Friday, June 4, 2021

GSF June Blog Hop Windows

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends June Blog Hop as we showcase projects with the theme of Windows. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as they share their ideas to help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects.
My window card is a clean and simple design featuring the Party Puffins stamp set. I love these cute little birds and the sentiments are perfect for creating cute birthday cards. To create the window for this card, I used the Layering Circles Dies for the puffin to peek through. I wanted bright, cheerful colors, so I chose to use Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Basic White for this design. 
Products Used:
Party Puffins stamp set (item #155054)
Layering Circles Dies (item #151770)
Balmy Blue Cardstock (item #146982)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock (item #119683)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad (item #147094)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154897)
Basic Pearls Jewels (item #144219)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Balmy Blue Cardstock 
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4")
Scallop Circle frame die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Sentiment Background Layer - 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Daffodil Delight Cardstock 
Card Front Layer - 3 3/4" x 5" Window opening die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Piece for stamped image from Party Puffins stamp set, fussy cut
Sentiment Label - 1/2" x 2 1/2"
This is a simple card to assemble with just a few die cuts and a little bit of stamping. For the focal image, I stamped the puffin with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock and colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers. Using Paper Snips, I fussy cut out the puffin. To create the card front, I stamped the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the candles image using Daffodil Delight Classic ink for a tone on tone background design. I die cut a circle out of the center of the layer using one of the Layering Circles Dies. To create the frame, I used the scallop circle and circle dies to die cut the frame from a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock. I attached the frame to the card front around the circle opening with adhesive. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I popped up the card front and attached it to the Basic White cardstock layer and then attached it to the card base. Originally, I had planned to pop up the puffin image with dimensions but instead decided to adhere it so that it lay flat inside the window opening. To create the sentiment, I stamped the image onto a 1/2" strip of Basic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and trimmed it to 2 1/2". To create the matte layer, I cut a 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and attached it to the back of the sentiment layer before attaching it to the card front. To complete the design, I colored three of the medium size pearls with the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker and added them to the card front for a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore creating windows in your projects. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore to help you step up your card designs. 
Now it's time to visit Kimberley's wonderful blog and see what she has created this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Those Party Puffins sure are having a ball! Great card as always. Thanks for sharing x

  2. Clean and sim p Le is always a winner in my book! Cute puffins!