Thursday, January 30, 2014

Make it Monday #150 - Window Screen Cards

Good morning friends.  Today I am playing along with Papertrey Inks - Make it Monday challenge, and it is a great one by the very talented Melissa Phillips.  You can check out her video right here.  Melissa has challenged us to make a window card, and then to also use a cover plate design behind your window cutout.  If you follow Melissa at all, you know her cards are all about all the little details.  She makes it look so effortless, but I learn so much each time I watch one of her videos and even just visiting her blog! (Melissa's blog)    So anyway, I feel like I've finally created a Melissa like card - take a look:


And while I completely CASE'd  Melissa's card (it was just too perfect not to copy her layout!!), I had so much fun making it my own with different stamps and colors.  I also did not have any coverplates that I thought would work well with the heart cutout, so I improvised and used three die cuts from "Wonderful Words: Love".  The polka dot paper is a Melissa Francis, and the floral paper behind the heart is by The Paper Studio, and they are what I based my color scheme on.  I used PTI's "Birds and Blooms" stamp set for my flowers and Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, & Real Red inks.  (I double stamped the Calypso Coral & Real Red inks on top of each other to create a color more like the one in the design paper)  My heart cutouts are from PTI's "Limitless Layers - 2 1/4" hearts".  The sentiment is from PTI's "Heart Squared" set, and I finished with a seam binding bow (The Craft Spot) and flower (SU!).  I even made my card size like Melissa's (7 1/2" x 5 1/4" and scored at 3 3/4"), which is a little smaller than an A-2 sized card, and I have to admit, I really like the little bit smaller feel to the card! (I know it sounds crazy, but it almost feels more vintage with the smaller size!)  I forgot to take a picture, but I even made a matching envelope and lined the inside with some of the design paper.  I'm not sure who I will send this card to yet, but I know someone will appreciate the time and love that went into it! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Thursday.  We're supposed to get more snow today...how exciting! NOT!!!!!  Be back tomorrow with some more inspiration.  :0)

10 comments:

  1. OMGosh, such a beautiful card. The recipient of this card is going to love it! Beautiful!!!

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  2. This card is just too beautiful for words! I hope you win this challenge!

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  3. Great take on the MIM - love the multiple word die cuts in the window!

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  4. Oh...Marcia this is so Gorgeous! love with the pattern papers you used :)

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  5. Go Marcia! This is gorgeous! Love the LOVE in the heart window. Time and love well spent!

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  6. Marcia, this is so beautiful. Love the colors you used. I agree that her card was one to be cased.

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  7. Stunning card, Marcia...I am late to this game..must go look and watch this video...Your card is beautiful!

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  8. Turned out so nice. I'm really liking how you added the "Loves" in your window.

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  9. This is a beautiful card. Your stamping looks like an extension of the pattern paper...beautiful.

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