Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Bloomin' Windowshade Card
Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I want to share this fun interactive card, which has a *windowshade* front and when you raise the shades, a lovely outdoor scene awaits you! I saw this idea at Victorine Originals, but I couldn't print the pattern, so I created my own.
Start with a standard 4 1/4x5 1/2 card. For the shades, I used Stampin' Up! Ginger Blossom designer paper...doesn't it sort of look like a designer fabric? It's 3 3/4x10" then scored an folded every 1/2 inch. My hole punch would only go thru 3 folds of paper, so I used the last hole punched as my guide for the next punch as so on (do this on both sides.) I strung ribbon thru the holes and knotted them at both ends. You'll want to make sure you have ample ribbon and measure it while the shades are closed as this where your ribbon will be at its longest length. For my window, I used the Coluzzle oval template, however a variety of window shapes would be really fun too...square, rectangle, etc. I then stamped my image, which is from Pink Cat Studio's Crafty Kitty collection, and colored it in with a combo of pencils and markers. I added a bit of fruit punch stickles to her ckeeks and nose (a bit rudolph looking, oh well). I attached the shades by folding the last 1/2 strip under and gluing it down securely. I left the bottom hanging loose. Hope you like it and have a wonderful day! ~hugs and happy creating~