Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. My project today is a simple thank you card with a surprise inside made using Julie’s new Diagonal Window die, a sentiment from her Fancy Thanks set paired with small flowers made using Impression Obsession Bunch of Blossoms and leaves from Julie’s Bold Blooms Matching die set. The frame on the card front is from the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames set. Penny Black’s Painted Blooms gingham paper coordinated perfectly with the simple floral paper from the Penny Black Beau Jardin pad.
I like the simplicity of the gingham card front with only the white frame and white bow for embellishment. The fun comes when untying the bow and seeing the surprise inside the open window. The card is really a fast and easy card to make. Oh….and lots of fun!
Create an interesting base for the inside of your window.
Cut the diagonal window using a coordinating paper or cardstock. The die is exactly 5.50” x 4.25 and covers an A2 card front perfectly.
Cut the tiny tabs of the window openings with a craft knife or scissors. I liked using my craft knife as it made a perfectly clean and straight cut.
Apply mounting tape on the back of the window and apply to the card base. I used mounting tape to create a bit of depth for my sentiment and flowers. The window could be attached flat to the card base if desired.
Cut several leaves and flowers. I wanted to create white flowers that matched the flower pattern in the designer paper.
Sketch in the flower design using Wild Honey and Pumice Stone distress markers.
Lightly wash the colors with a waterbrush to create a watercolor effect.
Form the flowers and leaves with a stylus and molding pad.
Stamp the sentiment, layer it with coordinating paper and attach flat to the card base with double stick tape.
Attach the flowers and leaves to the card base using glossy accents.
After I got the whole card put together I thought the yellow gingham front looked a little to plain so I cut the rectangle frame and attached it over the window opening with double stick tape.
Fold the window to a closed position and run ribbon through the holes to use to tie them shut.
Hold the ribbon securely and tie into a pretty bow.
By the way….Julie taught the trick of using tweezers to hold the ribbon tight for tying in one of her video tutorials. I thought it was so smart.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and that you may be inspired to create your own surprise window card.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”