Friday, May 26, 2017

Grand Madison Window Card

I saved the best for last! I absolutely loved this card when I got done with it and that is a rare thing for me as I am usually never totally pleased with a project when I finish it. There were a lot of dies used in this card and it was well worth the time it took to complete.

Supplies Used:

Memory Box Dies -
   Palace Oval Frame Set, Arboscello Tree, 
   Flower Mound, Lacy Curtain
Cheery Lynn Die - Screen Door with Cat
Tim Holtz - Bricked embossing folder
Liquid Pearls in various colors
Heat Embossing Powder
Stampin Up sentiment
Various Cardstock and Patterned Paper

The background was done with the Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder and I used Coredinations paper so I could sand it lightly and then I used some Colorbox Chalk Ink and lightly went over it. I love how it looks like the outside of a bricked house.

The leaves in the flower box are from the Aboscello Tree die and I cut it apart to make the viny looking leaves. The little flowers are from Flower Mound and I used one of my flower shaping tools and pressed down in the center on the foam mat to give them dimension and the centers are dotted with Liquid Pearls. 

I couldn't figure out what kind of sentiment to use and how to add it but when I started looking through the dies again I found the oval from the Palace Oval Frame Set and it fit on the flower box perfectly. After that it was just a matter of finding a sentiment that fit the card and the oval and I found the "welcome" from one of my Stampin Up sets that worked well. 

You may have noticed that some of the dies are linked and some are not. A lot of the dies I was gifted are retired and I can't seem to find a place where they can be purchased but if I do find a place then I link it in case anyone would want to purchase the die. I have done this in a couple of previous posts and thought I should explain the reason not all are linked. 

You guys have a wonderful weekend and Happy Crafting!!


  1. Great card Shirley ... WOW, you added so many embellishing elements to it and they all come together perfectly. I love the brick house with it's little kitty sitting so proudly in the curtained window, probably secretly wishing he/she were outside with those beautiful flowers. So like my own cats, although they never go outside (even when the door is open - it's almost like they are afraid of fresh air), they will sit in the window and look longingly at the great outdoors. Love this card Shirley, it strikes a personal note for me.

  2. Mary jean leclaurMay 26, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    beautiful card. I love the details. What flower making tool do you have?

  3. Love this as usual you rocked it, love all the embellishments.

  4. Very pretty card Okie. I love the window die cards, they are so pretty all done up for all the different holidays

  5. I love making window cards, this one is really lovely