Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Window Cards

Time for another new challenge over on the Butterfly blog and this time it is 

I have 4 examples for you to see. As usual a step by step tutorial is available over on the blog. You can find it under the banner heading  on the  Card shapes page. All the tutorials are listed alphabetically. Just click on each name and it will take you to the tutorial for that shape card. 

This card shape has several different names but I have chosen to call it a Window card. Just so I could use the letter W!!!!!. 

Card 1.  
Using from the Butterfly wheel the following:
Window Card/ Wood/Wheat/Wisteria/ Wild Blue Yonder/Butterfly

The base card design paper is a digi by Funky Hand (no longer in business) called Hearts and Flowers No 16. I have teamed it up with two freebie papers on the window. The yellow is from making Cards by Nancy Watt and the  watering can/bird house paper is called Summer Time but I am not sure which freebie collection this came from. Both have been in my stash a very long time.  I have used a wooden butterfly embellishment as my theme element.  Card folds flat for posting. 

Card 2.  
Using from the Butterfly wheel the following:
Window Card/Wheat/Water Melon/ Wild Blue Yonder/Butterfly

Just by turning the window shape a different way you can create an entirely different look.  Here I have used a design paper by Pat Bravo on the base card. The blue paper behind the butterfly was lurking in my stash (no name) and happened to be the right size for inserting into the window.  Butterfly is my go to favourite by Memory Box  "Pippi and Isabella".  The sentiment is a die cut by Dovecraft.  Believe it or not the window is the same size as on the card above but it fits this way onto a smaller card base. 

Card 3.  
Using from the Butterfly wheel the following:
Window Card/Wood/Wheat/Water Melon/ Wild Blue Yonder/Butterfly

I had a little what if moment for this card and said 'What if I make  two smaller windows and put them both on a slim line card' so I had a play around with the sizings and did. 
Blue design paper is from the Simply British collection from Homemade a really old freebie still in my stash. The other paper is a freebie from Making cards  June 2013 called Busy Bees. 

Card 4.  
Using from the Butterfly wheel the following:
Window Card/Wheat/Wisteria/ Wild Blue Yonder/Butterfly

Finally I had another light bulb moment and thought what if I use a large and a small window  and combine together  to make a double window!!!! I like how my mind works sometimes.

I have been itching to use this Penny Black Stickeroos  for ages and the blue is just perfect for this card. The creamy coloured butterflies were white on the sheet but I coloured over them with a cream Copic marker and I quite like the result.  I had to chop a small sliver from the bottom of the flower to make it fit the inside of the window.  I will add a sentiment on the inside when it gets sent out. It would work well for several different occasions 


Hope you will come along and play. This really is an easy card to make with so many options.



Freubelmina said...

You have made such beautiful inspiration cards ValeryAnne xx

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A all of your cards are beautiful each have fabulous background papers and the layouts are gorgeous too enjoy your day xx

Aquarius said...

Looks like a fun idea, something a bit different.

Sue - said...

Beautiful cards! xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Four fabulous inspirations Mrs. A, love your ideas! The large and a small window combined together look very elegant! Also the slimline with two windows is so clever! These shapes are good for using scraps too! :D

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous collection of inspriational cards Valery Anne. Hope you are keeping well?

Sue xx

Chris said...

This is an ususual fold Mrs A. It adds lovely dimension and focuses the attention on the image or sentiment. The inspiration cards are lovely- especially the last one, my favourite!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, this is such an unusual fold, and very beautiful, each card is wonderful, beautifully designed.
I hope all is well with you, Kate x

Margreet said...

Wow, such great inspiration. Love the last one most, beautiful DP!
xxx Margreet

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
these are gorgeous cards and such a brilliant design also.
Love those wonderful windows they look fab and the papers used on all of them is gorgeous.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna said...

Lovely window cards! I hope to play along this month and still plan to make a faux stepper card!

Chriss America Real said...

These cards are so fun! Thanks for the tutorial.


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards, most gorgeous design and colours xx

Carol L said...

Your window cards are all so beautifully designed, and I especially like the double window version! Nice job on each one!