Sunday, December 15, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my parents' 45th anniversary! They are such great parents and are such a blessing to me. I'm thankful that we live near each other so we get to see them all the time. I made them a special card to celebrate a special anniversary:

I've been seeing lots of examples around the internet of the Window Die being made into a shaker so I wanted to give that a try. It works really well! After cutting out the window using chipboard, I painted it with crackle paint. (A thinner layer because I wanted smaller crackles and didn't want to warp the chipboard.) I glued a piece of clear plastic cut from some packaging to the back of the window. I cut a rectangle of cardstock that fit behind the window to stamp the background on. After preparing the background, I placed strips of foam tape all around the perimeter of the background. Don't leave any gaps or your glitter will escape! I poured in a bit of glitter and then carefully stuck the window front on. The glitter shakes freely in the space between the backing card and the plastic. Fun!

The poinsettias were cut out of white coffee filters and misted with Perfect Pearls Biscotti to give a subtle glimmer. The mini numerals I colored with alcohol inks to accent the color of the maroon mat (which I inked using the new Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil). I hope you've enjoyed my project! It could easily be made into a Christmas card.

Most of the supplies I used to create this card can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. Thanks and Merry Christmas!


  1. Lovely... warmth and calmness.. The crackle effect is nice in picket fence. ; )

  2. I adore your window scene. It is just so pretty. Gorgeous effect you achieved with the crackle paint. Looks like really wood. And the background scene...oh my.... Gorgeous as well.
    Thank you for sharing. Love it !!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN


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