Saturday, July 26, 2008

GSG2 Hostess Preview Swap Card

I made this card a few weeks ago as a Hostess Preview Swap for the Great Swaps Girls 2. I just received my swaps back today, so I figure it's safe to post this now. This card uses a fun new level 3 hostess set called Window Dressing. It comes with a window image and several images to put in the window. I chose the little girl, the cat, and the bird. I think there's also a pumpkin, some flowers, and snowmen. There are three sentiments that curve so you can place them over the window. The chocolate polka dot paper is the new Bella Rose paper. Thank you is from Short & Sweet. Here's a close-up of the window. I stamped the window image and cut out the main panel (wish I had cut the top parts of the window too). Then I attached a piece of acetate (a transparency) behind it to make a "window". I used SU! markers to color in the window and shutters. I stamped the bird image in Staz-On directly onto the window sheet, then I stamped another bird on whisper white, colored and cut it out, and adhered it with a dimensional. The sentiment is stamped on Riding Hood Red, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals. That entire piece is layered onto a smaller piece of whisper white using dimenionals. The smaller piece of whisper white, which is in the background, is stamped with the window image. I stamped the cat directly in the window of that piece. The girl is stamped on a scrap paper, cut out and glued in on top of the cat. The curtains are made with Bella Rose paper. The panels are thin strips of paper. The valance is made with the new SU! scalloped edge punch. The DSP is adhered with Tombo Liquid Glue.
Here's a tilted photo that lets you see how the outside window is popped up off of the inside portion. I thought this would make it feel more like the girl and cat are inside, while the bird is outside.
{Window Thanks recipe}
Stamps: Window Dressing, Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: acetate, 5/8" chocolate grosgrain ribbon, scalloped edge punch, SU! markers for coloring, blender pens loaded with reinkers from the new In Colors

Hope your weekend is going well. The Punch Class was a big hit. Everyone seemed to really enjoy making the cards and punch templates. They loved the handouts that I gave them. They're ones I found on this thread on Splitcoast made by Lorri Reibin (Cre8tingMemories).


Nancy Riley said...

WOW! This card is AMAZING! I love the dimension of the window!

peanutbee said...

LOOOOOOOOVE the dimension on the window, Kim. Way to go, girlie. This is awesome!

....and I received the prettiest card and most awesome images from you today. Awww, you're so incredibly nice to do that. You made my day. I may be PM'ing you to ask the name of a few of those adorable images. :)

Lynn said...

Oh WOW, this is so cute! You put so much work into this card, the girls in your great swap group had to love this card! The way you cut out the window and added the three images of the little girl, cat and bird is so sweet!
Great work!

Angie Tieman said...

This is awesome! I love the dimension you added to the card! At first I was like, "Hey! No fair, I was in the Great Swap Girls hostess preview swap, and I didn't get that card!" THen I read again that it was for the Great Swap Girls 2, darn! lol!

Julia Aston said...

I just love this window frame and you wonderful layered images looking out - what a fun card !

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Very cute! Love the dimension yougave the window! Great card!

LeAnne said...

This is sooooo sweet. I don't know why I didn't get this set when I first saw it (I will probably never earn it) because it is so darn cute! Love what you did with it, so clever!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Ahhhh, so cute! Love it love it! I would love to do something like this too! Thanks for the inspiration Kim.