Serendipity SSCB#32 – Window Card pt 2

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Best of 2014!
Welcome to  the June Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is is Window Cards. The special at Serendipity Stamps this week is  the ever popular 40% off coupon.  Code “40fromhigh614”  Good through 6/24.   40% off the highest priced item in your cart. The design team has the added challenge of making an accordion card with a window. You only have to make a window card. I love window cards…accordion cards, not so much, lol. 

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I’m pretty sure I should just call this the energizer bunny card. It just kept going & going & growing! With so much real estate on this layout, I never know when to stop adding things, which is really at odds with my need for a clean layout. For the basics…I cut a letter size piece of white card stock to 5.50 x 11. From the left side, I scored at 2″, 4.5″,  and 7″….so my separate panels measure (from left) 2″, 2.5″, 2.5″, and 4″. I used these sizes because when folded, it measures 4 x 5.50 so it will fit in an A2 envelope. When closed, it looks like the picture above. When open, it looks like the picture below.

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I stamped and colored the Lg Geranium and Sm Geranium, then fussy cut the larger version for the front, die cut the smaller for the inside window. For the inside panels, I die cut larger frames, a bunch of the corner elements and frame elements from  Floral Frame & Embellishment dies. All of the backgrounds are panels I made by “stamping” with an embossing folder. I sprayed different colors of Heidi Swapp shine spray directly onto one side of an embossing folder, placed white card stock inside and pressed. I did not emboss these panels so they are completely flat but have the image of the folder on them. In real life, the sprays are so shimmery but so hard to capture with the camera. 

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The greeting was stamped on the largest Labels 28 on the last panel, die cut, and with the die still in place, I sponged on some Distress Ink spun sugar along the inside edges. The Serendipity die cut small butterfly and dragonfly were spritzed with the Heidi Swapp sprays and added to the two smaller inside panels.

These are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to stop by all the DT blogs to be entered in the drawing. 

Vickie Zimmer
Pauline Pollington
Jeanne Jachna
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Lg Geranium 1112J, Sm Geranium 1113D, Happy Birthday 093D
Paper: X-Press It white, Georgia Pacific white, vellum
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink spun sugar
Accessories:  Serendipity Floral Frame & Embellishment dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders matting basics A & B, Labels 28 dies, Heidi Swapp shine sprays, Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz embossing folder (Dainty set), Wink of Stella (clear) pen

8 Responses to Serendipity SSCB#32 – Window Card pt 2

  1. This is stunning Julie! I can only imagine how long it took to fussy cut the geranium! Gorgeous frames and fab colouring too, beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous card!! Your creativity is amazing!! I am in awe of your talent! TFS!

  3. Amazing! Your coloring on the geranium is perfect down to the yellowish spots on the leaves! And love how you used the elements from the Floral Frame to create the elegant frames for each panel.

  4. This is so lovely! I love the pastel colors on this card…so so soft and pretty.

  5. Wowza, what a stunning card. I love how you said there was a lot of real estate–LOL. The outside blew me away but when I saw the inside, I was even more blown away. The dies are lovely and your colouring is beautiful.

  6. Gorgeous . How long did this take ?

  7. Avatar Karen Amidon
    Karen Amidon says:

    Gorgeous! This is stunning, Julie!

  8. Amazing, beautiful, creative, gorgeous all in one card.