I couldn't believe my eyes when Ted at "Happily Ever After" posted a beautiful card he made using a window die-cut. I've been looking for either a window or door die-cut for quite a while and couldn't find either. When I saw the card I quickly logged on to Ted's blog and was happy to see that being a true crafter he posted his sources. I couldn't wait to order my window die-cut and this afternoon it finally arrived! So here's my first of many creations using the window die-cut.
I started by making a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card. I continued by die-cutting the window (Poppy Stamps - Small Madison Window #816) from white paper and then highlighted the embossed details in pencil. The window was then mounted on a small piece of light blue paper and then on a piece of patterned paper (Basic Grey 6x6 Design Pad - ledger sheet); which was cut 1" smaller all around than the card itself. I mounted the window closer to the top of the panel to leave room for the flower box. The flower box is a die-cut (Cricut - Ornamental Iron 2) cut out of black paper and adhered to the lower part of the window. The flowers and the small butterfly are 3D glittered stickers with rhinestone embellishments that I got at the dollar store (the only manufacturer information was "made in China"). I cut up and re-assembled two flower stickers to create the look of one continuous group of flowers.
Thanks Ted for sharing!