Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Windows To The World by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I have a group of Windows To The World cards to share with you today!  This is the first time that I have used these along with their matching window stamp - and they were so much fun to colour and make.  They aren't the easiest cards to photograph, so bear with me, and scroll down to the end of my post, I'll share some step by step photos with you.  First up is Island Window (Sku #M3178):
I stamped Window (Sku #M3169) onto coloured cardstock and mounted it on the card front.  The windows have been cut open so that they reveal the 'scene' that is placed on the inside:






I chose a different jewel colour for each card, and they make a pretty striking set if I do say so myself :o)

By stamping each of the images on their own piece of cardstock, it made colouring easy, and positionning them even easier. 

I cut the window panes open with an exacto knife first, then trimmed around the edges, and finally I cut open the upper, lower and center lines of the windows so that they would open up.

I cut a 2" square in the front of my card base, glued on the window, then it was a simple matter of centering the image on the inside of the card, so that it would show through the window.

There are 21 different Windows To The World images to choose from!  Literally for every occassion - so check them out in the Art Impressions store here.  The Copics that I used were too numerous to mention, so if you have any questions about them - leave me a note on my blog and I'll get back to you, you'll see a link here on the sidebar.  Happy stamping, everyone!



7 comments:

  1. Karen, these are stunning! Gorgeous gorgeous cards!!!

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  2. LOVE these!! I think the light house is my favorite but it's so hard to choose. The tropical one is pretty cool too!

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  3. Karen, I absolutely love what you have done with these. I had never seen them before. I think the inside images would be wonderful on the fronts of cards without the windows too.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Karen!!!! Your coloring is beautiful!!

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  5. These are so fun. I've never seen them before. Your coloring is gorgeous.

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  6. Terrific set of cards! I love all the colors and coloring.

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  7. Terrific set of cards! I love all the colors and coloring.

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