Dec 27 2007

Pretty Window

Published by at 1 20 am under General Purpose Cards

I wanted to use some new stamps today so I used a brand new background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms on this, the first of many thank you notes I’ll be needing. I also used another relatively new set from Flourishes called Open to Love, and I love the window in that set — it is such fun to create with this arched window image.

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To make this card, I first stamped the Pretty Pattern background by CHF (a Lisa Strahl design — YAY, LISA!!!) onto Whisper White paper with Color Box Chalk Ink in Rose Coral. I then stamped the arched frame image on top of the background. Then I stamped my 3 vases of flowers over the background and colored them in with SU markers. I then cut out my arched window, mounted it onto the DP with the coordinating DP beneath it. The lacey scallops are the lace punch by Martha Stewart. Both stitched ribbons are by SU. The border of lace at the top of the card is adhered with mounting tape to raise it up just a bit to give the feel of a valance. And if you can notice, each lace scallop is actually double – I like to narrowly border this scallop with another, offsetever so slightly,to highlight it more — it barely shows, but it really makes a difference in how much the border stands out! The Thank You is from Flourished Words. Fun card to make!!! Love these little vases and my new CHF background was so fun to work with, too!!

  • Stamps: Open to Love and Flourished Words by Flourishes. Pretty Pattern background by Cornish Heritage Farms.
  • Paper: SU’s Really Rust, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Whisper White and Fall Flowers DP.
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Color Box Chalk Rose Coral. SU Markers in Really Rust, Cameo Coral, Garden Green and Close to Cocoa. Signo White Gel Pen.
  • Accessories: SU stitched ribbons, Red Sticky Strip, Mounting Tape, Martha Stewart Lace Punch.

Felt good to stamp a bit this evening. Thanks much for loooking!!! Hope you all had a great Christmas!!!

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Pretty Window”

  1. leslierich says:

    A wonderfully pretty card, Sharon! I love your mix of DPs. Lisa’s background looks just like DP, too! What a great idea to stamp the vases at different levels! I love this card–everything about it!

  2. Stephanie says:

    This is amazing! What a work of art. Now I must have that martha stewart punch. I am continually amazed by all the stamping talent out there and your creativity on this just leaves me speechless. This is just gorgeous and whoever is lucky enough to receive this card better frame it! (I would:) TFS!

  3. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    What a cute Card!!! Love the rust and soft sky together. The flowers in the windowsill are so pretty and the punched edges add such a nice flair. Beautiful work!!!

  4. Dawn E. says:

    Sharon, this is so pretty! Wonderful card! I’ve been eyeing those Martha punches, may have to get one today! I’ve got a Michael’s gift card 😉

  5. This is so pretty, Sharon! I love your punched border!

  6. I am really excited about these new images from Flourishes! What a clean, whimsical design! I love it! I’m also a huge fan of these new BG’s by CHF! I bought this one too and it inks up so well! Beautiful card! I love the arched window and all of the punches!

  7. Wonderful! I love how you filled the window bg with Lisa’s stamp. Great trim pieces too.

  8. Kiko says:

    Fabulous card! Love all the detail with the lacy borders, and the window adds such drama. Those little vases are soooo cute!

  9. joyk says:

    Love your card! The arched image is very neat, and that lace border punch is WONDERFUL, love how you doubled it, looks awesome!! What a neat bg stamp too!!!

  10. Debbie Olson says:

    Whoa, Sharon! Fabulous as ALWAYS! I think I need that punch–already have Pretty Pattern and love it!

  11. jami says:

    Love love love your window Sharon! And that punch is so perfect! Wow!

  12. Sherrie says:

    Once again, a work of perfection, in all the little details! Love that Pretty Pattern bg stamp….I have it too! Love your border punch it adds such a pretty element to your card! Cool that you have a watercolor book, I have the one that Memory Box put out by Dave B. Very useful tidbits in there! Just love coming and seeing your art daily!

  13. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    What a lovely card!! I love the background stamp, I will have to keep my eyes open for that one and the border stamp is very pretty. I also have a gift card for Michaels and might have to invest!!

  14. Lynda says:

    This is so pretty! I love the CHF backgrounder. I have a gift certificate from there and was looking at that one and now, you have made my decision for me! Great job Sharon!

    ~Lynda

  15. lacyquilter says:

    This is gorgeous. I love the double lace border. I have that punch and never thought to use it double.

  16. Jamie Wilcox says:

    Oh Sharon, this is beautiful!! I love the colors, the punched border and can you tell me how you always get your ties and bows to look so perfect??

    Jamie

  17. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Very pretty, Sharon– I always love how you use that Martha Stewart punch– so creative and pretty!!!

  18. Rose Ann says:

    Oh my gosh…I love your little window scene! It’s so very creative and beautiful!!

  19. Pretty indeed – love the way you used the punch!

  20. Pinky says:

    Sharon, I love the punched areas and the window effect…very creative card!

    Pinky

  21. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Got to play the challenge!!! My new stuff: Nestabilities, Define Your Life…some new ribbon broken into too…

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/756507?cat=5311

    Thanks for the fun challenge Sharon; and thanks for looking!!!

  22. nancy littrell says:

    If I got such a gorgeous thank you card I would feel the need to send “You” a thank you ! Such a beauty. Love the colors and your lace punch. TFS

  23. Shel9999 says:

    Fantastic! Love the window and the lace borders!!

  24. Barb S. says:

    Sharon, Love this. I don’t have the stamps that you used but do have the punch and what an AWESOME idea. I would never have thought about using it that way. Thanks so much. Beautiful card.

  25. Wow, I love your card! The new background stamp is nice and the window frame stamp, cool!

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