Hi, Stamper. This week I will be working with the Waves of Inspiration bundle. This is a great bundle for making masculine cards, which my customers often tell me they find challenging. Today I am showing you a Peek-a-boo window frame card. I cut this out using my paper trimmer, but it can also be done using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
My peek-a-boo window frame card started with an Orchid Oasis card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4. Using the Blending Brushes, I had blending some ink (in Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky & Coastal Cabana inks) onto a piece of Basic White CS and then die cut the wave out of it using the Waves Dies. I also die cut the two clouds out of scrap of Basic White CS.
Stampin’ Tip: Blending the ink onto the CS before die cutting made it much easier to add the color. If I had tried to use the blending brushes on the wave after it was die cut, it may have ripped or wrinkled my CS.
I used my paper trimmer to cut a rectangle out of the middle of the card front (you can also use the Stitched Rectangle Dies for this). This created what I’m calling the peek-a-boo window frame card effect. Next, I cut a slightly larger rectangle out of a piece of Coastal Cabana CS 4″ x 5-1/4″, and adhered that to my card front. This created my frame. I would suggest adding the wave to the card front before adding the Coastal Cabana frame, it would hide the edges and secure the wave in place.
Inside the peek-a-boo window frame card is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Coastal Cabana CS, followed by a 3-3/4″ x 5″ layer of Basic White CS that I stamped onto. The large wave stamp was inked with Pool Party ink first and then sponge daubers were used to add Coastal Cabana, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky inks to the stamp before stamping on the CS. Blending Brushes were used to add some ink to the upper part of this layer. Using the negative, from the clouds I die cut, I sponged some Smoky Slate ink in the sky area and adhered the white clouds over that, showing just a bit of the Smoky Slate as a shadow to add depth. Stay tuned for more Waves of Inspiration this week!
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