Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Hi everyone, Janja here!

Warmer weather is an opportunity for meetings with family and friends in nature, garden or home terrace. Whether it's birthday party, relocation party or just anything like that.
Therefore I share today with you the invitation.

As a central element of the first page, I chose a window. I really like the Victorian window die, since the cutouts can be treated with various techniques. Invitation with it becomes mysterious, and mystery will be disclosed in its interior.

For the invitation we need:
  • white card base: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", folded
  • colored cardstock: 4 x 5.2"
  • white cardstock: 3.7 x 5 "
  • stamp
  • embossing folder
  • Distress inks: Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Moved Lawn and Worn Lipstick
  • Distress crackle clear paint
  • paper crimper
On white cardstock with an embossing folder, create the look of a stone wall. On the convex part of an embossing folder we apply ink (Distress ink - Iced Spruce) with a brayer and place over it a white cardstock. Individual stones are shaded additionally.

My window is cut from the natural paper, which gives the impression of a limestone. Unfortunately, during the cutting, paper is slightly flattened.
For the other elements of the window, use a white cardstock and shade them plentiful with Distress ink - Weathered Wood. Cover them with Distress transparent crackle paint. Apply a thicker layer.

On the inner side of the window fix a pleated roll. This is done with a paper crimper. 

For greenery use the die leafy vines. Small leaves are wonderful for creating a climbing plant. I took tiny flower from the fancy Mary Jane shoes die. In the middle of each flower add a dot of liquid pearls - buttercup.

Arrange greenery and tiny flowers around the window.

In the upper right corner, add an inscription. Use the die rustic sign & trees.

As you already noticed on the second picture, we prepared two stone walls.

From the second one cut out a frame with a stitched wide rectangle frame die (the largest die of the set).

Add text, and our invitation is ready to send.

Don't forget on our May challenge - Hello spring. You have time to share your projects with us till the end of the month.

Dies, which I used at work:

Have a nice day. 



Selene said...

This is amazing and a very good explanation, thanks for that :)
I love all the little details and also that you created the inside too :) wonderful!

Selene said...

This is amazing and a very good explanation, thanks for that :)
I love all the little details and also that you created the inside too :) wonderful!

Vladuška said...

Very beautiful invitations and you did it the perfect job outside and inside.

Tina Z. said...

jaja, your creations is amazing, I love all the details and the inside too.

Karen in PA said...

What a gorgeous card! I love this window die. Might have to give it a go for this month's contest.


newbie85 said...

Stunning and very sweet card!!! What detail, both inside as well as out!! Thank you soooo much for the wonderful explanation and pictures on how you made the card!!! You did a great job with all of it!!!!!

creative lady said...

Love your invitation, love every detail including the inside!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautiful invitation Janja-using the window die is such a creative idea-awesome work

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Janja your card is absolutely Gorgeous hun!!! Love it!!!

Joanne said...

Love this card Janja...so very pretty!