Monday, November 4, 2013

You Whoooo with Cheery Lynn Designs!

Monday greetings everyone, it's my day to host the blog over at Cheery Lynn Designs today!

I've got a fun card to share with you that I affectionately refer to as my "peek-a-boo" window card.  I used my French Flair shaped stacker dies to create the window opening in my card.

"You Whoooo!" (A2 size card)
The owl, horizon stacker and inked cheesecloth are attached to the inside of the card.

In case you have not had a chance to use our Stackers yet, I thought I would show a few steps on how I created my window and frames here for my card.

This is my plain white card stock base. (My next card will have another background layer or two of paper stitched down before this step.)
  1. I used my centering ruler to find the center point and marked the center for my window location.
  2. Using a pencil, I traced around my middle opening so I could line up the die and tape it down.
  3. Tape the die on the inside to your card base, open the card flat, then run through your die cutting machine.
  4. You now have a window opening on the front of your card.

This step creates the top layer of my frame for my window.  It is layered on top of the scalloped border. Carefully arrange the dies so equal distance is visible in between your dies.  I placed my tape on the outer and inner sections.

This is how the frame pops out.

This is how I created the scalloped frame, using the same size Silver Stacker in my center.  These frames fit exactly to the window that I cut and layered beautifully. I did ink the inside of my window orange to coordinate with my frame.
I also inked my cut frame pieces, then adhered them together using foam dots for dimension. This allowed me to attach my branches in between the two layers of my frame.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
Owls with Gears (Set of 2 - Steampunk Series) - B383
Sentiment Frame #1 - B189
French Flair Silver - L12
French Flair Scalloped - XL13
Horizon French Flair Boutique Stacker - DL271
Embellishment 2 - B188
Ivy Strip - B304
Medium Lollipop Fringe Cutie 3 - B392

Other Ingredients:
Autumn Song Collection - BoBunny
Stamp by A. Jillian Vance Designs
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Very Berry, Amaretto and Mocha Mama
Distress Inks:  Hot Marmalade and Peeled Paint
Diamond Stickles
Gems by Want2Scrap
Pins by Maya Road
Seam Binding Ribbon
Jute String
Tape (Washi or Regular)
Please join us for this week's challenge "Giving Thanks" on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog.  You could win a $20 shopping spree in the store!  We always love to see your beautiful creations.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today to visit my blog!


Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun card Rhonda! Love the die cut frame and fancy owl! What a hoot ;)

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous sweet and cheerful! ;-)