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


Joan B said...


The Rubber Maid said...

How cute is this little snowman peeking through the blizzard...poor little guy but I guess he's used to the cold & snow.
Love snow globes so this is just plain sweeet! Mom

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome design idea, Julie! LOVE how you stamped the snowglobe inside too, and that Prima paper with the red bow and gingham is fabulous!

Dawn B. said...

This is amazing. I love,love,love this idea. I haven't used this technique in years...I am off to hunt up my packing tape and to paint my nails a sparkly blue thanks to you. Have a great weekend..

ChristineCreations said...

Oh now that's COOL! I totally forgot about this technique! Super fun and frosty Julie!

Amanda said...

Holy Cardmaker! I love this idea! I never knew that this was a technique that has been around, I love it! I think I might need to try this :) Thank you for the tutorial Julie, it really inspired me :)

I love your card too, and how the image is on the inside of the card so you can see it both ways. I love details like that! :)

Synthia said...

Beautiful snowman card. Love the sparkle and shine.

flourishes said...

Way cool...I remember this techinique...thanks for jogging my memory. It will a good one for the holiday card making.
Jan Marie

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, what a great idea! I'm sure you can see it much better irl-but it looks great here! Love it!

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE this, Julie! Such a fun technique.

And somebody told me it's your birthday!! Have a HAPPY one!!

Whimcees said...


Beautifull card - great idea! Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful year ahead!


Barbara Diane

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Julie!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, sweet friend!
Hugs and smiles

Tanya said...

OH this is just adorable!! Happy birthday!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is SO awesome, Julie!!! Thanks for the tutorial on how you made it...nothing wrong with a little glitter everywhere! lol Happiest of birthdays, my sistah!

madeleineb said...

Love your card Julie - so sparkly and Christmassy

Heard today was your Birthday - have a spectacular day

Marlena M. said...

Happy Birthday! ;)

Your card is so fun and glitzy. I love it.

Renee said...

Wow, this is beautiful!!! What a great idea (packing tape)! TFS your creativity, and Happy Birthday and many more ;)

Ann said...

They say it's your birthday!
Happy Birthday to you!
A shiny new Grizzlies win for you,too!

Janine said...

Just gorgeous Julie!!

Missing ya!

mochamama said...

Hello Julie!!! Great shaker card my friend!

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Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat idea, Julie! That is so wintry, with the glitter on the front of the circle. Thanks for sharing your technique!