Sunday, July 11, 2010

Window Box Tutorial

I have spent many hours during the past two days playing with this new set, and have finally figured out how to make the window cut-out in a fairly efficient way that doesn't involve precise stamping. If you color with pencils, it would be easier and several of these steps could be eliminated, BUT I prefer copics. Unfortunately, they show through the back side of cardstock, so that's where the complication arises for this particular card. It's not as easy as stamping and coloring... it entails lots of cutting, too.

This is my first tutorial so I hope you like it, and I hope it saves you some headaches...

The first step is to create your template for the window. Stamp the window and then cut it out, using the OUTER frame for the inner square. (That's a little confusing, I know, but you want the inside square, the part that's cut away, to be larger.)

Using your template, trace the INSIDE square onto the front of your card, centering it from left to right.
Carefully cut out the window.
On another piece of cardstock, stamp the window, the back of the girl, the girls face, and the window box and flowers.
Color them in. I used Copics, of course!
Cut out all of the pieces. To get the inside of the window 'started', I used my Cropodile to punch a hole.
Cut out the insides of the windows.
If you want a sentiment on the front, now is the time to do it (in the event of a mess-up, it won't be the end of the world.) Attach the shutter piece to the front of the cardstock, aligning the windows.
Attach the girl to the inside of the card, again aligning the windows.
Her head will show through, and that's a good thing!
Glue her face on!
Attach the window box and flowers
This is what your inside will look like.


Seleise said...

love this stamp set and really love what you've done with the card! the tutorial is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for my order to come with this set in it. I can't wait to try your tutorial. Thanks!!
PS Can you tell me how you locate boutiques to sell you cards?

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Great tutorial. Thank you for your time inn preparing it.

Chelsea said...

That is absolutely awesome!!! Thanks for taking the time to share!

Chris said...

It's a great tutorial and so easy to follow. Thanks for saving us much grief! :)

Bridgett said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

Glittered Paws said...

TFS - tis in my "want list" and this will surely help in making it work for me.