Friday, January 24, 2020

Stringed Window Card

Hello! It is my sister's _'th birthday on Sunday. It is a big milestone for her. To celebrate this, I created this card for her.

I was planning to do a no line watercoloring with the flowers from the Altenew Adore You stamp set. The result did not turn out well. Instead of putting it to waste, I lined put the flower stamp to the watercolored image and re-stamped this using the Misti Stamping Tool and Versafine Onyx Black ink. I can't believe I was able to line the stamp! I usually have troubles doing this that is why I don't have a lot of layering stamps.

The watercolor I used is Kuretake Gansai Tambi. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border around the image.

For the card base, I am using a top folding heavy weight white A2 note card. I am using the Altenew String Art Rectangles die to pierce the holes. I also used a rectangle die to cut out the window. With the left-over rectangle die cut, I used a smaller rectangle die and a smaller string art rectangle die to create a smaller piece to be the center piece of the card. I temporarily secured this small rectangle with a piece of non-tacky tape before I started threading the floss from the frame to the center rectangle. Despite trying to keep the center rectangle at the center, it still ended up askewed, which is still okay. The card has a bit of warping after the stringing. To straighten the card, I placed the card under something heavy, like my Sizzix magnetic pad.

To hide the taped string ends and add some sturdiness to the front of the card, I die cut a frame and the same sized rectangle using white card stock. I adhered this to the back of the front of the card.

I adhered the flowers and leaves with liquid adhesive except for the middle flower, which I adhered with foam tape. For the sentiment, I stamped the Altenew Label Love stamp using a purple dye ink. I die cut this with a label strip die. I die cut a couple more of purple card stock using the same die. I adhered this to the back of the stamped sentiment strip. I traced the letters with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen for a more pop of white. I adhered this to the center rectangle.

I truly enjoyed creating this card. I love stitching or stringing, in this case. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. What lovely flowers. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Knockouts Challenge.

  2. BEAUTIFUL work! Love the details and watercoloring, Maria! Thanks so much for playing Altenew January Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!