Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snowy Window Tutorial

Hi all and happy Friday!  It's a Flourishes Free for All Friday, which means all the Flourishes gals have some eye candy for you to see using some of Flourishes newly released sets! Hope you've had a wonderful week and are looking forward to the weekend ahead! I know I will be -- even though it's supposed to snow here... :-)

Speaking of snow, I have a fun tutorial to share today that's easy peasy to do and creates a fun and sparkly look --- just in time for winter! So, let's get started! This is what we are creating below, a snowy little window that's full of glitz!

It's hard to take a picture with glitter, let me tell you! You can actually see my stamped image through the snowy window a lot better in real life but you get the gist -this technique is perfect for Flourishes brand new set called Joy Is In the Air! 

So these are the supplies you start with, a piece of paper with a circle punched out, creating a window, some clear packing tape and some detail glitter. I used some that I've had in my stock for years but Flourishes actually has some new ultra fine glitter that's to die for HERE! 

Start by covering your cut out circle with some packing tape. 

Then, let the fun begin by sprinkling the tacky side with the glitter.

After you shake off the excess, this is what your card front will look like! 

From here, I used some fun snowflake style paper from Prima's North Country paper pack! I used a larger shape from Spellbinders Classic Circle Dies to create the window on that piece (cut thanks to my Grand Calibur)!

Before I attached this to my card front, I did cut a circle in my card front and then, using a pencil - I drew where the hole in my card front would hit. This way, I knew where to stamp my snow globe so that it would peek through the window. Keep in mind, I probably made my card a little more complicated than it needed to be. My card front is three layers and really, It could have been two - one hole through the front of my card, one hole through my layer on the front with the packing tape sandwiched between the two. 

I stamped the snowglobe smack dab in the middle of the penciled circle using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, added my snow scene, colored it up and then added a sentiment! I used Copics to color and used a mix of these collections! 

Here's a peek at the finished product, complete with even more glitter to accent the snow. This is the inside of my card. You can see, I used one of the sentiments from the new set called Sentimental Christmas below my snowy globe. 

This is what my card looks like unfolded a bit -- You can see I added some fun embellishments -  Sparklets, bright red crushed ribbon and some fun patterned red paper from my stash! 

And, here's one last peek at my image through the snowy window! 

I have to say, this was a blast to make -- however -- I have glitter everywhere! ;-) 

I hope you hop around and check out what some of the other Flourishes gals whipped up this week! Also, this is the last day to take advantage of Flourishes New Release Bundle -- 10% off all new release sets if you buy them in a bundle. You can check out that fabulous deal HERE! 

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Sharon Doolittle
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you back here soon! 
~ Julie

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