Thursday, January 17, 2013

January Waltzingmouse Blog Party - My Heart is Yours!

Today I'm participating in the Waltzingmouse Blog Party - our parties are held the 17th of every month and anyone can join in!  Lynn announces the topic over on the Waltzingmouse Blog on the first of every month - so you have 16 days to get a card made.          This month the theme is Love!
 I made a Mini Blind card for my project today -  the tutorial is over on Split Coast  here.  I changed the design a little - adding window 'panes' and using a front and back panel as opposed to a folded card taped together.

This is the card with the 'blind' closed.  Before folding it - I stamped the leafy heart and sentiment 'my heart' from the WMS set My Heart on the patterned paper.
and when you pull the two ribbons at the top on both sides of the blind -  the blind opens and reveals what's outside!  Outside of my window is a tree with a heart on it that says -   is yours -  finishing the sentiment on front (My heart......  is yours)  How cute is this???!!!
I wanted to show you what my back panel looks like without the front panel over it so you could see how I made it.  I stamped a rectangle of Vintage Cream card stock with the WMS woodgrain background using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, then trimmed it to look like a tree trunk with a couple of branches. I sponged the edges with the same ink and layered it to a piece of Kraft core Core-dinations paper that I had sanded a little.  I laid my already completed front piece over the panel to help me place the tree and heart on the back panel.   I stamped the heart and sentiment  from My Heart on a scrap of Vintage Cream, cut out the heart, sponged the edges and adhered it to the tree.  The sponging really gave depth to the trunk!
Below, you see the back of my front panel -  you can see how I laid the little strips to make the window panes - just taping the ends to the edges and the thick foam tape I place on all 4 edges so when I layered it over the back panel it was lifted up a bit to give some space between the window and the tree. ( Not so pretty from 'back stage' huh??!!)
I know this probably looks tricky to make - but it is REALLY easy using the step by step tutorial on SCS.  And what an impressive little card it makes don't you think??!!
 
Now -  let's go over to the Waltzingmouse Blog where everyone attending the party has posted links to their creations!  Let's go share the LOVE!!!

Oh and big news!  Waltzingmouse Stamps are being featured on Cath's  Moxie Fab World today!! Be sure to check that out as well!   You could win both of the stamp sets I've used here (plus a few more!)

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - My Heart, Woodgrain Backgrounder Set
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, Kraft Core Core-dinations, DP Irresistible Love Dots and Sweet Hearts - My Minds Eye.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy.
Accessories:  Scor Tape, foam tape, Scor Buddy, large rectangle Nestabilities, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Cropadile, scallop edge punch - SU


30 comments:

Shoregirl said...

That blind is simply ADORABLE!!!

Jeanne J said...

OMG! How stinkin cute is this Julia! I am floored - seriously! I've never seen anything like this - so clever!!

Joyce said...

This is totally amazing. I have never seen a card with moving blinds before. You should win some kind of award for this!

Cathy Weber said...

What a great idea you had Julia...so cute and I am definitely going to give it a try...I love anything with a window and little scene behind it. Great idea!

Tracey McNeely said...

I am beyond impressed with that fantastic blind you created for your window and the fantastic scene behind it. Wow!

Claire said...

Oh this must have taken you ages Julia! It looks fantastic.... I must have a look at that tutorial!

-Aneta- said...

What a nice idea Julia :) So nice work :)

Jean Martin said...

OMGoodness!!!!!!!! I have NEVER seen anything like this either!!! This is amazing!!!!!!! You are a genius! :) Beautiful!!!!

Marlena M. said...

OH my...this interactive card is AWESOME Julia! So cool~

Deborah Frings said...

What fun - an action card! I do like the pretty blind revealing the tree and heart behind. Fab!

Kelly S. said...

SHRIEK! That is absolutely, positively so adorable and COOL, Julia! The stamping on the window blind is amazing, and THEN you get to the tree?! It's so authentic and I love how you connected the sentiments that way. AMAZING!

Kelly S. said...

I should have said...amazing!! ;) XO

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh what a fun and interesting card. Wow, it's so cute and all the work that went into it. Thanks for sharing the how to.

Super Jen said...

Oh Julia, this is simply wonderful!

Renee said...

Julia this is so wonderfully creative...
I love it!!
And I agree with Jeanne...
so stinkin' cute I just die!! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow Julia. This is amazing, and I've made these kinds of cards before and am thrilled to see that your hard word has paid off in such a wonderfully perfect creation! Amazing!

Patti J said...

Julia, this is adorable! Great job on creating this fabulous blind - long ago, we did shower curtains, but I've not tried the blind yet - thanks for inspiring me!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so amazing and beautiful. You are so creative and clever. I agree with Cathy, you should win an award for this card.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...this is sooo cute, Julia!!!! I sooo love the blinds and the scene outside the window is beautiful!!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW Julia!!!! I don't have words!!! This is such a fabulous, AMAZING design!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! TFS!
Hugs!

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning card! i need to scraplift the idea. Thanks for sharing

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So sweet Julia and made with so much love :)

Kelly Griglione said...

What a SUPER fun card!! Love the interactive element!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a fabulous card Julia-and I love what you did with this technique

cbuswell said...

That is so cool! Love it! Never seen anything like it! Really want to try it now!

Helen said...

Oh WOWWWWW!! Julia, this is so incredibly clever and creative...I think it's just the SWEETEST idea. Perfect Valentines - thanks for the mini tutorial too!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh how cool is this Julia!! Fabulous card! Itching to make one of these now!! Big hugs!!

Lori said...

How cool! Love the scene you created for behind the blinds.

Pauline said...

Julia, what a fab creation! A little blind! What a brilliant interactive card, I love it!

Kary said...

Hi Julia! What a Fabulous Card!! I LOVE the idea and you did a fantastic job with the blind. Love the scene you created. So clever!! Really LOVE your card!!

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