Friday, 8 June 2012

SPELLBINDERS 'Chateau Window' Die cards

Here are a couple of cards I made for J & C Creations last month, I have included all the instructions, tips and components to help create a simalar look  

The first is a window card made using spellbinders Chateau Gate (window)  dies, if you look in you will see a fireside view. The other is of a chatuea using the same die but as a single this time and using the matching stamps from Heartfelt creations . 2 totally different cards made from the same die hope you like them

you will need
5 x 7 card blank
black and white card
gold and silver mirror card
Clear embossing powder
clear Acetate 3'' x 4''
2 small flower punches
red and clear small gems
First Cut 2 frames from the spellbinders windows die in gold card and remove doors stick together to make large window and cut acetate to fit inside frame . cut a piece of black card 4.5'' x 6'' and stamp down the card with the wood grain stamp with versamark then sprinkle with Stampendous embossing enamal aged Ivory, melt from underneath than dab versamark pad over all the card and dip in clear embossing powder melt and sprinkle with taupe colour fragments. cut aperture in centre of card 2.2' x 3'' and fit window frame over . Punch some medium flower shapes from white card and stamp with versamark then sprinkle and melt aged Aqua and Aged Rose on them , 4 of each colour. use a slightly smaller flower shape for the center, dip these in clear embossing powder and melt. while the powder is molten sprinkle with gold halo glitter, keeping fingers out the way as it gets really hot! after its cooled build the eight flowers, and add a red gem in the centre of each. put a stamp image on inside of window I did a fireplace scene using heartfelt creations window accents stamps and promarkers Matt and layer onto gold and black card and mount on 5 x 7 blank decorated corners with flowers and add silver leaves to accent. add a clear gem to undecorated corners of window frame


you will need
Black and white card
Spellbinders chateau gate die
Vintage UT Embossing Crystals – Tarnished Silver (black,silver)
Heartfelt window accents stamp set
brown ink pad
memento ink pad
versamark ink pad
Martha stewart bangle punch
bird stamp
paper roses
peel off butterflies

First Cut out your spellbinders window die in black card, stamp with versamark and then coat with Vintage embossing crystals Tarnished silver. Melt with heat gun and leave to cool. Take some white card and stamp and colour bird image. Ink up some more white card with your brown ink pad and stamp on the wood grain and doors in black, cut out rectangle 3'' x 3.5'' place bird image onto it and place window frame over top than cut out doors and cover outside of window flaps. matt onto some black card. take a piece of patterned paper and matt and layer onto black card add a piece of ribbon and the punched bangle strip to it, add paper roses. matt and layer onto more card and add butterflies and a sentiment. The butterflies were made by sticking peel-offs onto acetate and cuting out and adding a few gems.

All items highlighted can be found on the J & C Creations website

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