Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

7 April, 2009

A Window On The World

Filed under: Stampin' Up!, Stamping — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 11:19 am

When I got the chance to preorder some new stamp sets from the new catalogue, I jumped at the chance.  Particularly the Level 3 Hostess Set called Window Dressing.  I had so many ideas swirling around in my head for how I would use it.  The following card took me 2-3 days to complete.  I would get stuck on what I was trying to achieve, so walked away and left it on my desk.  I would return periodically from other activities around the home – read chores – and just look at it and try to determine what I needed to do to complete the task.  Oh how I wished for some new In-Color ribbon to match it.  

I stamped the image twice and coloured only the shutters and semi circular window at the top on one image and layered the second image on top.  I scored the shutters on the upper image so they are actually raised up at the sides.  This may not be too evident in the picture, but hopefully you get what I mean.  Anyways, here is my finished card.  Let me know what you think of it.  


Window On The World

Window On The World
















I was trying to work out what it reminded me of.  I finally have it.  It reminds me of Holly Hobby from years ago, especially with the spots in the background.  A classic kind of look.


Stamps:  Window Dressing, Spotted BG

Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Close To Cocoa, Watercolor Paper

Inks:  Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa, More Mustard, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Black Stazon

Other:  Dimensionals, Snail, Aquapainter, SAMJ, Bone Folder (to score)



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