Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Group 5: Stamped and Cut Window Technique

Hello everyone! 
Thank you for stopping by House of Cards Challenge Blog today! Group 5 is sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge but first a quick photo tutorial from our team member Shawna!

Joy to the World!
This months challenge:
Stamped and Cut Window
Vintage Bigz die cut of a globe.
All I did was snip the globe holder when die cut
the foam and card stock.
Cut craft foam the same size as the cut circle window panel.
The larger panel will be used for the ocean.
Lay the circle die on top of the cut panel.
Make sure you align the die, foam, and paper as they will be on the card.

Take the die off and then draw the circle on the craft foam.
Align die with the tracing and cut. You may have to 'rip' out the circle from the
foam; it is already scored so you don't have to worry about rough edges.
Set everything aside except for the base of the card.
Now for the fun part!! Pick out your colors and start
painting our ocean.
I have found after I heat dried the panel it was badly warped.
So I plugged in my iron and got a heavy dictionary and some scrap pieces of paper.
My 'sandwich' was book, card base, scrap paper and then iron.
It worked! Base was as straight as an arrow. 
Got to work on my continents. The brown craft foam represents the ground underneath
and the green CS land we occupy. Used some glue and sandwiched the two land masses together.
After your base is dry, set the window panel with the craft foam
on top of the watercolored base. Then set the land masses in your window.
Here is the earth using the window technique.
You can see the earth below and the livable land above.
The depth of the livable land is flush with the card
If you, like me, are using a panel to adhere to your card.
Make sure to put  lots and lots of adhesive on the back
then attach it to the card.
The 'Joy' die cut seemed very fitting for the theme.
This very affordable die is from PaperTrey Ink.
Added another 'joy' in black and placed it
underneath to visually pop off the white.
You can see the shadow cast from the land masses through the window to
the ocean. Added just a bit of sparkle to suggest the earth in space.
Here are some beautiful inspirations from our Design Team....

Thanks so much for taking time to check out Group 5's creations!  We hope you join in our current challenge, we can't wait to see what you create! Don't forget to check and see if you are one of our most recent winners, too!  We'll be back soon with more inspiration from the Design Team. 
Until then, Happy crafting!

1 comment:

StirYourCreativity said...

Wow. The world really looks beautiful :). Great card