A little card I entered into an Echo Park challenge found it’s way to the winner’s circle! This little card was actually inspired by three challenges much like the layout I posted earlier this week. The first was a design challenge at CropChocolate in which we were challenged to create a shape with buttons. The second was a challenge at Scrapbook and Cards Today – for a card with rounded corners. The third was the challenge at EP - take some inspiration from one of their free pdf project ideas. My inspiration was a a window card – an idea that I have never tried before. But given some cute Doodlebug buttons and some great Trendy Twine (in Lime Twist), I thought this might be a fun technique to make my own!
The shapes on this card were actually cut out with A Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge. Instead of using the shape what was cut by my Cricut, I used the negative space left behind. I simply rounded the corners of the Echo Park Springtime paper, and then placed it down on top of my backing paper – in this case, some Bazzill cardstock (Admiral). I traced the shape of the flowers onto the backing paper and then covered the petal portion with the buttons. Just a note – if you are using buttons, carefully consider the size of your windows – in this case, the flowers were quite narrow, so finding the best placement for the buttons was a bit of a challenge. Finally, I wrapped the leaf shapes that were cut out with the great twine (more to come on this technique in a week or so – perhaps a tutorial!!!), rounded some more edges and glued everything together! I love the way it turned out – it’s playful, fun and bright! And I think it will make a great Mother’s Day card!
So, are you ready to try a window card?