Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Homey Window

I'm so tickled that my Cheery Chevrons card was chosen as "Cup of the Week" for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #169. Not only is it a huge honor, I won a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! I was able to grab a few items that have been on my wishlist, including the Shutter die for the Small Madison Window set from Poppy Stamps. I've used the Window die for my Peek-a-boo Valentine, but so this time I used the Flower Box & Shutter dies as well.

The colors for this card are inspired by our house; even the border on the right reflects the wooden trim under the porch, and the green on the inside matches the paint for our dining room. We only have shutters on the front of the house, and don't have window boxes, but other than that this card really looks like, well, home!

The background is embossed with the Basketweave texture plate from Fiskars. I added some dimension with yellow ink. The yellow & manilla papers are by Recollections, the white cardstock is Hammermill, the inside green is from my stash, and the rest are from Core'Dinations. I did a little dry & ink distressing on some of the pieces.

The wood house is from Prima and I inked it yellow. The little vase is from a Flower Soft set. The little ribbon leaves are from Mays Arts. I cut the tiny flowers with a Spellbinders die, and covered them with Flower Soft. The banner is a rubber stamp from Studio G that I colored with Copics, and I added some baker's twine.

The sentiment is a Hero Arts rubber stamp that I bought at an Estate sale; seems appropriate! I stamped it in Red Brick distress ink (burgundy is the secondary accent color in our house). The white ribbons on the inside were inspired by the crown moulding.

4 Crafty Chicks: Dies
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: banners
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles: 3-D
Marker POP Challenge: Spring Bling (I used Copics to color the pennants & adhesive pearls)
Stamptacular Sunday: To Die For (I've used two stamps: Banner & Sentiment)
That Craft Place: Anything Goes

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  1. simply cute! I like the way you used the dies! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  2. Brilliant card!!! Love the scene you created on the inside, too adorable! have fun with your new die, and congrats on the win. Well deserved! Thanx so much for sharing it with us at CC&CC! Aloha, Joanne.

  3. I just love this card! Your 3D elements are fantastic!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  4. This is absolutley adorable!!! Thank you for linking up to Tara's first Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Diva's.

    New follower via GFC and Network. would love to have you visit/follow me. :)


  5. This is so super cute! Amazing detail! Love the window view...so cute!!


  6. Wow! A lot of work (ahem, fun!) went into this card. I'm in awe of all the dies you used and how well you put it all together. Love the texture for the house. Adorable!

    Thank you so very much for playing with us in this week’s Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So very happy that you could play along.
    :) Pam

  7. This is so sweet, I love the window!

    Thanks so much for playing along with the MarkerPOP! Challenge! :)

  8. What a fab card.

    Thanks for sharing at That Craft Place this time.


  9. Lovely pretty card and layout, thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck cheers Sue N x

  10. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Banners


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