Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Window Cards...

The challenge on the Hero Arts Blog this week is window cards... I spent a little time today putting together a little book/card. This has 4 pages and the die cut was put through 3 of the pages to create 3 windows with acetate attached to the three pages. This gives you a window to the back of the card. This card was difficult to get a good picture of which wasn't helped by the gusts of wind we had today in addition to the clouds. :)

The middle and back of card looks like this:

  1. Cut 2 rectangles from tan carsdtock 4" x 8". Score to form to mini cards 4" x 4"
  2. Lay the 3 front pages centered on the diecut shape and cut out window.
  3. Cut 3 pieces of transperancy 3 3/4" x 3 3/4".
  4. Cut 3 pieces of tan cardstock 3 3/4" x 3 3/4". Cut out the center of the tan cardstock using the same diecut. This is to cover up the back of each page where the acetate is attached.
  5. Stamp the front of the pages with wood grain using brown ink.
  6. Attach the acetate to the pages.
  7. Stamp the branches on each page using StazOn ink across the frame and acetate. (Tips: Start with Image on back and work forward by laying acetate over stamped image on back. This will help prevent too much overlap on images seen through acetate.)
  8. Die-cut a white piece of cardstock in the same shape slightly larger for the back page.
  9. Cut a piece of orange cardstock 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" to attach to the last page of the card.
  10. Attach the two scored cards using glue dots.
  11. Stamp owls and color and cut out to attach to the various pages on acetate.
  12. Accent flowers on the stamped images with prima flowers.
  13. Add color to stamped image using color pencils.


  • Hero Arts - Sparkle Design - You Hoo Owls
  • Hero Arts - Flower and Leaf Branch
  • Hero Arts - Wood Finish
  • StazOn - Timber Brown
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Prima Flowers
  • Primsa Color Pencils
  • Nestabilities - Spellbinders Labels
  • Gems

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  1. You were inspired Sue with the windows - it looks so perfect with the wood background to fit in with the theme of the owls! Love the touch of orange too!

  2. This is a great idea,I love it. It's got a 3D effect with the elements at different depths. Thanks for sharing the how-to's, I may have to try this!

  3. Awesome book, Sue! The woodgrin background is perfect for the owl, love it!!

  4. What an incredibly cool idea. I love every little detail. And that woodgrain on the backgrounds is the absolute perfect touch to give this the woodsy feel.

  5. Love your little OWL tri fold...So CUTE!!!
    Great job Sue....

  6. Hi, Suzz! What a fabulous mini-book Sooooo adorable! Love it! :-)

  7. The card is lovely, of course. The card fold is just so beautiful. I am really going to save this for a project!

  8. You spent a "little" time putting this together...yeah RIGHT! (lol) It's delightful!!


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