Friday, August 17, 2012

2012 Artisan Finalist Blog Hop - Day 9

Day 9?????? How on earth can it be Day 9 already? Today we have our second to last Artisan finalist project to show you. Did you get to see Connie's? Wasn't it so gorgeous? I can't wait to go back through this hop when it's all over and just drool at them all.

OK, so here it is. The window card. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Stampin' Up!'s window sheets. Always have, always will. There is just so much you can do with them! So this time I cut a sheet the size of my card front and embossed it with a folder and my Sizzix. Yep, you can totally do that (and it looks cool too!) Then, I cut the Top Note shape from the front of my Basic Gray card and sewed the window sheet onto the back of it. Zig-zag stitch all around the edges. In white. Kind of striking, huh? But before I stitched I added my punched hearts so I could "sew" them into the border.

Then I built the inside of the card starting with the Basic Black background. Then a Label from the Framelits. I doodled the border on it with a black Stampin' Write marker, stamped the Congratulations greeting in the middle and stamped and punched my pink "Love" heart. Then on the front of the window I gathered some white satin ribbon (just put a little snail in a line to get it to stick) and sewed that on with a straight stitch. The fun thing is that it covers up the inside of the card where you would sign your name. So a fun little surprise until they open it - they don't know how it's from! (OK, so maybe that is kind of like every other card...) :)

So that's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by and time to continue on with the hop! I'm sure  Melissa Stout  has something amazing to show you today!

1. Connie Collins
2. Holly VanDyne (you are here!)
3. Melissa Stout
4. Amy O'Neill
5. Sandie Connor
6. Amy Rogers
7. Mercedes Weber
8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
9. Mindy Bingamon


Connie Collins said...

This card is incredible. LOVE the way you used the window sheet transparency.

Amy Rogers said...

WOW - this card is gorgeous!!! I love this card just as much (if not more) than the one you made for our swap. I really need to start using my window sheets! Great job!!!