Friday, March 04, 2016

Victorian Window with Roses

Hi, Vladka here! Today we will travel back in time with this vintage card. Are you interested in how you can create it? Let's start!

Card base: 4 1/4 x 6 inches (cut 4 1/4 x 12 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of kraft cardstock: 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Some kraft cardstock scraps to cut out the die cuts and strip for sentiment

Other Supplies:
CottageCutz dies: listed below
Cardstock: kraft cardstock
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint
Other:  brick embossing plate (optionally), scissors, paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, scor-buddy, brush, light blue and white watercolor paint from a tube or white acrylic paint, piece of sponge

Let's prepare everything first:

1. With the Victorian Window die cut the window out of some kraft cardstock. Use a sponge to color die cut pieces with white watercolor paint straight from the bottle but you can use white acrylic paint. After they are dry, distress all of them with brown Distress Ink. When putting the window together, tear apart some pieces to give it an old and damaged look.
2. With the Floral Spray die cut flowers and greenery out with some kraft (or white) cardstock. Color flowers with red Distress Inks and greenery with green ink.
3. With Stitched Square die cut the second biggest square (eight from the center). Put it together with the same Stitched Square die on the cutting plate (as shown on the photo) and cut it out again. This will give you the perfect stitched strip to stamp the sentiment on.

4. Run the other piece of kraft cardstock through your die cutting machine with your brick embossing plate. This step is optional. You can use any other embossing plate or none at all. Color the surface gently with blue paint on a sponge first then after it is dry use white paint. For a finishing touch, carefully distress the whole surface with brown Distress Ink.
5. Use white paint on the base of the card as well.

Finally, preparations are finished. Let's make the card!

Apply adhesive on the back side of additional piece of cardstock (the embossed one) and add it on the card base. On the front of the card, glue the window, flowers and greenery. Stamp sentiment on the strip and glue it under the window.

Card is finished and you can enjoy the view :)))


Anita Kejriwal said...

This is so beautiful

Janja said...

This card is gorgeous. Beautiful scene that attracts the eye.

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Mary Marsh said...

Love the distressing on this vintage beauty- awesome work

bbgeltz said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing how you made it.

Karen in PA said...

Well, Vladka, this one had me gasp out loud. Oh, it is such vintage goodness and you do it masterfully.
I love it!!!

Jen's Crafty Place said...

Another GREAT card! Love the vintage feel of this one. I can't wait to make one of my own!

Unknown said...

Like the card😄😄 love the Windows die that i must own.

Unknown said...

Like the card😄😄 love the Windows die that i must own.