Monday, May 23, 2011

Butterfly Hello Recessed Window Card

Hello! Yikes, it's been a while...hasn't it? I somehow went on a blog hiatus that was completely unintentional on my part. The last couple of months have been crazy busy for me and I am happy to be back in my blog corner!

I'm squeezing in this card for a challenge that A Muse Studio issued to all its Creative Consultants. We were to create a recessed window card and post it.

Lately, I've been into all things woodgrain so the A Muse Studio Woodgrain Background stamp came in really handy! I love how the woodgrain pattern lines have a modern feel to it...don't you think?

First, I cut a 4 in. x 5.25 in. piece of kraft cardstock and rounded two of the corners using the Corner Chomper.  I inked up the woodgrain background stamp with Grass ink. Then, I placed the piece of cardstock on top of the inked stamp and placed another piece of scrap cardstock over it and pressed it into the stamp. This is a little trick for getting an evenly inked image on your cardstock piece. You just have to be careful to lift the cardstock up directly.

I cut the butterfly window using the largest Butterfly die from the Butterfly Trio set of dies. I decided it needed some antennae and just drawing them on wasn't going to do so of course I had to use some Bermuda pearl stickers to give it some pizazz! I think it did the trick! Then, I outlined the butterfly cut out by piercing holes around it to give it an added finish.

For the card base, I used Bubblegum solid cardstock and cut a small piece of Bermuda cardstock to put underneath the cut out window. Before adhering the layered kraft piece with dimensional foam, I placed it onto the card base and stamped the 'hello' word from the 'Just My Type' stamp set right in the middle.  I then finished off the card with some luxurious Bubblegum satin ribbon.

I really love how this card turned out! I'm gonna have to make some more with other color combinations! Thanks for stopping by and I will try not to be gone for soooo long! Stay tuned shortly for more creations using woodgrain...I've got a few things I've been experimenting with!

If you are not familiar with the technique of creating a recessed window card, check out the YouTube video Julie Ebersole, A Muse Studio Director of Education, made on it: Recessed Window Card

If you are interested in ordering any of the products I used from A Muse Studio, send me an e-mail or you can order directly from my A Muse Studio website!

Card supplies:
(All products used are available from A Muse Studio unless otherwise noted)
Stamp sets: Woodgrain Background, Just My Type 
Cardstock: Kraft, Bubblegum Solid, Bermuda Solid
Ink: Grass Pigment, Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Bermuda Pearl Stickers, Bubblegum Satin Ribbon, 3D Foam Adhesive
Tools: Butterfly Trio Dies set, Corner Chomper, Paper Piercer/Stylus


  1. Love your colors and your cute butterfly die cut window!

  2. Thanks Donna! I love when a card turns out the way I had in mind!

  3. She's ALIVE! :) CUTE idea with the butterfly!

  4. Pearl stickers, for the antenae=BRILLIANT! And, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the piercing around the die cut!!!

  5. HEY!!!! Welcome back!!!! Good to see you around these parts. LOVE your card...and yes that woodgrain is very modern chic! YAY...Teadub's back! WOO WOO!



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