Thursday, 23 October 2014

Through The Window On A Winter's Night

Hi everyone, today I have a Christmas card made with the Block Frame stamp (the empty version of the Christmas Frame) which I cut out and used as a window looking out onto a night time winter scene.  The empty block frame is so versatile, cut out the panels to create a window as I have done,  fill the boxes with designs, or cut out the panels and outer frame for reconstructing when stamped.

I used the bolck frame,  Christmas blessings sentiment  and the tree beech and tree oak stamps for this card, and here is how it was put together.  Start by stamping and embossing the frame with detailed embossing powder onto a fairly large piece of card.  Cut your piece of card to size to fit on your card blank and cut out the panels in the frame to make your window,  use a sharp craft knife.

Create your inky scene onto a separate piece card which can be trimmed to size to fit behind your window.  Place a circle of paper where you want the moon and colour your background with inks, I used distress ink and a blending brush,  Oak House Studio pigment inks work wonderfully too.  The trees were added to the scene using slate grey pigment ink. The frame was added to the scene panel and this was placed  over a co-ordinating piece of blue card using 3D sticky fixers.

This card is easier than it looks, you can draw or ink the background scene, or use stamps, stickers and die cuts the choice is yours.  We would love to see what you come up with, don't forget the challenge for frames and borders is open until the end of the month so there is still time to get your entries in.

Sylv xx

EDITED hi Lynnda here, just to say this is one a many cards that have been made with stamp, and so we are starting a 101 cards album for it on the Facebook Inkspired by Oak House Studio group, come and join us. 


Elaine said...

Great card Sylvia - I love the blended scene you've created through the window!

Barbara said...

I love this, Sylv....the view from the framed window looks so serene xx