Just a quick post today to show you this card that I had so much fun making. For Mother's day (you will remember if you read this blog) that I made the dresser card (here is the backlink to that posthttp://tincanhandmade.blogspot.com/2013/05/cards-cuts-and-amazing-things-you-can.html). So I thought it would be kinda fun to keep that brickwall theme. I am envisioning that eventually mum will have a collection of brickwall room cards, for every room in a fantasy house.
A week or so ago Redanne posted this awesome card that she came up with that I so loved. (Check out Anne's Chemist here ttp://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/the-chemist.html). This is how the inspiration for this birthday card began. I really loved Anne's idea of a window that you looked through - my mind immediately started seeing a fun idea.
I wanted the card to look like a cheery shop window with a flower box, and a message- complete with a stripy awning. I mean who doesn't like a stripy awning.
So here is what I did. I embossed the card with a die-cut window with the brick texture folder from Spellbinders, I then cut a rectangular frame to make the window frame and used one of the Tim Holtz pediments dies to do the flowerbox.
I filled the flower box with handrolled flowers and the greenery is Gold Christmas tinsel that I painted with Mowed Lawn distress paint and Forrest moss Distress Ink. The flowers were tiny and painful to work clunky fingers around but they were surprisingly easy to do.
I used a scalloped edged scissors to cut one end of the awning and a corner punch for the top of the awning. I folded that into shape. I saw a more complicated version of this on youtube a while back but I cant remember where so I cant give credit to whom it is due.
I faux-glassed the window with acetate and wrote "Happy Birthday" on the shop window with a popart marker. I love these markers - too bad I cant find them in my town mall anymore.
I wanted the closed card to look as if there was a window blind hanging on the inside of the window.
When you open up the card - I wanted the inside to look as if you were looking at a wall with drawn blind.
I cut out little frames and drew tiny "wall art" that I framed in the gilded metal effect (you can find the backlink to that tutorial herehttp://tincanhandmade.blogspot.com/2013/08/distress-paint-alchemy-turning.html).
I also stuck on a few charms to look like wall hangings.
The blind functions as a message and gift card holder.
Anyway - like I said - quick post today.