Cuttlebug!  These dies are designed to be used with stamps created by Heartfelt Creations.  For more information, click the link to the Heartfelt Creations website...
The thin metal dies can be used in the Cuttlebug by using this sandwich...
A Plate
2 pieces of thin cardstock as shims (this will vary according to each machine)
C Plate
Metal die with sharp edges pointing up
Waxed paper to cover die
Cardstock or desired paper
B Plate
The window has been cut.  The photo shows the waxed paper as it is peeled from the image.  The waxed paper aids in cutting and releasing the paper from the die.
This is a free-hand scene that was created to appear in the window.  There are two windows that have been adhered with foam tape to give dimension.

When using the window dies, I like for the edges to be clear so that the background of the card base shows.  I only want the 'window' part to show what is outside.
Here is the way that I create the background for the window.
Step 1--Turn the image over, and draw around the inside edges of the 'window' on a piece of heavy cardstock.
Step 2--Cut outside the drawn edges.  Leave enough space for a line of liquid glue.  This is the part that will be hidden on the window image.  There isn't much room, so make the cut edges as narrow as possible.
Step 3--This photo shows the pattern that I just cut out.  I will keep this for future use.
Important....Turn the pattern to the right side and cut out the background from the paper of your choice.  I am using a light blue for the sky.  Put a line of liquid glue along the edges of the background.  The metal tip that you see was purchased from Heartfelt Creations.  The tip is very small and useful on many projects.

The glue, Art Glitter Designer Adhesive, and tip are sold separately.  The products are pricey, but worth every cent!  Follow the link for more information...
Step 4--Line up the image on the background and press down.  The blue background shows, leaving the edges clear!!  But what about the 'scene'???  Ok, let's backup a little...
I am not an artist, but I do like to create!
I used VersaMagic Multi-surface Chalk Ink and 'smeared' the background into existence!
Spanish Olive Green for the grass and leaves on the tree.
Aegean Blue for the mountains.
Thatched Straw for the sun.
Gingerbread for the tree trunk.
I put a thin line of glue on the background, lined the 'window' over the scene and adhered the window down.  Then added foam tape to a second window and adhered it on top of the first window.
Completed card!
Measures 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches

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