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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #136: Through a Window or Anything Goes...

Let's Craft and Create

April is here and its time for another challenge at Let's Craft and Create. This month we've been asked to create a project based on the theme "Through a Window" (or you can always take advantage of the "Anything Goes" option).

I created a window-themed card, and because we have had a couple of April snowstorms already, I decided to go with a Christmas theme.

I did not have a window die, so I created this window and curtain with my Silhouette Cameo. It is so nice to be able to go to the Silhouette software and create what I don't have.

The sentiment on the front is a Hero Arts stamp. I stamped it with Versamark, then heat-embossed it in white.

I also didn't have any wood-patterned cardstock, so I used an unbranded stamp to create my own. My snowman is a Fiskars stamp and the trees are a Deep Red cling stamp. You can't see it, but I've added some sparkle to my trees with a glitter pen. I also used some white craft paint, diluted with a little water, to spatter on my "snow."

The inside of my card is pretty plain. There is a wee bit of embossing at the bottom, but my camera couldn't pick it up. Or maybe it's the lack of skills on the part of the photographer!

The inside sentiment is a Recollections stamp. I believe it was one of a set that I picked up at Michael's after the holidays. I try to get a few new stamps each year for use on the following year's cards.

Here's what it looked like outside as I was creating my card--and we've had more than half a foot of new snow since this picture was taken!! Sheesh! Mother Nature is sleeping on the job of bringing Spring to Minnesota.

I hope you'll all join in the fun of taking part in our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create.  Remember that you can always choose the "Anything Goes" option.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

That is a cute scene you created through your window. Fun for Christmas but not so for April? We do need to wake up Mother Nature to get the message that it is time for spring. Even here in southern Indiana we have had colder temps but thankfully only rain instead of snow.

Glittered Paws said...

Christmas in April - no kidding - what an awesome "window" card you created and you certainly had inspiration by looking out your window. Love the sentiment inside.

Lynette said...

Very creative card, Cheryl - way to go. Isn't the snow just stinky??? Spring will come eventually, I'm sure.

Stampsnob. said...

Love your card. Not so much the real scene out your window ...... team member Lis