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Deco-rated Window

by Caly Person February 05, 2019 11 Comments

Hello! It's Caly here today sharing a card made using this month's add-ons! I'm using the Vintage Window Fancy Die along with the Deco-rations stamp set to create the scene on today's card. I was going for a stained-glass feel and did some embossing to achieve this, so let's dive right in!

To begin, I stamped the images using Intense Black ink and colored them using Copic markers (B60, B63, FV2,  G00, BG13, RV11, R85, B000, B00). I also used the new Hero Hues Dove White cardstock (coming February 15!) to color these images on and am pleased to report that it works wonderfully for Copic-coloring. I also need to do a shameless plug and say that the Hero Arts Intense Black ink is my new favorite go-to black ink. It stamps beautifully, is juicy but crisp...LOVE.  After stamping, I die-cut the images using the coordinating Deco-rations dies and the Vintage Window from a plain white cardstock panel. Then I set them aside to work on the background.

I made a top-folding card base and ink-blended it with Ocean, Aegean, and Mint Julep - blending darkest from the outsides and moving towards the center with the lighter ink. The ink dried almost immediately - so I took my Versamark Ink pad and dabbed the entire panel with ink before adding Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat-setting it with the Heat Tool to emboss the glossy sparkle background that you see.

To finish my card, I added foam adhesive to the window frame and adhered it over the ink-blended/embossed card base. I realized at this point that I needed to stamp the sentiment, but didn't want to do a sentiment strip - so I positioned the card inside the MISTI and stamped the sentiment using Staz-On permanent ink.  I rarely use this ink but it's handy for non-porous surfaces like acetate and in situations like this (over an embossed area where ink may not saturate the surface). Then I adhered my images in a few places, adhering with foam tape where needed and finished it off with a few drops of Crystal Clear Lacquer on all the circle accents of each image.  

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Thank you all for stopping by today!  

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11 Responses

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

February 07, 2019

I love the colors in this card!

Carol Clark
Carol Clark

February 06, 2019

Love all the Art Deco…good job!

Karen F.
Karen F.

February 06, 2019

Gorgeous card! I love the background color and I never would have thought to heat emboss the entire background. It really does give the illusion of glass…brilliant!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

February 06, 2019

Art Deco is my favorite style. The fancy die is great on that card, I had never pictured butterflies in that style, but it is really quite attractive.

Heather L DePasquale
Heather L DePasquale

February 05, 2019

My favorite! Love this card. Love the coloring and die cuts!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

February 05, 2019

Beautiful! Love all of the details on your wonderful card.

Lagene
Lagene

February 05, 2019

Gorgeous card, I love this frame and butterflies!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

February 05, 2019

Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors and the pretty butterflies :)

Henriétte
Henriétte

February 05, 2019

This is breathtaking beautiful Caly. The colours and the white frame are fabulous together. Thank you so much for an other great inspiration.

Lee
Lee

February 05, 2019

This set and your take in it are awesome.

Valerie
Valerie

February 05, 2019

The colors are nice and vibrant. This stamp set is just beautiful and the overall card reminds me of the art nouveau stain glass in my homeland. Beautiful.