Thanks for stopping by today! I’m sharing a fun card that was inspired by my friend Tammy at Paper Pretty Boutique. She made a great design with the new Pretty Pink Post hedgehogs and while I love those hedgehogs I immediately wanted to try the design with what I had at home. I showed my daughter and told her my idea but she got SO EXCITED and shared a totally awesome idea that I had to jump on it immediately!
To make this awesome card, I die cut the largest rectangle from the Lawn Fawn large stitched rectangles set and then lightly marked it into four equal quadrants. Then I went searching through my dies to find something that would cut windows in all the sections. I ended up landing on the oval window from the shadow box die set. I die cut it four times and erased my pencil lines.
Next, using my windows as a guide, I used distress oxides to ink up the card front so the colors showed through each window and spritzed it with water. Going clockwise from top left, I used twisted citron and mowed lawn, scattered straw and mustard seed, spiced marmalade and wild honey, and tumbled glass and salty ocean.
Then I stamped, colored and die cut my images from the Tree Before n’ Afters set. I adhered my images to each window and chose a sentiment for my card. I liked how versatile this one was and how it perfectly fit in the center of the windows. After stamping that I moved on to finishing touches for my card.
For those I stamped additional things for interest in some of the windows like extra snowflakes and the windy lines for the leaves. Then I added white gel pen accents throughout, glossy accents to the apples, flower centers and leaves and Stickles to the butterflies and snowflakes. At this point I thought my card was missing something, so when it was completely dry, I went ahead and used my MISTI to stamp faces on the tree trunks for a little extra fun.
I love how this turned out and think this is a really fun card to send to someone any time of the year.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!