Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Smooches Window Card

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you are having a good start to your week.

This week I am going to try to get some of my projects done that I have been putting off. I have had three weeks off to relax and now it is time to get some things crossed off my summer list things I need to do to clean my house. I think tomorrow I might start with putting away my china that I have had in the basement since our kitchen remodel a year ago. I have the empty cabinet just not the wherewithal to unpack and put it all away!

Today I am sharing a card I created using the adorable Paper Smooches hamster from the "Party Posse" stamp set. I have no one to send it to but I wanted to give making a window card a try. Like yesterdays post, I am going to share my creative process.

To start off with, I decided that I wanted to make a window card. I had picked out the hamster image to work with right off. I think he is so cute!! I also had this Simon Says Stamp die that I have yet to use so I decided that I would put it to work. Here is the finished card:

I started the card by stamping and coloring the hamsters from the Paper Smooches "Party Posse" stamp set. I have to admit that the coloring was not fabulous but I knew that two of the hamsters would be just peeking out of the circles so it didn't have to be perfect.

Here are the Copic Colors I used to color this cute little guy.

I then fussy cut them out of the paper and used glossy accents to adhere google eyes onto the hamsters.

While the eyes were drying, I took out all the supplies I wanted to use and die cut the window circles out of yellow polka dot paper.

Now it was time for assembly. I started by adhering the red flower border to the left hand side of the lemon yellow card base.

Next I took the polka dot paper and adhered the two hamsters in the first two windows. I played around with the placement until I found the one I wanted.

I turned the panel over and loaded it up with adhesive foam. I have a confession to make here. It killed me to use as much foam as I did. I am cheap and try to conserve my supplies. However, I wanted to make sure that the panel was not only secure but would not sag in any place. I am not sure I would be in a hurry to make another card like this just for this reason.

I then took all those little green papers off and adhered the panel to the front of the card. I then placed the word balloon that I stamped with these new stamps my friend. Before I adhered the last hamster, I used a craft knife to cut around his little hands. I then placed a small heart in between the paws.

My last step was to use a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on the sentiment and glossy accents on the heart.  Didn't this come out so cute?

Some things I learned while making this card. First, I need to see if their is a die cut for this little guy. It would have made it so much easier!!

Second, I think if I try this again I might make it a shaker card. I am using enough foam tape so why not go all the way!!

Third, I used a Spica glitter pen on the "Birthday" part of the sentiment. I think I will use a different type of marker to color it in. It might have looked a bit better.

That is all for today. I hope you have a happy and productive Monday!!

I am submitting this to Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.




Taunya Butler said...

This is SOOOOOO awesomely, stinking CUTE!!! Love it tons! The coloring is amazing - the peeking out from the circles is so clever and those wiggle eyes just complete the TOTAL cuteness that IS this card!!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute!!! I love your little critters peeking out of your circle windows, do fun. And your red edging, genius!

Squirrel said...

Absolutely adorable Nora! I love that little stamp!
Rosey x

Deepti said...

Awwww this is so cute, I love the peeking little critter and the googly eyes :)

Toni said...

OMG, I love this! Look at those chubby little squirrels? beavers? Well, whatever they are, they are too cute!

Wida said...

you had me at goggly eyes! so cute. that;s a LOT of pop ups! hehe...that card isn't going anywhere! ha!

Kim S said...

They are so cute peeking out of the windows with their bright googly eyes!! Fabulous idea!